This seminar will present the outcome of a study on Beijing’s journey towards Knowledge Societies and the role of Digital Government along this journey, conducted as part of the joint Government Fellowship programme by UNU-EGOV and UNESCO-IFAP. The study:
The recommendations will be used as inputs to the process of updating the Beijing Smart City Policy, Beijing e-Government Strategy and various sectoral policies due for revision before 2020. The recommendations are also expected to lead to the consolidation of various ICT-related policies into policy for Knowledge Societies, to serve as a uniform platform for sectoral development planning, and to help Beijing pursue Sustainable Development Goals.
Jun Cheng is the Secretary General of the Professional Technical Committee at the Beijing Information Resources Management Center, an organization under the Beijing Municipal Government. He is also Assessment Expert at the Beijing Information Project Processing Center, and Associate Researcher of the Peking University. Jun Cheng holds PhD in Information Sciences from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2003), and BSc in Automation from the Dalian University of Technology (1994). He has been Government Fellow at UNU-EGOV under a joint Government Fellowship programme by UNU-EGOV and UNESCO-IFAP from April to August 2016.
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