The Awards of Excellence in Electronic Government (excelGOB) were selected on the first day of the IV Ministerial Meeting on Electronic Government by the participating authorities. The two categories of prizes are : Public service improvement and Public software.
Trinidad & Tobago won in the Public service improvement category with the ?Single Electronic Window (TTBizLink) for Trade and Business Facilitation? while Chile has received the Award in Public Software category with ?SIMPLE 2016 version?. The prize allows both countries to have a technical visit to the Republic of Korea, in order to observe the government digital solutions in one of the leading countries in these issues.
Voting also included three special mentions: Economic Development (for the Chilean solution Clave Única), Open Data (for the Mexican Site Gob.mx) and gender approach (also for Gob.mx). In addition, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Uruguay have received recognition for their horizontal cooperation.
Single Electronic Window (TTBizLink) for Trade and Business Facilitation is a secure, neutral and user-friendly IT platform which currently facilitates the delivery, of 46 trade and business related services online/electronically from the ?front-end?, i.e. end-users/applicants, to the ?back-end?, i.e. approvers. TTBizLink can be accessed anytime i.e. 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Since the launch of TTBizLink to present, over 7,120 individuals have registered to use TTBizLink 2,544 companies/business registered on the platform and over 800,000 applications have been received.
SIMPLE 2016 version is a platform for the automation of electronic formalities and processes in a friendly, fast and easy way. It incorporates a simplified process designer, a procedures front desk, trays, notifications and integration for managing requests offering a flexible solution for digitizing processes. It has simplified procedures and improved the quality of the services that must be offered to companies and the people . Because it free it has been of great use for new stakeholders such as local government administrations. It is being customized by other countries in the region (Honduras, Paraguay, Uruguay) who have added some improvements.
The ExcelGob are called by the Electronic Government of Latin America and the Caribbean Network (Gealc; acronym in Spanish) with the support of Organization of American States (OAS) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
More than fifty ministers, authorities and experts will discuss about lessons learned, trends and regional perspectives in the use of technology as a cross-cutting tool to place the State at the service of citizenship.
The IV Ministerial Meeting on Electronic Government in Latin America and the Caribbean and the 10th Annual Meeting of the Gealc Network are held simultaneously on December 1st and 2nd in Santiago, Chile.
Organizing partners: Ministry of the General Secretariat of the Presidency of Chile (SegPres), the e-Government Network of Latin America and the Caribbean (Red Gealc), the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American Development Bank.
Estonia will participate as the guest country in the IV Ministerial Meeting of Electronic Government of Latin America and the Caribbean. Siim Sikkut (picture above), will present the experience of digital government which has reduced the bureaucracy, improving not only services offered by the State but also the democratic process.
1st and 2nd December will be held in Santiago de Chile the main ministerial digital government event in the region. This is the Ministerial Meeting of e-government in Latin America and the Caribbean, which this year reaches its fourth edition and is performed simultaneously with the X Annual Meeting of Red Gealc. More than 20 countries have already confirmed their participation in an activity that will have Estonia as guest country and where you can also know the experience of Korea. The IADB, the OAS and the government of Chile are next to the Red Gealc Network, the organizing bodies.