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How Can Innovation Support Better Public Service Provision?
The Government of Ghana has unveiled a number of innovations in public service delivery such as paperless system at the ports, Ghana Digital Address System, e-Justice, e-parliament and the national ID card. These innovations are aimed at formalizing the economy through the establishment of a national database linking the Passport Office, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), Ghana Revenue Authority among other public institutions. Adding the icing on the cake, the Ghana Post GPS, Ghana’s official digital property addressing system was launched and implemented in October 2017 to provide a digital address for every location in Ghana.
It is evident that the nexus between public services and innovation cannot be overemphasized. Innovation in public service institutions is now seen as a potential solution to all problems as governments strive to balance priorities (including the effective allocation of resources and meeting public expectations) it is becoming increasingly clear that new approaches are needed.
The January Accra Tech Salon would therefore among other issues help identify that public service innovation is key to enhancing efficiency, reducing corruption, increasing productivity in the public sector and key to reducing government expenditure.
Please RSVP to join discussions on key issues including:
- How are countries pursuing various types of innovations in public service delivery, with technology being just one among the many enablers?
- How can innovation alter both the supply of services and the demand for such services?
- How well can Ghana utilize innovation in public service deliveries especially in fighting corruption?
- How can the public sector effectively innovate to serve citizens better and more efficiently?
- What do we want to innovate? services, processes, regulatory models or policy design and implementation
- Can the private sector be the benchmark for public service innovation?
- How do we transform innovative ideas to action?
Please RSVP now to join key stakeholders and thought leaders from government agencies, civil society, academia, technologists among other experts with discussions to be led by:
- Dr. Evans Aggrey-Darkoh -Public Policy Expert, University of Ghana
- Papa Arkhurst – E-Governance Expert
- Eugene Boadu -Head, Corporate Affairs mPedigree
We’ll have hot coffee and catered breakfast treats for a morning rush, but seating is limited. Once we reach our 30-person capacity there will be a waiting list!
January Technology Salon Accra
Wednesday, 31st January 2018
8:30am – 10:30 a.m.
New Media Hub at Penplusbytes
No.1 Ostwe Close, Ako Adjei, Osu,
Accra, Ghana (map)
RSVP is required for attendance
About the Technology Salon
The Technology Salon™ is an intimate, informal, and in person, discussion between information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both:
- technology’s impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and
- private enterprise driven economic development, facilitated by technology.
Our meetings are lively conversations, not boring presentations. Attendance is capped at 35 people – and frank participation with ideas, opinions, and predictions is actively encouraged.
It’s also a great opportunity to meet others motivated to employ technology to solve vexing development problems. Join us today!