PRESS RELEASE – WITH the Government’s thrust towards improved e-Governance, Saint Lucia was represented at the highest level at a timely conference on the advancements of these efforts that started in Tallin, Estonia on Tuesday, under the theme “Governance for Digital Citizens”.
Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service Allen Chastanet attended the May 29-30 conference, which tackled issues related to digital identity, privacy and data protection which intertwine with the Government’s drive to enable efficient, precise, proactive and relevant public services that citizens need.
Also attending was Dr.Ubaldus Raymond, Minister in the Ministry of Finance.
The Tallinn e-Governance Conference 2018 was expected to focus on four perspectives: the Digital Citizen, Digital Rights and Freedoms, Personalised e-Governance and Digital Platforms for Digital Citizens. UNESCO defines e-Governance as the public sector’s use of the most innovative information and communication technologies in order to deliver citizens with improved services, reliable information and greater knowledge in order to facilitate access to the governing process and encourage deeper participation.
The key goal is to help governments develop their use of e-services in a meaningful and future oriented way.
During the visit, the Prime Minister was also expected to meet with President of the Republic of Estonia, Mrs. Kersti Kaljulaid.
Following the e-Governance Conference, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet will attend the Investment Migration Forum in Geneva, Switzerland from June 4th to June 6th 2018, which is a key conference on the global investment migration industry.
In the Prime Minister’s absence, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives Ezechiel Joseph served as Acting Prime Minister.