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Sharing the Best Insightful Knowledge for e-Government and National ICT Development
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About the Global Academy

The Global Academy of the National Information Society Agency (NIA) was established in 2013 by the Ministry of the Interior and Safety(MoIS) of the Republic of Korea to provide professional training courses with the aim to share Korea's experience in ICT and e-government policy with the world. The Global Academy plans and operates professional training courses to enhance the ICT/e-government policy capabilities of domestic and overseas high-ranking government officials and experts. From 2014 to 2019, more than 4,500 people from 104 countries completed the training courses.

Key Objectives

To deliver professional knowledge on e-government/ICT
To strengthen cooperation with partner countries and international organizations
To improve the expertise of human resources

What We Offer

Global Academy organizes the Korean e-Government Capacity Building Program to share experiences of operating e-government with governmental authorities from countries around the world, who share a vision of innovative administration through the e-government. In this regard, we invite government officials in charge of the sector to Korea and share knowledge and know-hows.

Invitational Program
  • Participants : Policy Makers engaged in e-Government sector of government bodies in developing countries
  • Program Objective : To invite policy-makers of developing countries to Korea and provide the best practices and know-hows of Korea accumulated in the process of e-government establishment and service implementation
  • Contents : The Global Academy operates the fully government funded program that invites high-level government officials of partner countries to share the experiences of e-government establishment and ICT development. The program consists of lectures, study visits and seminar on Korea e-government strategies, major policies and services etc.
  • Curriculum (Example)
    Curriculum (Example)
    Day Category Program
    Day1 Event Orientation, and Welcome Ceremony
    Lecture e-Government Strategy of Korea
    Study Visit National Information Resources Service, Korea Customs Service
    Day2 Lecture e-Government Standard Framework
    One Touch One Gov. “Government 24”
    Seminar Financing Strategies for e-Government Projects
    Day3 Study Visit CCTV Control Center(Anyang City), Pangyo Techno Belly etc.
    Workshop Programming for Development : Developing a Project Concept Paper
    Day4 Lecture e-Government Performance Management Implementation Plan
    Open Government Data Policies and Practices in Korea
    Day5 Seminar Presentation of e-Government policies of participants’ countries, and PCP
    Event Closing Ceremony
    Cultural Experience Gyeongbokgung Palace

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    Lecture Seminar
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    Study Visit Workshop

Customized Program
  • Participants : Government officials from e-government/ICT-related ministries in developing countries
  • Program Objective : To provide a country-customized program by analyzing the status of ICT development and requirements of e-government in developing countries
  • Contents : The customized program schedule and contents will be decided based on the agreement between the Global Academy and partner countries. Sample of contents is as follows:
Category Contents
  • e-Government Policy and Best Practices
  • e-Government Master Plan
  • e-Government Standard Framework
  • e-Government Performance Management
  • Digital Transformation in Government
  • Seminar on e-Government Status of participating countries with Experts
  • Seminar on e-Government Project
Study Visit
  • Visits to e-Government Service Providers(Public Organizations)
  • Participation in Academic Seminars and Conferences on e-Government
  • Welcoming & Closing Ceremony
  • Korean Cultural Experience
  • Meeting with Korean Government Officials in charge of e-Government
  • Business Meeting with Korean ICT Companies

Outreach Program(Korea e-Government Knowledge Sharing Program)
The Ministry of the Interior and Safety (MoIS) and National Information Society Agency (NIA) of the Republic of Korea have annually organized ‘Korea e-Government Knowledge Sharing Program since 2008. This program is designed to provide government officials and many experts an opportunity to participate in knowledge exchange with the Korean officials and experts in a participating country. The outreach program is operated in the form of open forums to share the state of e-government policy between Korea and developing countries, and to discuss cooperation measures.

<Program Overview>
  • Participants : Government officials from e-government/ICT-related ministries in a participating country
  • Program Objective : To share current e-government status of Korea and partner countries, and details of Korea e-government strategy, the best practices of e-government service as well as how to overcome the challenges in e-government development
  • Contents : Theme will be selected based on the request of the partner countries in order to enable the countries to better reflect their own circumstances and issues. Moreover, presentations will be delivered by experts of each topic, such as government representatives, professors, and those from public agencies of Korea that are in charge of e-Government service. Along with the program, bilateral meetings for future mutual cooperation will be held if it is requested by the partner countries.

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Open Forum Bilateral Meeting


[Invitational/Outreach program] Number of participants/participating counties by year
'14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 Total
No. of Participants 1,415 854 851 683 457 661 4,921
No. of Countries 32 38 53 43 45 41 252

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