EGA strengthens its partnership with the UN
Speeding up the digitization of public services was the topic of discussion between the Deputy Prime Minister for Digitalization, Iurie Turcanu, and the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator, Simon Springett on 20 September 2021, in Chisinau. The official delegations included the team of the e-Governance Agency, led by EGA Director Olga Tumuruc, and the heads of the UN agencies in the Republic of Moldova.
The participants exchanged views on the opportunities for the implementation of projects in the health sector, electronic innovations in the activity of small and medium enterprises, digitalization of the agricultural sector, implementation of the information system on population records, digital literacy of the population and others.
Iurie Turcanu thanked the partners for their openness, adding that he relies on a fruitful cooperation with the UN to achieve the digitalization objectives set by the Government. The Deputy Prime Minister talked about the objectives included in Government Action Plan, stressing the most important ones. "Facilitating access to public e-services for citizens, in particular in rural areas, as well as in the diaspora, is the basic objective, from which all our actions derive," the official said.
In his turn, Simon Springett stated that the UN would support the initiatives of the Deputy Prime Minister for Digitalization of the Republic of Moldova: “This position is unique in the world and implies an enormous responsibility. Together with my colleagues, we are ready to make the necessary contribution to achieving the objectives on your agenda", the UN Resident Coordinator in the Republic of Moldova added.
Olga Tumuruc expressed EGA’s openness for the joint identification of priority sectors for digitalization and thanked for the efforts made by the UN in implementing e-governance projects. "We appreciate that digitalization is a priority on the UN agenda”, she added.
Following the meeting, it was agreed to continue the dialogue on separate sectors, in order to accelerate the ongoing digitization of public services and to initiate new projects.