Opening the 7th United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN) in Cape Town today, Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI) chief Executive, Ms Thuli Radebe, said the unacceptably huge gap between the poor and rich in the world could only be effectively narrowed with the help of the United Nations Open Government Data.
Delivering an open address on behalf of Deputy Minister for Public Service and Administration, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo, the Ms Radebe said the effectiveness of the data in assisting government focus on service delivery was undoubted.
The CPSI is hosting the three-day UNPAN 2012 which is attended by representatives from various countries around the world including Europe, Africa, China and United Arab Emirates.
The UNPAN portal is a virtual electronic network that promotes the sharing of knowledge and exchange of innovative practices and lessons learned in the public policies and management at local, national, sub-regional and international level.
The ultimate objective of the UNPAN portal is to support the development of efficient and effective public administration systems and competency in the civil services, especially in developing countries. The UNPAN portal is the only public administration web-based portal in the world today.Mapula Hloaela