On September 29, 2023, we launched the Digitalize Ukraine’s Future course to help civil servants learn about digital transformation and open data.
To address the challenge of fighting corruption and solving present day social and economic issues, government officials need to be well versed in digital solutions and technologies and know how to use open data efficiently. To deepen their knowledge in this area, CDTOs (Chief Digital Transformation Officers) from all over Ukraine began their training in Digitalize Ukraine’s Future.
The opening session was dedicated to best practices in e-governance and cybersecurity. The classes were conducted by Ihor Pihariev, Junior Manager of Risk Assessment Department at Deloitte Ukraine, lecturer at Deloitte Academy, and Pavlo Sheremeta, former Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, founder of Kyiv Mohyla Business School (KMBS).
“Thanks to the leaders of digitalization in Ukraine, new solutions are emerging almost every day to help move the country forward. Most of them are based on the use of open data,” said Mstyslav Banik, Director of E-Service Development Department at the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine. “Today, we are working to find a balance between national security and openness of information, because we understand that open data is one of the keys to effective post-war reconstruction.”
“Building professional competencies of government staff responsible for working with open data is a crucial component to ensure Ukraine’s recovery,” said Nadiia Konashchuk, Open Data Officer at the USAID/UK Aid Project Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services/TAPAS at the Eurasia Foundation. “In this way, we will ensure transparency and accountability of government agencies. Our goal is to provide public officers with the necessary skills and knowledge to work effectively with open data for the benefit of society and citizens.”
Of 192 applications submitted, 31 participants were enrolled in the course. Over the next five weeks, digital transformation leaders will explore the open data potency in creating and maintaining digital tools to fight corruption, resolve social issues, improve the efficiency and transparency of government, and overcome the negative effects of war.
The training curriculum was developed by Deloitte Academy as part of the USAID/UK Aid Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services/TAPAS Project in cooperation with the Ministry of Digital Transformation and with the support of East Europe Foundation.