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Sultan Qaboos Award for Excellence in eGovernment 2010 - Jury Session 17-19th Oct 2010 concluded
Source: http://www.ita.gov.om/HMAward/english/index.htm
Source Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Focus: Citizen Engagement
Country: Oman (Sultanate of)
Created: Oct 26, 2010

The Jury Session for the Sultan Qaboos Award for Excellence in eGovernment recently concluded its deliberations at the Al Bustan Palace Hotel following a meeting between H.E. Mohammed Nasser Al Khusaibi, Chairman of ITA, members of ITA Board of Directors and Jury Panel members. The jury sessions lasted for three days during which eighty three projects submitted by thirty seven governmental institutions were discussed, assessed and shortlisted, in all five categories of the Award. The Jury Panel members were chosen from ten leading countries in the field of eGovernment services in collaboration with the United Nations (UN), in order to ensure objectivity and independence of the evaluation and arbitration process.

The Jury Panel for Sultan Qaboos Award for Excellence in eGovernment 2010 consists of 13 members from leading countries in the field of international IT and eGovernment services, namely: United States of America, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, and Estonia, to name but a few.These countries have worked to standardize the operations of customer support offices and provide proportional electronic services to citizens. Moreover, these countries have a track record of achievements in the use of Web 2.0 tools to connect with citizens and receive their views on a regular basis. These views are used to form the general policy and applicable laws, as the level of public confidence in the government is highest among developed countries that apply e-government systems in comparison with other countries.The independent Jury Panel will evaluate the participating projects and approve the winners. The names of winners will be withheld until the official announcement of winners and Award distribution during the month of December.

Awards Ceremony to Announce Winners
The Sultan Qaboos Awards for Excellence in eGovernment will be conferred upon the winners during a ceremony held in December. The key objectives of this Award are to encourage government institutions to accelerate the pace of promoting their performance and facilitating their services through the use of digital technology; and to motivate these institutions to implement new eProjects and to constantly endeavour to develop their eServices. The Award also aims to improve the quality of the eGovernment services, thereby simplifying their procedures to attain a standard of quality and efficiency that would ensure further reliability and public contribution.
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