The e-Government Innovation Centre (eG.InC) of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) bagged the award for 'Citizen Engagement' in the Asia Pacific FutureGov Awards and Summit 2012 after being shortlisted in three categories 'Business Process', 'Technology Leadership', and 'Citizen Engagement'.
The other shortlisted candidates in the 'Citizen Engagement' category were Adelaide City Council (Australia), Surakarta City Government (Indonesia), CTRC, Korea National Police Agency (South Korea) and Metropolitan Police Bureau (Thailand).
Winners of the FutureGov Awards were announced during the eight annual FutureGov Summit at the FutureGov Gala Dinner on October 19 at Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Four government officials, Director of E-Government National Centre (EGNC) Muhammad Norshafiee bin Dato Paduka Hj Abdul Jalil, Deputy Director of eG.InC, Dr Hjh Syamimi Hj Md Ariff Lim as well as Pg Saadiah Pg Muda Hj Hashim from Ministry of Health, and Josephine Seah Bye Fong from Ministry of Education attended the FutureGov Awards ceremony.
FutureGov Awards celebrates the successes of Asia-Pacific's most forward-looking government, education, and healthcare organisations.
In addition, the FutureGov Awards is the international benchmark used in judging public sector innovation and to recognise the most successful city modernisation programmes in the Asia-Pacific region.
The awards are open to government, education, and healthcare organisations and city administrations.
Founded by Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) and in collaboration with the Prime Minister's Office, E-Government National Centre (EGNC) and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), eG.InC has been established since June 1, 2011, to serve as an e-Government think-tank for research, training, and forums.
The centre's mission to be a global leader for the sustainable development of an Information Society is in-line with the Brunei Vision 2035 to establish a knowledge-based economy.