Continued from previous page The Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) of UNDESA has prepared a set of comprehensive training materials that aim to facilitate and enable government officials to run training workshops on strengthening capacity for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The following has been agreed to by CARICAD and UNDESA as the way forward with regard to promoting Innovation in Public Service Delivery for the Sustainable Development Goals among CARICAD member states.  UNDESA and CARICAD will plan a series of training webinar sessions. The objective is to contribute towards capacity development and peer-to-peer learning of senior government officials with emphasis on innovation, digital government and changing mindsets for public service delivery. The sessions will take place early in 2021  Other key actors in the Region such as the CARICOM Secretariat and Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) will also be engaged in the initiative  The main target audience will be senior decision-makers representing a cross-section from various governments in the Region – Office of Prime Minister, Ministry of Finance, other line Ministers considered strategic for innovation, digital government and public service delivery  Both planners/implementers and Ministers will be debriefed about this capacity development activity  The draft Toolkit on Innovation and Digital Government for Public Service Delivery developed by UNDESA will be jointly reviewed prior to wider dissemination  The partners will adapt a five-day face-to-face course for an Online Webinar Learning event and include pre-existing CARICAD tools such as the Leadership Development Programme UNDESA will prepare a survey to be reviewed by CARICAD. The survey will support the intention to make the content of all materials as relevant as possible for training, as each Caribbean country is at a different stage of development concerning innovation, digital government and public service delivery. Participants will be asked to come to the workshop with specific objectives they wish to achieve so that they work on deliverables during the training. UNDESA released a new publication on Tuesday, October, 6, 2020. The Compendium of Digital Government Initiatives in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic 2020, prepared by the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) of UNDESA. The compendium aims to capture emerging trends in digital responses of UN Member States against the COVID-19 pandemic, and provides a preliminary analysis of their main features. These cases were shared for exchange of information so that Member States can learn from each other and possibly create new partnerships. The compendium lists selected initiatives according to major categories of action areas of: 1. Information sharing 2. E-participation 3. E-Health 4. E-business 5. Contact tracing 6. Social distancing and virus tracking 7. Working and learning from home 8. Digital policy 9. Partnerships at publicadministration.un.org Continues on next page The Compendium is avalable 14

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