Government@24/7
Empowering Citizens through inclusive Public Services
Global Observatory & Knowledge Portal on Mobile Governance
Volume 2, Issues 3 , February 1-15, 2008


Welcome to the current issue of “Government@24/7”,your fortnightly source of knowledge and news on e-Government and m-Government! brought to you by m-GovWorld with technical support form OneWorld South Asia..

The final meeting with the stakeholders for the launch of    National e-Governance Stakeholders' Forum   commenced on February 9, 2008 during the annual regional meeting of  OWSA in New Delhi. The meeting was participated by the members of civil society organizations from various South Asian countries, government agencies, media and industry representatives.  It was unanimously agreed that the foremost need is to advocate for citizen driven e-Governance initiatives and make consultation with citizens the compulsory part of conceptualization of such projects. The minutes of the meeting will be soon placed on the NGSF website.

The members of the community are invited to become members of the forum and communicate their views on the government services . The true essence of democracy lies in Government under people and not over them!
Vikas Kanungo
Editor

Expertspeak
Oleg Petrov - Coordinator e-Development Thematic Group - The World Bank ...
  Project for People
M-Taipei initiative - A case study of Public Private partnership for mobile Government ...
  Viewpoint
Mobile phone, not PC, bridges digital gap !!...
  Documents & Reports
Mobile Infrastructure for deploying m-Government - A top down perspective...
News and Updates
Film Legend Robert Redford to Headline at the GSMA’s Mobile World Congress
 

Film actor, director and Sundance Institute Founder & President, Robert Redford will headline at Mobile Backstage, a special one day Mobile Entertainment conference on Wednesday 13th February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona..

Internet giants including Google and Yahoo focus on mobile for revenues
 

Internet firms are working with mobile phone companies on sending ads to customers as they walk near specific businesses. The rival systems use the ability of phone networks to pinpoint the location of customers to within 50 metres..

Radiation fear on mobile phone usage -Warns French government

 

In the first explicit advice of its kind in the Western world, the French government said children should not spend more than six minutes talking on a mobile phone. An accompanying television broadcast demonstrated how far radiation from the phones is able to penetrate into the brain..

 

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