Online Workshop: Learning from Korea’s Digital Response to COVID-19

Date: 10 December 2020
UCA is holding an online workshop on Thursday, December 10th, 10:00 AM–12:10 PM (KGT, GMT+6), 1:00 PM – 3:10 PM (KST, GMT+9) on “Learning from Korea’s Digital Response to COVID-19”. The online Workshop is being organized in collaboration with the National Information Society Agency of Korea (NIA), International Academy of CIO, World Bank, UNDP, State Committee of Information Technology and Communications, and University of Central Asia. The event will be streamed online in English and Russian through Zoom and Facebook Live.

The World Bank, with dedicated support from the National Information Society Agency (NIA) of Korea and Korea-World Bank Partnership Facility (KWPF), plans to co-host an online workshop “Learning from Korea’s Digital Response to COVID-19,” in collaboration with the International Academy of CIO and University of Central Asia. This event is part of the capacity-building workshop series under the World Bank’s Digital Resilience Program financed by KWPF. The program is designed to support the strengthening of the Kyrgyz Republic’s ability to understand, identify, monitor, and respond effectively to cyber threats and develop regional leadership capacity in digital resilience, including cybersecurity, business continuity, and personal data protection. The virtual workshop will help mainstream digital resilience within the Digital CASA Kyrgyz Republic Project and the broader Digital Kyrgyzstan Program.

About the Workshop
At the workshop, NIA will introduce Korea’s approach and best practices in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. It will highlight Korean policy measures based on public-private partnership and present examples of digital resilience in the Government services and higher education.

The webinar will conclude with a discussion on Korea’s Digital New Deal, one of the three pillars of Korea's recently introduced post-COVID initiatives to build a resilient economy. Digital New Deal, which aims to accelerate the transition towards a digital economy through innovation and competitiveness in the industry, focuses on stronger integration of Data, Network, and AI (DNA) throughout the economy and fostering a contact-free industry. Korea’s New Deal, composed of the Digital New Deal, the Green New Deal, and A Stronger Safety Net, aims to be the "blueprint for Korea for the next 100 years."  

How to Join
This Workshop will be conducted online via Zoom video conferencing on Thursday, December 10th, 10:00 AM–12:10 PM (KGT, GMT+6), 1:00 PM – 3:10 PM (KST, GMT+9) at: Password: 984539. The lecture can also be joined via Facebook Live at

Moderated by: Shaukat Ali KhanChief Information Officer UCA

    10:00 am / 1:00 pm - Opening Remarks
    Yoonseok Ko, Vice President of NIA
    J.P. Auffret, President of International Academy of CIO (IAC)
    Naveed Hassan Naqvi, Country Manager for the Kyrgyz Republic, WB
    Altynbek Ismailov,  Chairman, SCITC
    Prof. Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi, UCA Rector, UCA
    Louise Chamberlain, Resident Representative to the Kyrgyz Republic, UNDP

    Session 1: Korea's response to COVID-19

    10:18 am / 01:18 pm - The COVID-19 situation and Response Measures of Korea - Prof. Hoonsang LEE, Yonsei University

    10:28 am / 01:28 pm - Public-Private Partnership for COVID-19 Response: Mask App Services utilizing Open Data - Hyejeong LIM, NIA

    10:38 am / 01:38 pm - Digital Government System for COVID-19 Response: COVID-19 Contact Tracing System - Dr Sang-hoon LEE, Managing Director of KAIA

    10:48 am / 01:48 pm - Q&A and Discussion

    11:03 am / 02:03 pm - Break

    Session 2: Preparedness for POST COVID-19

    11:08 am / 02:08 pm - The Korean Digital New Deal Masterplan responding to COVID-19 - Dr Myungha HONG, NIA

    11:18 am / 02:18 pm - Smart City for Resilience - Dr Jongsung HWANG, NIA

    11:28 am / 02:28 pm - Educational Transformation for post COVID-19 - Sanghyun JANG, Korea Education and Research Information Service (KERIS)

    11:38 am / 02:38 pm - Smart Work Innovation for post COVID-19 - Doyun KIM, NIA

    11:48 am / 02:48 pm - Q&A and Discussion

    Closing Ceremony

    12:03 pm / 03:03 pm - Closing Remarks
    J.P. Auffret, President of International Academy of CIO (IAC)
    Shaukat Ali Khan, Chief Information Officer UCA

    *Programme subject to change.
    *KST (Korea Standard Time) is GMT +9, KGT (Kyrgyzstan Time) is GMT +6
    *Digital Resilience Program is a dedicated technical assistance initiative of the World Bank supported by the Government of Korea via Korea-World Bank Partnership Facility (KWPF) and focused on strengthening digital resilience in Kyrgyzstan under the auspices of the Digital CASA (Central Asia and South Asia) – Kyrgyz Republic Project which aims to increase access to more affordable internet, crowd-in private investment in the ICT sector, and improve the government’s capacity to deliver digital government services in the Kyrgyz Republic.
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