Support for public authoritiesin international capacity building for digital transformation
Capacity building is an important instrument in the acheivement of the Sustainable Development Goals
outlined in Agenda 2030. Public authorities have an important role in international development efforts as
there is a high demand for cooperation by developing country counterparts for their expertise.
For many authorities, entering into capacity building and other international development work
can be challenging due to a lack of experience and understanding of the development field.
This is where SPIDER can help. Our position at the intersection of the public sector and
industry, and our expertise in uniting actors for impact in inclusive digitalisation that
benefits all is globally recognised.
With 16 years of being a leading global actor in digital transformation, SPIDER is an ideal partner to support other public authorities to carry out successful international programmes. SPIDER has a comprehensive understanding of insitutions/authoritites’ mission in contributing to equal, fair and inclusive global development. Our unique processes are mutually beneficial, transparent and provide opportunities for sustainable international partnerships.
Cooperating with SPIDER allows public authorities to do what they do best, within their areas of expertise.
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By using an inclusive framework for capacity building, SPIDER can support international capacity building in a number of ways:
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Steering sustainable results
ICT Regulation – Policy and Practice
is an international training programme that builds capacity for ICT regulators in sub-Saharan Africa. Capacitating National Regulatory Authorities accelerates national and regional plans and strategies for digitalisation. Through the programme, SPIDER as the coordinating lead and the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority as the technical lead support the regulatory organisations in implementing strategic projects. Thus far, 26 regulatory organistations have been supported within the initiative. Depending on needs, SPIDER also draws expertise from other Swedish Authorities and actors such as Ericsson, Telia and STOKAB.
Bilateral cooperation university programmes
SPIDER strengthens research capacity through bilateral cooperation university programmes with automation and digitalisation of research, teaching and administrative coordination. We facilitate technical expertise from Sweden and other partner countries to build, expand and strengthen digital infrastructure, skills and policies that support institutional digital needs. SPIDER, in collaboration with Swedish actors such as Stockholm University, KTH and Swedish Research Council (VR), support three public institutions in Tanzania, one in Uganda, one in Cambodia and one in Rwanda to realise their institutional digital strategies.
Smart City Transport and Welfare programme
Similar to the ‘ICT Regulation – Policy and Practice’ initiative, strengthens the capacity of transport and rban planning authorities in Kigali, Rwanda. SPIDER, as the lead coordinator, and the Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL) – the technical lead, facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience on improving welfare services in Kigali by creating smart, safe, accessible and affordable transport services in Rwanda. Rwandan authorities in charge of transport are matched with Swedish authorities and industry leaders.