Ukrainian Government Sends Delegation to Visit Estonian Authorities for E-Governance Lessons
Since late 2016, the Estonian government has been quite proactive in exploring various blockchain-based governance tools to streamline its day-to-day operational processes/ activities.
Estonia is believed to be the first nation in the world to adopt a blockchain run system to maintain the integrity of its paper-based records.
According to a statement released by the Ukranian President’s office late yesterday afternoon, a delegation of experts from the eastern European nation is currently visiting Estonia so as to learn more about their ‘e-government system’.
The team of experts is being headed by Mikhail Fyodorov, who is a direct advisor to the President of Ukraine. In this regard, it is also being reported that the delegation recently met with Estonain authorities (between June 10–11) so as to discuss future collaboration plans as well as learn about the various e-governance protocols being used by the country’s different administrative agencies.
Estonia is the first country in the world to have carried out its elections using its very own digital voting platform.
Reports estimate that the Estonain government has been successful in delivering its digital services to around 99% of its population.
It is being estimated that a total of 10 meetings took place over the course of the last 2-3 days between the Ukranian delegation and various members of Estonia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Information Systems Agency, E-Governance Academy, etc.
Back in 2016, Estonia deployed a blockchain platform to oversee its citizens’ healthcare records in conjunction with United States-based data system service provider ‘Guardtime’. A similar project is also being used by the government to oversee its existing e-residency programs.