Using technology and innovation as a tool for promoting and establishing good governance – this was the main topic of the workshop held in Sarajevo on 28.05.2016 as one of the main events of the POINT 5.0 conference organized by ACTION SEE network and partners.
The workshop indicated the potential ways on how to improve government accountability and good governance through the use of new technologies and what is the current status regarding good governance in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The panelists on the workshop were Adis Muhović from CPU Foundation BiH and Darko Brkan from UG Zasto ne BiH on the first panel; and Michal Skop -Kohovolit, Dušan Jordović – CRTA, Milena Gvozdenovic – CDT, Anna Peniazko – Slovak Governance Institute, Ondrej Gallo – Pontis Foundation and Dona Džambaska – Metamorphosis on the second panel.
Adis Muhovic started the workshop talking about the challenges for Bosnia regarding good governance issues. He talked about the current economic and social reforms and the status of them in the country. Darko Brkan added about the situation regarding the complexity of making decisions and the effect that the current government setup has on the make up of the good governance in BiH. „Many levels and split jurisdictions create incentives for not being accountable and having lack of good governance overall“ – Darko stated.
The second panel was a mix of positive experiences from all over the two regions regarding good governance and ways to improve it through using technology. Participants from the both regions shared information about the challenges they face, as well as advices for overcoming them.
The ACTION VISEGRAD SEE project objective is to promote a dynamic civil society that effectively mobilizes citizens for active engagement on good governance issues related to good governance, and influences policy and decision-making processes at national and regional level in Western Balkans.
ACTION SEE project is supported by:
the government of Federal Republic of Germany