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Empowering Digital Local Governance

A Workshop on Digital Literacy and Cybersecurity for Local Administrative Officials

To deliver a better performance and effective public services in the digital era, local administrative officials in Thailand have to be equipped with digital literacy and capacity. At the same time, they have to also be aware of cybersecurity in response to the advancement of technology. Basic principles and understanding on digital technologies are therefore significant to the development of local public services.

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PR Poster COLA Workshop 26-27 Oct 2023
PR Poster COLA Workshop 26-27 Oct 2023

In this regard, the College of Local Administration on Khon Kaen University with the support of KAS Office in Thailand will organize a two-day workshop, targeting the local administrative officials in the upper northeastern provinces of Thailand in this year. The workshop aims at enhancing digital literacy and awareness on cybersecurity among the target participants. At the end of the activity, it is expected that the participants will be able to propose the initiatives to improve the performance of their administrative units for the benefits of the local citizens  amid the challenges of the digital era.

Program

Day 1: Thursday, 26 October 2023

08:00 - 08:30 Registration

08:30 - 09:00 Opening

By

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Peerasit Kamnuansilpa, Dean of COLA-KKU; and

Dr. Céline-Agathe Caro, Director of KAS Office in Thailand

09:00 - 09:15 Check-in, Ice-breaking Activities, and Pre-test to Reflect the Expectation of the Participants towards the Workshop Results

Led by

Asst. Prof. Dr. Saksuriya Traiyarach, Assistant Dean for Lifelong Learning and Networking, Khon Kaen Business School

09:15 - 10:30 Active Learning Session 1

Digital Literacy for Local Administration led by

Asst. Prof. Dr. Anucha Somabut, Director of KKU Learning and Teaching Innovation Center

  • Introduction to digital literacy
  • Online social platforms and the public services

10:30 - 10:45 Break

10:45 - 12:00 Active Learning Session 2

Digital Tools for Local Administration led by

Mr. Rakchat Naowarat, Deputy Chief of Sila Town Municipality, Khon Kaen Province

  • Effective use of digital tools for internal communication and management of local public services
  • Digital data management for local administrative organizations

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break

13:00 - 14:30 Active Learning Session 3

Cybersecurity in Local Administration led by

Dr. Krisada Prachumrasee, Assistant Dean for Digital Innovation and Management of COLA-KKU

  • Seeing through cyber threats and risks
  • Principles of cybersecurity in the public services

14:30 - 14:45 Break

14:45 - 16:30 Active Learning Session 4

Strategic Development and Planning on Cybersecurity for Local Administration led by

Dr. Kitt Tientanopajai, Assistant to the President for Digitalization, Khon Kaen University

  • Developing a robust local government cybersecurity strategy
  • Guideline and samples of the secure online behaviors and activities

Day 2: Friday, 27 October 2023

08:00 - 08:30 Registration

08:30 - 10:30 Brainstorming on and Drafting Local Plans to Promote and Enhance Digital Literacy and Cybersecurity

Tasks:

  • Group Discussion
  • Proposal Development

 

Group leaders and mentors:

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Saksuriya Traiyarach, Assistant Dean for Lifelong Learning and Networking, Khon Kaen Business School
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Anucha Somabut, Director of KKU Learning and Teaching Innovation Center
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Sirisak Laochankham, Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs of COLA-KKU
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Grichawat Lowatcharin, Associate Dean for Academic, Research, and Global Affairs of COLA-KKU
  • Dr. Krisada Prachumrasee, Assistant Dean for Digital Innovation and Management of COLA-KKU

10:30 - 10:45 Break

10:45 - 11:30 Group Presentation of Local Plans to Promote and Enhance Digital Literacy and Cybersecurity

  • Group Presentation
  • Comments from participants in other groups and group mentors
  • Q&A
  • Conclusion and wrap-up for policy paper

11:30 - 12:00 Closing Session

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch and End of Workshop

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Venue

College of Local Administration, Khon Kaen University
123 Moo 6, Mittrapap Road,
Khon Kaen Province
Thailand
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Publication

Digital Local Governance: Empowering Local Government Officials on Digital Literacy and Cybersecurity
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Contact

Orapan Suwanwattanakul

Orapan Suwanwattanakul

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Orapan.Suwanwattanakul@kas.de +66 (0) 2 714 1207 +66 2 714 1307

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