Programme Director of Smart Governance, eGA
Marit works as Programme Director of Smart Governance at the e-Governance Academy. She leads the work on the Digital Maturity Assessment methodology and has developed maturity assessments and digital transformation roadmaps for many countries across the globe. She has also contributed to the development of the UNDP’s Digital Landscape Assessment tool and its application. In addition, Marit leads and contributes to projects on different aspects of e-government and interoperability. Examples of such projects include developing national interoperability framework and setting up an e-services portal in the Republic of Benin as well as upgrading the civil registration and national ID system in the Kingdom of Tonga. She has also contributed to the development and management of eGA’s National Cyber Security Index. In her previous jobs, she gained a comprehensive understanding of European cooperation programmes and international cooperation. Working at the Estonian Ministry of the Interior, she was involved in preparing various European territorial cooperation programmes at the national level and was in charge of the related communication activities. Afterwards, she moved to Germany to work for the INTERREG IVC programme as an information point coordinator, providing advice to applicants on project development, assessing applications and monitoring approved projects. She also coordinated the e-government services project cluster. Marit holds a Master‘s degree in Public Management from the University of Tartu. Marit speaks Estonian, English, Finnish, German, and French.
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