In Guinea-Bissau, the potential of digital transformation for improving the functioning of the State, the delivery of government functions, or the relation between citizens and state, has not been fully exploited yet. Contrarily scattered digital initiatives risk increasing the digital divide and leaving the country and its citizens even further behind. In this context, UNDP has initiated a project to support the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in expanding its digital presence and tapping into the potential of technology to improve the way it functions by connecting the diplomatic and consular corps and its delivery services to promote the country’s visibility and image all over the world.
The project, which was signed on Wednesday 26th May 2021 by the UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Tjark Egenhoff, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Barbosa Suzi, will support the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guinea Bissau in harnessing digital opportunities to contribute to the improvement and functioning of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.