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Pohla & Hallmagi Help Establish e-Governance Academy Subsidiary in Jamaica

Pohla & Hallmagi Help Establish e-Governance Academy Subsidiary in Jamaica

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Pohla & Hallmagi, working with KPMG, has advised on the establishment of e-Governance Academy's subsidiary office in Jamaica.

The subsidiary, e-Governance Academy for the Caribbean, is to support digital development in the Caribbean region. Founded in 2002, the e-Governance Academy is a non-profit foundation, a joint initiative of the Government of Estonia, Open Society Institute, and the United Nations Development Program.

“So far, we have cooperated with 11 countries and they all see Estonia’s digital development as an example for them. Given the size of these countries, this is understandable,” e-Governance Academy CEO Hannes Astok commented. “With the support of our subsidiary, we strengthen our presence in the Caribbean, Central, and South America, and make Estonia’s experience and knowledge more accessible to other countries. Operating in the same economic space also simplifies communication with the governments and organizations in that region.”

The e-Governance Academy for the Caribbean is the second subsidiary of the e-Governance Academy. Since 2020, the Digital Governance Academy Asia-Pacific, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Research and Consulting in Japan, provides e-government training, research, and consulting to governments in Asia and the Pacific.

Pohla & Hallmagi’s team included Attorneys-at-Law Teele Viilup and Juri Ploom.