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Learning from Korea’s Digital Response to COVID-19 (Russian)

"Korea’s various digital responses to the pandemic focusing on public health measures, remote education, remote work, and digital government system in contact tracing and open data management"

South Korea is one of the countries that successfully leveraged digital technologies in its efforts of containing the first wave of COVID-19. In this learning session, speakers introduce Korea’s various digital responses to the pandemic - focusing on public health measures, remote education, remote work, and digital government system in contact tracing and open data management. It additionally introduces Korea’s post-pandemic policy measure and its digital pillar called the Digital New Deal. The Digital New Deal aims to accelerate the transition towards a digital economy through innovation and competitiveness in the industry, focusing on stronger integration of Data, Network, and AI (DNA) throughout the economy and fostering the contact-free industry. Korea New Deal, composed of three pillars - Digital New Deal, Green New Deal, and Stronger Safety Net, aims to be the "blueprint for Korea for the next 100 years." 

This workshop was co-hosted in collaboration with the International Academy of CIO, UNDP, and the University of Central Asia. This session is part of the capacity-building workshop series under the World Bank’s Digital Resilience Program financed by the Korea-World Bank Partnership Facility (KWPF).

This session is in Russian. To review the English version, please click HERE.

About the Presenters

Prof. Hoon-Sang Lee

Visiting Professor, Yonsei University School of Public Health, Korea

Dr. Hoon Sang Lee is currently a visiting professor at the Yonsei University School of Public Health in Korea and is also a member of the Health Sector Advisory Committee of KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency) and a board member for the Korea Society of Global Health. He teaches on the issue of global public health and also provides various advice and consultations on global health in issues regarding North Korea health support. Prior, he has worked as a health adviser for KOICA  in the areas of Maternal and Child Health, community-based health as well as health system strengthening and health programs using mHealth and innovative technologies. As a health adviser and expert, he talks about public health responses (governance, the emergency operation center, online/mobile services for disseminating pandemic-related information, etc.) and the contact tracing system in detail. In the KOICA Ghana country office, he has worked on the development of KOICA Ghana community based primary health strengthening projects and other community-based maternal-child health projects. Also, Dr. Lee has been instrumental in the formulation of the Global Health Security support project for Ghana together with the US CDC, as well as the Ghana Better Life for Girls project with the UNICEF Ghana country office. He has also contributed to the development of the USAID-Samsung mobile health information system partnership project together with Ghana Health Service. Before KOICA, Dr. Lee has worked in Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Korea CDC)  as a medical officer in the area of measles and hepatitis B immunization program as well as an immunization program for the migrant population. In Korea CDC, Dr. Lee has worked on the North Korea Immunization Assistance Program as well. He has also worked in the Department of International Health as a post-doctoral fellow working on the issue of North Korea Health and Policy Analysis for Health of Children in China. He has studied Economics and Public Policy at the University of Chicago and has graduated from the Yonsei University College of Medicine. Later he completed an MPH in Global Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.


Hye-Jeong Lim

Senior Manager, National Information Society Agency (NIA)

Hyejeong Lim is a senior manager at the National Information Society Agency in the Republic of Korea. She currently works in the open data planning team and her expertise is in open data, data mining, and ICT policies. Ms. Lim holds an international business bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.


Dr. Sang-Hoon Lee

Managing Director, Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (KAIA)

Dr. Lee Sanghoon is the Managing Director of the Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement and the Head of the pilot Hydrogen Cities project. He is managing an important number of national R&D projects, inter alias, the smart construction program, smart logistics program, smart city program, etc. based on the experiences and know-how accumulated through more than 20 years of work in the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport. Also, he serves as the Head of Smart City Alliance coordination and a member of the Presidential Special Committee for Smart City. Dr. Lee holds a B.A. and an M.A. in sociology from Lyon 2 University (France) and a Ph.D. in Urban Studies from Yonsei University.

Dr. Jong-Sung Hwang

Senior Researcher, ICT Policy Group, National Information Society Agency (NIA)

Dr. Jong Sung Hwang is an ICT strategy expert who served in a number of key positions in the IT policy planning in distinguished organizations. Currently, he is a senior researcher at the National Information Society Agency. He is also a member of the Gov3.0 Committee of the Korean government, which designs and coordinates government and public sector innovation programs at a vice-ministerial level. Dr. Hwang is a former Chief Information Officer of the Seoul Metropolitan Government as well as the former Secretary-General of the World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments (WeGO). He is also a Member of the Global Advisory Board to the Smart City Exhibition and World Congress (SCEWC), and of the Steering Committee of the IoT World Forum. In particular, he has a lot of experience in designing national IT strategies and developing a new breed of smart services. He drafted the first Korea IT Promotion Basic Plan in 1996 and initiated the u-City project, one of the world’s first smart city projects in 2005. As a CIO of Seoul, he launched the Smart Seoul 2015 initiatives in 2011 and made Seoul as a best case for a smart city recommended by the ITU. Dr. Hwang holds a Master’s degree and a Doctoral degree in Political Science from Yonsei University in Korea.

Dr. Myung-Ha Hong

Executive Director, National Information Society Agency (NIA)

Dr. Myungha Hong is an e-government expert and manages the ICT HRD programs of the NIA Global Academy. He is a specialist in bridging the global Digital Divide and a facilitator of cultural exchange. Since the early 2000s, he has been actively engaged in ICT Cooperation Projects with various developing countries. By sharing Korea’s experience and know-how on ICT Development Policy and best practices, he has been contributing to bridging the global digital divide. NIA Global Academy was selected to operate as the ITU Centres of Excellence in 2019. Since then, he has been providing HRD programs and digital government online courses using the ITU platform.

Sang-Hyun Jang

Director, Korea Education and Research Information Service (KERIS)

Dr. Jang serves as a Director at KERIS. He serves on the ASEAN Cyber University Project’s Secretariat as a Director-General and is an Advisor to the Distance Education Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Education. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the IT department at Kyungbook National University. Previously, he was part of the Expert Committee at the President’s Council of Informatization Strategies.

Doh-yoon Kim

Executive Principal, National Information Society Agency (NIA)


Questions Submitted


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