During the opening ceremony, MP Minister Dyogo Oliveira talked about the current economic situation of the country and pointed out that "today we have in Brazil a crisis in the relationship between the State and its citizens, in which the citizen does not feel satisfied". For the Minister it is necessary to end the distrust of the people towards the government, and proposes to build a relationship based on the delivery of effective and good quality services.
In his speech, the EU ambassador to Brazil, João Cravinho, said that we live in a period of digital awareness, citing samples of mobile phones that resemble computers and smart cars. Moreover, for Cravinho, Brazil is very attentive to these transformations: "just observe the indexes of social media in the country." He views innovation as an opportunity rather than an obstacle, "We have to innovate and take advantage of the current situation, making important contributions from the State towards the citizen in order for the citizen start having more confidence in public services," he revealed.
The ambassador also said that digital transformation is a challenge and an interesting stimulus, because it creates new opportunities between State and citizen, State and enterprise and citizens and enterprises. He also pointed out the importance of the partnership, "The exchange of experiences between Europeans and Brazilians is a good way to promote mutual knowledge between our regions."
The president of Enap, Francisco Gaetani, commented that, "the path to the future of Brazil is through innovation and transformation.” noting that, "We are a strange country, because we learn more from crises than from abundance. Therefore, we must use this moment to go forward. We have a long way to go", he said. Furthermore, Mr. Gaetani believes that Brazil is capable of doing extraordinary things, but it has made some mistakes. Regarding the awards, Gaetani said that it has a special characteristic, "because the initiatives presented have a dialogue with the world, like France and Colombia do".
According to the Colombian ambassador to Brazil, Alejandro Borda, for Colombia, it is a pleasure to support innovation projects such as the winners of this contest. "This will be an opportunity to strengthen ties with Brazil, a country that is our brother," Mr. Borda said.
The executive of the Latin American Development Bank (CAF), Marcelo dos Santos Sousa, demonstrated the institution's interest in supporting proposals that could facilitate users' access to public services: "CAF is here to support ideas that can transform the lives of citizens".
Michel Miraillet, the French ambassador to Brazil, stressed that the partnership between Brazil and France "is a great way to encourage the exchange of good experiences between the two countries."
There were 15 initiatives awarded in the following categories: Innovation in processes, services or public policies in the State / District Executive Branch; Innovation in organisational processes in the Federal Executive Branch; and Innovation in services or public policies in the Federal Executive Branch.
The winning initiatives were rewarded with international technical missions to the supporting countries. In addition, they will receive a report in electronic format; certificates for team members; disclosure in the Banco de Soluções (Solution Bank), available at the Contest website; and an Innovation Seal - an image that can only be used by the initiatives awarded, in their printed and / or electronic materials.
Innovation in processes, services or public policies in the State / District Executive Branch:
• Prices Bank
• Electronic Transit Management – Electronic Check book
(Information Technology Company - MTI/MT)
• PMSC Mobile – Mobile technology for police services management
(Military Police of Santa Catarina – PMSC/SC)
• Resolution of Repetitive Claims Project – "Paz Judicial"
(Attorney’s office of the city of Bahia/BA)
• Computerized Regulatory System – OUV/DF
(Federal District General Comptroller/DF)
Innovation in organisational processes in the Federal Executive Branch
• AGHU – HCPA Health Care innovative Management Model
(Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre/RS)
• Energy Efficiency Program: Usage of Photovoltaic Solar Panels
(Federal Rural University of Semi-Arid/RN)
• SIRC – National Civil Registry Information System
(Ministry of Finance/DF)
• Monitoring and Management Analysis System – SAMGe
(Chico Mendes Institute of Biodiversity Conservation/DF)
• Mechanism Process Unification System – OPUS
Innovation in services or public policies in the Federal Executive Branch
• CECAD: information for design and promotion of social policies
(Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger /DF)
• From 4 years to 180 days – the transformation of CEBAS in Social Assistance
(Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger/DF)
• Electronic solicitation and active transparency: innovation in the provision of services
(Administrative Council of Economic Defense/DF)
• IRIS Project –Travellers Facial Recognition
(Ministry of Finance/DF)
• Use of Images – Paper less
(Brazilian Postal and Telegraph Company/DF)
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