Andrew Toimoana

Andrew Toimoana

Director of Digital Transformation Department, Tonga

Mr Andrew Toimoana is the Director of the newly established Digital Transformation Department under the Prime Minister’s Office of Tonga since January 2022. He has been involved with most of the Digital development and E-Government project for the Tongan Government since he embarked on his new career as a civil servant in 2015. In 2018, He successfully completed the first Tonga digital platform project known as the National Information Communication Technology (NICT) which comprised of a Government Secured IP-Network backbone, Government Cloud Datacentre and Government Unify Communication system. Mr. Toimoana also fulfilled a leading role in establishing the Tonga National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) back in 2016 under his leadership. He obtained an undergraduate degree in Information systems from Brigham Young University, Hawaii.

All Sessions by Andrew Toimoana

14:25 - 14:35
Case Study

Digital Resilience in Natural Disasters

Mr. Toimoana will cover Tonga’s initial preparation prior to the volcanic eruptions and what really worked and did not work out after the eruptions. He will also discuss some of the challenges and possible solutions to have in place as a lesson learned from the natural disaster event.

14:55 - 15:30
Panel Discussion

How to Prepare the e-Governance for a Crisis? 

Enablers of digital government are usually considered as providers of solid baselines for building better public services. Should the enablers of digital government be built only for good times or should the enablers survive also the bad scenarios? Are the enablers also usable and operational during a crisis? During the panel we look enablers from the viewpoint of a crisis.