Minister Sawmynaden named in “Apolitical” World’s 100 most influential people in Digital Govt.
Apolitical is a global network for government, helping public servants find the ideas, people and partners they need to solve the hardest challenges facing our societies. Their 2018 list of the world’s 100 most influential people in digital government is the first of its kind to show the international spread of the field, and includes individuals from every continent.
They drew on nominations from over 100 expert contributors to make the list, including digital government experts, academics and public servants. The list includes well-known leaders but also unsung heroes who are quietly and tenaciously updating the machinery of government. The first selection was generated by peer and expert nominations and the final selection has been reviewed by independent experts around the world.
Yogida Sawmynaden is Mauritius' Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, a position he took up in January 2017.
Since then, he has played a leading role in launching the Indian Ocean Exchange submarine cable system project, a new open access path which will connect the island to South Africa and India.
Sawmynaden has also overseen the country's open data portal, which has begun to release government datasets.