“We are proud to have contributed to the country's digital transformation journey and to have enabled more secure and efficient data sharing among its government agencies and citizens. This is a testament to the power of technology in improving people's lives, and we look forward to seeing the continued impact of our partnership.”
Cybernetica will be continuing the partnership with the government of Benin regarding the data exchange platform UXP, which is based on the Estonian interoperability model. The initial project, taking place in 2018-2020, has delivered tangible outcomes that demonstrate the power of digital transformation in improving public services and governance. As of now, over 30 government institutions are using the UXP with more than 100 different e-services available. The renewed agreement includes support and maintenance as well as consultancy services for the citizen portal.
The Estonian interoperability model is recognised globally for its efficiency and security, as well as its ability to empower citizens by giving them control over their own data. Through this partnership, Cybernetica, together with local partners, has helped Benin develop a citizen portal and a data exchange platform that enable secure and efficient data sharing across government agencies and with the private sector. These solutions have already shown their potential in improving the delivery of public services, such as healthcare, education, and social welfare.
“Our collaboration with Benin has been a great success story,” said Maksim Ovtšinnikov, Head of Data Exchange Technologies at Cybernetica. “We are proud to have contributed to the country's digital transformation journey and to have enabled more secure and efficient data sharing among its government agencies and citizens. This is a testament to the power of technology in improving people's lives, and we look forward to seeing the continued impact of our partnership.”
Additionally, Ovtšinnikov noted that the company is planning to bring the UXP technology to even more African countries – top priority currently being the francophone region on the west side of the continent. In addition to Benin, the UXP-based e-governance system is implemented in Tunisia and Namibia.
“ASIN Benin has the mandate of implementing the national ICT Agenda. In this perspective, ASIN, in partnership with stakeholders and partners, work to improve the construction of the government’s digital infrastructure, digitise government services and ensure easy access by the citizens and companies,“ commented Director General of the National Information Systems and Services Agency (ASIN Benin), Marc-André Loko.
“Benin targets the continental leadership of the Online Service Index by 2026 and this would be achieved through coherent strategies and best in class partnerships. Through this renewed agreement with Cybernetica, Benin appears to be on course to achieving this target,” he continued.
The UXP data exchange platform developed by Cybernetica follows the same principles as the X-Road technology, which enables secure peer-to-peer data exchange between different organisations. It also includes features such as digital signatures and encryption, ensuring the privacy and security of citizens' data.