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ICT For Your Council

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Flametree Systems drives rural ICT in Kenya through e-Council for Local Authorities and CoopWorks for Farmers Associations. We also offer GIS, Web and SMS solutions for rural communities. …

Flametree Systems drives rural ICT in Kenya through e-Council for Local Authorities and CoopWorks for Farmers Associations. We also offer GIS, Web and SMS solutions for rural communities.
e-Council helps the Local Authority with: ICT Leadership Roundtable, Website and SMS, connectivity, e-Councillor, e-Publishing and Geographical Information Systems. Our client Councils include Machakos, Taveta, Makueni, Nakuru, Kipsigis and Kisumu.
CoopWorks a Farmers Association Management System is made for dairy and coffee cooperatives. It supports produce inventory, processing and member payment. CoopWorks links with digital weighing scales and electronic member cards.

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  • 1. ICT for your CouncilICT for your Council reaching out to residents, visitors and investorsreaching out to residents, visitors and investors PRESENTATION Rop Kiplagat, Luka Wanjohi - Marcel Werner – Monica Nyakoiro tel 020 3000516 / 0724 312091
  • 2. IntroductionIntroduction • Flametree Systems Engineering LtdFlametree Systems Engineering Ltd – ICT services for organizations outside NairobiICT services for organizations outside Nairobi – ICT road-maps to assist in investment planningICT road-maps to assist in investment planning – Developers of e-Council: ICT in Local GovernmentDevelopers of e-Council: ICT in Local Government – SMS information servicesSMS information services – Geographic planning support systemsGeographic planning support systems – TrainingTraining – User supportUser support • Collaboration with Ministry of Local GovernmentCollaboration with Ministry of Local Government • Partnership with KDNPartnership with KDN
  • 3. e-Councile-Council 1.1. ICT Leadership RoundtableICT Leadership Roundtable 2.2. e-Council Websitee-Council Website 3.3. e-Council SMS Infolinee-Council SMS Infoline 4.4. e-Councillore-Councillor 5.5. County / Municipality promotional bookCounty / Municipality promotional book 6.6. Networking for Division officesNetworking for Division offices 7.7. Geographical information systemGeographical information system ICT methodology with products and services for Councils
  • 4. 1. ICT Leadership Roundtable1. ICT Leadership Roundtable • Councillors and Senior OfficersCouncillors and Senior Officers appreciate how ICT can helpappreciate how ICT can help • Council empowered to make safeCouncil empowered to make safe ICT investmentsICT investments • Council ICT Committee createdCouncil ICT Committee created • Immediately pick the low hangingImmediately pick the low hanging fruitsfruits goals:
  • 5. 1. ICT Leadership Roundtable1. ICT Leadership Roundtable • What are the main ICT building blocksWhat are the main ICT building blocks • What means ICT for Service DeliveryWhat means ICT for Service Delivery • Cost and BenefitsCost and Benefits • Staff trainingStaff training • Information policy in ‘Information Age’Information policy in ‘Information Age’ • LIVE DEMONSTRATIONSLIVE DEMONSTRATIONS – Good and poor Council websitesGood and poor Council websites – SMS service by CouncilsSMS service by Councils – Networking and InternetNetworking and Internet – Geographical information tools for CouncilsGeographical information tools for Councils topics:
  • 6. 2. e-Council Website2. e-Council Website • Council information available 24/7Council information available 24/7 • Updated with official informationUpdated with official information • Outreach to your stakeholders:Outreach to your stakeholders: – RESIDENTSRESIDENTS – VISITORSVISITORS – INVESTORSINVESTORS • Easy to edit and update by Council staffEasy to edit and update by Council staff • Clerk and Chairman / Mayor will support itClerk and Chairman / Mayor will support it • Council will advertise that the web-site is upCouncil will advertise that the web-site is up
  • 7. 3. e-Council SMS Infoline3. e-Council SMS Infoline • Outstanding Land RateOutstanding Land Rate paymentspayments • Outstanding Business PermitOutstanding Business Permit paymentspayments • Council alerts to CouncillorsCouncil alerts to Councillors Wananchi and Councillors get Council information quickly SMS Infoline will help revenue collection!
  • 8. 4. e-Councillor4. e-Councillor • All obtain an e-mail addressAll obtain an e-mail address – e-Mail for promoting developmente-Mail for promoting development – e-Mail to keep in touch with “Nairobi”e-Mail to keep in touch with “Nairobi” • Surf the WebSurf the Web – Relevant newsRelevant news – Important documentsImportant documents • Type and publish your profileType and publish your profile One-day ICT event for all CouncillorsOne-day ICT event for all Councillors
  • 9. 5. Promotional Book5. Promotional Book • Population, historyPopulation, history • Natural resourcesNatural resources • Economic strengthsEconomic strengths • Tourism attractionsTourism attractions • Important contactsImportant contacts • ‘‘Meet your Councillor’Meet your Councillor’ Sell the County / Municipality to investors and visitors
  • 10. 5. Promotional Book5. Promotional Book
  • 11. 5. Promotional Book5. Promotional Book • Use existing materials (web-site, other)Use existing materials (web-site, other) • Exchange pages with updates at minimal costExchange pages with updates at minimal cost • Perfect photography; Councillors’ profilesPerfect photography; Councillors’ profiles • Print in small numbers on needs basisPrint in small numbers on needs basis • Link to Council web-siteLink to Council web-site by Flametree e-Publishing method
  • 12. 6. Networking Division Offices6. Networking Division Offices • Consult the Council website with all up-to-Consult the Council website with all up-to- date informationdate information • Obtain official Council formsObtain official Council forms • Check payment status Land RatesCheck payment status Land Rates • Check payment status Business PermitsCheck payment status Business Permits • Get Ministry of Local Government circularsGet Ministry of Local Government circulars • Democratic participationDemocratic participation Area / Ward Officers are close to the locals!
  • 13. 7. Geographical Information System7. Geographical Information System Maps showing development are powerful boardroom tools!
  • 14. 7. Geographical Information System7. Geographical Information System Maps showing development are powerful boardroom tools!
  • 15. 6. Geographical Information System6. Geographical Information System • Decide which development topicsDecide which development topics – Building permitsBuilding permits – Access roadsAccess roads – EducationEducation – WaterWater – SecuritySecurity – EtcEtc • Show on a map to see where CouncilShow on a map to see where Council action is neededaction is needed
  • 16. Are you following the leader, or leading the follower?

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