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Introduction to ICTA - Org Study Presentation

  1. 1. About ICTA .... ICTA is the implementation agency of the "e-Sri Lanka" -ICT Development Road Map of SriLanka. ICTA is a Government Agency registered as a government owned company. limited private company reporting to the Minister of Economic Reform, Science and Technology of the Government of Sri Lanka. SINCE July2003 Vision "To harness ICT as a lever for economic and social advancement by taking the dividends of ICT to every village, to every citizen, to every business & to re-engineer the way government thinks & works" Mission “To bring ICT to every citizen, village ,Business and enable the government to provide better service to general public.”
  2. 2. What is The Government of Sri Lanka developed the e-Sri Lanka Roadmap with the objective of harnessing ICTs towards achieving socio-economic development in the country. The vision of e-Sri Lanka is “to take the dividends of ICT to every village, to every citizen and to every business and transform the way government thinks and works”. Current Fund: $83 million US Dollars But Required $300 million Donor Institutions:
  3. 3. Why ICTA?.... A. Create legal, policy, institutional and strategic background for the development of ICT and ICT literacy B. Provide ICT facilities for citizens (e-gov, e-commerce, distance learning…) at rural telecenters and upgrading livelihoods C. Streamline services offered by the government using ICT networks D. Provide public telecommunication facilities for all villages E. Encourage ICT (software & hardware) industries at the rural level F. Train rural youth for global ICT job market G. Develop the country as a regional center of the Asia’s ICT dissemination networks
  4. 4. What ICTA Can Do ?.... Connectivity Rural Access e- Government Entrepreneurship E-Society
  5. 5.  Six key areas of ICTA
  6. 6. 1. ICT Policy, Leadership & Institutional Capacity Building  Programme Nurturing leadership: ICT Agency, CIOs, Cabinet committee, Admin Reform Committee Balancing top down leadership and bottom up learning and innovation: NGOs. local governments. Partnering with private sector: India, Armenia. Enabling e-laws & telecom reforms. building capabilities for NGOs, communities Program management, M & E, piloting and learning
  7. 7. 1. ICT Policy, Leadership & Institutional Capacity Building  Programme E-Gov Policy is for –To set up the common objectives, –requirements , –time lines, –implementation approaches, –responsibilities and –standards related to e-Government work in Sri Lanka and to communicate to all government organization.
  8. 8. 1. ICT Policy, Leadership & Institutional Capacity Building  Programme These policies and procedures should be followed by all government organizations including: –Ministries, –government Departments, –Provincial Councils, –District Secretariats, and Divisional Secretariats –Local Authorities, –government Corporations, –Statutory Bodies, and Companies fully owned by government.
  9. 9. 2. Re-engineering Government Programme   Establish vision, policy, strategy Pilot and phase strategic applications Human and business processes: restructuring, information sharing and community of practice Identify needs of government clients and underlying common information infrastructure: Leadership: E-Parliament, E-Cabinet E-citizen services Public financial management: taxes, customs, budget E-procurement; project MIS Key infrastructure: portal; government-wide network; population registry; land info; national smart card Common technology standards for information sharing
  10. 10. Delivering Value To Citizens 2. Re-engineering Government Programme Transformation Transactions All stages of Limited Electronic Interactions delivery of Web Presence information on rules and procedures Email contact, access to online databases & downloadable forms via intranets services automated, e.g., renewal of licenses transactions electronic. New models of service delivery with public-private partnerships Complexity of Implementation and Technology
  11. 11. 3. Information Infrastructure Programme “A user-friendly environment state-of-the-art technology infrastructure throughout Sri Lanka that enables all citizens to have ready access to information, modern communications, electronic services, and content that realize improvements in the quality of life.” Nenasala or “Wisdom Outlet” is a center that provides multiple Information Communication Technology (ICT) based services to the community A central portal for the government to offer citizen services on-line utilizing LG (www.srilanka.lk) A private network for the government, interconnecting key government organizations
  12. 12. 4. ICT Investment and Private Sector Development Programme Aim to create a competitive ICT industry and contribute to achieving sustainable economic growth and employment creation in Sri Lanka. •Use re-engineering government as a catalyst for the development of the local ICT sector by enabling the sector to fully participate through outsourcing of services and functions to local companies and use of local products. • Promote the use of ICT in the non-ICT private sector consequently increasing awareness of its benefits across all levels in the private sector; • Promote local ICT products and services to the global market; • Brand Sri Lanka as an attractive destination for global Multi National Corporations to invest and set-up operations
  13. 13. 5. ICT Human Resources Capacity Building Programme Support re-engineering government by equipping public sector employees with the required ICT, leadership and management skills and competencies
  14. 14. 6. e-Society Programme e-Society programme is to promote the innovative use of ICT to meet the social and economic needs of the most vulnerable communities in Sri Lanka, to develop approaches to scale up successful applications, and to empower civil society with affordable access to information, communication, and relevant local content. increased awareness of ICT among rural and urban poor improved community capacity for utilizing ICT to meet local needs increased economic opportunity and equity through wide use of ICT in agriculture, health, education Empowerment of women and youth
  15. 15. Challenges for ICTA.. Mainstreaming ICT into development agenda and Country Assistance Strategies.  Avoid pitfall of e-development as technology fix  Building core competency across turfs and sectors.  Knowledge sharing; partnerships.  Empowering e-champions and integrators. 

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