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Municipal e-points, FOSS in local government by Tose Misevski, Project Manager, UNDP


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Presentation by: Tose Misevski, Project Manager, UNDP at the third International
Conference e-Society.Mk: Municipal e-points, November 29, 2007, Skopje Macedonia

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    • 1. Municipal e-points, FOSS in local government Presenter: Tose Misevski, Project Manager, UNDP November, 2007
    • 2. e-Governance
      • Exploiting the power of ICT to help transform the accessibility, quality and cost-effectiveness of public service and helping to enhance the relationship between public bodies and citizens
      • Effective usage of ICT provides possibility to overcome problems of different social groups and citizens especially of remote areas
    • 3. e-points
      • Addresses quality of the e-services, participation of the citizens, provision of continuous training for the citizens and support for the local community
      • Covers the distant locations and assist the development of the rural areas
      • Supports e-inclusion and increase access to Internet and public information
      • Increases efficiency and transparency in administration, benefiting both the business sector and the citizens
      • Supports democratic processes through the tools of e-democracy
    • 4. FOSS project
      • "Support to e-Governance initiatives based on Free/Open Source Software at the local level in Macedonia" as part of the
      • UNDP Global Programme : "Capacity Development Through Knowledge Sharing and Networking: Free/Open Software for Developing Countries"
    • 5. Project objective
      • To promote and facilitate the implementation of FOSS as a cost-effective e-governance solutions at local level
      • The project was build upon the existing ICTC and human capacities in Macedonian municipalities
      • FOSS attitude of municipal authorities was considered of crucial importance for successful project implementation
      • Project was realized in close collaboration with ZELS and FOSS community
    • 6. Main project phases
      • Assessment of the municipal potentials , needs and priorities for development of new applications
      • Capacity building , training and competency development for the municipal employees and local supporting entities within the new environment
      • FOSS based e-governance solutions development and implementation in pilot municipalities
      • Awareness and knowledge about FOSS benefits to be increased
    • 7. Assessment
      • Assessment of the potentials of the ICT infrastructure and human capacity in municipalities
      • Pre-selection of 10 municipalities
      • Selection of 3 pilot municipalities
      • Needs assessment
      • – technical requirements (selection of FOSS tools for implementation, adaptation to local context, upgrade of existing infrastructure)
      • – application requirements (selection of priority applications, their functional analysis and implementation standards)
    • 8. Capacity building
      • Training needs analyses
      • Redesigning and developing new training curriculums - “Practical Guide on FOSS " prepared in collaboration with Free Software Macedonia
      • Training of the municipal ICTC Support Staff and local ICTC Foundations (16 in total)
      • Training of municipal administration (120 in total)
    • 9. Application development
      • Integrated WEB database solution that incorporates:
      • Reengineering of municipal official WEB site
      • e- Municipal Council application
      • e- Workflow and Document Management system
      • e- Inter municipal cooperation portal
      • Solutions implemented in 3 pilot and 4 additional municipalities
    • 10. Design
    • 11. Development technology
      • Based on:
      • - Joomla CMS, PHP, My SQL and XML
      • The system works on:
      • - Linux and Windows platforms
      • - Can be used with most major browsers including Internet Explorer, Netscape and Mozilla
    • 12. Training and deployment
      • For administrators of the system
      • For municipality employees
      • The application is hosted centrally
      • Deployment model allows easy continual updates
    • 13. Awareness raising
      • Regional Workshops on FOSS were organized in 5 municipalities in collaboration with Free Software Macedonia and local ICTC Foundations (February 2007 with more then 160 participants)
      • National Conference on FOSS was organized in collaboration with ZELS and participation of KIT, MASIT, SEAVUS, Metamorphosis, Free Software Macedonia, MESA, ISOC Bulgaria, Red Hat and Novell ( May 2007 with more then 120 participants)
    • 14. Migration to FOSS in pilot municipalities
      • Installed Linux OS stand alone on all computers without SW license and “dual boot” on the others
      • Installed Open Office and Mozilla Firefox as standard applications
    • 15. Project evaluation and recommendations
      • Increase municipal awareness and capacity about FOSS
      • Aid development of FOSS policies and strategies
      • Continue development of FOSS local e-government solutions into coherent system
      • Continue building partnerships and address donor community
      • Continue increasing public awareness about FOSS
    • 16. Useful links
      • Many useful information including presentations of FOSS workshops and National conference could be found at : http://
      • DEMO municipal web portal at: http://
    • 17.
      • Thank you for your attention!