National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)OVERVIEW OF THE IT SECTOR IN UGANDA AND THE ROLE OF NITA UINDUCTI...
Outline of the presentation<br />Overview of the IT sector <br />Genesis of NITA U<br />NITA –U Establishment <br />On-goi...
Outline of the presentation<br />Describe point A – where we are currently<br />Describe point B – where we want to take I...
1. OVER view of the IT sector <br />Information Technology can be defined as the use of technologies to capture, store, re...
1. OVER view of the IT sector Cont… <br />The key players in Uganda’s IT sector can be categorized as;<br />Policy Oversig...
 2. GENESIS OF NITA U<br />Despite revolution in the ICT sector experienced since the 1990s, the IT sub-sector has by and ...
3. NITA U ESTABLISHMENT <br />The National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U) was established by an Act of P...
NITA U ESTABLISHMENT CONT<br />NITA U Key objectives  include :<br />To provide high quality Information Technology Servic...
NITA U ESTABLISHMENT CONT<br />NITA U key functions include <br />To provide first-level Technical support and advice for ...
NITA U ESTABLISHMENT CONT<br />NITA U key functions include <br />To regulate and enforce standards for Information Techno...
NITA U ESTABLISHMENT CONT<br />NITA U key functions include <br />To provide for information management services through a...
NITA U ESTABLISHMENT CONT<br />8/9/2011<br />Executive Director<br />Director<br />Legal &<br />Regulatory<br />Services<b...
NITA U MEDIUM TERM PRIORITIES<br />NITA-U’s the medium term priorities and focus for this Financial Year include :<br />Op...
NITA U MEDIUM TERM PRIORITIES Cont..<br />IT Infrastructure development:<br />Conduct Forensic and Security Audits of the ...
NITA U MEDIUM TERM PRIORITIES Cont..<br />8/9/2011<br />Key<br />Phase 1: Kampala Metroplitan Area (27 ministries), Entebb...
NITA U MEDIUM TERM PRIORITIES Cont..<br />E-Government:<br />Conduct e-Government readiness survey<br />Promoting an accel...
NITA U MEDIUM TERM PRIORITIES Cont..<br />E-Government (cont’d):<br />Development of the e-Government architecture bluepri...
NITA U MEDIUM TERM PRIORITIES Cont..<br />Regulatory environment:<br />Establishment of National IT Standards & Regulatory...
“Interoperable IT is our strategic intent, our rallying call for IT”<br />We will measure interoperability across:<br />Ro...
Messaging & collab. Tools, Video conf. , VoIP
Establish national databank
Develop e-govt architecture blueprint, appl. & tech. roadmaps
Develop interoperability framework
Develop e-govtsolutiions
Operationalise the cyber laws
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  1. 1. National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)OVERVIEW OF THE IT SECTOR IN UGANDA AND THE ROLE OF NITA UINDUCTION RETREAT FOR MEMBERS OF THE PARLIAMENTARY SESSIONAL COMMITTEE ON ICT<br />11th -13th AUG 2011, LAKE VICTORIA SERENA, LWEZA<br />
  2. 2. Outline of the presentation<br />Overview of the IT sector <br />Genesis of NITA U<br />NITA –U Establishment <br />On-going Initiatives <br />Challenges <br />Proposals for mitigating challenges <br />Conclusion<br />8/9/2011<br />
  3. 3. Outline of the presentation<br />Describe point A – where we are currently<br />Describe point B – where we want to take IT in Uganda in 3-5 years<br />Describe the steps and actions that you want to take from point A to point B<br />8/9/2011<br />
  4. 4. 1. OVER view of the IT sector <br />Information Technology can be defined as the use of technologies to capture, store, retrieve and share information<br />The technologies among others include but are not limited to ;<br />Computers <br />Facsimile<br />Data conversion tools <br />Systems control<br />8/9/2011<br />
  5. 5. 1. OVER view of the IT sector Cont… <br />The key players in Uganda’s IT sector can be categorized as;<br />Policy Oversight – H.E The President, Cabinet, MoICT<br />Legislators – Parliament<br />MDAs and LG<br />National Service Providers – IT infrastructure providers -Providers Broadband/Internet <br />IT Support services – Software developers, provider of IT applications e-govt, e-commerce etc<br />Development Partners<br />Consumers – end users<br />8/9/2011<br />
  6. 6. 2. GENESIS OF NITA U<br />Despite revolution in the ICT sector experienced since the 1990s, the IT sub-sector has by and large remained underdeveloped.<br />The subsector has been charaterised by;<br />Under-developed IT infrastructure<br />Absence of a clear vision for the development the IT sector <br />Lack of clear strategy for the IT sector driving development of the country<br />Lack of common standards & procedures <br />Absence of a policy for private-public engagement in the sector <br />The above were attributed to by lack of a specific champion for the IT subsector, and lack of separation of the policy, regulatory and implementation functions within the sector<br />Its against the above reasons that NITA U was established <br />8/9/2011<br />
  7. 7. 3. NITA U ESTABLISHMENT <br />The National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U) was established by an Act of Parliament (National Information Technology Authority, Uganda Act of 2009). <br />The statutory mandate of NITA-U is to; <br />Coordinate, promote and monitor Information Technology (IT) developments in Ugandawithin the context of National Social and Economic development<br />The Vision of NITA-U: <br /> A facilitator of a knowledge-based, globally competitive<br />Uganda where social transformation and economic <br /> development is supported through Information<br /> Technology enabled service.<br />8/9/2011<br />
  8. 8. NITA U ESTABLISHMENT CONT<br />NITA U Key objectives include :<br />To provide high quality Information Technology Services to Government;<br />To Promote standardization in the planning, acquisition, implementation, delivery ,support and maintenance of information Technology equipment and services, to ensure uniformity in quality, adequacy and reliability of Information Technology usage in Government and throughout Uganda;<br />To promote cooperation, coordination and rationalization among users and providers of Information Technology at National and Local level so as to avoid duplication of efforts and ensure optimal utilization of scarce resources; and<br />To promote and be the focal point of co-operation for Information Technology users and providers at regional and International levels;<br />To provide access to and utilization of Information Technology by the special interest groups.<br />. <br />8/9/2011<br />
  9. 9. NITA U ESTABLISHMENT CONT<br />NITA U key functions include <br />To provide first-level Technical support and advice for critical Government IT Systems including managing the utilization of the resources and infrastructure for centralized Data Center facilities for large systems <br />To identify and advise Government on all matters of Information Technology Development, utilization and deployment including systems development, Information Technology Security, training and support <br />To co-ordinate, supervise and monitor the utilization of the Information Technology in the public and private sectors;<br />. <br />8/9/2011<br />
  10. 10. NITA U ESTABLISHMENT CONT<br />NITA U key functions include <br />To regulate and enforce standards for Information Technology hardware and software equipment procurement in all Government Ministries, Departments, agencies and parastatals;<br />To create and manage the national databank, its inputs and outputs<br />To set, monitor, and regulate standards for information Technology planning, acquisition, implementation, delivery, support, organization, sustenance, disposal, risks management, data protection, security and contingency planning;<br />To regulate the electronic signature infrastructure and other related matters as used in the electronic transactions in Uganda;<br />To promote and provide technical guidance for the establishment of e-Government, e-Commerce and other e-Transactions in Uganda;<br />. <br />8/9/2011<br />
  11. 11. NITA U ESTABLISHMENT CONT<br />NITA U key functions include <br />To provide for information management services through acting as records management facility and information repository;<br />To provide guidance in information technology audit services to Government;<br />To provide guidance on the establishment of an infrastructure for information sharing by Government and related stakeholders;<br />Note : The detailed objects and functions of the Authority are respectively spelt out in section 4 and 5 of the NITA-U Act<br />. <br />8/9/2011<br />
  12. 12. NITA U ESTABLISHMENT CONT<br />8/9/2011<br />Executive Director<br />Director<br />Legal &<br />Regulatory<br />Services<br />Director<br />Finance & Admin.<br />Director Technical Services<br />Director <br />e-Govt. Services<br />Director<br />Research<br />Planning & Dev’t<br />Director<br />Information<br />Security<br />. <br />
  13. 13. NITA U MEDIUM TERM PRIORITIES<br />NITA-U’s the medium term priorities and focus for this Financial Year include :<br />Operationalisation of NITA-U:<br />Update of NITA-U Strategic Plan<br />Effective management and operations of the authority through establishment of internal management and control procedures<br />Provision of first level IT technical support to MDAs and LG<br />BPO:<br />Establishment of the Government BPO centre (300 seater) at Statistics House (3rd and 4th Floors)<br />Establishment of the BPO incentives scheme for BPO operators in Uganda<br />Update BPO Strategy<br />Develop BPO standards and regulations<br />Brand and market Uganda as a BPO destination<br />8/9/2011<br />
  14. 14. NITA U MEDIUM TERM PRIORITIES Cont..<br />IT Infrastructure development:<br />Conduct Forensic and Security Audits of the NBI/EGI<br />Commercialise Phase 1 & 2 of the NBI<br />Procure and deliver bulk internet bandwidth to MDAs and LGs over NBI<br />Implement Phase 3 of NBI<br />Implement Masaka – Mutukula OFC connection as alternative route to sea cables<br />Extending fibre and last mile solutions to critical sites that will drive accelerated value creation: District Head offices, Hospitals (District and Referral), Schools and Universities, Police (posts, prioritized stations and barracks), Research institutions<br />8/9/2011<br />
  15. 15. NITA U MEDIUM TERM PRIORITIES Cont..<br />8/9/2011<br />Key<br />Phase 1: Kampala Metroplitan Area (27 ministries), Entebbe, Jinja, Mukono and Bombo<br />5 transmission sites<br />Phase 2: Luwero, Nakasongola, Masindi, Gulu, Nimule, Lira, Soroti, Kumi, Mbale, Tororo, Malaba, Busia, Hoima, Kyenjojo, Fort Portal, Kasese, Bushenyi, Mbarara<br />17 transmission sites<br />Datacentre for NBI infrastructure<br />Pilot for messaging & collab. tools<br />Phase 3: Katuna, Kabale, Ntungamo, Masaka<br />3 transmission sites<br />MONUC (Entebbe)<br />Network Operating Centre (NOC)<br />Transmission sites<br />
  16. 16. NITA U MEDIUM TERM PRIORITIES Cont..<br />E-Government:<br />Conduct e-Government readiness survey<br />Promoting an accelerated value creation program and usage of e-government services like: Messaging and Collaboration tools, Video conferencing, Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) , focused e-Government solutions and Smart Local Government solutions<br />Establishment of the national databank<br />Establishment of centraliseddata centre shared services for MDAs and LGs<br />8/9/2011<br />
  17. 17. NITA U MEDIUM TERM PRIORITIES Cont..<br />E-Government (cont’d):<br />Development of the e-Government architecture blueprint<br />Development of the e-Government application and technology roadmaps<br />Establishment of an interoperability framework for e-Government infrastructure and systems across Government<br />Continue DBICs rollout – future e-Government kiosks<br />8/9/2011<br />
  18. 18. NITA U MEDIUM TERM PRIORITIES Cont..<br />Regulatory environment:<br />Establishment of National IT Standards & Regulatory Framework and Systems<br />Operationalisation of the cyber laws and establishment of Public Key Infrastructure<br />IT Programme Management:<br />Establishment of a uniform and integrated framework and system for management of IT Programmes and Projects across Government.<br />Capacity building:<br />Strengthening IT capacity and skills development across Government<br />Development of local IT industry capacity to support strategies and implementations to lower cost of support while creating jobs<br />8/9/2011<br />
  19. 19. “Interoperable IT is our strategic intent, our rallying call for IT”<br />We will measure interoperability across:<br />Roadmap to Inter-operable IT<br />What<br />Proven Nationaldevelopment contribution<br />How<br />Benchmarkedperformance<br />Who<br />Recognised ITprofessionals<br />Inter-operable IT<br />Develop<br />E-Govt<br />“Isolated IT ”<br />Create<br />Enabling <br />environment<br />Build IT <br />infrastructure<br />Isolated IT<br />1. Shared IT infrastructure services<br />2. Interoperable IT systems in MDAs & LGs<br />3. Lower maintenance<br />Costs<br />4. 80% of all MDA/LG offices interconnected <br />“Develop e-Govt<br />(G2C, G2G, G2B, G2E)”<br />“Develop the regulatory environment”<br />“Develop IT infrastructure to support National development programs”<br /><ul><li>Conduct e-govt readiness survey
  20. 20. Messaging & collab. Tools, Video conf. , VoIP
  21. 21. Establish national databank
  22. 22. Develop e-govt architecture blueprint, appl. & tech. roadmaps
  23. 23. Develop interoperability framework
  24. 24. Develop e-govtsolutiions
  25. 25. Operationalise the cyber laws
  26. 26. Implement the Public Key Infrastructure
  27. 27. Establish the National IT standards and regulatory framework
  28. 28. Establish framework for management of IT Programmes </li></ul>1. Each MDA /LG<br /> use their own IT <br /> infrastructure<br />2. Isolated IT <br />systems in MDAs<br /> & LGs<br />3. No interoperability<br /> between IT <br /> systems<br />4. High maintenance<br />costs<br /><ul><li>Operationalise NBI Phase 1 & 2
  29. 29. Deliver bulk internet bandwidth for MDAs, LGs
  30. 30. Implement Phase 3
  31. 31. Implement last mile
  32. 32. Develop national data centre & shared services for MDAs/LG
  33. 33. Implement Masaka - Mutukula</li></ul>KNOW WHERE WE ARE<br />KNOW WHERE WE WANT TO GET TO<br />PLAN OUR STEPS<br />MEASURE OUR PROGRESS<br />
  34. 34. E-Govt. - For every life situation..<br />Criminalregister<br />Marriage<br />Child care<br />Work<br />Buying real estate<br />Holidays<br />Passport<br />Moving house<br />Voting<br />Car<br />Company start-up<br />Building companies<br />Tourism<br />Driver's license<br />Unemployment<br />Removal companies<br />University<br />Job agencies<br />Military or<br />Alternative service<br />Divorce<br />Legal advice<br />Apprentice-ships<br />Pension<br />Plan proposals<br />Choosing <br />a vocation<br />Health ins.<br />NSSF Social benefits<br />Starting<br />school<br />LC Registration (?)<br />LC Registration (?)<br />Death<br />... a comprehensive range of offerings<br />Birth<br />
  35. 35. 5.0 Key Challenges <br />NITA-U is challenged by a number of set-up activities and this is to be expected for any new institution.<br />The key challenges include:<br />The role of NITA-U is still not yet well understood by most MDAs and LG, and this therefore still requires a lot of stakeholder engagements<br />Inadequate financing reflected by unfunded priorities <br />High public expectation vis-a vis resources available<br />Rapid changes in technology <br />Resistance to change from manual to electronic-enabled systems<br />8/9/2011<br />
  36. 36. 6. mitigating challenges <br />8/9/2011<br />
  37. 37. 6. mitigating challenges <br />8/9/2011<br />
  38. 38. 7. Conclusion <br />NITA U acknowledges the goodwill of all its stakeholders, the Executive, Parliament ( in particular Sessional committee on ICT), MDAs and LGs, Development Partners etc<br />We do recognize the huge expectation about NITA U and we are readying ourselves to live up to this expectation.<br /> However, we wish to draw attention of our stakeholder to the fact that NITA U is still a young institution, and that it needs to be nurtured.<br />As we take up the mantle of driving the transformation of Uganda into a knowledge-based economy, its our humble appeal to all stakeholders to uphold the support so far offered to NITA U.<br />Lastly, we appeal for support to ensure that we mobilize the required funding to support the programs we have set before ourselves, in order to deliver the mandate of NITA-U<br />8/9/2011<br />
  39. 39. END <br />THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION<br /> FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY<br />8/9/2011<br />
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