Open City Portal Delta Nigeria, November 2008 Group discussion: Priorities and strategies for ICT development in Delta reg...
Contents 1 . Objective 2.  ICT development strategy 3.  Sample  Ideas
1.  Objective <ul><li>The objective of this group discussion is to find out the opportunities and possibilities of the Del...
2. ICP development strategy  Goals Possible actions Examples Delta region strategy Creating a liberalized environment Supp...
2. ICP development strategy  Goals Possible actions Examples Delta region strategy Creating jobs ICT Micro-companies <ul><...
3. Sample Ideas to create ICT Businesses  Goals Sample Ideas Creating the Demand Virtuous Cycle Step 1:  Local Governments...
3. Sample Ideas to create ICT Businesses  Goals Sample Ideas Promoting businesses that act as catalysts for ICT Business C...
3. Sample Ideas to create ICT Businesses  Goals Sample Ideas Supporting innovation and entrepreneurship to create jobs Tec...
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Group Discussion Priorities And Strategies For Ict Development In Delta Region

  1. 1. Open City Portal Delta Nigeria, November 2008 Group discussion: Priorities and strategies for ICT development in Delta region
  2. 2. Contents 1 . Objective 2. ICT development strategy 3. Sample Ideas
  3. 3. 1. Objective <ul><li>The objective of this group discussion is to find out the opportunities and possibilities of the Delta region to design its ICT development strategy </li></ul><ul><li>The following table summarizes the different actions to develop the four areas of an ICT development strategy. Only some examples of useful tools to reach the different actions are given </li></ul><ul><li>First of all, you have to evaluate the pertinence of each example tool for the Delta region: would it be useful? Would it be feasible? In which specific way? </li></ul><ul><li>Secondly, you have to think carefully about any other tool that you can imagine which could help to reach the 4 proposed goals. Once you have stated them, you should ask yourself about their pertinence using the questions of the previous point: would it be useful?... </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, you have to decide which tool/s fits better for the Delta region case and fill in the “Delta region strategy column” with a description of the tool, how you plan to implement it and how it helps to reach the goals </li></ul>
  4. 4. 2. ICP development strategy Goals Possible actions Examples Delta region strategy Creating a liberalized environment Supportive government policies <ul><li>Marketing campaign to attract companies </li></ul><ul><li>Tax reduction for entrant companies </li></ul><ul><li>Privatization of national companies </li></ul>Achieving universal access Competition promotion <ul><li>Incentives for private companies </li></ul>Universal access fund <ul><li>Different kind of funds </li></ul>Public access facilities <ul><li>Community telecentres </li></ul><ul><li>Village phone programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Wifi Hot-spots </li></ul><ul><li>Wimax Hot –Zones </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Cafes </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Access Points </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2. ICP development strategy Goals Possible actions Examples Delta region strategy Creating jobs ICT Micro-companies <ul><li>Information kiosks </li></ul>Businesses promotion: ICT, content development and support <ul><li>E-learning </li></ul><ul><li>E-health </li></ul><ul><li>E-commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Software companies </li></ul><ul><li>Business process outsourcing( call centres , medical data maintenance) </li></ul><ul><li>Production of PCs </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance of PCs </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul>Supporting innovation and entrepreneurship Education programme <ul><li>ICT-focused education system </li></ul><ul><li>ICT special studies </li></ul>Innovation promoting initiatives <ul><li>Technology training organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Science parks </li></ul><ul><li>Business incubators </li></ul><ul><li>Seed funds </li></ul>
  6. 6. 3. Sample Ideas to create ICT Businesses Goals Sample Ideas Creating the Demand Virtuous Cycle Step 1: Local Governments demand ICT products and services: Connecting Schools & e-Education, e-government, e-health, e-Agriculture; e-Tourism, e-Environment. Step 2: Local companies are created to satisfy these needs. Step 3: Hospitals, Schools, Companies,... See the benefits of these ICT services and products and become regular clients. The original ICT products and services should be selected studying their direct social impact and their long-term business model sustainability Select ICT products and services Ideas to empower the Demand Virtuous Cycle
  7. 7. 3. Sample Ideas to create ICT Businesses Goals Sample Ideas Promoting businesses that act as catalysts for ICT Business Creation Develop Open-Source software community How? Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Businesses How? University Spin-offs Venture Capitals How? More Catalyst-Businesses?
  8. 8. 3. Sample Ideas to create ICT Businesses Goals Sample Ideas Supporting innovation and entrepreneurship to create jobs Technology incubators and seed funds: Step 1:Importing technologies and know-how from partner OCP Technology Centres and Incubators Technology Needs: Training Needs: Step 2: Seeing Incubators and funds as profitable business investments Professional Business Plan: Promotion and training using sample business plans: Example: Offering a professional “Internet Cafe Sample Business Plan” to facilitate the Start-up process and investment search for local entrepreneurs Other Professional Business Plan Models needed?

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