E-Government Strategy in  The Gambia:  Addressing Stakeholders’ Needs Dr Baharul Islam Consultant,  Development Informatio...
Background <ul><li>Local Govt Act 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>E-Government survey and strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Local Govt Str...
Government Initiatives on IT for Local Governance <ul><li>Active part in the e-Govt pilot programme </li></ul><ul><li>Trai...
Issues related to spread of IT Government’ role is seen mainly as facilitator to this process <ul><li>Infrastructure and I...
Initiatives on IT for Masses & Digital Divide Issues <ul><li>Promotion of Internet accessibility  </li></ul><ul><li>Conten...
e-Govt initiative in LG sector Collaborartion with ongoing National Programmes for countrywide implementation <ul><li>Nati...
A project on “Computerisation of Land Records (CLR)” <ul><li>The Computerisation, at the Grass-root level.  </li></ul><ul>...
Program on Low Cost Multimedia Content Creation <ul><li>Promoting countrywide multimedia content creation activities at th...
IT Initiative for the Remote Divisions <ul><li>Community Information Centers  </li></ul><ul><li>(Infrastructure building a...
IT based adult literacy and Social Awareness  in Local Govt Levels <ul><li>Basic Educational aid - Audio Visual techniques...
Digital Unity for Islands <ul><li>Internet access with main land </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning  </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcar...
Thank You ! [email_address]   Cell: +251-9-403722 PO BOX:426  Addis Ababa 1110 Ethiopia
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E Govt In Gambia Eac Ws Dr Islam

  1. 1. E-Government Strategy in The Gambia: Addressing Stakeholders’ Needs Dr Baharul Islam Consultant, Development Information Services Division UNECA, Addis Ababa East Africa Regional e-Government Workshop 17-19 Nov, 2004: Dar es Salaam
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Local Govt Act 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>E-Government survey and strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Local Govt Structure in The Gambia </li></ul>Areas Councils Central River Kantaur AC Janjanbureh AC Lower Mansakongo AC North Bank Kerewan AC Upper River Basse AC Western Birkama AC City of banjul Banjul CC Kanifing Minucipality Kanifing MC
  3. 3. Government Initiatives on IT for Local Governance <ul><li>Active part in the e-Govt pilot programme </li></ul><ul><li>Training of the LG staff / members on IT </li></ul><ul><li>Developing two Major connectivity pilot projects under the ongoing e-Govt programme in The Gambia </li></ul>
  4. 4. Issues related to spread of IT Government’ role is seen mainly as facilitator to this process <ul><li>Infrastructure and IT enabled Services </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Governance </li></ul><ul><li>Education and Empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>Rural development – literacy, awareness, employment, participation </li></ul><ul><li>Local Languages for Internet & Standardization </li></ul><ul><li>Mass Campaign for IT Awareness </li></ul>
  5. 5. Initiatives on IT for Masses & Digital Divide Issues <ul><li>Promotion of Internet accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Content creation in local languages with multimedia techniques </li></ul><ul><li>TeleMedicine Technology Development and Application for Healthcare (in collaboartion with Min of Health- DOSH) </li></ul><ul><li>Mass IT Campaigns / Awareness Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Training of the LG represenatives and staff </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Dev / basic tools for rural areas ctor eg. touch screen kiosks foir rural areas </li></ul><ul><li>Preserving Cultural Heritage, Digital Library etc. </li></ul>
  6. 6. e-Govt initiative in LG sector Collaborartion with ongoing National Programmes for countrywide implementation <ul><li>National Literacy Programme of M/o Education </li></ul><ul><li>Health Ministry / HMIS </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Centers for Rural Women by the Women’s Bureau, Office of the President </li></ul><ul><li>Gamtel’s rural connectivity / cyber centers project </li></ul><ul><li>Rural Electrification Program of NAWEC </li></ul>
  7. 7. A project on “Computerisation of Land Records (CLR)” <ul><li>The Computerisation, at the Grass-root level. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring efficient, accurate, transparent delivery mechanism </li></ul><ul><li>Providing electronic record of rights (ROR) to land owners </li></ul><ul><li>Information empowerment of land owners. </li></ul><ul><li>Low cost and easily reproducible data for reliable and durable preservation. </li></ul><ul><li>Modernization in land administration. </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with other Data sets towards Comprehensive LIS. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Program on Low Cost Multimedia Content Creation <ul><li>Promoting countrywide multimedia content creation activities at the Local Govt area councils for more interaction with the citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of Rural Resource Centers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of content creation technologies, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Methodologies of content creation and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focused training to enable content creators to sustain on an economically viable basis. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A 2nd –Tier institutions are to be set up to impart trainings to the multimedia content creators. </li></ul>
  9. 9. IT Initiative for the Remote Divisions <ul><li>Community Information Centers </li></ul><ul><li>(Infrastructure building at all Division level) </li></ul><ul><li>Content Creation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Government programme and Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer skill development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness of IT application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education and Training resources </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. IT based adult literacy and Social Awareness in Local Govt Levels <ul><li>Basic Educational aid - Audio Visual techniques </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive self learning system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Addressing to Daily needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health awareness and Family welfare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural heritage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training of Local youths for making programme for self sustaining </li></ul>
  11. 11. Digital Unity for Islands <ul><li>Internet access with main land </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare and Advice </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange of cultural heritage & Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Generating statistical data & E-Governance </li></ul>
  12. 12. Thank You ! [email_address] Cell: +251-9-403722 PO BOX:426 Addis Ababa 1110 Ethiopia

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