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E. Bryan - Work Programme UNDESA-CARICAD TASF on E-Government E. Bryan - Work Programme UNDESA-CARICAD TASF on E-Government Presentation Transcript

  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    Work Programme
    Action-Oriented eGovernment Strategy for Countries of the Caribbean Region
    TASF is jointly funded by CARICAD and UNDESA
    Emerson O. Bryan,
    Research Assistant TASF
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    What is CARICAD?
    What is eGovernment?
    Background to the Caribbean TASF
    The Regional Action-Oriented eGovernment Strategy
    Operational Objectives
    Challenges
    Conclusion
    OBJECTIVES
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    What is CARICAD?
    CARICAD is a regional intergovernmental Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Agency specializing in transforming and modernizing the public sector within Caribbean States.
    Headquartered in Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, CARICAD was established in 1980 by an agreement among CARICOM governments.
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    Some Definitions
    What is eGovernment?
    • eGovernment is the use of information and communication technology (ICT) to promote more efficient and effective government, facilitate more accessible government services, allow greater public access to information, and make government more accountable to citizens.
    • eGovernment might involve delivering services via the Internet, telephone, community centers (self serviced or facilitated by others), wireless devices, or other communications systems. (Pacific Council on International Policy Working Group on eGovernment in the Developing World) 2002.
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    Why eGovernment?
    The improvement of ICT and e-government systems in public sector management can:
    be a powerful engine for economic growth, competitiveness and jobs, while at the same time
    improving citizens’ quality of life. It will facilitate communication between public authorities
    and citizens, and between businesses and clients. It also has the potential to increase citizen
    participation in the democratic process and can, in ultimate analysis, improve the position of
    Caribbean countries in the global political economy.
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    Background to the Caribbean TASF on eGovernment
    Ministerial Consultations
    • 1st Caribbean Ministerial Consultation and High-Level Workshop, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 15 – 17 May, 2000
    • 2nd Ministerial Consultation on Capacity Building for Caribbean States, Rome, Italy, 2-3 October, 2000
    • 3rd Caribbean Regional Ministerial Consultation and High-Level Workshop, Montego Bay, Jamaica, 11-14 December, 2001
    • 4th Caribbean Ministerial Consultation and High Level Workshop on Public Sector Management: Strategies for E-Government, Point Salines, Grenada, 14-15 January, 2003
    • 5th Caribbean Ministerial Consultation on Regional Cooperation for E-Government Capacity Building, St. James, Barbados, 17-18 June, 2004
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    Action-Oriented eGovernment
    Strategy
    The operational part of this Strategy will constitute the Caribbean E-Government Initiative, open to all Caribbean countries.
     
    Its aim will be:
     
    To establish at the regional level, within six month from approval of the Strategy, a facility at the service of national and regional e-government efforts;
    To provide a broad updateable programmatic framework for activities deemed crucial from the point of view of e-government development in the Caribbean, to be considered in national and regional plans and programs for e-government development and to offer programmatic information to the donors.
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    Regional Action-Oriented eGovernment Strategy
    The Strategy at a glance:
    Vision:Better government
    Goals:Participation, social services, transition to knowledge society
    Domain:All people in the Caribbean Region
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    The Strategy at a glance (cont’d):
    Values:Integrity, professionalism, accountability, diversity, and in the broader context of human development: freedom, equity, solidarity, tolerance, respect for nature, and shared responsibility.
    Context:Reform of the public administration in the Caribbean.
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    The Strategy at a glance (cont’d):
    Focus:Institutional and human resources capacity building.
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    The Strategy at a glance (cont’d):
    Partnerships:
    Among public administrations in the Caribbean countries; between the public administration and their national constituencies (civil society, business); between public administrations and regional and international organizations, as well as governments outside the region.
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    The Strategy at a glance (cont’d):
    Caribbean eGovernment Initiative:
    The CARICAD-based Regional Facility to provide the Region with services and products.
    The Programmatic Framework, as reference for countries, regional organizations, and donors.
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    Operational
    Objectives
    ____
    Work Programme
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    New logo of the TASF as approved by UNDESA
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    This Work Plan serves to operationalize the Action-Oriented e-Government Strategy for Countries of the Caribbean Region 2004 – 2007, which was adopted by the 5th Ministerial Consultation on Regional Co-operation for e-Government Capacity Building in Barbados, in June 2004. It has been developed to ensure that personnel functioning within the Technical and Advisory Support Facility (TASF) are able to visualise and measure their actual contribution to the strategic objectives of the TASF of CARICAD, as well as to other routine duties. The Work Plan covers the next six (6) month, i.e.; the period October 2005 – March 2006.
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    Establish Caribbean eGovernment Observatory;
    Set-up Caribbean Forum on eGovernment;
    Establish guidelines and standards to facilitate harmonization and operability of eGovernment applications;
    TASF Work Programme
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    Liaise (or manage the co-ordination) between countries, UNDESA, donors, and other partners to ensure the provision of the requested advisory services;
    Develop and establish a Comprehensive Information Management Programme within CARICAD to further strengthen the functions carried-out by the TASF and CARICAD.
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    So, what have we achieved since being established?
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    Technical Assistance:
    In-country workshops on “Policy Formulation and Implementation in the Information Age: Towards an Evidence-based Approach to E-Government Policy Making and Change Management” was undertaken by the Caribbean Technical and Advisory Support Facility (TASF) on E-Government for the following countries: Dominica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Belize.
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    Technical Assistance:
    Provided information Management Systems Analysis for:
    Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM)
    Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
    Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL)
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    Technical Guidelines:
    eGovernment Handbook “Policy Formulation in the Information Age”
    Records and Information Management Manual for CARICAD
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    Staff of the Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    Dr. Cletus K. Bertin, Knowledge and Information Manager
    Emerson O. Bryan, Research Assistant
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    Hopefully we can convert a few people!
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    The Challenges in an Information Society to governments are more daunting than anything they [governments] had to face in the past. Governments in their typical bureaucratic mode and political nature adapt very slowly to changes, thus meeting the needs of an Internet savvy society can become problematic.
    Richard Kerby, Inter-Regional Advisor on eGovernment, Division for Public Administration and Development Management (UNDESA) March 2005.
    Challenges
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    Digital Divide
    Political Issues
    ICT Infrastructure harmonization
    Economic impact
    Information literacy
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    Can we make it happen?
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    Well, we intend on at least trying..!
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    Join us on our journey.
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    Questions?
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    More information?
    Visit:
    http://www.unpan.org/tasf
    Email:
    tasf@un.org
  • Caribbean Technical and Advisory Services Facility (TASF) on eGovernment
    Thank You