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Presentation by Caroline Figuères, IICD, 10 June 2008. Meeting of the Informal Information and Knowledge Network in the Netherlands

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    • Schokland Agreement
    • IICD and partners:
    • Making a difference
    Seminar, Institute of Social Studies 10 June 2008
  • Vision and mission
    • People are at the heart of our work in development - their needs – their involvement – and their future.
    • IICD envisions a world in which people take responsibility for their own future in a sustainable manner and in which all sectors of society, particularly the poor, can enjoy the benefits of development.
    • Using ICT to empower people, engaging them to improve their living standards and quality of life, is IICD’s mission.
  • Profile IICD
    • Independent non-profit organisation specialised in ICT for development founded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1996)
    • Currently involved in Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Ghana, Jamaica, Mali, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia
    • Focussing on agriculture, education, health, governance and environment
    • Financially supported by Governments, NGO’s & private sector partners
  • Approach
    • Country programmes;
      • Roundtable workshops (demand analysis & awareness)
      • Start up capital for projects
      • Capacity building
      • Monitoring & evaluation
      • Advocacy & lobbying (through local networks)
      • Policy making (through local networks)
    • Knowledge sharing & expertise building;
      • Harvesting and dissemination of experiences
      • Practical research
      • Learning and knowledge sharing on an international level
    Roundtable workshop, Uganda
  • Seven Guiding Principles
    • Demand-responsiveness
    • Local ownership
    • Multi-stakeholder involvement
    • Partnerships
    • Learning by doing
    • Capacity development
    • Gender equality
    • Principles add value to sustainability of IICD’s work
    Roundtable workshop, Uganda
  • Enabling partners
    • Public sector: financial
    • investment in socio-economic
    • development
      • e.g. DGIS, SDC, CIDA, Danida
    • Non-profit sector: knowledge sharing and joint ventures (network of grassroots based organisations)
      • e.g. Hivos, Cordaid, One World, Bellanet, CTA
    • Private sector: ICT expertise and resources
      • e.g. Cap Gemini, Manobi, Inter Access, Altran, Atos Origin
    Telecentre, Ghana Marc Koning, Inter Access
  • Results (January 2008)
    • 138 projects supported by IICD
      • Agriculture (65), education (31), governance (24),
      • health (17), environment (2)
      • 30% of projects continue independently
      • 11% of projects closed
      • Global Teenager Project replicated in 35 countries
    • 700.000 direct end-users and 6.4 million indirect end-users
    • More than 6,200 people trained
    • 9 policy processes on a national and sector level
    • 10 national and regional ICT for development networks
    • approx. 95 publications, research and impact studies, 2,500 Dgroups (incl. GTP) with over 100,000 members
    Monitoring & evaluation, Burkna Faso Focus group meeting, Ecuador
  • Schokland Agreement : on going
    • Signed in June 2007
    • Implementation
    • Investment in projects to achieve MDG’s
    • Locale capacity building
    • Awareness raising in NL & Europe
    • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Examples: ICT and livelihoods
    • Access to market price information
    • Improving market / sales potential
    • Knowledge on new products and processes
    Camari, Ecuador SongTaaba Women, Burkina Faso
  • Examples: ICT and education
    • Increase access to quality education
    • Improve curriculum
    • Teaching new (ICT) skills
    • Dissemination of educational material
    Global Teenager Project, Bolivia TanEdu, Tanzania
  • Examples: ICT and health
    • Exchange of medical knowledge (telemedicine)
    • Medical administration (patients’ records)
    Kinondoni, Tanzania IKON, Mali HMIS, Uganda IKON, Mali
  • Examples: ICT and governance
    • Access to public services (transparency)
    • Information (democratisation)
    • Exchange of information (decision making)
    Kinondoni, Tanzania Districtnet, Uganda CIDOB, Bolivia Kinondoni, Tanzania
  • Contribution of IICD & partners
    • Focus on achieving MDG’s
    • In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies— especially information and communications technologies
    • Joint efforts of private sector and NGO’s: IICD, Atos Origin, Inter Access, Hivos, LogicaCMG* and One World Nederland
    • Goal:
    • to stimulate sustainable development by applying knowledge, innovation and communication
    • Duration: 2007 - 2009
    • Total investment: app. € 7 million in the first year
  • IICD partners
    • Atos Origin Learning Solutions
    • Partner of IICD since 2007 (ICT and education)
    • Inter Access
    • Partner of IICD since 2006 (ICT and governance)
    • Hivos
    • Enabling partner since 2000. Collaboration in the field of livelihoods, governance and democratisation. Also: lobbying and awareness raising with regard to ICT4D
    • One World Nederland
    • Partner since 2003. Joint activities to increase the awareness of the general audience for the added value of ICT for sustainable development
  • Activities (1)
    • With Atos Origin Learning Solution
    • Consultancy and capacity building in the South with regard to applying ICT to education sector. Examples:
      • Zambia, ENEDCO/ESNET:
      • content development
      • of teaching materials
      • All countries: e-learning
      • module for IICD monitoring
      • and evaluation tool
  • Activities (2)
    • With Inter Access
    • Consultancy and capacity building in the South with regard to applying ICT to improve governance and health, as well as consultancy on ICT policy making. Examples:
      • Uganda, Districtnet:
      • support in implementation
      • of E-administration
      • Tanzania, CSSC:
      • mapping health facilities
      • using GIS
      • Burkina Faso, Burkina NTIC:
      • portal development
  • Activities (3)
    • DGIS, Hivos, IICD
    • Dialogue with DGIS with regard to embedding ICT as a tool for sustainable development. Example:
      • Workshops for DGIS policy makers
    • Hivos, IICD, One World Nederland
    • Raising awareness for the added value of ICT for development. Example:
      • Fill the Gap debate Jan 2008
      • The mobile revolution:
      • hype or hope?
      • Seminar March 2008
      • ICT: catalyst for development
  • Performance and accountability
    • Quarterly reports
    • Projects partners send in quarterly
    • reports to country managers to prove performance
    • Monitoring and evaluation
    • Local evaluation partner collects
    • questionnaires filled out by project partners
    • and end-users to analyse the effectiveness of
    • IICD’s support and the development
    • impact on end users.
    • Tools: online M&E system, Focus Group Meetings,
    • evaluation reports, etc.
    Burkina Faso Ecuador
  • Impact of our work (Jan 2008)
    • 60% of end-users live in rural areas
    • ‘ Satisfaction’ remains high, as well as ‘empowerment’ in all sectors. Unfortunately, achieving goals is stagnating.
    • Economic impact -better position to negotiate- in livelihoods is growing, but the economic impact of the use of ICT in sector education is even growing harder (app. 70%). Here, ICT training often results in better career perspectives or for teachers. jobs on the side
    • Organisational impact is strongest in governance (transparency, decision making and democratisation)
    • Connectivity main obstacle for not achieving project goals
    Connectivity solutions, Ghana
    • ICT and development is all about people
    • It is not about technology, it is about getting connected
    • It is about empowerment , so people can shape their own future
    • It is about partnerships : together, we can make a world of difference
    • People – ICT – Development