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    1. 1. e-Sri Lanka Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka - STRATEGY & APPROACH – Lalith Weeratunga W.B.Ganegala
    2. 2. Why e-Sri Lanka: The Genesis <ul><li>Grow the ICT Sector AND use ICT as an enabler for socio-economic development </li></ul><ul><li>Specific mechanisms to take the growth in Colombo/ South-West to other areas of the country </li></ul>ICT as an enabler for Socio Economic Development ICT as a growth Sector Connectivity e- Government E-Society Rural Access Current Concentration of Growth Entrepreneurship
    3. 3. What is e-Sri Lanka? <ul><li>National Development Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-sectoral </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-Government </li></ul><ul><li>Holistic Approach </li></ul><ul><li>A force for social integration & ethnic harmony </li></ul><ul><li>Unleash the genius of our rural talent </li></ul>
    4. 4. The Vision <ul><li>To harness ICT as a lever for economic and social advancement by taking the dividends of ICT to every village, to every citizen, to every business & re-engineer the way government thinks & works </li></ul>
    5. 5. Key Elements of Implementation <ul><li>e-Sri Lanka Road Map </li></ul><ul><li>ICT Act by parliament passed June 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>National Committee and Task Force </li></ul><ul><li>ICT Agency established July 2003 </li></ul>
    6. 6. Vision actioned through 7 Programme Areas ICT Leadership & Policy Making Information Infrastructure Re-Engineering Government e-Society ICT Investment & Pvt. Sector Dev. ICT HR Capacity Building Technical Architecture Standards & Security
    7. 7. ICT Leadership and e-Policy <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>ICTA as a Centre of Excellence and a source of Global Knowledge, driving the successful implementation of a -nation-wide ICT-for-development initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate the formulation and adoption of an effective National ICT Policy, Action Plan and necessary Legal Framework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide Focus and Leadership in ICT - mainstream ICT for development approach among top government officials, business and civil society leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forge strategic partnerships </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. ICT Leadership and e-Policy <ul><li>e-Leadership and Capacity building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ePresident, eCabinet, eParliament </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chief Innovation Officers (CIOs) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enabling environment: e-Laws, Policies & Regulations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer crimes, e-Transactions, Data Protection </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Results-oriented: focus on development objectives not just project outputs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timeline management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Monitoring & Evaluation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Results Based M&E </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on measuring development outcomes and impact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows ICTA to manage for results, learn lessons and continuously adjust program strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strategic Partnerships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ICTA is the focal point for the donor community for ICT4D </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-ordinate with ERD for future ICT components in government projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Bank committed seed funding, commitments from Korean EXIM Bank, SIDA, JSDF </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Information Infrastructure <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>A user-friendly environment and state-of-the-art technology infrastructure throughout Sri Lanka that enables all citizens to have ready access to dynamic information, modern communications and electronic services and content that realize quality of life improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Install a modern information & communication backbone (2 Regional Telecom Networks in Phase 1) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishment of a network of Vishva Gnana Kendras </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish and implement a Content Facilitation policy, which will place relevant global & local content in the hands of all sections of Sri Lankan society through ICT </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Information Infrastructure - National Connectivity & Rural Infrastructure VGK <ul><li>VGK </li></ul><ul><li>e-gov/citizen services </li></ul><ul><li>e-commerce services </li></ul><ul><li>e-learning </li></ul><ul><li>internet Access & e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>communication services </li></ul><ul><li>publishing services </li></ul><ul><li>knowledge & information services </li></ul>IP VPN National Infrastructure Backbone P O P Last-mile connectivity To Global Backbone
    11. 11. RTN & VGK Implementation <ul><li>2 Regional Telecom Networks (RTNs) in North East & Deep South </li></ul><ul><li>50 VGKs each in 2 zones </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivity for 100 VGKs </li></ul><ul><li>Identified ‘core services’ to be delivered from VGKs </li></ul>
    12. 12. Re-engineering Government <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>To provide citizen services in the most efficient manner by improving the way government works, by re-engineering and technologically empowering govt. business processes </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate with administrative reforms regime and bring about a new governance framework that is enabled by ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a “single window” for the citizens to access citizen services provided by the government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure public service personnel are imparted with appropriate ICT skills required for efficient e-Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure that the stock of ICT equipment required for an efficient and effective e-government program is upgraded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making public services “truly citizen centric”: ensuring geographically non-discriminate delivery </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Re-engineering Government Phase 1 Project Components <ul><li>Lanka Net </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Network connecting Ministries, Departments, Provincial Councils, District & Divisional Secretariats </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-Gate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Underlying platform providing common services such as hosting, system management, authentication, authorization, data interchange and payment gateways </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government Call Centers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT Support Services for Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government Services for Public </li></ul></ul><ul><li>People Hub </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Registry of all citizen information, that will facilitate birth, death, marriage, voter registration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-Motoring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure efficient and speedy issue of motor vehicle driving licenses, transfer of ownership of vehicles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>e-Pensions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure speedy processing of pension applications by public servants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>e-Foreign Employment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate the recruitment, registration and job application process easier for citizens seeking overseas employment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>e-HRM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make the records and process related to public service HRM easier to use </li></ul></ul>Government Information Infrastructure E-Services
    14. 14. Re-engineering Government
    15. 15. Technology Architecture, Standards and Security <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>For Sri Lanka to benefit from following the best practices and standards in all areas of ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify, develop and implement technologies, architectures, standards, security and privacy needs in all programmes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take proactive steps to introduce the required technology and standards, and to ensure that Sri Lanka is adequately represented in international standardisation efforts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To promote research, development and excellence in the ICT sector in Sri Lanka </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To set up mechanisms and service organisations to implement the above, and assure compliance with standards </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. ICT HR Capacity Building <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>An ICT literate society and an ICT skilled workforce that will take advantage of the benefits of e-Sri Lanka and position the country as a destination for high quality HR </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase the number of skilled ICT professionals that can facilitate the development of the private and public sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure that all schools provide ICT education at ‘A’ and ‘O’ level and that ICT education facilities are made available to citizens throughout Sri Lanka </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increase awareness and the opportunities for English and ICT literacy through distance and e-learning, radio and TV based programs </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. E-Society <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>An empowered Sri Lankan civil society that is actively engaged in creating a digitally advantaged fast developing nation </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Raise awareness within civil society about the benefits of using ICT as a lever for socio-economic growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify key stakeholders, and develop multi-stakeholder partnerships in ICT4D </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance the capacity of stakeholders by developing and delivering appropriate training programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate the development of innovative ICT applications for socio- economic development </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. e-Society: e-Society Fund (eSF) <ul><li>Funding mechanism for citizens to create innovative ICT solutions that bring about socio-economic change </li></ul><ul><li>Provide access to ICT amongst the most vulnerable groups in Sri Lanka and ensure that the benefits of ICT4D flow to these groups </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom up approach where vulnerable groups will be made aware of ICT and benefits which ICT may bring to their lives </li></ul><ul><li>Promote and progressively address: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PPP – Public-Private-NGOs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Equality between women & men </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusion of marginalized groups, such as people with disabilities, minorities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Environmentally sustainable practices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Transparent, well understood process for all </li></ul><ul><li>24x365 opportunity for ideas to be actioned </li></ul>
    19. 19. ICT Investment and Private Sector Development (ICTIPSD) <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>A Sri Lanka branded for the adoption of ICTs for an efficient public and private sector and producing best of breed ICT solutions in niche global markets in order to stimulate socio-economic growth and create jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotion of local ICT products and services to the global market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing of Sri Lanka as an attractive location for global ICT MNCs to set-up operations (FDI) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting growth of the private sector by providing ICT services and applications to government by the local industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empowering the local industry and general population to reap the dividends of using ICT in business and commerce more widely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The creation of Centres of Excellence for emerging technologies </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. ICTIPSD: ICT Capacity Building Fund (ICBF) <ul><li>Funding mechanism for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthening Management and Professional Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. Scholarships; Short Course Grants; Mentor Program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training & Workforce Initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. Quality Assurance & Accreditation; Trainer Training; Pre-vocational Training Program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry Promotion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. Training, Technical Assistance & Capacity Building for SME; ITES Training Scheme; Business Linkages; Thrust Software Promotion Program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attaining Excellence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. Apparel; Tea; Gem; Hospitality & Tourism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>24x365 opportunity for ideas to be actioned </li></ul><ul><li>Transparent, well understood process for all </li></ul>
    21. 21. Pilot Programme <ul><li>Despite limited funding (using only savings from PPF) ICTA embarked on an ambitious programme of 20 Pilot projects to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Test critical hypotheses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gather learning to integrate into main projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate ICTA’s ability to deliver </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide early fruits of eSri Lanka to key stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop and Test PM methodology </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Pilot Projects eMoneyOrders SME Portal Legal Draftsman’s site GP Online Govi Gnana System Sinhala Fonts eCabinet eParliament National Operations Room ePresident Empowering Workplace Internally Displaced Persons
    23. 23. “ The empires of the future are empires of the mind” Transforming the way we Think, Learn and Act…. THANK YOU