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Public-Private Partnerships in ICT4D:
The case study of e-education.
The Importance of PPPs in ICT for capacity building...
Introduction
 MDGs1
=> ICTs2
=> e-education : achieving the universal education &
gender equality goals through ICTs.
 T...
Private-Public Partnerships (PPPs) in ICT for
education
Content
I. The importance and impact of PPPs in e-education.
A. PP...
I. The importance and impact of PPP in e-education
A. Financing e-education through PPPs
 PPP = combination of Gov./ I.O....
I. The importance and impact of PPP in e-education
B. Success Stories of PPP led e-education
services.
Case study of succe...
Government
Host
Learning
Institution
National
Telecom
Operator
High-Level
Facilitator
Provides support &
mobilizes resourc...
II. Building effective PPPs for ICT for
education
A. Challenges faced by PPPs in
capacity building.
 The resource mobiliz...
II. Building effective PPPs for ICT for
education
B. The way forward
“It is widely recognized within the UN system that th...
How can we build a sustainable model of e-education
implementation through PPPs?
Conclusion
Key role of the UN in promoti...
How can we build a sustainable model of e-education
implementation through PPPs?
Conclusion
Key role of the UN in promoti...
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ICT4E presentation International Telecommunication Union 2013

  1. 1.  Public-Private Partnerships in ICT4D: The case study of e-education. The Importance of PPPs in ICT for capacity building. Charlyne Restivo. July 2013. ITU, Geneva.
  2. 2. Introduction  MDGs1 => ICTs2 => e-education : achieving the universal education & gender equality goals through ICTs.  The challenge of financing ICT investments in education : high cost for governments especially in times of debt crisis.  Public-Private Partnerships = strategic agreement to implement public education policies.  How can we build a sustainable model of e-education implementation through Public-Private Partnerships? 1. MDGs: Millennium Development Goals; 2.ICTs: Information Telecommunication Technologies
  3. 3. Private-Public Partnerships (PPPs) in ICT for education Content I. The importance and impact of PPPs in e-education. A. PPPs to promote e-education services. What are PPPs? What’s their purpose in ICT4E? B. The Success Stories. Emerging trends & case study. II. Building effective PPPs for ICT for education. A. Challenges faced by PPPs in capacity building. Why do PPPs generate mixed reactions; WSIS + 10 Challenges for AL 4 & 7 B. Recommendations on furthering PPPs in e-education. What can be done in the Public Sector, Private Sector and UN side?
  4. 4. I. The importance and impact of PPP in e-education A. Financing e-education through PPPs  PPP = combination of Gov./ I.O.s (e.g. ITU, WB, WTO, G20…) and actors from private sector => collective action for common interest. “PPP is a generic term for projects involving both the public and private sectors. The involvement can be to varying degrees and the partnership can take different forms.” Web Definition  Benefits of PPPs, a “win-win” agreement: - Public sector seeks financial resources/ provides political legitimacy; regulatory action; protection of public interest. - Private seeks new markets/ provides resources; technology.  Type of investments: - Infrastructure & equipment. Ex: Fiber optics (high-speed internet); broadband network coverage extension - Capacity building: e-skilling initiatives. Ex: training of teachers, students...
  5. 5. I. The importance and impact of PPP in e-education B. Success Stories of PPP led e-education services. Case study of successful PPPs which have implemented WSIS action lines (4;7) and contributed to meeting the MDG’s.  2 major emerging trends since WSIS 2003: - E-learning. Ex: online universities; open resource platforms (ITU Academy; UNESCO; MIT...) - Mobile-Learning. Ex: applications; tablets; digital textbooks (Nokia; Alcatel-Lucent…)  Successful partnerships in ICT for basic education. Ex: online skills training for teachers; students; executives. The Cisco Academy; Intel World Ahead programme; Microsoft Innovative Programme… Case study: ITU Internet Training Centres initiative (ITCI) – Cisco Systems, Inc.
  6. 6. Government Host Learning Institution National Telecom Operator High-Level Facilitator Provides support & mobilizes resources Collaboration HOST Case study of successful PPP: ITU Internet Training Centres initiative (ITCI) – Cisco Systems ITU: Project manager Cisco Networking Academy Programme - Delivers equipment (PCs). - Provides multimedia educational content . - Selects learning Inst. - Negotiates partnership agreements. - Funds training of 2 instructors / center. 55 Training Centres 47 Participating countries 2243 students
  7. 7. II. Building effective PPPs for ICT for education A. Challenges faced by PPPs in capacity building.  The resource mobilization challenge. Private sector profitability > Financial assistance to the Public Sector.  It is hard to evaluate PPPs & the outcomes are varied. Difficult transition for low-income communities. Ex: School-based telecentres project : fees for users after school hours.  The regulatory and legal framework. Business interest may conflict with overall interest  Local providers vs. transnational providers: issues of national sovereignty. Implications of opening markets to multinationals Goal: Creating an environment for collective action by sustaining interest of both Public and Private sector in order to further PPP in the e-education sector. How?
  8. 8. II. Building effective PPPs for ICT for education B. The way forward “It is widely recognized within the UN system that there is a need to increase the capacity of Governments at all levels to implement PPPs successfully”. Marek Belka, Executive Secretary, UNECE.  Creating incentives for the private sector. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and tax breaks to encourage investments.  Implementing a good regulatory framework to attract investments. The role of the UN in providing guidance to build frameworks.  PPP policy has to set clear and realistic objectives.  Promoting “Good Governance” to extend the use of PPPs. Governance : quality and effectiveness of institutions in translating policy into successful implementation. Key principles: participation; transparency, accountability … => The role of the UN
  9. 9. How can we build a sustainable model of e-education implementation through PPPs? Conclusion Key role of the UN in promoting PPPs Surfing on the Corporate Social Responsibility wave. Bibliography Identifying emerging trends in a vision beyond 2015, WSIS forum 2012, 2012,Geneva, Switzerland. Guidebook on promoting good governance in Public-Private Partnership, UNECE, New York City, Geneva 2008. Pillay H; Harn G; Public-private partnerships in ICT for education, Academic paper, Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2009–2010, Penang, Malaysia. www.itu.int
  10. 10. How can we build a sustainable model of e-education implementation through PPPs? Conclusion Key role of the UN in promoting PPPs Surfing on the Corporate Social Responsibility wave. Bibliography Identifying emerging trends in a vision beyond 2015, WSIS forum 2012, 2012,Geneva, Switzerland. Guidebook on promoting good governance in Public-Private Partnership, UNECE, New York City, Geneva 2008. Pillay H; Harn G; Public-private partnerships in ICT for education, Academic paper, Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2009–2010, Penang, Malaysia. www.itu.int

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