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NITA Sector Review August 2011

  1. 1. NATIONAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY UGANDA (NITA-U)<br />NITA –U PERFORMANCE FOR FY 2010/11<br />PRESENTATION TO THE ANNUAL ICT SECTOR REVIEW 2010/11, LAKE VICTORIA SERENA HOTEL LWEZA, 17-19th AUGUST, 2011 <br />By<br />Dr. Fredrick E. Kitoogo<br />Director- Planning, Research and Development<br />
  3. 3. NITA U MANDATE<br /><ul><li>To Coordinate, promote and monitor Information Technology (IT) developments in Uganda within the context of National Social and Economic development</li></ul>3<br />
  4. 4. NITA U VISION AND MISSION<br /><ul><li>Vision </li></ul>A facilitator of a knowledge-based, globally competitive<br /> Uganda where social transformation and economic <br /> development is supported through Information<br /> Technology enabled service.<br /><ul><li>Mission Statement</li></ul>To integrate Information Technology (IT) into National programs by focusing establishment of coordinated and harmonized National IT systems<br />4<br />
  5. 5. MAJOR PLANNED OUTPUTS/ACHIEVEMENTS FOR FY2010/11<br />Operationalization of NITA –U<br />Implementation of NBI/EGI Phase II<br />Operationalization of the BPO Project<br />Implementation of the DBICS project <br />Undertaking planning for harmonized IT development<br />Development of IT regulations and standards<br />5<br />
  6. 6. 1. Operationalization of NITA –U<br />6<br />
  7. 7. 1. Operationalization of NITA –U Cont…<br />7<br />
  8. 8. 2. 2. National Backbone Infrastructure/E-government Infrastructure (NBI/EGI)<br />8<br />
  9. 9. 2. NBI/EGI Cont…<br />9<br />
  10. 10. 3. Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)<br />10<br />
  11. 11. 44. District Business Information Centers (DBICS)<br />11<br />
  12. 12. 4. District Business Information Centres (DBICS) Cont..<br />12<br />
  13. 13. NITA U STRATEGIC PRIORITIES <br />NITA-U is in the process of developing a Strategic Plan that will detail the priorities for the Medium term (5 years). In line also with the ICT Sector Strategic plan<br />Operationalization of NITA-U:<br />Finalization of the NITA-U Strategic Plan<br />Effective management and operations of the authority through establishment of internal management and control procedures<br />Provision of first level IT technical support to MDAs and LG<br />13<br />
  14. 14. STRATEGIC PRIORITIES Cont…<br />IT Infrastructure development:<br />Conduct Forensic and Security Audits of the NBI/EGI<br />Commercialize Phase 1 & 2 of the NBI<br />Procure and deliver bulk internet bandwidth to MDAs and LGs over NBI<br />Implement Phase 3 of NBI<br />14<br />
  15. 15. STRATEGIC PRIORITIES Cont…<br />IT Infrastructure development:<br />Implement Masaka – Mutukula OFC connection as alternative route to sea cables<br />Extending fibre and last mile solutions to critical sites that will drive accelerated value creation: District Head offices, Hospitals (District and Referral), Schools and Universities, Police (posts, prioritized stations and barracks), Research institutions<br />15<br />
  16. 16. STRATEGIC PRIORITIES Cont…<br />Key<br />Phase 1: Kampala Metroplitan Area (27 ministries), Entebbe, Jinja, Mukono and Bombo<br />5 transmission sites<br />Phase 2: Luwero, Nakasongola, Masindi, Gulu, Nimule, Lira, Soroti, Kumi, Mbale, Tororo, Malaba, Busia, Hoima, Kyenjojo, Fort Portal, Kasese, Bushenyi, Mbarara<br />17 transmission sites<br />Datacentre for NBI infrastructure<br />Pilot for messaging & collab. tools<br />Phase 3: Katuna, Kabale, Ntungamo, Masaka<br />3 transmission sites<br />MONUC (Entebbe)<br />Network Operating Centre (NOC)<br />16<br />
  17. 17. STRATEGIC PRIORITIES Cont…<br />Business Process Outsourcing (BPO):<br />Establishment of the Government BPO centre (300 seater) at Statistics House (3rd and 4th Floors)<br />Establishment of the BPO incentives scheme for BPO operators in Uganda<br />Update BPO Strategy<br />Develop BPO standards and regulations<br />Brand and market Uganda as a BPO destination<br />17<br />
  18. 18. STRATEGIC PRIORITIES Cont…<br />E-Government:<br />Conduct e-Government Readiness Survey<br />Promoting an accelerated value creation program and usage of e-government services like: Messaging and Collaboration tools, Video conferencing, Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) , focused e-Government solutions and Smart Local Government solutions<br />Establishment of the national databank<br />Establishment of centralized data center shared services for MDAs and LGs<br />18<br />
  19. 19. STRATEGIC PRIORITIES Cont…<br />E-Government (cont’d):<br />Development of the e-Government architecture blueprint<br />Development of the e-Government application and technology roadmaps<br />Establishment of an interoperability framework for e-Government infrastructure and systems across Government<br />Continue DBICs rollout – future e-Government kiosks<br />19<br />
  20. 20. STRATEGIC PRIORITIES Cont…<br />Regulatory environment:<br />Establishment of National IT Standards & Regulatory Framework and Systems<br />Operationalization of the cyber laws and establishment of Public Key Infrastructure<br />IT Programme Management:<br />Establishment of a uniform and integrated framework and system for management of IT Programmes and Projects across Government.<br />20<br />
  21. 21. STRATEGIC PRIORITIES Cont…<br />Capacity building:<br />Strengthening IT capacity and skills development across Government<br />Development of local IT industry capacity to support strategies and implementations to lower cost of support while creating jobs<br />Planning, Research & Development<br />Promote and Support IT research to guide Policy development and implementation<br />Harmonized IT planning of work and systems .<br />21<br />
  22. 22. KEY CHALLENGES <br />Inadequate financing – as reflected by a number unfunded priorities<br />High public expectation vis-a-vis resources available<br />Resistance to change from manual to electronic enabled systems<br />22<br />
  23. 23. KEY CHALLENGES <br />Rapid changes/Cost in/of technology<br />Underdeveloped complementary infrastructure such as Energy constrain expansion and roll out of IT services & facilities <br />23<br />
  24. 24. Opportunities and Prospects <br /> Prioritization of IT in the national development agenda (NDP, NRM Manifesto e.t.c)<br />Goodwill of stakeholders coupled with growing recognition of the role IT can play in social and economic development<br />Growing cadre of IT professionals including zealous and explorative youths<br /> Global and regional IT/ICT initiatives such as ITU/NEPAD Infrastructure programmeeg. EASy (Submarine cable project).<br />24<br />
  25. 25. Opportunities and Prospects <br />E-government/IT support services and applications – e-banking, e-taxation, e-learning etc.<br />Prospects for PPP (commercialization of the NBI, possibility of hosting a Government portal etc) which will address the challenge of underfunding<br />25<br />
  26. 26. END <br />THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION<br />26<br />