ICT for Development Workers Mark Walker, SCIP Regional ICT Champion, South East England
<ul><li>The Benefits of ICT </li></ul><ul><li>ICT Planning  </li></ul><ul><li>Budgeting IT </li></ul><ul><li>Roles and Res...
About SCIP <ul><li>Not for profit social enterprise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training inc Net:Gain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Potential benefits of ICT  <ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Potential benefits of ICT  <ul><li>Internally </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective communications and trust  </li></ul></ul><ul...
ICT Planning <ul><li>Technology trap </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Organisati...
ICT Planning <ul><li>Good practice for all areas of work </li></ul><ul><li>Different methods </li></ul><ul><li>Where are w...
Planning: Where are you now? <ul><li>Basic ICT Health Check </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current use of ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Budgeting: Total Cost of Ownership <ul><li>It’s not just a box </li></ul><ul><li>It’s like buying a car and not budgeting ...
Budgeting: What to include <ul><li>Hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><li>Installation </li></ul><ul><li>Ma...
Where to get help <ul><li>What type of help do you need? </li></ul><ul><li>Who currently provides that help? </li></ul><ul...
Roles and Responsibilities <ul><li>Planning  </li></ul><ul><li>Budgeting </li></ul><ul><li>Project Proposals </li></ul><ul...
Types of help for groups <ul><li>Volunteers - one off projects + ongoing </li></ul><ul><li>Accidental Techies </li></ul><u...
Working with volunteers <ul><li>Need to think about job description and recruitment process </li></ul><ul><li>May have tec...
Who can help? <ul><li>ICT Hub:  www. icthub .org. uk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledgebase -  www.icthubknowledgebase.org.uk...
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>Any other questions? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark Walker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SCIP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
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SkiLD Workshop from the Rural ICT Conference held on 5th March 2008 - Mark Walker and Paul Ruskin

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  • SkiLD Workshop - Rural ICT Conference

    1. 1. ICT for Development Workers Mark Walker, SCIP Regional ICT Champion, South East England
    2. 2. <ul><li>The Benefits of ICT </li></ul><ul><li>ICT Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Budgeting IT </li></ul><ul><li>Roles and Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Where to Get Help </li></ul>
    3. 3. About SCIP <ul><li>Not for profit social enterprise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training inc Net:Gain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Projects </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Potential benefits of ICT <ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficiency: Do things better </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effectiveness: Do better things </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Potential benefits of ICT <ul><li>Internally </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective communications and trust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Happy, productive staff & volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good quality, readily available information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Externally </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Happy, well-served clients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More effective delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased likelihood of funding </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. ICT Planning <ul><li>Technology trap </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Organisational Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise </li></ul>
    7. 7. ICT Planning <ul><li>Good practice for all areas of work </li></ul><ul><li>Different methods </li></ul><ul><li>Where are we now? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT Health Check </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not just about ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where are we going? </li></ul><ul><li>How can ICT help us get there? </li></ul>
    8. 8. Planning: Where are you now? <ul><li>Basic ICT Health Check </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current use of ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware and software and other IT equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing your ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Money and other resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills, roles and responsibilities </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Budgeting: Total Cost of Ownership <ul><li>It’s not just a box </li></ul><ul><li>It’s like buying a car and not budgeting for petrol, an MOT and insurance </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not just technical expertise you need </li></ul>
    10. 10. Budgeting: What to include <ul><li>Hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><li>Installation </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Backup </li></ul><ul><li>Consumables </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband </li></ul><ul><li>Web hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul>
    11. 11. Where to get help <ul><li>What type of help do you need? </li></ul><ul><li>Who currently provides that help? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can you get more help? </li></ul><ul><li>What can you get for free? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you need to pay for? </li></ul>
    12. 12. Roles and Responsibilities <ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Budgeting </li></ul><ul><li>Project Proposals </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul><ul><li>Purchasing </li></ul><ul><li>Installation </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Review/evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Requirements </li></ul>
    13. 13. Types of help for groups <ul><li>Volunteers - one off projects + ongoing </li></ul><ul><li>Accidental Techies </li></ul><ul><li>IT Support Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Web Designers </li></ul><ul><li>Database Consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Circuit Riders </li></ul><ul><li>Net:gain Centres </li></ul><ul><li>UK Online Centres </li></ul>
    14. 14. Working with volunteers <ul><li>Need to think about job description and recruitment process </li></ul><ul><li>May have technical skills </li></ul><ul><li>May be administration eg data entry </li></ul><ul><li>What support and training do yu need to offer? </li></ul><ul><li>How do they link to staff? </li></ul><ul><li>Passwords and security issues </li></ul>
    15. 15. Who can help? <ul><li>ICT Hub: www. icthub .org. uk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledgebase - www.icthubknowledgebase.org.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suppliers Directory, Publications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IT 4 Communities: www. it4communities.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Net:gain: www.net-gain.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>AbilityNet: www.abilitynet.org.uk </li></ul>
    16. 20. <ul><li>Any other questions? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark Walker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SCIP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>01273 234049 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] .org.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.scip.org.uk </li></ul></ul>

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