Overview eTransform Africa


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In this presentation Tim Kelly from the World Bank provides a general
overview about the project and the debate so far in the eTransform Africa project.

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Overview eTransform Africa

  1. 1. eTransform Africa: The strategic application of information and communication technologies in Africa<br />EnockYonazi, TundeFafunwa, African Development Bank<br />Tim Kelly, Naomi Halewood, World Bank<br />Review Workshop, 28-30 June 2011Johannesburg<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />Impact of ICTs on GDP growth<br />Impact of a 10% increase in the penetration of ICTs on GDP per capita, 1980-2006<br /><ul><li>Developing country mobile has 35% greater impact on GDP than developed
  3. 3. Broadband has a 57% greater impact than narrowband</li></li></ul><li>Objectives of eTransform Africa:<br />Take stock of emerging uses and applications of ICTs that are having transformative effects of social and economic development<br />Identify key ICT applications (Africa and worldwide) that have the potential for replications and scaling up<br />Identify constraints that negatively impact ICT adoption and scaling up, including in policy and regulatory environment<br />Commission a representative series of case studies to assist in formulating future ICT sectoral strategy<br />Develop a common framework between the World Bank, Africa Development Bank, African Union and donor community for future ICT interventions<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Objectives beyondeTransform Africa:<br />Identification of ICT applications with transformative power (high impact) in each of the sectors and with substantial potential for replication or scaling-up – within country or regionally – through future government and donor operational programs. <br /> Identification of the various and differing and complementary roles – government, private sector, donor community – in initiating ICT application deployment.<br /> Identification of policy gaps in creating an enabling environment for easing deployment (supply) and uptake by end-users/beneficiaries (demand stimulation).<br />4<br />
  5. 5. 5<br />Sector studies and experts<br />Consultants<br />
  6. 6. The Coordinating Project Team<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Schedule and milestones<br />Feb 23-24 Kick-off workshop in Nairobi<br />Mid-April Inception Reports (all review meetings completed)<br />Mid-May: Chapter 2, Landscape Analysis<br />Mid-June: Chapter 3, Africa Scan: Opportunities and Challenges<br />June 28-30: Review Workshop in Johannesburg<br />End-June: Chapter 4, Deep Dive Into Case Studies<br />End-July: Chapters 5 and 6: Recommendations to African and International Stakeholders<br />End-August: Final Report on Sector Studies<br />End-October: Overview chapter finalized and report published<br />November: Launch Event (Tunis?)<br />
  8. 8. Basic Structure for Studies<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Case Studies<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Idea Management Platform: eTransformAfrica.org<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Workshop structure<br />Opening (Tues am)<br />Project team<br />Sectoral teams<br />Cross-cutting themes<br />Technical barriers to greater take-up<br />Enhancing the regulatory environment<br />Capacity-building and skills issues<br />Wrap-up (Thurs, pm)<br />Recommendations, Synthesis and next steap<br />Sectoral reviews<br />Agriculture (Tues, 15.15)<br />Financial Services (Tues, 16.45)<br />Climate change (Wed, 10.00)<br />Local ICT Sector (Wed, 11.30)<br />Education (Wed, 15.15)<br />Health (Wed, 16.45)<br />Regional Trade (Thurs, 09.00)<br />Public Services (Wed, 10.15)<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Review structure<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Cross-sectoral functions<br />Overview: BMP<br />Review and harmonisation of sector reports<br />Synthesis of common elements between reports and Development of Recommendations <br />Drafting overview chapter<br />Online facilitator: Christian Kreutz<br />Ideas platform (eTransformAfrica.org)<br />Blogging and dissemination<br />Program Coordinator: TundeFafunwa<br />Tracking progress on deliverables<br />Organisation of review workshop and launch event<br />Project team: AfDB and World Bank<br />Project management and follow-up<br />Contractual issues<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Next steps<br />Case study chapter (deep dive analysis)<br />Due by End June<br />Recommendations chapters<br />Recommendations to African and international stakeholders<br />Due End August<br />Overview chapter (BMP)<br />August – October <br />Public launch of eTransformAfrica.org website<br />Following review workshop<br />Public launch<br />November 2011: Dates and venue to be confirmed<br />Dissemination program: Dec 2011 – June 2012<br />14<br />