Schokland Agreement: IICD and partners making a difference


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Schokland Agreement: IICD and partners making a difference

  1. 1. <ul><li>Schokland Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>IICD and partners: </li></ul><ul><li>Making a difference </li></ul>Seminar, Institute of Social Studies 10 June 2008
  2. 2. Vision and mission <ul><li>People are at the heart of our work in development - their needs – their involvement – and their future. </li></ul><ul><li>IICD envisions a world in which people take responsibility for their own future in a sustainable manner and in which all sectors of society, particularly the poor, can enjoy the benefits of development. </li></ul><ul><li>Using ICT to empower people, engaging them to improve their living standards and quality of life, is IICD’s mission. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Profile IICD <ul><li>Independent non-profit organisation specialised in ICT for development founded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1996) </li></ul><ul><li>Currently involved in Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Ghana, Jamaica, Mali, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia </li></ul><ul><li>Focussing on agriculture, education, health, governance and environment </li></ul><ul><li>Financially supported by Governments, NGO’s & private sector partners </li></ul>
  4. 4. Approach <ul><li>Country programmes; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Roundtable workshops (demand analysis & awareness) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start up capital for projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring & evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocacy & lobbying (through local networks) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy making (through local networks) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Knowledge sharing & expertise building; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Harvesting and dissemination of experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practical research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning and knowledge sharing on an international level </li></ul></ul>Roundtable workshop, Uganda
  5. 5. Seven Guiding Principles <ul><li>Demand-responsiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Local ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-stakeholder involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Learning by doing </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity development </li></ul><ul><li>Gender equality </li></ul><ul><li>Principles add value to sustainability of IICD’s work </li></ul>Roundtable workshop, Uganda
  6. 6. Enabling partners <ul><li>Public sector: financial </li></ul><ul><li>investment in socio-economic </li></ul><ul><li>development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. DGIS, SDC, CIDA, Danida </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Non-profit sector: knowledge sharing and joint ventures (network of grassroots based organisations) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. Hivos, Cordaid, One World, Bellanet, CTA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Private sector: ICT expertise and resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. Cap Gemini, Manobi, Inter Access, Altran, Atos Origin </li></ul></ul>Telecentre, Ghana Marc Koning, Inter Access
  7. 7. Results (January 2008) <ul><li>138 projects supported by IICD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture (65), education (31), governance (24), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>health (17), environment (2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30% of projects continue independently </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11% of projects closed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Teenager Project replicated in 35 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>700.000 direct end-users and 6.4 million indirect end-users </li></ul><ul><li>More than 6,200 people trained </li></ul><ul><li>9 policy processes on a national and sector level </li></ul><ul><li>10 national and regional ICT for development networks </li></ul><ul><li>approx. 95 publications, research and impact studies, 2,500 Dgroups (incl. GTP) with over 100,000 members </li></ul>Monitoring & evaluation, Burkna Faso Focus group meeting, Ecuador
  8. 8. Schokland Agreement : on going <ul><li>Signed in June 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Investment in projects to achieve MDG’s </li></ul><ul><li>Locale capacity building </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness raising in NL & Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring & Evaluation </li></ul>
  9. 9. Examples: ICT and livelihoods <ul><li>Access to market price information </li></ul><ul><li>Improving market / sales potential </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge on new products and processes </li></ul>Camari, Ecuador SongTaaba Women, Burkina Faso
  10. 10. Examples: ICT and education <ul><li>Increase access to quality education </li></ul><ul><li>Improve curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching new (ICT) skills </li></ul><ul><li>Dissemination of educational material </li></ul>Global Teenager Project, Bolivia TanEdu, Tanzania
  11. 11. Examples: ICT and health <ul><li>Exchange of medical knowledge (telemedicine) </li></ul><ul><li>Medical administration (patients’ records) </li></ul>Kinondoni, Tanzania IKON, Mali HMIS, Uganda IKON, Mali
  12. 12. Examples: ICT and governance <ul><li>Access to public services (transparency) </li></ul><ul><li>Information (democratisation) </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange of information (decision making) </li></ul>Kinondoni, Tanzania Districtnet, Uganda CIDOB, Bolivia Kinondoni, Tanzania
  13. 13. Contribution of IICD & partners <ul><li>Focus on achieving MDG’s </li></ul><ul><li>In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies— especially information and communications technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Joint efforts of private sector and NGO’s: IICD, Atos Origin, Inter Access, Hivos, LogicaCMG* and One World Nederland </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><li>to stimulate sustainable development by applying knowledge, innovation and communication </li></ul><ul><li>Duration: 2007 - 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Total investment: app. € 7 million in the first year </li></ul>
  14. 14. IICD partners <ul><li>Atos Origin Learning Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Partner of IICD since 2007 (ICT and education) </li></ul><ul><li>Inter Access </li></ul><ul><li>Partner of IICD since 2006 (ICT and governance) </li></ul><ul><li>Hivos </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling partner since 2000. Collaboration in the field of livelihoods, governance and democratisation. Also: lobbying and awareness raising with regard to ICT4D </li></ul><ul><li>One World Nederland </li></ul><ul><li>Partner since 2003. Joint activities to increase the awareness of the general audience for the added value of ICT for sustainable development </li></ul>
  15. 15. Activities (1) <ul><li>With Atos Origin Learning Solution </li></ul><ul><li>Consultancy and capacity building in the South with regard to applying ICT to education sector. Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Zambia, ENEDCO/ESNET: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>content development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>of teaching materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All countries: e-learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>module for IICD monitoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and evaluation tool </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Activities (2) <ul><li>With Inter Access </li></ul><ul><li>Consultancy and capacity building in the South with regard to applying ICT to improve governance and health, as well as consultancy on ICT policy making. Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uganda, Districtnet: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>support in implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>of E-administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tanzania, CSSC: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mapping health facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>using GIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Burkina Faso, Burkina NTIC: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>portal development </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Activities (3) <ul><li>DGIS, Hivos, IICD </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue with DGIS with regard to embedding ICT as a tool for sustainable development. Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops for DGIS policy makers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hivos, IICD, One World Nederland </li></ul><ul><li>Raising awareness for the added value of ICT for development. Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fill the Gap debate Jan 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The mobile revolution: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hype or hope? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seminar March 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT: catalyst for development </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Performance and accountability <ul><li>Quarterly reports </li></ul><ul><li>Projects partners send in quarterly </li></ul><ul><li>reports to country managers to prove performance </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring and evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Local evaluation partner collects </li></ul><ul><li>questionnaires filled out by project partners </li></ul><ul><li>and end-users to analyse the effectiveness of </li></ul><ul><li>IICD’s support and the development </li></ul><ul><li>impact on end users. </li></ul><ul><li>Tools: online M&E system, Focus Group Meetings, </li></ul><ul><li>evaluation reports, etc. </li></ul>Burkina Faso Ecuador
  19. 19. Impact of our work (Jan 2008) <ul><li>60% of end-users live in rural areas </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Satisfaction’ remains high, as well as ‘empowerment’ in all sectors. Unfortunately, achieving goals is stagnating. </li></ul><ul><li>Economic impact -better position to negotiate- in livelihoods is growing, but the economic impact of the use of ICT in sector education is even growing harder (app. 70%). Here, ICT training often results in better career perspectives or for teachers. jobs on the side </li></ul><ul><li>Organisational impact is strongest in governance (transparency, decision making and democratisation) </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivity main obstacle for not achieving project goals </li></ul>Connectivity solutions, Ghana
  20. 22. <ul><li>ICT and development is all about people </li></ul><ul><li>It is not about technology, it is about getting connected </li></ul><ul><li>It is about empowerment , so people can shape their own future </li></ul><ul><li>It is about partnerships : together, we can make a world of difference </li></ul><ul><li>People – ICT – Development </li></ul>