The Connected Govt Workshops 6 final conclusions

April 6, 2009
Prof Murenza, Rwanda Minister for Technology and the Rwandese delegation at the conference

Prof Murenza, Rwanda Minister for Technology and the Rwandese delegation at the conference

The Connected Government Workshop  take-outs are as follows:

1. Private Sector & Public Sector agree that they can work together in a structured way to implement transformation projects in Kenya.

2. The Public Private Partnerships regulations gazetted on March 10 2009 provides a structured framework for Private sector and public sector to work together.

3. The government need for automation, digitization and adoption of ICT generally for service delivery is great. Even as we speak, many of the projects have not been fully conceptualized fully. The private sector has the opportunity to play a major role in helping government articulate their needs.

4. A mechanism for understanding citizen needs is going to be further developed by the private sector players present and public sector players present to work together. The current ICT Board digital vilages program, presents one such mechanism.

PS Dr Ndemo, PS Dr Nyikal, Isis Nyongo of Google and other delegates at the Teams Landing site

PS Dr Ndemo, PS Dr Nyikal, Isis Nyongo of Google and other delegates at the Teams Landing site

5. The Summit recommends that the PSs adopt a project management office (PMO) that will bring together all ICT projects in government to ensure cohesion and optimization of the projects. ICT Board currently finalising a PMO implementation proposal.

6. The private sector and the private sector has agreed to work together to establish a Local IT economy  by building the capacity of smaller local companies and by working with them in the PPP projects.

delegates-at-the-dimension-data-dinner

delegates-at-the-dimension-data-dinner

The feedback that I have received is that this was a very well organized conference. The criticism I have received is that we should have had a larger number of local ICT firms.

Paul

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