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.
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.
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.