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Experiences from Spider projects. - Rwanda National Data Centre Bangladesh Virtual Classroom Åke Grönlund [email protected] Target state: A national data centre serving all government departments with applications, backup, and support. Rwanda National Data Centre.

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experiences from spider projects
Experiences from Spider projects
rwanda national data centre3
Rwanda National Data Centre

Target state

Current situation

the sida project
The SIDA project
  • 25 mSEK
  • 3 years
  • RITA – Rwanda IT Authority – handling agency
  • Part of NICI, national 20 year development plan with ICT as key enabler
  • 1 Sida consultant, 1 Spider ICT expert
nici progress
NICI progress
  • 20 years
  • 4 phases
  • 146 projects

Performance:

  • Phase 1 (2000-2005): 25 %
  • Phase 2 (2005-2010): 0 % (2007)
our support
Our support
  • Timelines, structures and actions
  • NDC business plan
    • Relations to other gov agencies
    • Strategy for data handling in government
  • NDC construction
    • Requirement specifications
    • Contact with builders
    • Demonstrations, study tour to Sweden
  • Assessment of development
actions
Actions
  • ICT legislation/”cyberlaws”
  • National Data Plan for future policy making supporting NDC
  • Inventory of existing systems
  • Prioritization plan
  • Migration plan
  • Business plan for sustainable operations after implementation
  • Enterprise Architecture. Utilizing the NDC initiative to create a government information infrastructure
  • Requirement specification for physical design of NDC
  • Human capacity development
problems
Problems
  • Noone among the NDC staff had ever seen a data centre of this kind
  • Project management experience scarce (imported team of 7 from Malaysia in 2007)
  • General lack of staff. From 13 to 54 in 2007
  • Overload (146 projects, 7 project managers)
  • Lack of continuity in management at RITA
  • Organizational changes
bangladesh open university
Bangladesh Open University
  • 250 000 registered studentsTertiary education enrollment at BOU – 53% of total enrollment
  • Problems: High dropout No interaction teachers - students Poor or no feedback from tutors Lack of human contact, etc
  • Delivery: Pre-recorded lessons on TV/Radio, Video and audio cassettes, printed materials, etcNo record of attendance No feedback on learning impartedNo interactivity
bangladesh virtual classroom
Bangladesh Virtual Classroom
  • Using mobile phones to create ”interactive TV”
  • 33,1 million mobile phone subscribers (Nov 2007; +6 since May)
  • At least one accessible in every village
  • Household access 88.6% urban, 69.1% rural
  • Basic Q/A interactivity, scaleable
  • Records of attendance
  • Records of results
  • Feedback to students
  • Upgradeable - possible to combine with Internet
potential uses
Potential Uses
  • Country wide interactive course delivery
    • Formal courses: formal educational courses
    • Non-formal: e.g. arsenic mitigation, health, etc
  • Can be used to benefit where:
  • trainees / students are distributed rurally
  • there is no access to Internet or cost of Internet is high
  • trainees do not have access to a computer
  • there is lack of computer literacy
  • there is a limitation of good teachers
  • trainees can be taught how to use SMS service of a mobile phone
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