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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

  • - Rwanda National Data Centre

  • Bangladesh Virtual Classroom

  • Åke Grönlund

  • [email protected]


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Target state: A national data centre serving all government departments with applications, backup, and support

Rwanda National Data Centre


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Rwanda National Data Centre departments with applications, backup, and support

Target state

Current situation


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The SIDA project departments with applications, backup, and support

  • 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


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The vision, the NICI plan departments with applications, backup, and support


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NICI progress departments with applications, backup, and support

  • 20 years

  • 4 phases

  • 146 projects

    Performance:

  • Phase 1 (2000-2005): 25 %

  • Phase 2 (2005-2010): 0 % (2007)


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Our support departments with applications, backup, and 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


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Actions departments with applications, backup, and support

  • 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


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Problems departments with applications, backup, and support

  • 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


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Bangladesh Virtual Classroom departments with applications, backup, and support


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Bangladesh Open University departments with applications, backup, and support

  • 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


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Bangladesh Virtual Classroom departments with applications, backup, and support

  • 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


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Bangladesh Virtual Classroom departments with applications, backup, and support

Example video


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Sample Graph of Answers departments with applications, backup, and support


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Potential Uses departments with applications, backup, and support

  • 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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Web site: departments with applications, backup, and supporthttp://www.electronicgovernment.se/bvc/

Bangladesh Virtual Classroom


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