NESAP-ICT ACTION PLAN FOR RWANDA. Bangalore, 20 th February 2009. Strategic Agenda To create an enabling environment in which the IT/ITES industry flourishes to create jobs for Rwandans and to create a critical mass of skilled and employable persons for this emerging ICT market
NESAP-ICT ACTION PLAN FOR RWANDA
Bangalore, 20th February 2009
To create an enabling environment in which the IT/ITES industry flourishes to create jobs for Rwandans and to create a critical mass of skilled and employable persons for this emerging ICT market
Focus in the internal market (existing projects and Private sector in Rwanda). Once experience is gained in the domestic market and there is a pool of qualified and employable citizens, Rwanda can use the IT/ITES association to facilitate external clients.
A strong commitment at the highest level of government – personal endorsement of the President of Rwanda supported by good governance
Relatively advantageous ‘Doing Business’ ranking.
Bilingual French-English language skills
Existing projects to construct a national broadband network and last mile connectivity to all parts of the country; 30 district offices connected by 2010
1. Policy/Legal/Regulatory Framework – Have Vision 2020 and the NICI Plans; Ensure business legal and regulatory framework for the IT/ITES industry is the most advantageous in East Africa (SEZ, laws, tax holidays, etc.).
2. Infrastructure (telecommunications and energy)
3. Capacity Building and Skills development
4. Business/PPP/BPO opportunities – encourage business development by creating an IT/ITES association, creating PPP arrangements, establishing small capital funds for IT entrepreneurs; offering competitions and contests for business startups
Possible funding sources
b) private industry increase Foreign Direct Investment by 5% every year
c) external (including donors)
Medium term plan
Long Term plans