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  1. Creating Capacity and Jobs Session VI Creating Capacity and Jobs Salman Ansari Advisor, ICT, Ministry of Information and Communication Pakistan

  2. Policies Laws Enabling Regulatory Frameworks Infrastructure Telecommunications Voice Internet Video Defining Capacity BuildingMore than just HRD

  3. Local languages Content development Open source software and most importantly Financial Commitment and Support from the Top Capacity Building

  4. Developing local capacity in IT skills via education and incentives Benchmarks Training Teachers - Priority All Students at 4th grade level…. Build value into an Internet Passport scheme Pilot projects in core development priority areas Tourism, Trade, Governance Capacity Building - HR

  5. ICT: a tool for Poverty Reduction Kuala Lumpur

  6. Alleviating Information Poverty • Tapping the fast-expanding global knowledge base. • Mobilizing and sharing local information resources. • Increasing the productivity of scarce managerial and scientific resources. • Empowering private sector with public information.

  7. Equalizer: • Negates the advantages of Big City Locations. • Equalizes small and large trade organizations. • Reduces gender prejudices.

  8. Opportunities to leapfrog (telecom), and to phase-in IT at low cost (PCs). Reducing capital requirement Transforming industries: from mass production, to more efficient and flexible manufacturing Reducing environmental hazards of uncontrolled industrialization and urbanization Integrating environmental information into economic policy and physical planning Enhancing competitiveness

  9. Tackling this in Pakistan Kuala Lumpur Oct 2003

  10. Reviewed Best Practices all over the world Developed countries Developing countries Gave an idea what e-Government means – e = Enabling Gave some idea of the dynamics of Costs and Time lines Best Practices

  11. An environment that stimulates creativity and welcomes advances in the use of Information Technology The Strategy… IT Education Areas of initiatives • s and Eabling enviroment Laws and enabling environment • High capacity, reliable and accessible communications

  12. SDH/PDH (525/622 Mb/s) backbone being upgraded to DWDM 10 Gb/s Optical fibre connectivity covers 400 cities and Towns

  13. August 14, 2000 29 Cities

  14. Oct , 2003: 1700 locations 90% of the population

  15. Bandwidth Available October 2000: 32 Mb/s Mar 2002: 265 Mb/s Aug 2003: 610 Mb/s today Start point

  16. Start point Today Plummeting costs…. June 2000: US$ 87,000/E1 October 2003: US$ 5,400/E1

  17. Total users more than 5 Million! Dial up Start point Today Internet user growth June 2000: 130,000 Oct 2003: 5,400,000

  18. Start point Today Cellular explosion Jan 2001: 225,000 Oct 2003: 2,450,000 CPP

  19. Reaching the grass roots

  20. Paksat 1 Ku Band C-Band

  21. Legend Existing SMW 3 Existing FLAG Proposed new spur Branch Units SMW 4 New Undersea Optical Fibre

  22. Proliferation of IT training 1.8 Million computer literate people in 2000 Estimated over 10 Million today Government and Private sector participation in training and education programs Explosive growth in IT enabled Pakistan…

  23. Computers and Networks in the Offices Urdu and Regional language software Research on Text to speech Internet Kiosks Cyber cafes, Internet community centers, Pakistan State Oil Post office project Accessibility

  24. Net Impact…

  25. 75% of Budget spent on education and capacity building Setting up 7 new IT universities Lahore, Abbotabad, Baluchistan, Sindh, COMSATS, FAST/NU, VU, Provincial Universities Accreditation and National Testing Education

  26. Educational Optical Fibre backbone direct access 60 Universities 2500 schools and colleges Planned for upto 10,000 institutions via dial up Intranet Three Content Server nodes Local content development The Virtual University and Distance Learning

  27. Federal programs Provincial Programs Human Resources Retraining, New hiring, continuity, using existing manpower, availability, pay scales, outsourcing Training and Continuity

  28. IT Law – Electronic Transaction Ordinance issued New Laws under drafting – Data protection, IPR and personal privacy acts Formation of Certification Authority PKI infrastructure –Private sector led initiative E-trading and e-banking pilots started E-commerce

  29. All banks connected to ATM switches Internet banking – enabled by the spread of Internet – Habib Bank – largest state owned bank - consolidating information from 1226 branches via Internet E-commerce

  30. Use IT to Provide better and more efficient services to the Citizen, make their lives more productive and reduce and remove irritants Leverage technology to create efficiencies in the economy and increase productivity Improve the working of the Government and making it more efficient, responsive to the needs of the public and transparent in its working e-GovernmentVision and Objectives

  31. Selection of projects • High feasibility • High visibility • Easy to replicate • Commonality and multiple utility • Provincial projects • Model Districts • Automation of processes

  32. E-government • Federal & Provincial Governments being automated • Portal for the government • Potentially the most useful will be Land Records management • Service to the citizen • Tenancy and land owner rights • Getting rid of massive litigation • Revenue streams • Forecasting of crops, ease of loans,

  33. Manual Record Keeping Historical Context

  34. Need for Computerization E-Governance Kasur Failure and Karnataka Success amply demostrates that a Comprehensive System Analysis, a Robust Software and a well thought out strategy actually leads to success or failure in a Public Sector Projects

  35. The Challenge Shifting from the Past

  36. The Challenge - To a Better Future

  37. The Challenge Introducing Clean Record Keeping

  38. Highlights of LRMIS Simple Machine & Human Interface

  39. LRMIS Vision GIS Enabling

  40. LRMIS Vision Spatial Analysis

  41. TReMU: Technology Resource Mobilization Unit • Microcosm of interaction of Public and Private sector • Experts in relevant areas • Test bed for • Web based services, interactive forms and database integration • Security and hosting, • feedback and ‘steam off’, discussion forums • Transparency • Basis for a comprehensive Think Tank

  42. TReMU

  43. “The greatest dangerfor most of usis not that our aim istoo highand we miss it, but that it istoo lowand we reach it” Source: Michelangelo

  44. Thank YouSalman AnsariAdvisor, ICTMinistry of Information and CommunicationPakistan