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Creating Capacity and Jobs. Session VI Creating Capacity and Jobs. Salman Ansari Advisor, ICT, Ministry of Information and Communication Pakistan. Policies Laws Enabling Regulatory Frameworks Infrastructure Telecommunications Voice Internet Video .

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Creating Capacity and Jobs

Session VI

Creating Capacity and Jobs

Salman Ansari

Advisor, ICT, Ministry of Information and Communication

Pakistan

defining capacity building more than just hrd
Policies

Laws

Enabling Regulatory Frameworks

Infrastructure

Telecommunications

Voice

Internet

Video

Defining Capacity BuildingMore than just HRD
capacity building
Local languages

Content development

Open source software

and most importantly

Financial Commitment and Support from the Top

Capacity Building
capacity building hr
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
alleviating information poverty
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.
equalizer
Equalizer:
  • Negates the advantages of Big City Locations.
  • Equalizes small and large trade organizations.
  • Reduces gender prejudices.
enhancing competitiveness
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
tackling this in pakistan

Tackling this in Pakistan

Kuala Lumpur

Oct 2003

best practices
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
the strategy
An environment that stimulates creativity and welcomes advances in the use of Information TechnologyThe Strategy…

IT Education

Areas of initiatives

  • s and Eabling enviroment

Laws and enabling environment

  • High capacity, reliable and accessible communications
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SDH/PDH (525/622 Mb/s) backbone being upgraded to DWDM

10 Gb/s

Optical fibre connectivity covers 400 cities and Towns

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Oct , 2003: 1700 locations

90% of the population

bandwidth available
Bandwidth Available

October 2000: 32 Mb/s Mar 2002: 265 Mb/s

Aug 2003: 610 Mb/s

today

Start point

plummeting costs

Start point

Today

Plummeting costs….

June 2000: US$ 87,000/E1 October 2003: US$ 5,400/E1

internet user growth

Total users more than 5 Million!

Dial up

Start point

Today

Internet user growth

June 2000: 130,000 Oct 2003: 5,400,000

cellular explosion

Start point

Today

Cellular explosion

Jan 2001: 225,000 Oct 2003: 2,450,000

CPP

paksat 1
Paksat 1

Ku Band

C-Band

new undersea optical fibre

Legend

Existing SMW 3

Existing FLAG

Proposed new spur

Branch Units

SMW 4

New Undersea Optical Fibre
explosive growth in it enabled pakistan
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…
accessibility
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
education
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
the virtual university and distance learning
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
training and continuity
Federal programs

Provincial Programs

Human Resources

Retraining, New hiring, continuity, using existing manpower, availability, pay scales, outsourcing

Training and Continuity
e commerce
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
e commerce1
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
e government vision and objectives
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
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Selection of projects

  • High feasibility
  • High visibility
  • Easy to replicate
  • Commonality and multiple utility
  • Provincial projects
    • Model Districts
    • Automation of processes
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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,
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Manual Record Keeping

Historical Context

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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

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The Challenge

Shifting from the Past

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The Challenge

- To a Better Future

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The Challenge

Introducing Clean Record Keeping

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Highlights of LRMIS

Simple Machine & Human Interface

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LRMIS Vision

GIS Enabling

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LRMIS Vision

Spatial Analysis

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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
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“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