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ICTA Private Sector Forum. Arrival of Guests National Anthem Welcome Address ICTA Programs- Progress & Opportunities ahead Launch of Surveys ICTA Private Sector Program- Progress and Impact eAsia- Opportunities to engage Career Fairs Presentation Address by the Chief Guest

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    1. ICTA Private Sector Forum Arrival of Guests National Anthem Welcome Address ICTA Programs- Progress & Opportunities ahead Launch of Surveys ICTA Private Sector Program- Progress and Impact eAsia- Opportunities to engage Career Fairs Presentation Address by the Chief Guest Vote of Thanks Refreshments and Fellowship

    2. Welcome Address Prof. P. W. EpasingheChairman, ICTA

    3. ICTA Program- Progress and Opportunities Ahead 13th October 2009Cinnamon Grand Hotel Dinuka PereraProgramme Head, Re- Engineering GovernmentICTA

    4. Private Sector Forum 2009 ICTA Programs – Progress & Opportunities ahead Dinuka Perera – Programme Head, Re-Engineering Government

    5. Government Information Center (GIC) • Information about more than 1600 government services offered by 70 government institutions • ‘eGovernment & Institution’

    6. ‘Impaired Aid’ Harnessing the power of ICT to improve the quality of life of two disadvantaged segments of the population; the aurally and the visually impaired ‘eInclusion and Participation’

    7. “Two awards each went to China, Egypt and Italy, which have shown excellent results already in the last years, but also to the newcomers Ghana and Sri Lanka, showing that excellence in the content use of new ICTs is neither a matter of size of population, nor is it driven by wealth.”

    8. Recognition for your Products and Projects… • World Summit Award: www.wsis-award.org • Manthan Award: www.manthanaward.org • Government Technology Award: www.futuregov.net • Stockholm Challenge: www.stockholmchallenge.org • I4D Awards: www.i4donline.net • eSwabhimani: www.nca.nenasala.lk

    9. To facilitate access to ICT amongst the most vulnerable groups in Sri Lanka and to ensure that the benefits of ICT flow to these groups

    10. eSociety Project Update • PAP (Partnership Assistance Program) • 35 Grants • CAP (Community Assistance Program) • 151 Grants • RAP (Replication Assistance Program): new grant scheme • 40 Grants

    11. eSociety Partnership Grants • Establish a mobile enabled network of livestock farmers who will be provided technical assistance through data / voice / SMS services • www.edairylanka.lk • Dambadeniya Development Foundation • Dalasa is peer to peer web cache which increases the performance of web browsing without any centralize caching system • http://sourceforge.net/projects/dalesa/ • Lanka Software Foundation

    12. eSociety Project Update • Agricultural Wikipedia and e-Learning Agriculture Courses • www.goviya.lk • Department of Agriculture

    13. Re-engineering Government To adopt ICT in all its aspects to make Government more efficient and effective, improve access to Government services, create a more citizen centric Government, and so contribute towards uplifting the standard of living of the people of Sri Lanka

    14. Lanka Government Network (LGN) • LGN (Stage I) – Completed • Certificate Authority for GoSL – September, 2009 • LGN (Stage II) - Implementation in January, 2010

    15. LGN Central Hub

    16. Network Operations Center (NOC)

    17. LGN I & II Sites – Coverage 475 Government Organizations Presidential Secretariat Prime Ministers Office 46 Cabinet Ministries 60 Departments 22 Other GOV Organizations 18 District Secretariats 271 Divisional Secretariats 8 Chief Secretary Officers 32 Provincial Ministries 16 Provincial Departments

    18. Government Information Center (GIC) • Information from 130 organizations on more than 2500 government services • Citizen Centric (Intention based) information www.gic.gov.lk

    19. Government Web Development • More than 250 Government web sites completed • EoIs to be called to revamp 40 more government websites in Oct ‘09

    20. Re-Engineering Government Projects Update • eDivisional Secretariats – Implementation in progress • ePensions – Implementation in progress • eForeign Employment Bureau – Implementation in progress • ePopulation Register – Implementation in progress • eRevenue License – Implementation in progress • eSamurdhi – Contracts (3) to be awarded by Nov ’09 • Lanka Gate – Core application implementation completed • IPG service provider for Lank Gate – Procurement in progress • eServices Projects (3 Projects) – currently being procured

    21. ICT Human Resource Development • Over 8000 ICT literate government officers across 200 government organizations • Over 6000 government officers with Internationally recognized ICT Certification • Over 100 government officers being trained in advanced technical training (RHCT,CCNA etc.,) • Over 300 CIOs across government trained in ICT leadership skills

    22. HR Capacity Building - training on offer

    23. Information Infrastructure National Communications Backbone Network Project • TRC- ICTA joint partnership • Build a fibre backbone connecting all regions in Sri Lanka in order to lower broadband cost and improve data and internet services • Will be implemented through a PPP on a least cost subsidy • RFPQ process completed – 5 parties shortlisted • RFP to be issued in October 2009 • Award the tender by December 2009

    24. Information Infrastructure • Over 600 Nenasala centres operating around the country • 20 Nenasala centres were funded by Government of India • 20 Nenasala centres to be established in Northern region, funded by Government of India

    25. Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) • Provide project management staff and other stakeholders with Information on whether progress is being made towards achieving desired results • Information generated through M&E – clearer decision making • Future project planning and development- improved when guided by lessons learned from project experience.

    26. M&E Update • Regular Monitoring Reports of Projects • Annual Evaluation Reports – based on project site visits and data collected • Programme Evaluation Surveys – e Society Development Evaluation Surveys completed • Special Surveys: • IT BPO Workforce Survey – under implementation • ICT Industry Survey – under implementation • Planned Surveys- several project outcome evaluation surveys are planned

    27. Transforming the waywe think, learn and act…

    28. ස්තුතියි!/ ​நன்றி! /Thank you! 

    29. Launch of Surveys 13 October 2009Cinnamon Grand Hotel Fayaz HudahProgramme HeadICTA

    30. Four Surveys launched by ICTA • ICT Industry Survey • IT Work Force Survey • BPO Work Force Survey • ICT Usage in Business

    31. ICT Industry Survey

    32. IT Workforce Survey

    33. BPO Workforce Survey

    34. ICT Usage in Business Survey

    35. ICTA Private Sector Program- Progress and Impact 13 October 2009Cinnamon Grand Hotel Fayaz HudahProgramme HeadICTA

    36. Enabling Environment for ICT Industry Growth ICT Industry Human Resource Development ICT Industry Promotion and Development The ICT Capacity Building Programme Implementation Period: Oct 2005 - Oct 2009 Fund Amount: US$ 5.2 Million

    37. Progress to date – Company / Individual related Grants (Nov 2005 – Sep 2009)

    38. Progress to date – Company / Individual related Grants (Nov 2005 – Sep 2009)

    39. Key Highlights Achieving international levels of quality • 42 IT-BPO companies in total are being supported under this grant • Certifications such as CMMi, ISO, COPC are being supported • USD 434,653 committed for grantees • 19 Companies already certified, rest to complete before end of 2009

    40. Key Highlights Developing employees in company specific paths • 131 grants awarded • 1,542 employees have received training • USD 236,533 committed for grantees • Up to 75% of the training cost reimbursed

    41. Key Highlights Industry-wide skill improvement • Sponsored a calendar of training seminars – unavailable locally • Around 800 employees have received training • USD 198,285 committed in total

    42. Key Highlights Building our brand internationally • Sponsored industry attendance at major outsourcing events • USD 342,827 committed for 8 events in major outsourcing markets • Funded advertisements in global outsourcing publications • Over 60 IT-BPO companies have participated in these events

    43. Key Highlights Building IT-BPO career awareness in regional schools • 4 IT-BPO career fairs held in Galle, Matara, Kandy and Kurunegala • 4 more planned to be held in Anuradhapura, Badulla, Ratnapura and Hambantota • USD 238,882 committed for the 8 fairs • Over 30 IT – BPO companies have partnered • Over 10,250 students have participated from the most of rural schools

    44. Key Highlights Certifying a new generation of IT professionals • 987 students benefitted from the eCitizens course • Microsoft, Sun – Java, CISCO, Oracle, Redhat certifications are covered under the second implementation • More than 1,600 Sri Lankans have registered for this certification program • USD 76,000 committed in total • 1,424 have benefited so far

    45. Key Highlights Supporting a new era of research and developmentand helping the nation's most important industries • Both companies and entrepreneurs are supported to encourage innovation • 12 innovative projects and 4 Thrust Industry solutions have been supported under this initiative • USD 422,173 committed in total for these innovations • 7 projects have been completed and the rest to be completed before the end of 2009

    46. Key Highlights to Date through the ICBP Programme (Nov 05 – Sep 09) • Our Impact? • More than 200 IT - BPO Companies benefitted • Nearly 350 Individual Scholarships awarded • Nearly 150 Training Programmes supported • More than 4,500 individuals trained • Building IT – BPO career awareness among 12,000 + students • Uniting the Industry – creation of SLASSCOM

    47. Key Highlights - (Mar 08 – Jul 08) • US$ 762,540 (188 grants & scholarships) committed in the last quarter • 22 Grants awarded to companies to pursue Company Quality Certifications ($211,000) • 44 Grants awarded to companies to train their employees and in-house trainers (US$194,048) • 9 Scholarships awarded to individuals to follow short-term overseas courses (US$54,930)

    48. Key Highlights - (Mar 08 – Jul 08) • 9 Grants awarded to companies for ICT Research and Innovation (US$215,000) • 38 individuals from 17 companies trained on Negotiation Skills by Bizpro Management Consultancy • 60 Grants awarded to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to computerize their accounts (US$13,500) • 62 Scholarships for short-term skill enhancement courses pending approval (US$31,000)

    49. Grants on offer now

    50. Strengthening the skills of Managers (Strategy 2 – Overseas Training for ICT Senior Managers) Deadline: 15 August 2008 • Subsidizes the cost of overseas short-term training (less than three months) for Senior ICT Managers • Lower of US$7,500 or the subsidy amount of the Course fee, Accommodation and Airfare costs (75% for employees from small companies or 60% for employees from medium companies or 50% for employees from large companies)