GITEGA June 4th (ABP) – An important step has been taken by public institutions in the implementation of the National Information and Communication Technologies Development Policy (PNDTIC 2010-2025) but efforts are still to be made for the effective implementation of that policy by 2025.
That observation was made by the ICT focal points of the country’s public institutions during the retreat to assess the progress of the implementation of the PNDTIC held from May 31 to June 2 at the Accolade hotel.
The participants in that retreat analyzed together the state of the integration of the use of ICTs in ministries and public institutions such as the institution of the Prime Minister, that of the National Assembly, the one of the Senate and those of parastatal companies.
They thus noticed that many achievements are made at the level of development of ICT infrastructure within institutions, at the level of development of digital applications and skills, planning and governance, internet operation and social media.
Thus, many of the ministries have IT master plans. Other institutions have already integrated formal ICT education for staff.
Also, there are institutions that have integrated the interconnection of their services and the computerization of services, and so on.
Nevertheless, they said, those involved in the implementation of the PNDTIC must strengthen their efforts for the effective implementation of that policy by 2025.
They then discussed the appropriate strategies to adopt in a complex, evolving and changing technology environment. They also underlined the key role of the ministry in charge of ICT in the coordination of stakeholders, the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the PNDTIC.
At the end of the discussions, the ICT focal points made the roadmap for the functioning of the ICT units in the implementation of the PNDTIC. Those ICT units have the particular role of promoting a synergy of actions between the various stakeholders in the implementation of the PNDTIC.
In order to achieve the strategic vision that the government has set itself, that of achieving universal access to ICTs by 2025, the ICT focal points of public institutions have made recommendations for stakeholders in the implementation of the PNDTIC.
They therefore recommended ministerial authorities and other public institutions to take ownership of the PNDTIC in order to get involved in its implementation, to set up ICT units in all institutions, to promote a unit within institutions, to strengthen IT governance and efforts aimed at Internet accessibility for all institutions.
They recommended the ministry in charge of ICTs to get involved in the coordination of all the ICT projects of the different institutions.
They further recommended that the ICT units ensure the integration of ICT use in the different institutions. They also recommended that partners involve the ministry in charge of ICTs in the development and implementation of ICT projects.
The Director of ICTs, Mrs. Rosine Guillène Gatoni, closed the work of the retreat by calling on all stakeholders in the implementation of the PNDTIC to develop the ICT use in their spheres of action.