United Republic of Tanzania by KkzmD52

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									UNITED REPUBLIC
OF TANZANIA

 Country Presentation
Map of Tanzania
Country Profile
   Population: 39 Millions
   Population Growth: 2.5% annually
   Area: 947,300 sq km
   Capital City: Dodoma
   GDP Growth Rate: 7.2% (2008)
   GDP per Capita: US$540
   Economic activities: Agriculture, Mining,
    Construction, Communication and Financial
    sector
   Life expectancy at birth: 59.6 years
SELECTED PRIORITY AREA
   Information Communications Technology
   Justification
       Will complement current efforts of establishing a
        vibrant ICT system in Tanzania
       There is already an ICT policy of 2003
       Is an essential tool for the development of various
        sectors of the economy
       It enhances efficiency and transparency including the
        time for doing business
SELECTED PRIORITY AREA
 Justification (cont.)
    It enhances trade within and globally
    It increases employment opportunities
    It enhances e-government, e-education,
     telemedicine, e-tourism, e-commerce, e-
     research, etc
    Will speed up poverty reduction
    Will create a knowledge-based society
SPECIFIC GOALS TO BE
ACHIEVED
Within the framework of the ICT Policy 2003…
 To ensure there is an integrated ICT led socio-
  economic development
 To establish an ICT infrastructure upto the
  grassroots level
 To enhance ICT literacy and the usage at all
  levels
 To attract direct foreign investment
 It will enhance the role of R&D institutions
CONTEXT
   Conditions
       Low usage of application of ICT
       Low awareness of the potential and application of ICT
   Difficulties
       Lack of adequate resources for ICT infrastructure
        development to the grassroots level
       Power constraints in various parts of the country
       Difficulties in disposing used computers
       Lack of adequate human resources
CONTEXT
Ongoing Initiatives
 ICT Backbone infrastructure

 UCAF

 E-Government initiative

 S&T Higher Education Program- HE
  institutions
POLICIES AND ACTIONS TO
BE IMPLEMENTED
   Policies
       ICT policy of 2003
   Actions to be taken
       Implementation of ICT policy (in a phased manner)
       To enact law and regulation to re-inforce the policy
       To build ICT infrastructure
       To create awareness on ICT usage and applications to
        various stakeholders
IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY
   Lead ministry
       Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology
   Coordination across ministries
       Tanzania Telecommunication Ltd under the close
        supervision of the Ministry of Communication, Science
        and Technology
   Timeline
       24 months
   Financing
       Government financing
       Public-private-people partnership
SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
   For design
       Outsourcing (contractor) under the supervision of
        local experts
   Implementation steps to address skills gaps
       Recruit young scientists and send for further study for
        the management and the maintenance of
        infrastructure
       Tanzania has embarked on an ambitious programme
        on ICT engineering, hard and software engineering
        for its young scientists
       Secondary and Higher education reforms with a focus
        on Math, Science and Technology/Skills
THANK YOU

								
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