So sorry but wont be able to make it tomorrow. I’ll be on leave. Saia, my assistant can sit in for me. Hope all goes well.
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Subject: [tg-egov] Re: Working Groups - Get Together #2
Program: National ICT Working Groups
Date: Thursday, Dec 20th, 2007
Location: Fa'onelua Convention Ctr
Time: 2:00 ~
Remember that this is the date you guys picked. If you have any Christmas presents to add to the table, ..., bring it along 8-)
> SPIN Status Update
> ITU Niuafo'ou Status Update
> SPC Niuatoputapu Status Update
> eGov Working Group Policy Statements
> Quick Win Programs - Update
--> Leadership Training
--> TVB Portal
--> Government Portal
Thanks to Fe'ao for getting us the space and food (the fewer of you who turn up, the more food that is left for the rest of us.)
Fe'ao will be trying to get the letter across your HOD's desks by this afternoon or tomorrow morning requesting your presence.
Samiuela Loni Vea Taufa wrote the following on 12/14/2007 6:30 PM:
Leadership ICT Training Programme - Project Initiation Proposal.
Attached is a document that should be clarified through Lorraine / Sitiveni / & 'Amini's review of the "Leadership Awareness and Commitment" Policy.
Those who have too much free time, please look at the document.
Samiuela Loni Vea Taufa wrote the following on 12/12/2007 4:38 PM:
Example from the eGovernment Group ? Hopefully, my attached/inlined "eGovernment Policy: Human Capacity Development" is in line with our discussions of what we want to come out from each group.
I hope the text comes out OK, and it is also included as a Word Document so if you are sad enough to use it as a template.
In the eGovernment Group, we originally had our FIVE Policy Proposals, but when they asked for prioritising our top X projects, we went ahead and said that some of our FIVE Policy Proposals could be melded together into THREE Policy Proposals.
We ended up with the following (as my feeble mind recovers):
Human Capacity Development - http://groups.google.com/group/tg-egov/browse_frm/thread/9f07b290f19c...
Leadership Awareness and Commitment - http://groups.google.com/group/tg-egov/browse_frm/thread/b264afa93d4a...
Standardisation, Security, and Privacy - http://groups.google.com/group/tg-egov/browse_frm/thread/55411ee66ac1...
I would like to take this opportunity to ask teams in eGovernment to work on the other two Proposals.
a) Leadership Awareness and Commitment -
Lorraine, Sitiveni, 'Amini
b) Standardisation, Security, and Privacy -
Salote, Keni, Tita (mou ki'i telefoni atu pe 'oku kei 'iai ko aa ha'atau IT he MP pe 'ikai)
I'll give you guys a call Thursday/Friday to see if you need any help.
Human Capacity Development
To develop systems and programs to ensure our ICT Human Capacity needs are continually assessed and adequate programs are put into place to maximize our ability to meet those needs.
Advance Government Services through Technical and Vocational Skills Training
Ensure respect of Intellectual Property
Security and Privacy Standards
Projects / Priorities
ICT Skills Development Plan.
Current practise is for ICT Training Programs that may be too much (information overload) for individuals, or mostly unrelated to staff needs. An ICT Skills Development Plan will itemise skills needed for different operations and provide a roadmap and resources (except time) for interested staff to achieve those skills.
The plan and implementation will cater for both students learning in a teacher-led classroom environment and for students wishing to use distance education tools such as web tools.
Increase frequency and appropriateness of ICT Training.
There is currently a plethora of training that is attended but lack direct contribution to staff performance in their jobs. Courses should be more carefully developed, assessed to maximise their end-use value. It is important to provide more training for staff, and just as important to ensure that training is effective.
Business Process, Workflow Analysis.
To better understand current business and skills needs, we will need to have a better understanding of how business operations current occur, mapping the Business Process or Workflow. Whether this Process is Re-engineered or not, the analysis needs to provide a set of ICT Skills performance metrics, and how staff can develop and improve on these minimal skills.
Hire external ICT Training expertise.
Having determined our desired ICT Competencies (Skills Requirements) we need to prioritise the desired skills and address needs for bringing/buying external training expertise to ensure we can meet our goals.
Develop and Promote a Code of Conduct for ICT Practitioners.
ICT Practitioners have an increasingly disproportionate access to sensitive resources and data. A code of conduct for ICT Professionals and its promotion ensures a common understanding of respected and desirable behaviour.
Penalties are beyond the scope of this Project.
Standardisation of ICT Resources.
The standardisation of ICT Resources serves two purposes, the functionality of developing skills that are transportable between different resources and maximising the probabilities for quality maintenance service
For example, standardising on Microsoft Word ensures that competence in Microsoft Word can be used in all offices of Government. Standardising on Brand X as the Server (and the subsequent training for Network Administration Staff) maximises the ability for staff to ensure high availability of servers and service quality.
Standardisation should involve vendors and Industry where joint effort will increase efficiencies for all.
Points of Integration
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Training and Youth Services
Working Group – Education
Working Group – Industry
Participants - Key
Lack of funding
Lack of Commitment
Samiuela LV Taufa wrote the following on 12/11/2007 6:27 PM:
Resolution Item #XYZ:
Policy Refresh. Working Groups to review their Policies (and hopefully the Programmes) to rewrite them so they are more meaningful (less technical) and to include well written rationales. Working Group Chairs to work on this, suggest assigning different people to different policies/programmes/projects ke vave ange 'a e fakama'opo'opo 'o toki talanoa'i pe he forum mei ai.
a. Clarify/Provide a descriptive paragraph for each Policy Purpose Statement.
b. Put in the Programmes and Projects already outlined for the group, but not well captured in the report Appendixes (i.e. same as what we have on CDs)
c. Priorities – record the priorities the group had set
d. Points of Integration – a few groups had this, if you can record that please
e. Participants – Likewise, if you have this, please record it.
Kole atu ki he kau Paipa ke mou vahevahe atu 'a e ngaahi Policy Objectives ke fai ki ai ha ngaue. Ko e 'u Policy Objectives 'eni neu ma'u mei he report (Report attached as 305KB PDF instead of 1.4MB DOC)
6P’s Process - Ko e anga 'eni 'a e 'u fehu'i ne tuku mai ke fokotu'utu'u ki ai 'a e ngaue.
* What is the Purpose of this objective?
* What are the key Programmes required achieving this objective?
* What specific Projects reside within each of the programmes?
* What is the order of Priority for each of the programmes and projects?
* What are the Points of Integration and dependencies with initiatives – including initiatives within other Working Groups?
* Who are the key Participants that will need to be involved?
* To provide and establish a reliable, sustainable, portable, secure, compatible and evolving ICT infrastructure using proven technology
* To promote and maintain effective connectivity
* To provide easy to use, scalable ICT systems
* To provide an ICT system that minimizes paper
* Train and retain skilled personnel to sustain development and keep abreast with current innovations
ICT’s in Homes and Communities:
* Provide easy access to information at high speed and at low cost to all segments of Tongan society
* Develop local content, including the retention of local values
* Develop user-friendly community ICT access
* Bring access to ICTs to the community through regional networks and organisations
* Foster different communication channels for community use
* Provide ICT research and administration
* Develop the curriculum to include ICT education (from primary school level)
* Establish monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to measure outcomes, achievements and performance
* Increase ICT literacy and awareness, including professional teachers’ development as per international standards
* Foster networking between schools, parents and communities
* Promote and develop long-distance online learning courses
* Increase access to ICTs to disadvantaged groups, including early learners
* Promote the creation of local content and cultural artifacts
* Promote use of ICT and e-commerce to foster the growth of SMEs and the economy as a whole
* Provide training to support new businesses and entrepreneurs in the use and benefits of ICT
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