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SSLEV Programme INDIA Tanzania Draft Action Plan . THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA. R. J. Masika, E. Runyoro, J. Nicolao & I. Bakari Tanzania Delegation - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Bangalore , India 20 February 2009. Tanzania Draft Action Plan. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>SSLEV Programme</p><p>INDIATanzania Draft Action Plan R. J. Masika, E. Runyoro, J. Nicolao &amp; I. Bakari Tanzania Delegation - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Bangalore, India 20 February 2009</p><p>THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA</p></li><li><p>Tanzania Draft Action PlanStrategic Agenda Develop new economy skills to increase employability leading to accelerated growth of the Tanzanian economy using IT/ITES industry </p><p>Goals</p><p>Skills building to increase employability to enable Tanzania to participate in the global economy through IT/ITES industryRaise awareness to key policy/decision makers about the potential of IT/ITES industry to accelerate growth of Tanzanian economyCreate enabling environment to foster the development of IT/ITES industryIdentify, develop and promote IT/ITES industry</p></li><li><p>What will it take to reach there? Study on current status of IT/ITES industry in Tanzania, SWOT Analysis value proposition, identify strategic focus areas (3)</p><p>Skills needs assessment (NESAP-ICT) - Establish baseline (1)</p><p>Explore different business models to stimulate skills development with international recognition for IT/ITES industry in Tanzania (1)</p><p> Explore the possibility of Trade delegation (Ministers and private sector) visit to India to learn about the IT/ITES industry contribution to employment and economic growth (own (technical) solutions to meet the needs of our society and market) (2)</p></li><li><p>What will it take to reach there? ctdEstablish a trade/business association similar to NASSCOM to engage with the Government on issues related to the development of IT/ITES industry in Tanzania (3)</p><p>Review legal and regulatory policies to create an enabling environment for the growth of the IT/ITES industry (3)</p><p>Utilize the NESAP-ICT program to jump start the IT/ITES skills building initiative in Tanzania (1) </p></li><li><p>Key Actions - Immediate (2-4 months) Dissemination of experiences from SSLEV Visit to the Government and other stakeholders through various for a</p><p>Video Conference with WB, PSs of MoCST, MoEVT and MoIT to reinforce the message on new economy skills and IT/ITES industry</p><p>Set up a Task Force to coordinate the establishment of IT/ITES industry and associated skills development</p><p>Finalize the Country Action Plan on IT/ITES skills development by April 15, 2009</p></li><li><p>Key Actions - Immediate (2-4 months) ctdDevelop terms of reference for a study to review the legal and regulatory framework to create an enabling environment for the development of the IT/ITES industryInitiate dialogue for establishment of a trade/business association similar to NASSCOM to engage with the Government on issues related to the development of IT/ITES industry in Tanzania NESAP-ICT program (i) scoping mission in April 2009 (ii) Needs assessment for IT/ITES skills to be started by May 2009 (iii) discuss how skills component of the country action plan could be supportedExplore the possibility of anchoring the NESAP-ICT program in the ICT Centre of Excellence in Tanzania within the next 2-3 months </p></li><li><p>Key Actions - Medium Term (5-12 months) Undertake the study to review the legal and regulatory framework to create an enabling environment for the development of the IT/ITES industry (3)</p><p>Explore the possibility of following up with international companies/training institutions to invest or partner with local companies/institutions to: (i) do business and create employment (ii) to impart internationally recognized IT/ITES skills (1)</p><p>Develop strategy and plan of action for building capacity and bridging gaps identified by the needs assessment report (1)</p></li><li><p>Key Actions - Medium Term (5-12 months) ctd </p><p>Stakeholders workshop to discuss the IT/ITES industry study report and recommend the way forward (4)</p><p>Develop strategic plan for establishment and/or promotion of IT/ITES industry based upon the above report (4)</p><p>Initiate Trade delegation (Ministers and private sector) visit to India to learn about the IT/ITES industry contribution to employment and economic growth</p></li><li><p>Key Actions - Long term (Beyond 12 months) Put in place legal and regulatory framework necessary to foster the IT/ITES industry in Tanzania (3.3)Establishment of a trade/business association similar to NASSCOM to engage with the Government on issues related to the development of IT/ITES industry (by private sector) (3.3, 3.4)Government to support the private sector in the establishment of internationally recognized skills to improve employability and be able to participate in the global market. (3.1, 3.4).</p></li><li><p>Key Actions - Long term (Beyond 12 months) ctd </p><p>Explore the possibility of adopting internationally recognized assessment systems such as NAC to enable Tanzania to participate in global market. (1, 4)</p><p>Explore the possibility of embedding the requisite curriculum in tertiary education institutions to support employability in the IT/ITES industries </p></li><li><p>Food for thoughtSet up fund to support development of IT/ITES industrySet up a national knowledge foundationPolicy framework IPR and data securityNetwork of VET CentresAccreditation mechanism of IT/ITES Industry in line with ISOGlobal financial crisis we look at it as opportunity for Tanzania in the next 1-3 years because by the time global market picks up we will be prepared and ready to participate in the global economyMultiple models of industry-academic partnershipsValue propositionReadiness for PBO industry in Africa www.cbcglobal.org is Tanzania there?</p></li><li><p>Food for thoughtctdPartnership with International Universities, e.g., POSTECH, IIT, IIIT, etcPossibility of creating an organisation like Mexico1st that can team up with multinational companies to gain access to i) technologies ii) marketing networks and iii) ensure international certificationsDevelop IT Parks using credible private IT Parks developersEstablish a single window mechanism to promote IT/ITES industrySet up a global advisory committee to promote IT/ITES industryRole of Diaspora is important in development of IT/ITES industryEstablish a national skills registryCollaboration between the Government, private sector and education institutions to work together to support the skills development for IT/ITES industryExplore establishment of incubation services</p></li><li><p>Thank You</p></li></ul>