National ICT Plan Trinidad and Tobago 2012 - 2016

I found the draft document on the Ministry of Planning website. I am guessing it has to be reviewed and amendment and then made final. Not sure if that has happened as yet. Here are the key points I took away from the draft.

  • Advisory roles, government technocrats, focus groups, review panels and online consultations contributed to the plan.
  • Government has identified ICT as one of seven inter-connected pillars for sustainable national development.
  • Dubbed SmartTT, it is a comprehensive five-year strategy.
  • It encapsulates five themes; Innovation and Human Capital Development, Access and Digital Inclusion, e-Business and ICT Sector Development and e-Government.
  • It is a successor to the previous plan that was called Fast Forward.
  • Creating and promoting local digital content.
  • Increasing the accessibility and affordability of technologies.
  • Over the past few years Caribbean countries have been steadily moving up in global ICT ratings.
  • By 2027 we should become an industrial and consumer ICT research centre and a net exporter of ICT services.
  • One strategic thrust is bridging the digital divide.
  • One key initiative is stimulating ICT demand to encourage e-commerce adoption.
  • There is a need for a mindset change to transition to a new knowledge-based economy.
  • The Government is accountable for the progress and success of the National ICT Plan.
  • Funding through a central fund and a "3P" fund to encourage Public Private Partnerships.
  • An ICT governance structure is essential to ensure the successful implementation of the Plan.
  • Some of the supporting mechanisms include
    • Green Computing and Sustainable ICT
    • Free / Libre / Open Source Software (FLOSS)
    • Inter-Island Connectivity
  • Broadband Vision: To deliver a future-proof broadband infrastructure capable of delivering access speeds of 100 Mbps and above to the majority of the population by 2016.

Have a read yourself and let me know what stands out for you in the comments below.



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4 comments:

  1. did you not find that the document was all fluff and little substance?

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  2. It could have included more specific action items.

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  3. not could have. supposed to. fast forward was a better document. if you can find it i would be grateful.

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  4. I think adopting a good ecommerce structure would be beneficial to all small businesses. However, all local banks must take an active role.

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