Archive of Activities

African Ministerial Conference: Leadership Capacity Development

July 23, 2012


Capacity Building Workshop on
“Leadership Capacity-Development for Improved Delivery of Public Services
in Africa using Information and Communication Technologies”

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - 23-25July 2012




Day One Monday, 23 July 2012
Time Activities
08:00 – 09:00 Registration (continued from Sunday, 22 July 2012)
09:00 – 10:35 Opening Session and Welcome
09:00 - 09:10 Introduction by the Workshop Facilitator:
Dr. John Mary Kauzya, Chief, PACB/UNDESA
09:10 – 09:20 Remarks by H.E. Mr. Juneydi Sado, Minister of Civil Service of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
09:20 – 09:30 Remarks by Mr. Abdoulie Janneh, Executive Secretary of the UN
Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
09:30 – 09:40 Remarks by Mr. Eugene Owusu, UN Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme
09:40 – 10:00 Key note speech by Hon. Marco M. Hausiku, MP, Deputy Prime
Minister, Office of the Prime Minister Namibia
10:00 – 10:10 Opening address by H.E. Mrs. Julia Dolly Joiner, Commissioner for Political Affairs, Africa Union Commission
10:10 – 10:30 Launch of AAPSIA 2013 by Hon. Lindiwe N. Sisulu, Minister for Public Service & Administration, South Africa
10:30– 11:00 Group Photo and Coffee Break
11:00 – 13:00 Plenary Session I: Panel on “Public Service Delivery and the Role of Senior
Public Service Leadership in Promoting the Use of ICT for Improved Public Service Performance in Africa”
Chairperson:
H.E. Mrs. Julia Dolly Joiner, Commissioner for Political Affairs,
Africa Union Commission
Hon. Marco M. Hausiku, MP, Deputy Prime Minister, Office of the Prime Minister Namibia (Overview of CAMPS LTS on theuse of ICT in Public Service)
H.E. Dr. Ashraf H. Abdelwahab, Acting Minister of State for Administrative Development of Egypt as E-government Champion in Africa (Problems and opportunities)
Mr. George Yambesi, Permanent Secretary, President’s Office on the contribution of human resource management in developing the requisite human capacity to apply ICT in the public service.
12:00 – 13:00 Open Discussion (Participants will be invited to share their respective countries’ experiences in relation to public service delivery using ICT. Each intervention will be limited to five minutes
13:00 – 14:30 LUNCH
14:30 – 16:00 Plenary Session II: Harnessing the Potential of OSS and ODS to Improve the Management of Public Sector Institutions
Chairperson:S.E. Sendazirasa Annonciata, Ministre de la Fonction Publique, du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale du Burundi
Panel:S.E. M. Gnamien Konan, Ministre de la Fonction Publique et de la
Reforme Administrative, COTE D’IVOIRE
Mr. Flavio Zeni, Chief Technical Adviser, Division for Public
Administration and Development Management, UNDESA
15:00 – 16:00 Open discussion (Participants will be invited to exchange knowledge and experiences in the use of ICT in public sector and the. potential that ODS and OSS possesses for improving the performance of Public Sector Institutions in delivering public service).
Mr. Flavio Zeni will make a presentation on the successful use of Open Source Software (OSS) and Open Data Standards (ODS) in the work of selected African parliaments and the likely benefits that the introduction of OSS and ODS may have on the performance of the public sector
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00 Plenary Session III:Developing Capacities for effective use of open standards and open source software and applications to enhance delivery of public service in Africa
Chairperson:H.E. Mr. Juneydi Sado, Minister of Civil Service of the Federal
Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Panel:
Mr. Richard Kerby, Inter-regional Adviser, EGB/UNDESA
Prof. Odongo William Okello, Director, School of Computing & Informatics Building, University of Nairobi
Dra. Meraldina Mazivele, Departamen to de Software de
Aplicação (SAD) CIUEM, Campus Universitário Principal,
University of Mozambique
Mr. Alexei Tikhomirov, Acting Head of the United Nations
Project Office on Governance in Korea (UNPOG)
17:30 – 18:00 Open discussion (Participants will be invited to discuss the role of human factor in promoting the use of OSS and open data technologies in the public sector, universities and everywhere where public funds are spent. They will also explore procedures that should be put in place to promote partnership between public administrations in Africa and how ICT can support these administrative processes in the future.
19:00 Cocktail Reception by the Government of Ethiopia (Hilton)
Day Two Tuesday, 24July 2012
Time Activities
9:00 – 11:30 Plenary Session IV:UNDP experience in supporting governments in Africa to promote the use of modern technologies for improved delivery of public service
Chairperson:
Hon. Celina Ompeshi Kombani, Minister of State of Public Service Management, Tanzania
Mr. Vincenzo Aquaro, Chief EGB/UNDESA - The United Nations E-Government Report: Africa’s Experience
Mr. Raul Zambrano, Global Lead ICTD/e-governance UNDP, Pro'poor Service Delivery using ICTs and mobile technologies: towards social inclusion
UNDP global work on E-Governance and access to information via ICTs
H.E. Dr. Debretsion Gebremeskel, Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Ethiopia
Mr.Philip Thigo, Citizen monitoring of public service delivery using ICTs- -HUDUMA from Kenya –
Mr. Samuel Cudjoe, Acting Executive Secretary, Ghana APRM
Governing Council
10:30 – 11:30 Open discussion on What more should be done by UNDP,
UNDESA and other development partners to further promote the use of ICT in public service delivery
11:30– 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00– 13:00 Plenary Session V : Proposal for Creating Centers of Excellence and Networks for effective Development and use of Open Standards and Open Source Software to improve the Delivery of Public Services
Chairperson:
Hon. Dalmas Otieno Anyango, EGH, MP. Minister of State for Public Service, Office of the Prime Minister’ and Chairperson of the 7th AU Conference of Ministers of Public Service
Mr. Flavio Zeni, Chief Technical Adviser, Division for Public Administration and Development Management, UNDESA
12:20 – 13:00 Open discussion on the effective ways to jointly promote the use of ICT in the public sector in Africa by taking into account the national and regional specifics. Participants will also explore possibilities for public and private cooperation and participation of academia in designing and developing OSS and ODS for use in the public sector and the relevant training requirements.
13:00 – 15:00 LUNCH
15:00 – 16:00 Plenary Session VI:Lessons learnt fromE-Government Survey/Report
Chairperson:
H.E. Dr. Ashraf H. Abdelwahab, Acting Minister of State for Administrative Development of Egypt
Dr. Catherine Getao - Secretary, E-Government in the Republic of Kenya - Application of ICT in improving service delivery in the public service
Mr. Khaled Sellami, Director General, E-Government Unit Presidency of the Government of Tunisia
H.E. Mr. Kwang-Soo Chang, Assistant Minister, Informatization Strategy Office, Ministry of Public Administration and Security. Republic of Korea
Mr. Jeongwon Yoon, Executive Director, National Information Society Agency, Republic of Korea
16:00-16:30 Open discussion on the lessons learnt from the UNDESA Egovernment survey
16:30– 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00– 18:00 Working groups : Three parallel workshops are proposed, with the aim of providing an opportunity for participants to discuss more in depth about the themes of the preceding plenary sessions. Each workshop will be led by a facilitator and have a rapporteur to record the discussion.
19:00 Dinner offered by Ethiopian Government (Hilton)
Day Three Wednesday, 25July 2012
Time Activities
9:00 – 13:00 Preparation of Working Group Reports
This morning has been set aside to allow working groups to prepare their reports, tying in the discussions of the plenary sessions on the same themes, to be presented to the rest of the conference participants.
9:00 – 10:30 Begin preparing reports
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee
11:00 – 13:00 Continue preparing reports
9:00 – 13:00 Special Session: (between the CAMPS Secretariat and Development Partners)

Chairperson: Hon. Dalmas Otieno Anyango, EGH, MP. Minister of State for Public Service, Office of the Prime Minister and Chairperson of the 7thAU Conference of Ministers of Public Service

The Chairperson will introduce the topic by commenting on the common problems encountered by the public sector in Africa in utilizing ICTs and highlighting a core set of challenges that derive from a limited use of Open Source Software and Open Standards by Public Institutions. He will introduce the presenter, ensure that time restrictions are observed, and direct the floor discussion, after which he would provide a brief summary.

Presenter: Dr. John Mary Kauzya, Chief, PACB/UNDESA
13:00 – 15:00 LUNCH
15:00 – 16:30 Plenary Session VII: Concluding Session (including presentations on UNPACS by Dr.John-Mary Kauzya)
This session’s goal is to tie up the discussions and deliberations of the preceding days through receiving reports of the working groups’ findings, tying in the discussions of the special panel, and adopting recommendations for future action.

Presentations of Working Group and Special Panel

Moderator: TBA
WG 1 TBA
WG 2 TBA
WG 3 TBA
Special Panel TBA
16:00-16:30 General discussion and summary by Moderator
16:30 – 16:45 Coffee Break
16:45 – 17:30 Concluding Session:(Continued)
16:45 – 17:15 In light of the reports on the three thematic areas and the report of the special panel, a general discussion of lessons learned, conclusions and recommendations will take place. The Moderator will attempt to synthesize the main findings and recommendations of the Workshop with on how it relates to the future
17:15 – 17:30 Closing remarks
19:00 Dinner offered by Ethiopian Government (Sherathon)

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