E-Readiness and Capacity Building
One of the main GKPF action lines is the creation and execution of an ICT4D E-Readiness and Capacity Building Initiative with its members and partners.
One of the biggest and basic challenges that face those implementing development is that none of the stakeholders in development are actually able to take full advantage of the available ICT tools and solutions. The basic fact is that a huge majority of those involved in development are not ICT ready and lack basic and operational e-literacy.
International donor organizations are facing major problem because of the lack of e-readiness and literacy, prevents them from identifying those project partners in the field that are ready and able take full advantage of the resources and ICT solutions available. It is a fact, that a lot of development resources do not reach the field or are wasted because of a lack qualified implementation partners.
ICT infrastructures are often created without adequately taking into account the need for training and the development of the strategic uses of the same infrastructure, which will make it effective and sustainable.
From all this follows the need to initiate a global ICT4D capacity building and certification program for e-readiness in development for all sectors and stakeholders.
Such an e-readiness and capacity building initiative cannot be created over night and not by one organization. GKPF has therefore decided to initiate the process by creating the ICT4D E-Readiness and Capacity Building Initiative, (DERCI), as one of the GKPF action lines that will be implemented by GKPF, his members and his partners.
The initial steps DERCI will take are threefold:
If you are interested in joining DERCI, please register with the GKPF www site, if you have not already done so, and join the DERCI discussion and working group online.
By joining the DECI Discussion and Working group online you will also ready to upload your “Infrastructure is not enough for Development” story.
DERCI Working Group
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Ereadiness and Capacity Building Initiatives
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