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GHANA’s PRESENTATION AT THE SOUTH-SOUTH LEARNING EXCHANGE VISIT TO INDIA

PRESENTATION BY

NANA OSEI BONSU,MOC


STRUCTURE OF PRESENTATION VISIT TO INDIA

  • Team members

  • Vision

  • Mission

  • ICT Policy Objective

  • ICT4AD Policy pillars

  • Current IT/ITES activities

  • Existing partnerships with India

  • Success stories, challenges and issues

  • HR & Skill development

  • Way Forward


Team Members VISIT TO INDIA

Issa Yahaya-Director,Director-PPME,Moc

Dan Baffour- Awuah-Executive Director-Cotvet-Ministry of Education

Herman Chinery-Hesse-CEO,Softtribe-rep.GASSCOM

Amr Hari Deep-CEO,IPMC-rep.GASSCOM

Nana Osei Bonsu –ITES HR & Skill Dev


VISION VISIT TO INDIA

To manage the convergence of Communication and Technologies to promote a viable integrated national development process


MISSION VISIT TO INDIA

To facilitate the development of reliable and cost-effective world-class communications infrastructure and services, driven by appropriate technological innovations and accessible by all citizens to enhance the promotion of economic competitiveness in a knowledge-based environment


Ict policy objective

ICT Policy objective VISIT TO INDIA

To engineer an ICT-led socio-economic development process to transform Ghana into a middle income, information-rich knowledge-based and technology driven economy


ICT4AD POLICY PILLARS VISIT TO INDIA

Accelerated Human Resource Development

Facilitating the Development of the Private Sector

Developing a globally Competitive value added services sector

Promoting Local and Foreign Direct Investment Drive in ICT

Legal, Regulatory and Investment Framework Divisions

R & D capacity Development


Current IT/ ITES ACTIVITIES VISIT TO INDIA

  • Ghana Multimedia Incubator Centre (GMIC) established in 2005 to train people for the BPO industry and to develop incubators

  • People trained in call centre operations, data entry and medical transcription services


Current IT/ ITES ACTIVITIES VISIT TO INDIA

GMIC also collaborated with the Ghana Telecom University college to trained people in call centre operations and data entry .

Other public and private training institutions and the universities are training people in IT/ITES but there is no national standardization or uniform certification process in place


Current IT/ ITES ACTIVITIES VISIT TO INDIA

ITES Division of the MOC established in March 2007 to facilitate the Development of the Private Sector.

Three main components of ITES

Human Resource Development/Capacity Building

Support to Industry

Investment Promotion of ITES/BPO business


Current IT/ ITES ACTIVITIES VISIT TO INDIA

  • Reputable private training institutions such as IPMC in Ghana is currently the Gold certified Partner for Microsoft and Novell, and WDP partner for Oracle University, Tally Academy for Tally Solutions

  • IPMC also has a renowned partnership with the Industry vendors such as Dell,HP IPMC,NetApp,CISCO,Tally etc


Certification programs VISIT TO INDIA

MCSE(Microsoft certified systems Engineer)-Microsoft

CCNA/CCNP(CISCO certified Network Associate/Cisco certified Network professional)-CISCO

OCA/OCP(Oracle certified Associate/Oracle certified Professional)-Oracle

Hardware & Networking-COMPTIA

ICDL(International Computer Driving License)-ICDL Africa

Tally certified Professional-Tally Solutions


Existing Partnerships with India VISIT TO INDIA

  • Tally Academy-Tally Solutions Indian

  • Government of India supported the setting up of a modern ICT institute in a Ghana the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Advanced International Technology Institute and center of Excellence for ICT which is in the fore front of imparting ICT skills to Ghanaians and other African Countries


Success stories, challenges and issues VISIT TO INDIA

National Communications Backbone Project

The Ministry of Communications has facilitated the construction of a National Communications Backbone Infrastructure to provide open access broadband connectivity nationwide.

The first phase of the project covering most of the major economic towns and cities has been completed with a concessionary loan facility of $30 million by the Chinese Government.


Success stories, challenges and issues VISIT TO INDIA

IT Parks

  • A 50 acre piece of land has been acquire for the development of an ICT Park featuring units for large scale business process outsourcing in the field of ICT,call centers, conference center and other facilities to stimulate the growth of the technology industry.


Success stories, challenges and issues VISIT TO INDIA

Provision of Universal Access:

  • Extension of ICT infrastructure and services to all rural communities and underserved areas of the country


Success stories, challenges and issues VISIT TO INDIA

Common Telecom Facilities

  • Establishment of Ghana Investment Fund for Telecommunications (GIFTEL)

  • Construction of common telecom facilities in rural areas which would enable Telecom Operators to extend their services to rural communities.

  • Communications penetration to rural areas to reach 50% within a period of 4 years


Success stories, challenges and issues VISIT TO INDIA

Community Information Centres

Creation of community Information Centres concept with internet connectivity and equipment to promote community-based ICT applications that will promote operational efficiencies delivered through effective and timely availability of information.


HR & SKILL DEVELOPMENT VISIT TO INDIA

Formation of National Governing Council of ITES Vocational Training Expert Group to oversee IT/ITES training ,skill development and certification since May 2007

Identified priority skill development areas

within the BPO/ITES industry in Ghana

Adopted Global Skills Set Standards for the BPO/ITES functions and services in Ghana including a comprehensive skills set dictionary and a database of job profiles


HR & SKILL DEVELOPMENT VISIT TO INDIA

Developed a streamlined BPO/ITES training curriculum aligned with the skill requirements of the BPO/ITES industry in Ghana

Developed a flexible and modular BPO/ITES Curriculum map that enables training institutes in Ghana to tailor training programs to meet the business needs of the industry

Developed a set of well defined criteria for eligible private and public players in the training industry in the form of curriculum guidelines


HR & SKILL DEVELOPMENT VISIT TO INDIA

Designed 14 tracks (courses) considering the priority skills sets and along specific timelines to address the short-term, medium-term ,and long term requirements of the BPO/ITES industry in Ghana

Developed a trained-trainer-process for BPO/ITES trainers


HR & SKILL DEVELOPMENT VISIT TO INDIA

Designed and developed an accreditation mechanism for the BPO/ITES training industry with specific guidelines for a qualitative system of review, evaluation, accreditation and monitoring of BPO-ITES training programs

Finalized a training matching grants program with key guidelines to be used by a Fund manager for disbursing BPO/ITES Funds


Way Forward VISIT TO INDIA

Select an independent training consultant(s) to create training content aligned to the BPO/ITES training curriculum map

Produce ready –to- use training standardized and track-specific training kits with instructor guides, instructor notes, teaching techniques, students guide, power point slide deck, pre and post assessment


Way Forward VISIT TO INDIA

Train 30 trainers and 3000 agents/professionals in 2009 with first training taking place within the next three months that is by May 2009

Launch a training matching grant program with initial amount of US$3,000,000

World Bank Assistance Needed

More funds for training in IT/ITES

Support for high cost of real estate

Support for high cost of bandwidth

Dedicated funds to support IT/ITES businesses


Two questions for answers VISIT TO INDIA

Can we have training content for the curriculum guidelines already developed

Are India businesses with big outsourcing business contracts willing to enter into joint venture ships with Ghanaian firms?

Is India willing to offer scholarships to train ITES trainers either in India or send trainers to train trainers in Ghana ?


THANK YOU VISIT TO INDIA


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