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1 e-Skills – a foundation for Human Capital Development in South Africa Building an Information Society and Creative Knowledge Economies in South Africa through network partnerships

2 © TISI 2009 Network partnerships for e-Skills Who are we ? What do we do ? Why are we here ?

3 © TISI 2009  South African Research Network (ResNeS)  e-Skills Summit  e-Skills thought leadership seminars.  Multi Stakeholder Collaboration Program - International Exchanges  Open and Distance Learning  Shared Knowledge Centres  e-Skills Research Funding options Network partnerships for e-Skills

4 © TISI 2009 Build thought leadership, and active researchers, officials and practitioners in South Africa in inclusive Information Society and Creative Knowledge Economies issues. Network partnerships for e-Skills


6 © TISI 2009 Network partnerships for e-Skills Individual /Community HEI’s, Academia, Civil Society GovernmentBusiness

7 © TISI 2009 Government, Business, Academia and Civil Society are Members of a network NOT levels in a hierarchy Network partnerships for e-Skills © TISI 2009

8 Network partnerships for e-Skills Many paths, many stakeholders, great needs

9 © TISI 2009  Must allow others to fit in and to SHINE Network partnerships for e-Skills

10 © TISI 2009 The 4x4 Concept Need to simplify, need to define a space for all to contribute

11 © TISI 2009  IT/IS developer – the traditional technical skills area  Organisational User – users of developed approaches in work based situation  ICT management – organisational strategic leadership in future positioning  Societal; individuals, groups and communities – peer to peer, user to organisations e-SI addresses 4 categories of e-skills:

12 © TISI 2009  e-SI seeks to co-ordinate e-skills development & delivery in 4 sectors of society:  Corporate, Business, Industry  Academia: HEIs, FET Colleges – curriculum and research  Civil society, NGOs, community organisations  Government: national, provincial and local Sectors

13 © TISI 2009 4x4 Matrix CorporateAcademiaCivil SocietyGovernment IT/IS developer  Organisational User  ICT management Societal – individuals, groups & communities


15 So, Where ? How ? What ?, We are looking for network partnerships for the journey

16 e-Skills – a foundation for Human Capital Development in South Africa Building an Information Society and Creative Knowledge Economies in South Africa through network partnerships

17 © TISI 2009 Developing a path to e-skills summit

18 © TISI 2009

19 What are the main issues that policy makers need to understand? How do we strengthen the role of all stakeholders sector groups? ANSWER: We build an inclusive approach that engages all stakeholder groups in developing an e-Skills Action Plan e-Skills Action Plan

20 E-Skills Summit SA 2010

21 © TISI 2009 Summit philosophy It is about providing a ‘playing field’ where more people/agencies can meet their e-Skills objectives by being more accountable, measurable, demonstrable, engaged collaborative (MSP’s) visible, and exciting.

22 © TISI 2009 Three major components 1.Path to the Summit a.public dialogue, key areas, seminars, workshops, ‘in-house’ 2.The Summit itself a.theme & focus area plenary sessions b.Inform, demonstrate debate, policy, integration, impact, evaluation 3. e-Skills Exposition a.display, demonstrate & present

23 © TISI 2009 Targeted participants High level govt & SOE reps - e-skills Business, Corporates – e-skills Policy makers – e-Skills Civil society, NGO’s etc – delivering e-Skills Higher Education, FET, DE & private providers International agencies – UNESCO etc International funders Researchers Friends of Africa

24 © TISI 2009 E-skills summit All with legitimate interests are welcome. The Summit will be positioned in a way that allows all stakeholders to demonstrate their contribution to the e-Skills agenda.

25 © TISI 2009 e-Skills Summit - The Plan Needs a Plan

26 © TISI 2009 E-Skills Summit Needs to be communicated well

27 © TISI 2009 E-Skills Summit Needs to focus on the right targets ! Not our friends

28 © TISI 2009  Developed concept under a mandate  Engaged sectoral interests  Established a structure  Started a process for the Path to the Summit  Call for papers – academic, business, policy, community case studies etc What we have done

29 © TISI 2009

30  Dr Tatiana Ershova; Director General the Institute for the Information Society, Russia & high level advisor to the Global Alliance on ICT and development; Editor in Chief of the Journal Information Society.  Professor Nara Kulathuramaiyer (PhD), Dean of the IST Faculty UNIMAS, Sarawak, Malaysia; responsible for the e-Bario Project and the Centre for Rural Informatics which has a RM 4 M project to develop 4 community based e-Bario clones across Malaysia.  Professor Stewart Marshal (PhD), UNESCO Chair in Educational Technologies, Director, Academic Division, The Open Campus The University of the West Indies; Editor in Chief "International Journal on Education and Development using ICT". Current e-SSSA Ambassadors

31 © TISI 2009  Dr Susan Crichton, University of Calgary, Canada. A research leader in educational research for development with a focus on developing areas especially Bhutan and Dar es Salam.  Dr Andy Williamson, Director of Social Engagement, The Hansard Society, London. He has a well developed reputation in processes of societal engagement in government policy development, service delivery and evaluation in many situations but particularly in the UK and New Zealand.  Professor Greg Hearn (PhD), Institute of Creative Industries, Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He is an internationally recognised research leader in the use of ICT for creative industries. Current e-SSSA Ambassadors

32 © TISI 2009  Dr Klaus Stoll. CEO Chasquinet – a NFP based in Quito, Ecuador. He specialises in e-skills development in many Latin America countries in South America as well as working with underserved Latin- American communities in the USA.  Dr John Dada. CEO of Fatsuam a NFP organisation that focuses on micro finance approaches for women and youth in rural Nigeria.  Professor Bruce Muirhead (PhD). CEO Eidos Institute. Eidos is a research coordinator and deliverer in evidence based public policy research involving an amalgam of nine universities.. Current e-SSSA Ambassadors

33 © TISI 2009   Professor Yong Bum Cho. Konkuk University( in Korea. He has participated various projects for ICT skill development for developing  Professor Hyun Joo Kim. Myunggi College( in Korea. His strength lies in the program development for cooperation between ICT training institute and industry and articulation of ICT training between high school and Current e-SSSA Ambassadors

34 © TISI 2009 1.Develop in-house, client & collaborator forums, workshops etc to develop inputs into the e-Skills Summit & the development of a National e-Skills Action plan. 2.Apply your technology, resources to e-facilitate the Summit and the events around it e.g. Tele-presence 3.Travel for speakers, communities (national, African & international), ambassadors etc to the Summit and the Path to the Summit to widen discussion. 4.Proof of concept activities with Communities and Universities 5.Host Shared Knowledge Centres with Universities including Multi-Stakeholder Collaborator Projects with international exchanges 6.Fund ongoing activities for the Research Network for e-Skills What you can do

35 © TISI 2009 Engagement Opportunities Venue Keynote attendees Gala dinner Lunches, cocktails, tea breaks Disadvantaged groups/communities Computers & Internet access etc Video bridges e-Skills Exhibits – Company & disadvantaged civil society Support field visits before and during the e-Skills Summit week

36 © TISI 2009 In summary: T he e-Skills Summit will be A SUMMIT that involves a widely considered preparatory process : It will not be a conference. It will allow DoC, its SoE’s and its stakeholders to ‘Shine’. It will be action and outcome based.

37 © TISI 2009 Thank you for joining us on this journey. Look forward to your participation. Closure e-Skills Summit

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