The current national ICT strategy, ICT Sector Strategic Plan 2013 ~ 2018 requires a review and re-orientation aligned to the new initiatives of SMART ICT as defined in the SMART Rwanda Conference held in June 2012 and confirmed several months later by the SMART Africa Manifesto signed in Kigali at the end of the Transform Africa Summit in October 2013 by the African Union Heads of State and Government present.
These efforts have as yielded a new national ICT strategy, the SMART Rwanda Master Plan (SRMP) replacing the ICT SSP. It is this SMART Rwanda Master Plan that underpins the current government transformation agenda. The SMART Rwanda Master Plan reviews and analyses the current national socio-economic development policies, strategy and provisions as well as ICT development, deployment and use in the country through a baseline study. The SRMP also identifies the progress made and the developmental challenges of the country and makes the case for accelerating the march towards a knowledge economy and society as a way of addressing these challenges.
During implementation of the projects identified under the 3rd NICI Plan, the Plan was aligned to the second Economic Development & Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS II, 2013 ~ 2018) and a new strategy the ICT Sector Strategic Plan (SSP) 2013 -2018 was the outcome, and this is currently under implementation with all projects under the NICI III incorporated into the ICT SSP.
The SMART Rwanda Master Plan 2015-2020 objectives build on the past NICI Plans including the ICT SSP achievements to further strengthen Rwanda’s economic base and improve its economic environment for accelerated growth towards achieving a predominantly information and knowledge-based economy.
We are please to invite you to provide your comments and views on the draft Smart Rwanda Master Plan for further improvements before its finalization. On this regard, we will appreciate receiving your feedback electronically via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.