Mayors of the South Region and IT Administrators of their councils are being equipped with digital skills needed to fast track the decentralization process in their municipalities as well as improve on public service delivery. The training which began Wednesday March 17, 2021 in Ebolowa, is taking place within the framework of a three-day capacity building seminar on ICTs for municipal councils’ staff of the South Region organised by ANTIC in Ebolowa.
Resource persons drawn from ANTIC, the National Civil Status Office (BUNEC) the Ministry of Decentralization and Local Development (MINDDEVEL), the Special Council Support Fund for Mutual Assistance (FEICOM) and participants are engaged in insightful discussions designed to spur the adoption and effective use of ICTs in daily council operations.
Speaking at the start of the seminar, ANTIC’s Director General, Prof. Ebot Ebot Enaw underscored that the seminar taking place under the theme “Fostering decentralization and local governance through the use of ICTs,” positions itself as part of ANTIC’s contribution to the decentralization process.
It comes on the heels of the first edition which took place in Bafoussam last year for councils of the West Region.
The seminar which runs through Friday March 19, 2021 will see the council staff trained on themes, which are largely inspired by management, organizational and technical benefits of ICTs notably:
- The process of building a secured information system;
- The process of developing an IT Master Plan for an organization;
- Information System frameworks developed by ANTIC;
- Management cycle of ICT projects;
- Digitization of the civil status register;
- ICT and intellectual property;
- How to get funding for ICT projects;
- Public procurement procedures for ICT projects;
- Change management.