Ofisi ya Rais, Utumishi na Utawala Bora

Wakala ya Serikali Mtandao.

Kituo cha Utafiti, Ubunifu na Uendelezaji wa Serikali Mtandao (eGovRIDC)

Kituo cha Utafiti, Ubunifu na Uendelezaji wa Serikali Mtandao (eGovRIDC)

The e-Government Research, Innovation and Development Centre (eGovRIDC) which is under Directorate of ICT Management Services in e-Government Agency, has been established to oversee the management and monitoring of researches, innovations and development of e-government solutions in order to increase efficiency in service delivery, process improvement, regulation and policy improvement and implementation within the Government through the usage of ICT.

Vision:

To be a hub of excellence for innovation, research and development for service delivery in Public Service.

Mission:

To improve Public Service Delivery through innovation, research and development via service delivery, process improvement, regulations and policies implementation in Public Service.

Objectives

The Centre’s Objectives are derived from the e-Government Agency Strategic Plan 2016/17-2020/21 Objective number five which needs “Research and Development on e-Government implementation being enhanced”.

The following are the Centre’s main objectives:

a) e-Government’s ICT research and innovation activities coordinated

b) Public Institutions service delivery efficiency increased through use of well researched and innovative ICT solutions.

c) Capacity for the e-Government Research, Innovation and Development Centre improved.

d) Research activities related to e-government initiatives implementation and cyber security with major players enhanced

e) Enabling environment for research and innovation on e-government, process improvement, regulations and policies implementation in Public Service established.

f) e-Government platform for information sharing between different players in both public corporations and public-private sector enhanced.

Functions

e-GovRIDC  have the role of coordinating researches and innovations that  will improve and increase efficiency in service delivery, process improvement, regulation and policy implementation in various sectors like health, environmental, agriculture, transport, industrialization and logistics distribution in order to improve Government efficiency in service delivery. 

The major functions of the Centre include:

a) To coordinate all e-Government related research and innovation activities including process improvement, regulation and policy implementation.

b) To provide an enabling environment for researchers from all backgrounds to obtain various information related to e-Government initiatives and its implementation;

c) To collaborate with Higher Learning Institutions, Research Institutions and Partners in e-Government researches and innovations 

d) To harmonize research activities related to e-government initiatives implementation and Cyber security with major players

e) To enhance Public Institutions access to information in regards to current technology and expertise;

f) To provide an enabling environment for skills development and capacity building to Public Institutions at all levels.

g) Provide support to Government’s Institutions in developing, managing and support of various ICT related issues

Key participants/players

The Centre will accommodate 3 types of Key Participants/Players (Researchers / Innovators/Developers) under the following two categories:  

a) Practical Training Students 

  • Technical personnel who have sound e-solutions proposals or are given projects to work on;
  • Non-techies who are given mandate to research/survey current e-solutions that Government institutions for specific purpose

b) Individuals who have ICT knowledge and have passion and knowhow of e-solutions and wants/are willing to do research/innovation         development e-Government services.

c)  Centre’s stakeholders who are in the mission of research or doing renovation of processes, policies or regulations in order to

        improve efficiency or transparency in public service delivery in various sector.