Scoping Mission on ICT to Timor-Leste
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 07:59

Translated by Eka Septiani Chie

 

The Scoping Mission on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) was held in Dili, Timor Leste on 1-4 May 2016, aimed to follow through South-South and Triangular Cooperation action plan between Indonesia, Timor-Leste and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in the field of ICT training for 30 Timor-Leste participants which being implemented on Center of Training and Development of Information and Communication Technology (BPPTIK), Ministry of Communication and Information Technology  of Indonesia at Cikarang, West Java.

The delegation of Indonesia was led by Mrs. Rika Kiswardani as Head of Bureau for Foreign Technical Cooperation of  Ministry of State Secretariat, Mr. Nusirwan as Director of Center of training and Development of Information and Communication Technology for Ministry of Communication and Information Technology in Cikarang, Mr. Mukhammad Fahrurozi as Head of South-South Technical Cooperation and Triangular Division for Ministry of State Secretariat, Mrs. Erly Wijayani as Head of Section Directorate for International Treaty on Economic and Socio Cultural Affairs for Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Rizqi Adri Muhammad as Head of Section Directorate of Technical Cooperation for Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Ni Kadek Yuni Ernawati as Official of the Directorate of East Asia and Pasific Affairs for Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hamdani Pratama as Offical of BPPTIK Cikarang for Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Mr. Indriyatno Banyumurti as IT Expert of Chelonind and Mr. Lee Young In as Assistant Country Director of KOICA Indonesia Office.

 

 

Furthermore, Scooping Mission is one part of the action plan on building capacity program for Officials of Indonesian Government and Timor-Leste participants through triangular cooperation scheme as stipulated in Record of Discussion between Ministry of Communications and Informatics (KOMINFO), Institute of Public Administration (LAN) and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) that was signed in 2013 and extended in 2015. On 2nd of May 2016, the delegation of Indonesia had met Ambassador of Republic of Indonesia to Dili in order to convey the implementation of Scoping Mission. Basically, the ambassador of Indonesia welcome and support the action plan that hoped would increase technical cooperation between Indonesia and Timor-Leste, on building capacity for Timor-Leste’s official government.

 

During the scoping mission, Indonesian Delegation had held the meeting with Ministry of Public Works, Transportation and Communication of Timor-Leste, ICT Coordinator for E-Government and Policy Prime minister’s office and KOICA Timor-Leste. Some points that important to be note are:

The meeting with Second Vice Minister of Public Works, Transportation, and Communication Timor-Leste, Inacio Moreira:

  • The delegation of Indonesia conveyed the appreciation on the increasing of development cooperation between Indonesia and Timor-Leste. Furthermore, the delegation of Indonesia described the training program deals in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that specially for 30 Timor-Leste participants and would be starting in the third quarter in 2016.  Participats were divided in three level, including Chief of Information Officer, Project Manager, and IT Operator.
  • Training would be held in Center of Training and Development of Information and Communication Technology (BPPTIK) Cikarang, full funded by KOICA.
  • Moreover, delivering about signing plan Minutes of Meeting between the government of Indonesia, Timor-Leste and KOICA related to the result of Scoping Mission on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that welcomed by Timor-Leste.

Vice Minister Moreira delivered as follows:

  • Timor-Leste warmly welcomed Indonesia training proposal on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and convey that strengthening on ICT is needed by government of Timor Leste.
  • To date Timor-Leste had not have regulation on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and hoped Timor-Leste would adopt and have a regulation that similar to Public Information Disclosure and Electronic Transaction of Indonesia.
  • Meeting with Coordinator of ICT for E-Government and Policy, Prime minister’s office of Timor Leste, David Montalvan:
  • Timor-Leste have a complex problem on ICT, especially human resources quality that inadequate in utilizing the technology.
  • The main cause of undeveloped on ICT is Timor-Leste had not have regulation on ICT nor national grand design on ICT.
  • Therefore, Timor Leste warmly welcomed training program which proposed by Indonesia and KOICA through Triangular Cooperation Scheme and hoped the training could support to strengthen human resources and Infrastructure program for ICT, in order to achieve open government in Timor Leste.
  • Detail discussion of implementation plan with Vice of Ministry of Public Works, Transportation and Communication, Nicolau Santos Celestino:
  • The government of Timor-Leste would carry out internal discussion in order to examine the technical matters, such as budget and designate participant.
  • For the next phase of training, training module for CIO participants could include special regulation issue that regulate on IT Policy, Information and Electronics Transaction.
  • In the end of the scoping mission, Indonesia, Timor-Leste and KOICA signed Minutes of Meeting (MoM) which contain three-party agreement to implement Pilot Project Triangular Cooperation Development in ICT between Ministry of Communications and Informatics (KOMINFO), Timor-Leste and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
  • As a follow-up of Minutes of Meeting, Ministry of Communications and Informatics (KOMINFO) and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) would formulate Record of Discussion as the basic implementation of Pilot Project Triangular Cooperation Development that consist of detail of training such as training substance of training, funding, and other technical regulations and plan to be finnished befor August 2016. However National Coordination Team of Indonesia South-South Technical Cooperation could monitor and being involve in negotiation process.

Notes:

  1. Reinforcement on ICT is one of the priority program of Timor-Leste government since 2015. Strengthening human resources and ICT infrastructure are needed to support diversify economic activity (such as e-commerce, e-banking) and coordinate the inter-ministerial/inter-agency policy in Timor Leste. Capacity and penetration of ICT in Timor-Leste is still weak and having no regulations or authorized agency to manage ICT in Timor Leste.
  2. Besides maintaining G-to-G cooperation between Indonesia and Timor-Leste on ICT, however this momentum could take benefit by other provider and developer of ICT in Indonesia to start-up or develop potential to cooperate B-to-B on ICT in Timor Leste. Historical proximity between Indonesia and Timor-Leste and high demand, giving a great opportunity to develop diverse services of Indonesia ICT in Timor-Leste.
 

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