National Information & Communication Technology Strategic Plan (NICTSP) 2011–2014: Towards i-Mauritius

Details of the organization
Ministry of Information and Communication Technology
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
National Information & Communication Technology Strategic Plan (NICTSP) 2011–2014: Towards i-Mauritius
The initial National Information & Communication Technology Strategic Plan (NICTSP) NICTSP 2007-2011 has been reviewed to assess whether the country is on track to achieve the broader targets as set out in the plan and to what degree these projects need to be reprioritised. This has led to the formulation of the new NICTSP 2011-2014 ‘Towards i-Mauritius’ which has already been approved by the Government and is currently being implemented. The NICTSP 2011-2014 aims to accelerate growth by making the ICT sector a stronger pillar of the economy. The strategic areas of intervention are: - Reviewing of the regulatory, institutional and policy frameworks to attract investment in the ICT sector and to enhance the performance and optimization of IT services; - Positioning Mauritius as an excellent export destination and a regional ICT hub; - Enhancing e-government services; - Providing a secure and reliable ICT environment for online transactions; - Investing in human capital development for ICT; and - Elaboration and Implementation of a Broadband strategy.
National implementation:
Ongoing from
African Development Bank

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
      * National e-strategies
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
      * E-government
         * E-government systems
         * Measuring e-government
      * E-business
         * Enabling environment
         * SME competitiveness
         * Technology and innovation
      * E-learning
      * E-health
      * E-employment
      * E-environment
         * Protect environment
      * E-agriculture
      * E-science
* Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
* International and regional cooperation
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Programme
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? Yes