“Excellence in leadership for the transformation towards the digital governance”
The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) is the apex body in implementing the Government ICT policy and making recommendations for policies required for ICT based development in Sri Lanka aligning with the national development agenda.
As part of the above agenda, ICTA is in the process of formulating and driving national level initiatives towards developing and empowering all sectors through the intervention of digital technologies. In this regard, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Government sector has been considered as one of the key development areas to be addressed.
Digital Government is a process of reform in the way Governments work, share information, engage citizens and deliver services to external and internal clients for the benefit of both government and the clients that they serve. Digital Government improve delivery of services to citizens, businesses and employees; engage citizens in the process of governance through interaction; empower citizens through access to knowledge and information and make the working of the government more efficient and effective.
In order to uplift the Digital Government in Sri Lanka to the next level, there is considerable work to be carried out during the next three (3) years. Considering the level of integration that need to be achieved in and across the Government and major initiatives, it is mandatory to have proper leadership in place. The leaders need to play a role from the level of institutional governance and implementation of Digital Government up to national level policy making. Human Resources are considered as the most important pillar in digital transformation in Government. Uplifting capacities among government officials at all levels is vital to sustain the all-digital government efforts made by Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA). With the digital transformation taking place in the Government, it is mandatory to equip government officials at all levels with the required competencies in Digital Government and associated areas. This is being considered as one of the most important pillars to enable and sustain the digital transformation in government. ICTA initiates numerous programs to create awareness about Digital Government policies and strategies among government officials.
Sri Lanka Government Chief Innovation Officers (CIO) Program