The aim of the project is to develop the readiness for the governmental interoperability deployment in Benin. The project will see the implementation of a catalogue of interoperability solutions (CatIS) and the launch of a secure data exchange framework in Benin. The secure data exchange framework will base on the Estonian X-Road model with Unified eXchange Platform (UXP) software.
eGA experts will offer support the Agency of Information Services and Systems of Benin (Agence des Services et Systèmes d’Information) in the development of organisational setup, regulatory framework, guidelines, procedures and key standards related to the e-government interoperability system to be used by different offices, ministries, agencies and other governmental institutions.
The project is divided into two phases, with the first phase running from December 2018 until June 2019.
Activities of phase I:
1. Inventory of present systems, databases, ICT infrastructure; assessment of their readiness for being connected with the interoperability platform.
2. Assess the inventory of organisational setup; existing technical (hardware) support;
3. Analyse the present legal framework and propose necessary changes;
4. Examine the inventory of existing staff needed and assess training needs;
5. Prepare the Inventory Assessment Report;
6. Analyse present e-government developments and elaborate proposal for organisational setup and legal framework;
7. Implementation of the metadata management tool – the catalogue of interoperability solutions CatIS. Training seminars and preparation of hardware.
8. Provide test solution of the e-government interoperability system.
9. Train the System Administrators, IT Managers, Security Server Administrators, Software Developers.
10. Write a report presenting the detailed needs in every area, including a roadmap for implementation of the pilot project based on the e-government interoperability system.
11. Present clear strategies and steps to be taken by the Government on legislative, organisational and technical aspect for implementing the interoperability framework, including intellectual property rights issues.
12. Provide the project charter/plan (by the end of the fourth month of project) of tasks, activities and time frame.
13. Provide the Interoperability Readiness Report, Test Solution and Action Plan for full implementation including scope, time frame and budget by the end of the sixth month of the project.
After a review of the first phase, a 18-month full implementation is planned in phase II (including full technical system set-up, technical migration of the government’s current network communication, policy directives and guidelines, standards and procedures, pilot implementation of electronic services, etc.).