Technology

MICT Swakopmund conducts ICT Day


SWAKOPMUND, Oct. 25 – The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology’s Erongo Regional Office hosted a successful ICT DAY on Monday, 23 October 2017, under the theme “Empowering the youth through ICT.”

The aim of this day was to demonstrate how the youth can make use of ICT to better their lives. Stakeholders in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector were invited in order for them to educate the youth about the various mechanisms put in place to make life easier through ICT, such as e-Banking, e-Marketing, Online applications as well as seeking jobs online.

Furthermore, it was an attempt to raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to the community, and to empower the youth to take advantage and reap full benefits of it.

Inside the Resource Centre, each institution was allowed 30 minutes to market and present to the youth on how to utilize ICT to access their services, thus empowering them through ICT.

A total of eight institutions attended the ICT Day: The Institute of Technology Sciences, Telecom, International University of Management, Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations & Employment Creation, NAMPOL, Swakopmund Municipality and Standard Bank.

NAMPOL’s Constable Kaujova delivered a presentation on cyber-crimes and also educated the youth on being responsible online. He emphasized the fact that posting content that is sexual or destructive to another’s character is defamation of character and a crime.

The Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations & Employment Creation presented to the youth on how to find employment online by making use of their website, www.namibiaatwork.gov.na .

MICT has established 26 Multipurpose Centres across the country as well as Information Resource Centre at some of its Regional Offices. Including the resource centre in Swakopmund, and they also have satellite centres in Henties Bay and Omatjete.

Their office invited stakeholders with the aim to form a public-private partnership, to solve the problem of a limited number of computers at their centres, by way of sponsoring the centres with computers and ICT services. – Marshallino Beukes