Technological innovations and the pressure of global competition have changed the ways organizations operate and meet their client’s needs. The characteristics of ICT generally play an important role in national growth and development thus requiring strategic coordination for any country to realize the benefits of ICT growth. In the current ICT driven economies, it is important for all technology driven sectors to cop up with dynamics of ICT in the country and around the world. In realizing the developments in the ICT and a need to have an attractive ICT environment to compete in the global technology driven economy, the Government established the ICT Commission (ICTC).
The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Commission is established by the Presidential Decree Government Notice (GN) No. 532 published in the Government Gazette No. 47 Vol. 96 dated 20 th November, 2015. Genesis of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Commission is the National ICT Policy 2003 approved by the Government in March 2003 that directed to establish a body in the institutional framework of the sector to coordinate and facilitate policy implementation in the country.
The current National ICT Policy approved by the Government in May 2016 also mandates the ICT Commission a role of coordinating and facilitating implementation of national ICT initiatives countrywide. This will be done through promoting the ICT sector, recognizing and build capacity and skills of ICT Professionals, providing foresight and trends in ICT through research in collaboration with ICT stakeholders and, foster strategic investment in ICT.