S.T.O.P. ANALYSIS SUMMARY (a summary of Zwelibanzi's analysis of current situation)
S - SOURCE - where are we right now and what are the consequences
#we have a situation where society believes road and traffic education is for drivers and vehicle owners#
#consequence is that drivers have to drive for other drivers, passengers and pedestrians etc#
T - TARGET - where do we want to be and what are the benefits of getting there
#we desire a situation where all stakeholders and affected categories of road users are educated on the Highway Code and defensive driving etc with necessary supporting regulation in place#
#benefit is that the whole traffic jungle becomes vocalists in the same choir singing in tune. Less misunderstandings on the roads#
O - OBSTACLES - what is preventing us to get to where we want to be
#mindset shift required
#absence of necessary regulation
#poor city planning
P - PLAN - how are we going to get to where we want to be
#include the education in all basic curricula, may be too traditional
Suggestions from the floor on how ICTs can be used.....
#take the education to where the people are, harness social and mobile platforms
#use facilities that engage the 21st century person, sponsor development of educational games on the subject e.g. as a competition
#e.g. have a facility that jams cellphone signals within a moving vehicle
# forcing organizations with fleets to use advanced fleet management systems that manage and track vehicle use and conditions, driver assignment and condition monitoring, speed/braking/rev count etc monitoring
#route planning and load optimisation
~ demo on current apps on local Highway Code education conducted.
ROAD SAFETY & ICTS"
ICT students get boost from the Computer Society of Zimbabwe (CSZ)
This year, 10 students from our State Universities around the country are being sponsored to attend and to participate at the "Quantum Leap" Summer School of the CSZ being held at the Victoria Falls from 14- 15 November 2013.
One session involving the students is the "Liberating Technologies" workshop, where local Android developers, such as Tawanda Katsaruware, will be show-casing their skills. In addition, mobile business technologies shall be discussed in detail.
Because changes in ICT are so dramatic, and affect the entire organization, not just
those in the ICT department, CSZ has opened up this year's Summer School to top management in commerce and industry, as well as government departments and local authorities.
Anyone wishing to register for the "Quantum Leap" event should contact Steve
Chawatama at CSZ on Harare 250489/50 or visit our website on:
Computer Society's Quantum Leap Conference at Victoria Falls.
Discussions on money-laundering, governments' role on citizens' privacy and globalisation of software services are
amongst the main attractions at this year's CSZ Summer School. To compete in global markets, and placate citizens' demands for better standards of living, Zimbabwe and Africa as a whole has to make huge strides, in fact a Quantum Leap, in the way their economies perform. The Computer Society of Zimbabwe opens debate on current ICT concerns at its Regional Summer School 2013 from 14-15 November 2013. There is focus on all economic sectors of the Zimbabwe economy with lead speakers from the local, regional and international arena.
For more details, please visit: http://www.cszsummerschool.co.zw
Summer School Early Bird Reminder
CSZ September Function
SUMMER SCHOOL 2013 - AN EVENT FOR ALL!
Members and non-members, ICT and non-ICT personnel, locals and non-locals alike, Summer School 2013 is the place to be this November.
Mr Lawrence Gudza being interviewed by Good Morning Zimbabwe anchor Rumbidzai Takawira
Summer School 2013
Women in ICTs
CYBER SECURITY WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP ON CYBER SECURITY : 15 & 16 JULY 2013: RAINBOW TOWERS
VENUE : Rainbow Towers Hotel
‘ICT no longer a luxury’
“Being passionate about IT myself, I feel it is high time organisations invest in ICT new technologies and staff training so that they become ICT conversant at all levels of the organisational structure,” he said.
Dr Hapanyengwi also believes organisations should align their business strategies with the vast ICT options available such as the concept of cloud computing that is currently topical the world over and significantly cuts down on expenses relating to infrastructural set-up.