Ministry of Water and Irrigation

The United Republic of Tanzania

The trend towards a knowledge-based  economy has emphasized the importance of ICT  in development efforts in the Water and Irrigation Sectors. This shift requires a well – developed technology investment plan and intelligent deployment and maintenance management. For the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MOWI) to realize the value of ICT investment, ICT must be deployed to improve efficiency and effectiveness in internal and external services delivery.  An ICT  Policy is necessary to provide appropriate directives to harness ICT for achieving MOWI’s objectives.

The Ministry o fWater(MoW) is implementing a Water Sector Development Programme (WSDP) for the period 2006–2025,which is a consolidation of three sub --‐sector programmes, Resources Management; Rural Water Supply and Sanitation; and Urban Water Supply and Sewerage,  since 2007. The programme includes also strengthening and building capacity of Sector institutions to effectively support implementation of the WSDP.

ICT is an acronym for Information and Communication Technologies. The term encompasses a range of computing and communications technologies for capturing, manipulating, storing, retrieving, processing, analyzing and transmitting information. There is no universally accepted definition of term owing to the fact that the concepts, methods and applications involved in ICT are constantly evolving in line with the fast pace of change in technology itself.