The M&E Information System for the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Affairs currently functional at the national level has been officially installed in the server dedicated to the system at the National Institute of Information and Communication Technology of Mozambique (INTIC) with technical support from Jembi/UEM-mOASIS and financial support from USAID.
Maputo, Mozambique – March 2018 – In full compliance with the quality and security standards set forth by the Mozambique e-government strategy, the SI-M&A platform was officially handed over to the Department of Informatics of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Affairs, installed in a dedicated server and configured at the National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (INTIC) with technical support from Jembi/UEM-mOASIS.
The SI-M&A is installed and functional in 30 sites in all provinces of the country, and currently producing data for the social welfare sector. As a system of the public sector under the full responsibility of the MGCAS and producing data for national programs, Mozambique’s ICT regulatory framework prescribes that it shall be hosted in the INTIC, and according to the recent decree nº 60/2017 all data must be secured by the Data Center of the INAGE, the operational arm of the INTIC.
The server currently hosted in the INTIC is solely accessed by authorized technicians of the MGCAS and the INTIC for maintenance purposes. Any remote access of the server is managed through the GovNet, the government network of Mozambique for the public sector.
The server hand over closes an important chapter for the process of strengthening the national M&E system of the MGCAS. In spite of this, there is still a need for expansion of the system to all districts of the country (160+ districts) and further capacity building at all levels to ensure proper data collection, analysis, reporting, use and quality. As stated by the MGCAS at the launch ceremony for SI-M&A, such activities will require continued technical and financial support from partners to guarantee that the system is fully functional nationwide and all responsible staff are sufficiently trained for its use and maintenance.