Selected organisations have also received support from GIFEC to enhance the e-governance process in the country.The following institutions have so far received support from GIFEC:
Midwifery and Nursing Council,National Disaster Management Organisation(NADMO),National Commission on Civic Education(NCCE),National House of Chiefs,Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO),Informal Education.
This Programme support full-service broadband connectivity, services and facilities to designated unserved and underserved communities. Under these are Institutional Support initiatives through which GIFEC provides computers and accessories with full functionality as well as internet connectivity (broadband) services.
In order to facilitate quick response to security and disaster issues and ensure peace in flash point areas, GIFEC is supporting the security agencies with Information and Communication Technologies ranging from computers, printers, mobile phones and internet connectivity.
Currently, the Ghana Police Service, Ghana Prisons Service, Ghana Army, National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Ghana Fire Service, Ghana Immigration Service and Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) have benefitted from this support.
The project involves the establishment of Community Information Centers (CICs) within designated locations in unserved or under-served areas to provide access to full-service Information and Communications Technologies. The CICs are a hybrid profit-making and a nonprofit community telecentres to provide business services and community development information to remote communities.
This project aims at providing infrastructure for sharing by telecommunication companies, to close communication access gaps in unserved communities. This current model was introduced in 2010 as an improvement in the previous model, the Common Telecommunications Facility which was initiated in 2005. This model provides second generation (2G) base stations with small cellular antennas providing free internet WI-FI services in addition to traditional voice services. It utilizes green energy solutions and solar energy in order to prevent pollution and promote energy conservation.
Under the broad programme of universal access to telephony, this project was conceived to supply public payphones at some institutions in partnership with the various telecommunications companies. Key among the beneficiaries are Senior High Schools who per the regulations of the Ghana Education Service, students are not authorized to possess personal cellular phones on campus. Thus, the provision of the payphone addresses the communication needs of students while on campus.
The installation of a Satellite Hub is to provide reliable connectivity to support GIFEC’s universal access to ICT services in the country particularly in far-flung areas.It is to provide the same satellite communication services, delivering a terrestrial-grade experience with voice, video and data that can be exended to all unserved communities in Ghana.
The project seeks to enhance the fishing activities of the various fishing communities and also improve yield.
Stakeholder engagement with the Ghana National Canoe Fishermen's Council and the Fisheries Commission conducted on the use of ICT tools (i.e. the fish-finder technology) and satellite communication has led to the enhancement of the fishing experience of fishermen.
Currently, four hundred and twenty (420) fish-finders and accessories have been supplied to twenty-nine (29) landing sites in coastal areas, where as fishermen in the twenty - nine (29) landing sites have been trained to use the equipment (Fish-Finder).
This year GIFEC also intends to equip two hundred and eighty (280) fishermen who have already received fish finders with GPS to enhance navigation at sea.
This Programme supports full-service broadband connectivity, services and facilities to designated unserved and underserved communities. Under these are Institutional Support initiatives through which GIFEC provides computers and accessories with full functionality as well as internet connectivity (broadband) services.
The Emergency Call Centre serves as a bridge in emergency situations between the public and security/emergency response organisations. Its goal is to ensure speedy actions and responses to emergency situations nationwide. Currently, there are two active centres in Accra and Kumasi serving the Southern and Northern sectors respectively. Plans are far advanced to get three more centres opened at Ho, Tamale and Takoradi.
The School Connectivity Project involves the provision of high speed computers, printers, scanners, projectors and servers to educational institutions. These institutions have so far benefitted:
Nursing Training Schools,Community Development Institutes,OIC institutes,Farm Institutes,Technical Institutions,National Vocational Training Institutes,National Youth & Leadership Training Institutes,Colleges of Education,Schools for the Deaf,Integrated Community Centre For Employable Skills (ICCES),Library Connectivity Project,Senior High Schools
GIFEC is collaborating with the Ghana Library Board (GLB), to provide Information and Communication Technology (ICT), including internet connectivity to regional and district libraries across the country. Furthermore, all ten (10) regional mobile libraries have been supported with computers and internet connectivity.
This intervention seeks to provide ICT support to identified communities within the cocoa growing areas of Ghana. The concept aims at bridging the digital deficiencies identified among children in these communities. Thus, the support is to equip schools or community centres with not less than 20 computers.
This project aims at leveraging on the extensive spread of post offices in Ghana to provide public access to ICT facilities in needy communities. Currently, there are about 350 post offices nationwide and plan is to set up a cyber laboratory at each centre with at least 10 computers, Wifi, printer and air conditioners
The community centralized broadcasting project is one of the interventions of GIFEC to extend broadcasting or radio coverage to deprived communities. Due to technology advances, GIFEC is introducing this project to facilitate faster way of communication in rural communities.
This project is to procure equipment for Ghana Health Service that is implemented in the CHPS Centre in Ghana to perform all routine lab tests in one system.The devices to be procured and set up are Zevitt 120 Analyzer,laptops,scanners,and printers
Since June 2010, GIFEC has been holding public education workshops on Electromagnetic Fields (EMF), exposure and its implication on health. The objective is to improve awareness on non-dangerous effects of electromagnetic rays from telecommunication masts in communities. The exercise has been held in all the 10 regional capitals with the current focus on municipal/district capitals. At the moment the following areas have hosted the workshop; Obuasi, Tarkwa, Hohoe, Savelugu, Techiman, Navrongo, Swedru, Jirapa, Kintampo, and Nkawkaw.