The African Information Society Initiative (AISI) is an action framework that has been the basis for information and communication activities in Africa for the last five years. AISI is not about technology. It is about giving Africans the means to improve the quality of their lives and fight against poverty. AISI was launched in 1996 as Africa needed a common vision for its quest not only to bridge the digital divide between Africa and the rest of the world but more importantly to create effective digital opportunities to be developed by Africans and their partners, and to speed the continent's entry into the information and knowledge driven global economy. Against this backdrop the present e-government initiative in The Gambia is aimed to:
2.1.1 Assist the country in its efforts to develop multi-sectoral e-government programme; and
2.1.2 Within the AISI framework support the projects prepared by the national technical committee with the assistance of ECA.