Government of Philippines gathers stakeholders to share best practices for digital inclusion

Credit: The Department of Information and Communications Technology

Credit: The Department of Information and Communications Technology

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) of Philippines announced during the recently concluded 13th Knowledge Exchange Conference, that the government would enhance its efforts to emphasize eCenter optimization and modernization of technologies to improve community development in the country. This annual gathering invites development and public internet access advocates, knowledge managers, workers and other eCenter stakeholders to promote networking and sharing of best practices to boost digital inclusion.

At the same event, some of the main initiatives of the DICT were also highlighted. For instance, the Electronic Business Permit and Licensing System (e-BPLS) for streamlining business creation transactions, or the Rural Impact Sourcing (RIS) program to advance digital literacy and ICT skills in rural communities. Given the high relevance of ICTs to boost the economy and enabling sustainable development, improving infrastructure for digital literacy is today a policy priority.

Source: Open Gov Asia