Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Cebu hosts the 2015 Digital Strategies for Development Summit

Posted By: The Mail Man - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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The 2015 Digital Strategies for Development Summit has commenced today September 22, 2015 until September 24, 2015 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel. This year’s theme is Accelerating Inclusive Development Through ICT Innovation.

The 3 day summit will have 300 participants and 70 speakers that will delve into the challenges of the ICT industry and environment in the region.  Recognizing that ICT is currently reshaping the lives of people and industry, not everyone has access and the skills to harness the digital resources available.

The summit will be the platform for high level participants, policy makers, regulators, BPOs, management, NGOs, content and service developers and providers, the public sector, the academe and regional/international partners.

There will also be exhibits of existing ICT Solutions to address the emerging challenges with special focus on the youth, women and SMEs relative to entrepreneurship and employment.

The Key Benefits for the summit are as follows:


·         Networking

·         Explore the availability of solutions

·         Participation in the preparation of policy solutions

·         Enhancement of capabilities

·         Align policies, programs and projects

·         Improve systems and processes

·         Build relationships within the industry and between the public sector, the academe, NGOs, Civil Society and the youth.

The Purpose


1.       Exchange – create connections and exchange knowledge

2.       Enable – Equip practitioners with the right tools

3.       Excel – Acquire learning to produce results.

Dimensions of the Summit


1.       Plenary Discussions

2.       Case Studies

3.       Tools and Technologies

Streams and Tracks of the summit


-          Education, Employment, SMEs and Entrepreneurship

-          Gender Equality

-          Agriculture

-          Healthcare and Social Protection

-          Last Mile Connectivity

The target audience of the summit


1.       National and Local Government

2.       Private Sector

3.       NGOs and Civil Society

4.       Academic Institutions

5.       IT Development – Focused Practitioners

6.       Techno-Savvy and Entrepreneurial Youth

Organizers of the summit are the following:


1.       ICT Office of the Dept. Of Science and Technology

2.       The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)

3.       International Telecommunications Union

4.       Asian Development Bank


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