Wednesday, April 11, 2018

CARAGA Region Unites for ICT Development

Posted By: The Mail Man - Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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Founders of the CARAGA Federation of ICT Councils led by Butuan City Councilor Cherry May Busa with National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) Vice President Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Assistant Secretary Alan Silor, eInnovation Program Manager Emmy Lou Delfin and Mindanao Cluster 2 Director Evamay De La Rosa.

Information and communications technology (ICT) councils created by various cities and provinces in Region XIII or the CARAGA region joined forces last April 4 in Butuan City by forming a federation.

The creation of the federation was one of the major strategies identified during the whole day capacity development workshop organized by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the CARAGA ICT Council (CIC) based in Butuan City.

National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) Vice President Jocelle Batapa-Sigue conducted the workshop where she cited the various strategies in order for the region to develop and generate jobs and opportunities in the ICT sector. Sigue is the founder of the Bacolod Negros Occidental Federation for Information and Communications Technology (BNEFIT) in 2008, the ICT council recognized under NICP, which is instrumental in placing Bacolod as one of the Centers of Excellence for IT in 2013.

DICT eInnovation Program Manager Emmy Lou Delfin presented the projects of the department to support the growth of the ICT industry in CARAGA.

DICT Mindanao Cluster 2 Director Evamay De La Rosa said the objective of the workshop is to develop the internal strengths and readiness of the ICT Councils as industry catalysts and to create a set of strategies to improve the socio-economic situation of its region by identifying and developing ICT-enabled industries and businesses to serve as drivers for investments and jobs.

The workshop also aims to promote ICT-enabled Jobs as a high value economic opportunity in rural communities which have access to internet connection and evaluate the viability of the areas in terms of initiatives to address current needs of the academe and the industry players, readiness and strategic disposition of ICT stakeholders and presence of leadership exemplified by champions from different sectors and openness to mentorship assistance of the would-be founding conveners in the establishment of ICT Council.

Officers of the CIC led by its president incumbent councilor Cherry May Busa of Butuan City were also inducted to office by DICT Assistant Secretary Alan Silor. Busa was also named a president of the CARAGA Federation of ICT Councils.

The federation under the leadership of CIC is set to host the NICP 3rd Mindanao ICT Cluster Conference in September this year.





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