DICT intensifies the ICT Ecosystem adapting to pandemic impact

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) intensifies its programs/ action plans for developing the ICT Ecosystem to adapt to the impact of the pandemic and ensure various sectors’ capacity to participate in the country’s economic recovery.

Consistent with the Memorandum Circular. No. 27 that mandates the implementation of the Philippine Export Development Plan (PEDP), the DICT shall provide support to 1) promotion of trade and investment opportunities, especially in the ICT and ICT-Enabled Services sectors, 2) push for the use of ICT to automate government regulatory processes, and 3) synchronize government systems to ensure ease of doing business. 

Among the DICT initiatives to drive the development of the PH ICT ecosystem is the Digital Cities 2025 Project which aims to boost the Information Technology and Business Process Management (IT-BPM) Industry.

Moreover, through its ICT Industry Development Bureau (IIDB), the DICT will give startup founders access to government funding through the Digital Startup Development and Acceleration Program (DSDAP), which supports innovators and startups across the country.

DICT also boosts skills development programs such as (1) digitaljobsPH, which aims to provide basic digital literacy and intermediate ICT skills training in the countryside, allowing Filipinos to avail ICT-enabled jobs; (2)Tech4ED, which allows Filipinos to have access to shared facilities with various ICT-enabled services; (3) Digital Transformation Centers (DTCs), a venue where digital skills will be developed and acquired; (4) Digital Learners and Teachers Project to address pressing challenges in the delivery of basic education in the new normal; and the (5) ICT Academy Project under the Digital Workforce Initiative, a platform for upskilling and reskilling Filipinos.

Secretary Ivan John E. Uy presented the following DICT initiatives during the 43rd National Conference of Employees of Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) with the theme of “Reimagining the Future of Employment: From Policies to Actions” on 26 August 2022 at Mariott Hotel, Manila.

For updates and further information, visit the DICT website: https://dict.gov.ph.PKC

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