Saturday, January 30, 2010

ICT-Davao Joins The 2nd MICAS

ICT Davao Incorporated, also known as ICT Davao and the umbrella organization of all information and communication technology groups hosted by Davao City joins the Second Mindanao Internet Café Associations Summit (2nd MICAS) which will be held in February 18 and 19, 2010 at The Event Centre, SM City-Davao. I-Café Pilipinas, a co-organizer of 2nd MICAS, welcomes the participation of ICT Davao in the summit. ICT-Davao, as a non-government organization, works with relevant business support organizations, the local government and national government agencies that champion the formulation of ICT related policies and regulations to create a business environment that encourage ICT investments to make Davao the preferred destination for competitive and cutting-edge ICT products and services. The initiatives of ICT-Davao jibe well with that of I-Café Pilipinas in working for a better Internet café industry in the coming days.

In the 2nd MICAS where the concerned government agencies and current stakeholders in the Internet café industry will be present, ICT-Davao will launch the "World Citizen: Galing sa Barangay, Balik sa Barangay", a social networking project for out-of-school-youth. When fully-implemented, the project is projected to bring benefits to i-cafés in terms of computer usage by the members of the social network. The "World Citizen: Galing sa Barangay, Balik sa Barangay" social network will be born out of "Social Networking Training for Out-of-School-Youth (OSY)", a project funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and implemented by Davao Industry Cluster Capacity Enhancement Project (DICCEP).

On the second day of the summit, ICT-Davao will sign a Memorandum Of Agreement (MOA) with City Health Office and make video presentation on SME Tech Center and  Sustainable Resource Management. Indeed, ICT-Davao is fulfilling its mission to create and sustain synergy among multi-stakeholders towards the development of a dynamic ICT ecosystem in the areas of human resources, infrastructure, business climate and governance in Davao City.

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