Dusit Thani ManilaPhilippines01 January 1970
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The Government of the Philippines is rallying to create the necessary backend to provide integrated transactional services on the National Government Portal.
To do this, the Government is embarking on a mission to create appropriate technology for government-to-government, government-to-citizen, government to business and secondly, ensuring that this technology is accessible to all citizens.
Open government defined as the intersection of accountable public officials, transparent government, and participative civil society, will play a critical role in this process. Department of Information and Communications (DICT) are driving some key projects to create an open government providing relevant and useful services to citizens. First is the E-Government Master Plan (EGMP), the roadmap to create an efficient, technology-driven government.
"A successful EGMP will enable the availability of efficient services for all Filipinos, a government that talks to and collaborates within itself and a healthy environment for businesses to succeed."
Within the EGMP there are several projects and among them four key projects are: National Broadband Plan (NBP), Free public Wi-Fi, The National Government Portal, and Tech4ED
The NBP is the government’s master plan to accelerate the deployment of fibre optic cables and wireless technologies to improve Internet speed, reduce the cost and make it more affordable and ensure access even to those areas that are not attractive for private telecom companies to deploy services to. The NBP highlights importance of access to information as a building block for economic growth.
Efficient allocation and management of assets, and reform of existing laws, policies and standards to maximise benefits of broadband in all sectors of the nation. Priority is given to the last mile connectivity.
Free public Wi-Fi
This is an “Internet for All” project that will provide internet connectivity in public places across the country. The free public Wi-Fi project will allow DICT to service nearly 13000 sites in all municipalities and cities of the country.
Since starting last year, there are 250 sites installed (including national government agencies, local government units, public schools, rural health units, public libraries, public plazas and parks) serving 220,000 public devices with 25000 users daily on these sites.
National Government Portal
The National Government Portal is meant to be the government’s online, frontline desk.
Its objective is to provide one-stop service, uniting all online government information and data, as well as providing a single platform for citizens to access government online services. The third aspect of this is to be able to provide the facility to submit petitions to government or to provide feedback.
Tech4ED or the Technology for Education, Employment, Entrepreneurs, and Economic Development Project aims to provide efficient delivery of government and other services, as well as a tool for employment and participation of underserved as well as unserved communities in development.
The services on the platform are categorised into: eEduskills, which provides non-formal education and skills training through e-Learning on demand, eAssist which provides learning and continuous skills development opportunities for digital inclusion for special sectors such as women, People With Disabilities, senior citizens, Overseas Filipino Workers including their families and relatives, Career shifters, and teachers, eAgri for advanced farming technology for farmers and fishermen, eMarketPlace, which provides greater market reach beyond the entrepreneurs’ community and eGovServ which provides a more convenient, direct access to various government services in rural communities.
In our Philippine OpenGov Leadership Forum 2017, we captured real-time on-screen responses from our carefully-designed polling questions to provide intelligence and insights on the current ICT landscape:
The Philippines government is bringing digital opportunities to the countryside through the promotion of technological innovations. DICT is helping to focus on ICT-enabled solutions to foster secure, inclusive and sustainable development for the Philippines and its cities.
In order to provide our citizens and government agencies with a secure, streamlined and personalised digital experience, the Philippines OpenGov Leadership Forum will focus on the tools and techniques that build on your agency’s mission for an effective digital government strategy.
You will gain access to innovative case
studies and interactive discussions on Cyber Security, Big
Data, IoT, Mobility and Data Centers through first-hand interactions with peers, luminaries, as well as, emerging and established organised.
Philippines financial industry is receiving necessary
government support to spearhead its efforts in adopting cutting edge
Central bank of Philippines, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has encouraged the development of new
financial products, those that leverage digital platforms and mobile
technology to serve the financially excluded and unbanked.
A growing number of Filipinos are using mobile
banking technologies to transact with their banks. According to data from
BSP, as of December 2016, there were a total of 28,392 branches of financial
institutions in the country, but 25% of clients are using digital
channels to interact with financial institutions. And the numbers are growing.
The event will bring together senior Fintech leaders
locally and internationally, various stakeholders from regulators, policy
makers to practitioners as well. Delegates will gain access to innovative case
studies and interactive discussions on some of the hottest topics in
Fintech like Cross Border Payments, P2P Lending, Merchant Payments, E–Commerce Instalment
Lending, Digital Wallet, Regtech, Blockchain, Robo Advisors just to name a few.
The 2nd Annual
Philippines OpenGov Leadership Forum serving as a full
day of valuable insights
and networking opportunities plays
an integral role in keeping the digital professionals Connected, Educated, Engaged and Inspired.