Training Course on Internet Governance

As the culminating workshop of the organizations’ joint program on capacity building, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) will host the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) training on Internet Governance, in collaboration with the Internet Society (ISOC), on 11-13 July 2018 at Hive Hotel and Convention Place, Quezon City.

The training course will bring light the intricacy of integrating internet governance into the social fabric, and is geared towards fusing policy work with technical feasibility to achieve digital transformation. Critical government issues like ICT user protection, improved public links and resource sharing are expected to be tackled in the said event.

The DICT adheres to engage key industry players and actors with the national ICT plans, projects and programs through multistakeholder approach. Aware of the DICT’s active role in championing this, Undersecretary John Henry D. Naga said “…prior to (DICT’s) establishment, our predecessor agency has been represented in the global and regional IGF. We will continue our active involvement.”

Following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between DICT and ISOC last 05 July 2018 on the Multistakeholder Governance Campaign, the upcoming training on Internet Governance ties together several key aspects of infrastructure management, open access and digital economy, captured as inputs for the development of the Philippines’ National ICT Ecosystem Framework (NIEF) 2022.

Attendees to the training will learn firsthand from ISOC experts experienced with internet governance. Sessions are organized to introduce the concept of localizing global issues, tracing to last year’s inaugural Philippine Internet Governance Colloquium as a precursor to a Philippine Internet Governance Forum, as well as a Philippine School on Internet Governance (PHSIG) also planned, both focusing on issues peculiar to the nation.

To learn more about this course, please contact the Secretariat at [email protected].