Interested individuals may now learn about topics such as the COVID systems management, vaccination implementation programs, and contact tracing through the iADAPT COVID-19 ICT Courses of the Data Resiliency for Ease of Access and Management (DREAM) Team.

“We are working closely with the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) and the Department of Health (DOH) for a properly coordinated response to the ongoing pandemic, especially on solutions to resolve and address the digital divide,” DICT Secretary Gregorio “Gringo” B. Honasan II said.

The DOH, in partnership with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Aid Programme as well as the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation’s Project K3, prepared the courses to guide the public in adopting relevant safety protocols.

The DREAM Team course is an initiative led by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and is composed of key officials, trainers, and ICT experts from several government agencies.

The DREAM Team courses aim to strengthen the health care capacities of local government units (LGUs), health care and medical staff, and local communities across the country in dealing with the public health emergency.

The DICT is the agency with the lead role in managing the DREAM Team as per IATF Resolution No. 85, s. 2020. The team is mandated to deploy and monitor the use of ICT solutions that are part of the official COVID-19 ICT ecosystem.

The DICT is also leading other capacity-building activities and trainings for the Vaccine Information Management System (VIMS) and other related ICT systems used by local government units.

This is pursuant to the objective of upskilling different agencies with COVID-19 ICT systems in preparation for the implementation of the vaccination program across the country.

Interested participants may sign up at http://iadapt.pdrf.org/k3.