Dynamic Countryside Development through ICT. The Next Wave Cities Program develops ICT hubs that shall serve as alternative investment destinations, thereby promoting country-wide development by creating jobs and related economic opportunities in the region.


Next Wave Cities Awareness Campaign

ICT Roadshows

 In order to achieve the attainment of the goals of the ICT Office through the Next Wave Cities Program, certain advocacy projects are necessary to help boost the awareness of people, investors, and the academe on the potential of the IT-BPM industry as an employment generating industry. The ICT Roadshow focuses not only on the IT-BPM Industry; rather collaborates with other programs of the ICT Office. The ICT Roadshows exposes local stakeholders and influencers on the benefits of the IT-BPM as a major income contributing industry in the local and national level. It develops a positive perception of the IT-BPM industry as an employment opportunity for Filipino workers. It Forge partnership to the private and public sector onto developing opportunities and trainings related to IT-BPM to strengthen the talent pool on a local and national level.


Capability Development for ICT Councils


Foundational Workshops for Level 3 ICT Councils –
The Foundational Workshops will be done for ICT Councils seen to be potential key partners of ICT Office in the development and promotion of the ICT in the countryside but fall under the Level 3 category, which mean they lack the maturity and direction in order to take on a major role for ICT development. The Foundation Workshop takes off with a comprehensive discussion-presentation on the process and possibility of “embedding the CEDF-IT model”, and thereby replicating the CEDF-IT experience in the candidate ICT Council’s “zone of influence.”

Capability Development Summit – The Capability Development Summit identifies the key stakeholders of the ICT Councils through industry mapping exercises. Thereafter identifying the stakeholders, it is due that the councils be equipped with the proper know-how to market their services to their stakeholders and thereby creating business opportunities in the countryside, which will help the countryside progress in terms of ICT.

Online Journal 2014 – The DOST-ICT Office in collaboration with IBPAP, the development and maintenance of an online version of the NWC report is proposed. Also, with this website, other information can be published, like information on NWCs related activities such updates on roadshow events, interactive maps that allow users to select locations for comparison or to select metrics to be presented graphically.

The Next Wave Cities: Online Journal (NWCOJ) will be a web portal that can both present and receive information and data on the NWCs. Users of information will be able to easily access information that they need for decision-making or to educate themselves on the value propositions of each NWC. Ideally, they would also be able to make customized comparisons and reports. Providers of information would also be able to upload data which would facilitate the updating and enrichment of the content. These features would make the Project the primary repository as well as distribution center of information and data on the NWCs.

Talent Deep Dive – The Talent Deep Dive Research Project aims to identify potential employee pools, current and future, by the competencies they possess and where they are located. This research effort will be based on publicly available data such as information on graduates and licensure exams or board takers and their exam results by location to map out the talent pools by skills and quantity.

Once the Talent Deep Dive Research Project determines or identifies and highlights the country’s talent pools, it will be part of evaluating the NWCs’ scorecards. This may be used by investors in making location decisions and by local stakeholders in market differentiation or improving their IT-BPM readiness.

Rural Impact Sourcing – Rural Impact Sourcing aims to develop the industry and make it known to disadvantaged areas. Virtual assistance is one of the many online jobs that are part of the impact sourcing industry. The Philippines, is a potential Virtual Assistance Center of the global market. The Impact Sourcing’s workshops on Virtual Assistance aim to educate and train these communities on job and economic opportunities there is as a virtual assistance. The project is set to visit five different cities around the country to promote Impact Sourcing or Rural Business Process Management (BPM).

As a fairly new trend, Rural Impact Sourcing Workshop aims to develop the industry and make it known to disadvantaged areas. Virtual assistance is one of the many online jobs that are part of the impact sourcing industry. The Philippines, is a potential Virtual Assistance Center of the global market. The Impact Sourcing’s workshops on Virtual Assistance aim to educate and train these communities on job and economic opportunities there is as a virtual assistance. The project is set to visit five different cities around the country to promote Impact Sourcing or Rural BPM.

Contact Person:
Angelica Pasion
Contact Number: (02) 920-0101 loc. 1101. 1002
Email: angelica.pasion@icto.dost.gov.ph