ICT Expo for PWDs Set to Promote Digital Entrepreneurship


Backdrop ICT Expo 2015

In line with the annual Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Month, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) ICT Office is launching the first Inclusive ICT 4 BIZ 2015 Expo: Connecting Businesses with the Right People set on June 17 at the Sequioa Hotel, Quezon City.

ICT 4 BIZ 2015, created in partnership with the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), is designed to promote digital entrepreneurship among persons with disabilities (PWDs) by providing a conducive venue for business-to-business (B2B) interactions, as well as seminars on digital entrepreneurship.

The expo aims to connect Filipino PWDs engaged in animation, web/graphics design, web content management, coaching, and transcription services to business institutions and organizations that need such services.

ICT 4 BIZ 2015 is DOST-ICTO’s answer to the government mandate of providing equal and fair employment opportunities to PWDs which make up 1.53% of the population, according to a 2010 Census. Furthermore, Republic Act No. 7277 or the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons was implemented in 1992 to protect their welfare. It also prohibits any form of discrimination against them, especially at the workplace.

Today, the ICT Office champions the exploration of ICT as an expansive sector teeming with opportunities for all Filipinos. This expo is part of the ICT Office’s celebration of the ICT Month, which coincides with this year’s theme of “No Juan Left Behind.”

If you want to know more about ICT Office’s projects, visit icto.dost.gov.ph. For more ICT 4 BIZ 2015 event info, link here.