The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), under the digitalPH Program, will conduct a Rural Impact Sourcing Workshop in the Province of Davao Oriental this August 25, 2017 (Friday) to be held at the City of Mati. This initiative is simply to educate residents of the province on digitized economic opportunities that can be obtained through home based digital jobs.
What is Rural Impact Sourcing (RIS)?
Rural Impact Sourcing aims to focus on providing meaningful ICT-enabled jobs, services, and other related opportunities in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas. Mostly, rural areas of the socio-economically are high in population but low employment due to lack of investors. Evan Tan once said that “traditional employment will no longer be the norm and it will be replaced by contingent workers such as freelancers and part-time workers. The long-term trend of hiring contingent workers will continue to accelerate with more than 80 percent of large corporations planning to substantially increase their use of a flexible workforce.”
The Mati City, Davao Oriental
According to Wikipedia, “Mati is a 5th class city and capital of the province of Davao Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 141,141 people. It is located on the south-eastern side of Mindanao.
This region is linked to the markets of Mindanao, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Most of the local people rely on agriculture and agro-industries for a living. Exports include bananas, pineapples, coconuts, and fish. Because of its tropical nature and beaches, tourism is a rapidly growing business. Mining is also a contributor to the city’s economy, due to the large deposits of copper in the city outskirts.”
The Knights of Online Marketers (KOM) on this Mission
After the Rural Impact Sourcing Workshop held in the Province of Davao del Norte last August 18, 2017, the Knights of Online Marketers (KOM) was again invited to be the Resource Speaker for this workshop. KOM has been an active Strategic Partner and Industry Collaborator of DICT since 2015 in terms of bringing digital opportunities in the countryside. [READ MORE HERE]
As the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), governed and directed by Secretary Atty. Rodolfo Salima, continues to generate more opportunities for Filipinos through their Rural Impact Sourcing Programs, the Knights of Online Marketers (KOM) will continue, as well, to deliver their advocacy-based mission of providing training and developing Filipino workforce of potential IT-BPM talents to ensure constant quality of the services that they can provide to foreign and local clients.