The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), under the digitalPH Program, will conduct a Rural Impact Sourcing Workshop in the Province of Northern Samar this July 21, 2017 (Friday) to be held at the Municipality of Allen. 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 Municipality of Allen, Northern Samar
According to Wikipedia, “Allen is a fourth class municipality located on the north western tip of the province of Northern Samar, the northern province among the three provinces comprising Samar Island. The island of Samar is located in the central eastern portion of the Philippines, in the group of central islands known as the Visayas.”
TRIVIA: Did you know that the Municipality of Allen is the hometown of the Program Manager of e-Innovation, Miss Emmy Lou Versoza-Defin?
The Knights of Online Marketers (KOM) on this Mission
After the Rural Impact Sourcing Workshop held in the Island Province of Siquijor last June 02, 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.