The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), under the digitalPH Program, will conduct a Rural Impact Sourcing Workshop in the Province of Davao del Norte this August 18, 2017 (Friday) to be held at the City of Tagum. 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 Tagum City, Davao del Norte
According to Wikipedia, “Tagum is a 1st class city and capital of the province of Davao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 259,444 people. It is the most populous component city in Mindanao. It is one of the top most livable cities in the Philippines, and was one of the finalists in Most Child Friendly City in the Philippines – Component Category along with Laoag, and Talisay, Cebu.”
The Knights of Online Marketers (KOM) on this Mission
After the Rural Impact Sourcing Workshop held in the Province of Cagayan last August 11, 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.
[Read more about the Rural Impact Sourcing Initiative of KOM and DICT]