The Department of Information and Communications Technology on Thursday said that three of their projects bagged Champion status at the World Summit on Information Society Prizes 2023.
These projects were chosen from a field of more than 900 project entries from around the world.
Among the winners were the Digital Governance Awards entry from the ICT Industry and Development Bureau; Empowering Lives in Prison through Information and Communications Technology entry from Region IVA and IVB offices; and Cybersecurity Education in the Philippines in the Face of New Normal Adversities entry from Region 9 and BaSulTa were dubbed Champions in their respective categories.
The Digital Governance Awards (DGA) is an initiative to recognize outstanding Provinces, Cities, and Municipalities that demonstrated excellence in utilizing information and communications technology (ICT) to effectively and efficiently deliver public services.
The Empowering Lives in Prison through ICT is conducted in partnership with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).
It also aims to promote inclusivity in prisons through ICT access. Meanwhile, the Cybersecurity Education provides free cybersecurity courses accessible online and on-demand for Filipinos.
“The Department expresses its gratitude to everyone who voted and extended their full support to our initiatives. We shall continue to drive the digital transformation journey forward to ensure that our undertakings benefit the Filipino people and make them globally ready,” ICT Chief Ivan John Uy said.
The WSIS Prizes is a global competition hosted by the International Telecommunications Union that was created to provide a forum for recognizing programs and events that use information and communication technology (ICTs) to promote sustainable growth.
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