CICT invites municipalities with no CeC to host one
|Written by Administrator|
|Thursday, 26 March 2009|
The Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), in the implementation of the Philippine Community eCenter (CeC) Roadmap, invites municipal governments particularly those without any form of CeC in their locality to apply for the hosting of a CeC.
A CeC is a self-sustaining shared facility providing affordable access to ICT-enabled services and relevant content. It serves as a conduit for efficient delivery of government and other services and a potent tool for empowerment and participation of unserved and underserved communities in development.
To date, a total of 755 CeCs are in existence, and these are implemented by various CeC initiatives in the Philippines. The establishment of new CeCs under CICT is one of four components of the roadmap implementation project which will be funded under the eGovernment Fund. The other three components are: the transformation of existing school laboratories and Internet cafes into CeCs; capability building; and content development.
Under the said project, CICT, in partnership with PhilCeCNet, seeks to establish at least 200 CeCs per year over a three year period. Priority will be given to those municipalities where there is existing infrastructure support like electrical power and Internet connectivity. The package will include equipment and relevant training courtesy of the project while the recipient municipality shall put up the other resource requirements such as space, Internet connection and manpower as counterpart contribution.
Interested municipalities may download the application form, accomplish and submit the same to:
For Luzon-based Municipalities:
Frederick DC Amores
For Mindanao-based Municipalities:
Cheryl C. Ortega
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