The government is inviting all stakeholders of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector to participate in the International Congress on ICT: Global Challenge in Education, which will kick off on November 16 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino in Philippines.
The three-day event, which aims to gather more than a thousand delegates from more than 40 countries, is an initiative of the Philippine government to prepare the country's education sector for the global challenges and opportunities brought about by rapid developments in ICT. The congress, which is estimated to cost P15 million, will be funded by the Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP), a multi-stakeholder network promoting innovation and advancement in knowledge for development (K4D) and ICT for Development (ICT4D).
GKP, a network of over 100 members from 40 countries, brings together the public and private sector and civil society organizations with the goal of sharing knowledge and building partnership in K4D and ICT4D. The potential of ICT to improve the quality of education in the country has prompted the government – through Ched, Department of Education and the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority