The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), in partnership with Internet Society (ISOC), has launched the National ICT Ecosystem Framework (NICTEF) last February 21, 2019.
DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo M. Rio Jr. and ISOC Asia Pacific Bureau Regional Director Rajnesh Singh led the unveiling of the framework.
The NICTEF is a complementary planning tool, seen to consolidate, integrate, and update the ICT ecosystem diaspora nationwide. The NICTEF will be an authoritative reference source, as well as a living document that shall be updated periodically with the latest plans, programs and projects, including recent ICT indicators and accomplishments.
The DICT, through the ISOC, has adopted globally-recognized multistakeholder practices in the framework’s development process. In his speech, Acting Secretary Rio emphasized, “With NICTEF, the DICT seeks not only to more substantially engage and provide for meaningful participation by a more diverse array of stakeholders, but also to foster inclusive, bottom-up initiatives by encouraging the stakeholders themselves to set the agenda, projects, and goals of the nation’s digital strategy. “
The NICTEF envisions an equitable,inclusive, and sustainable development for the nation by pushing for the following strategic thrusts: (a) Participatory e-Governance; (b) Industry and Countryside Development; (c) Resource-Sharing and Capacity Building Through ICT; (d) Improved Public Links and Connectivity; (e) ICT User Protection and Information Security; and (f) Enabling and Sustainable ICT Environment.