RP Projects Listed As Finalists
In ICT Best Projects Tilt
SEVERAL Philippine information and communications technology (ICT)
projects are among the finalists in a global contest for the
world's best ICT projects, INQ7.net has learned.
The Community Health Information Tracking System (CHITS),
developed by the Medical Informatics Unit of University of the
Philippines Manila, was among this year's finalists in the
Stockholm Challenge 2006, a contest involving entries from
different parts of the world.
According to Dr. Alvin Marcelo of the UP Manila Medical
Informatics Unit, CHITS is currently the only Filipino entry in
the health category for this year's Stockholm Challenge.
There are more Filipino entries named as finalists in the other
categories, he added.
The other Philippine finalists this year are the "Rice Knowledge
Bank" of the International Rice Research Institute; "Weaving a
future with ICT" the Rurungan.org,
Smart Load of mobile operator Smart Communications; BridgeIT's
text to teach, "Storage of Indigenous Knowledge on Medicinal,
Food Crops and Biodiversity Using Computers, Recorders and
Internet," and "Advancing ICT: Global Collaboration and
All the Philippine finalists will go to Stockholm on May 8 to 11
to participate in thematic workshops and a public conference.
The awards will be given on May 11.
This yearly competition focuses on ICT for development in
under-served parts of the world. Its objective has been to find
excellent examples of implementations of ICT that show clear
benefits to people and their communities, wide impact and
sustainable business models.
posted 03:21pm (Mla time) April 09, 2006
By Erwin Lemuel Oliva