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APEC Digital Opportunity Center Opens in Manila
 
by NCC Advocacy Group
The Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) and the Chinese Taipei government, will inaugurate the APEC Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC), to be located at the Smokey Mountain, in the city of Manila, on June 14, at 2:30 – 4:30 P.M.

This training laboratory, at the Smokey Mountain is intended to be a model of turning digital divide into a digital opportunity. It will be run by a cooperative, which trains its members in the use of computers for e-trading. The laboratory will be the first beneficiary of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) program.

Aside from the inauguration at the Smokey Mountain, CICT, as an ADOC partner, and the ADOC Chinese Taipei, will also inaugurate and formally open its first ADOC laboratory and Partner Office on the same day. This will be at 9:30 a.m., at the 2nd floor of the National Computer Center (NCC) Building, at the University of the Philippines Campus, Diliman, Quezon City.

The highlight of the event will be the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between AsianInfra, representing Chinese Taipei, and the CICT, representing the Philippines. ADOC’s training laboratory will house state-of-the-art equipment to be used in conducting ADOC’s courses and seminars. The ADOC-Partner Office, on-the-other-hand, will closely coordinate with the ADOC-Secretariat in Chinese Taipei, in implementing its calendar of activities and projects. Some of the projects lined up for the year include: ADOC Overseas Staff Training, e-Government Measurement Star 100 Consulting Program, ADOC Week 2005, ICT Elite Camp-2005 and the Philippine ICT Month. ADOC is an independent, non-profit organization, funded by the Chinese Taipei. It advocated the establishment of



 
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Last Updated: Mar 27, 2006
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