The Seminar on Digital Governance for Government Executives was conducted on November 16–17, 2023 at OD Corpuz Hall, DAP Building, Pasig City. The event marked a pivotal moment for 67 Senior Executives Class (SEC) alumni and scholars who were equally eager to explore the ever-evolving landscape of digital governance. 

Welcome message and opening remarks  delivered by Atty. Engelbert C. Caronan Jr. and Director Kiyoung Ko to the participants.

The seminar commenced with a warm welcome from Atty. Engelbert C. Caronan Jr., President and CEO of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), setting the stage for an enriching journey into the realm of digital governance. Director Kiyoung Ko from the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development- Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (APCICT-ESCAP) followed with his opening remarks, providing valuable context and insights for the participants and setting the tone for the intellectual exploration that awaited them. The APCICT-ESCAP’s mission is to build and strengthen the capacity of the members and associate members of ESCAP to leverage information and communication technology (ICT) for the purpose of socio-economic development.

A Token of Appreciation: A Gesture of Gratitude from President Caronan to Director Ko.

President Caronan seized the opportunity to express his appreciation and presented Director Kiyoung Ko with a token of appreciation, recognizing his invaluable knowledge and wisdom shared during the event. This gesture symbolized not only the participants’ gratitude for his guidance but also their shared commitment to advancing knowledge and fostering collaborative growth in the realm of digital governance.

The seminar continued with a thought-provoking session by Dr. Emmanuel C. Lallana, a prominent expert in the field. Dr. Lallana guided the participants through a comprehensive exploration of data-driven governance. With keen insights, he unraveled the complex and dynamic relationship between data management and effective governance.

Day 1 Session: Decoding-Data Driven Governance with Dr. Emmanuel C.Llallana

As the second day progressed, the emphasis switched to the significant impact of data-driven governance. The necessity of data sources, data analysis particularly in digital politics, and significance of quality data were also discussed.

Day 2 Session with Atty. Juan Paolo F. Fajardo on Data Privacy in Digital Governance

For the last session of the seminar, Atty. Juan Paolo F. Fajardo took the stage to share his expertise on data privacy. His session echoed the sentiments of Day 1, further reinforcing the importance of navigating the digital landscape with a keen awareness of privacy considerations for effective governance.

The wealth of knowledge imparted in the seminar served as a beacon for SEC alumni and scholars, offering profound insights into the challenges and opportunities digital governance presents. 

As the curtains draw on this enlightening event, the echoes of data-driven wisdom will undoubtedly reverberate through the corridors of public service.

Stay tuned for more as we continue to explore the  landscape of digital governance and its impact on society. The SEC alumni community can look forward to future events and discussions that will further deepen their understanding and engagement in this crucial field.