The ICT Industry Development  Bureau, in partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government and the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines, is conducting  the Digital Governance Awards 2022. This is in line with the Department of Information and Communication Technology’s function to “promote and assist local government units (LGUs) and local stakeholders in  developing specialized ICT-enabled investment areas by providing technical and industry-calibrated  assistance in the use of ICT for the enhancement of key public services, development and promotion of local  arts and culture, tourism, digital literacy, and talent development”.

The Digital Governance Awards (DGA) is an annual search for the best practices among local  government units in using ICT to  effectively and efficiently deliver its public services directly to its constituents and to its  business stakeholders. The DGA shares the vision of establishing indices for local  government units across the country in harnessing the potentials of ICT towards raising  the bar in delivering public service. 

By drawing attention to the best practices in integrating  ICT capabilities and solutions, the different sectors of society and government units are  enabled in their roles as catalysts of change. 

The DGA has the following objectives:

  • Encourage and promote integration of ICTs in the LGU ecosystem
  • Promote citizens’ participation in and engagement with government
  • Improve the business environment in the local level
  • and Recognize LGU best practices in digital government systems

The Call for Applications for the Digital Governance Awards 2022 is now Open! Click this link: to access the Applicants’ Toolkit to help you start with your application.