Cauayan City, Isabela—The City Government of Cauayan in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology, the Isabela State University and the League of Cities of the Philippines, is set to conduct the Smarter Cities Readiness Challenge Workshop 2019 here.

The activity, titled “Capacity Building for Smarter and Sustainable Cities” is slated on Jan. 25 to 26, at Hotel Andrea here. Local chief executives of the different cities and university officials across the country are expected to attend, Cauayan City Mayor Bernard Faustino M. Dy said.

Engr. Sancho Mabborang, DOST-2 regional director, said the Smarter Cities Readiness Challenge Workshop 2019 aims to pace the delivery of services to the populace with the intervention of technologies.

“The Smarter Cities framework anchored in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) will further speed up the process for better and proper services to the public,” Mabborang stressed.
The workshop will focus on the Smarter Cities framework of DOST that is attached to the ICT structure. These include categories on smarter education, smarter governance, smarter health, smarter agriculture and smarter transportation among other services offered by the local government units.

Science Secretary Fortunato Dela Pena will be around to present the programs of the agency in the region and turnover the Hybrid Electric Train to the City of Cauayan, Mabborang said.

With science and technology as drivers for advancement, its innovations have helped increase productivity that facilitates access to smarter cities.

Mabborang said speakers from developed countries like Singapore and New Zealand will discuss several technical know-hows that will help the country in the speedy passage of services to the populace.

The Smart Cities Readiness Workshop will focus on the following objectives: Shared smart cities knowledge – frameworks, principles, case studies; Baseline city assessment; Review of existing smart cities strategies; Action planning for future phases of smart cities strategy and Leadership development for next phase of smart cities strategy.

The workshop is a unique opportunity for cities and SCC partners alike to network, exchange and expand knowledge.


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