Next Wave Cities Program

Details of the organization
Department of Information and Communications Technology
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level:
  • The organization has a national e-strategy:

Information about the project
Next Wave Cities Program
The Next Wave Cities (NWC) Program aims to provide access to digital jobs and opportunities which has significantly contributed to the economic growth of the countryside or regions outside of Metro Manila. Through the NWC Program, government, business, academe and other stakeholders collaborate to maximize the use of Information and Communications Technology. Today, out of the 1.1 million direct workers in the Philippine Information Technology and Business Process Management (IT-BPM) sector, around 300,000+ are based in IT-BPM Centers in Next Wave Cities providing remarkable economic benefits to the Philippine countryside.
National implementation: Philippines
Ongoing from 04/06/2007 to 31/12/2017
- National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) which is composed of 70 ICT councils - Information Technology - Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) - Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP) - Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) - Animation Council of the Philippines (ACPI) - Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP) - Healthcare Information Management Association of the Philippines (HIMAP) - Local Government Units (LGUs)

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Programme