Digital Democracy Project 2022
Participative Democracy: CSOs Embracing the Digital Space
Last January 18, 2022, the Makati Business Club organized a knowledge-sharing session with CSOs in the Philippines through the Digital Democracy Project entitled “Participative Democracy: CSOs Embracing the Digital Space” via Zoom.
Digital Democracy: Technology for Community-Building and Decision-Making
Makati Business Club in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung held a FREE workshop entitled Digital Democracy: Technology for Decision-Making and Community-Building this April and May 2022 via Zoom.
Senior officers, policy officers, information officers, and other employees from Local Government Units (LGUs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) were invited to participate in a 2-day workshop training this April 27-28 & May 4-5, 2022 (for LGUs); and May 16-17, 2022 (for CSOs) from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
On the first day, participants learned about the six (6) steps to the Digital Democracy Process, and identified issues such as data privacy for paperless transactions, digital literacy for the elderly, boosting internet connectivity in Makati City, streamlining the accreditation process for NGOs, and LGU policies and interventions for safe F2F set up in schools. On the last day, participants formed smaller groups and crafted together a Digital Democracy action plan for their chosen issues which could serve as their guide to conducting their own Digital Democracy projects.
Digital Democracy Workshop for LGUs
The two-day workshop sessions on April 27-28, 2022 and May 4-5, 2022 welcomed LGU employees from Luzon (Batangas, Bulacan, Calauan, Intramuros, La Union, Legazpi, Makati, Muntinlupa, Malabon, Manila, Pasig, Taguig, and Intramuros), Visayas (Kalibo), and Mindanao (Bangsamoro Government, and Davao).
Session 1 April 27-28, 2022
Day 1 April 27, 2022
Day 2 April 28, 2022
Session 2 May 4-5, 2022
Day 1 May 4, 2022
Day 2 May 5, 2022
Digital Democracy Workshop for CSOs
The last workshop session on May 16-17, 2022 was attended by employees/staff and advocates from different CSOs including ERDA Foundation, Inc., The Samdhana Institute, Pamulaan Center for Indigenous Peoples’ Education, Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners, Move Metro Manila, Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc., etc.
Session 3 May 16-17, 2022
Day 1 May 16, 2022
Day 2 May 17, 2022
Pasig Citizen Assembly: How can we help more people bike to work?
To support workers amid rising gas prices, and as a long-term sustainability initiative, Pasig Transport wants to retain existing bike commuters in Pasig, and increase the number of workers biking to work.
Pasig will be conducting citizen assemblies to identify and understand the issues employees and employers face around biking to work. Once the issues are identified, Pasig will propose an intervention to address the issues on hand, and gather citizens’ sentiment on the proposed intervention.
For Workers and HR Practitioners
How can we help more people bike to work?
Pasig Transport wants to know the thoughts of workers and HR practitioners about biking as a mode of transportation. The citizen sentiment gathered in the citizen assembly and survey would support a new local ordinance co-created with city stakeholders, to address the issues raised by the community.
For MSMEs and Management
How can we help more people bike to work?
Pasig Transport wants to know the thoughts of MSMEs and Management on how the LGU can assist and adjust to cater to employees biking to work. The citizen sentiment gathered in the citizen assembly and survey would support a new local ordinance co-created with city stakeholders, to address the issues raised by the community.
Himamaylan Citizen Assembly: Strengthening Youth Policy through Digital Democracy
Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental conducted a citizen assembly to identify and understand which of the Sangguniang Kabataan Projects should be prioritized and funded by the government. The results of the survey will be beneficial in providing data the government can use to prepare plans, projects, and interventions for the youth.
Victorias Citizen Assembly: Strengthening Mental Health Policy through Digital Democracy
Victorias City, Negros Occidental conducted a citizen assembly to understand the mental health crisis among the youth who are struggling to respond to the changes that the pandemic has created, particularly in the education sector. The survey results will help the LGU strengthen policies and interventions to provide services focused on mental health enrichment among Victoriahanon youth.