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ISITI @ Bungo Expedition
Tuesday 05 December 2017, 08:00am
To Monday 18 December 2017
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The Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations (ISITI) recently shared the experiences and know-hows of through the usage of the digital economy with the community members at Krokong, Bau. The workshops conducted with the community are part of the UNIMAS Bungo Expedition, which aims at exploring and documenting the biodiversity of Bungo Range, assessing the demographic structures and development patterns for communities living within the Bungo Range, as well as to evaluate the potentials of using natural resources for the social development of communities as a whole.

In line with the objectives of the expedition, one of the workshops organised by ISITI was the Business Promotion using ICT. This workshop was held in collaboration with the Pusat Internet 1 Malaysia Krokong. The focus of the workshop was to assist emerging entrepreneurs within the community to familiarize themselves with developing websites to promote their businesses. Apart from that, the participants were also given tips on product photography using basic tools and materials that were easily accessible to them. During the workshop, the participants were given the opportunity to photograph their own products to post on their websites as well as to share their experiences on starting their own business with the others.

Apart from that, the ISITI team also shared information on the emerging digital economy and the advantage that online platforms have in creating context-specific learning materials and empowering rural indigenous communities to becoming digital citizens. The workshop also aimed at creating awareness among the community members on how to design knowledge-based high value activities such as tourism and handicrafts as well as to identify community assets that need strengthening.

The team also demonstrated the e-Learning tool, ‘Library in A Box’ to evaluate pedagogy and learning requirements as well as collaborated with the PI1M on introducing the e-Waste programme to the community members.