A three-day digital training of stakeholders from diverse professional backgrounds on ways to use the internet for livelihood and business growth, as well as transform society, has officially ended in Monrovia.
The Internet Society Liberia Chapter (ISOC-Liberia) in collaboration with the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MOPT), Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA), trained and certificated over hundred participants on digital transformation and the improvement of the digital economy of Liberia.
The program was held under the theme: “Internet as a tool for economic growth: digital transformation in the digital economy of Liberia.”
The in-person forum which took place Friday, 25 November 2022 at a local hotel, was an integral component of the dialogue held from 23 – 25 November 2022. It brought together dozens of internet users.
The event offered an intensive learning experience covering a wide range of topics on digital transformation in the digital economy.
It included digital transformation and the main concept, including infrastructure, E- business, E- Commence, and E-Governance. It was interspersed with questions and answers between the facilitators and participants.
Speaking at the opening of the event, ISOC-Liberia president Mr. Matthew Roberts paid homage to the MOPT, and LTA for the level of partnership always to provide training and education to individuals on the internet ecosystem.
Roberts said the workshop aimed at sharing best practices and building capacity for individuals in a diversity of sectors in Liberia.
He mentioned that the training will brighten the minds of internet users and further enhance their skills in unlocking the digital economy in Liberia through digital transformation.
The objective of the dialogue according to Mr. Roberts was to inform and create awareness on the use of the internet or Information Communication Technology (ICT) in support of the digital economy and society.
“This training … will enable you to use your devices, especially smartphone to improve your own life by generating income that will help you and your household,” said Mr. Roberts.
“We have been targeting small and medium businesses, journalists, network operators, and government institutions responsible for ICT, among others,” Mr. Roberts told the gathering.
In brief remarks, MOPT Director of Telecom Mr. Lawrence G. Sando expressed joy to partner with ISOC-Liberia
Mr. Sando encouraged participants to always make use of events organized by the institution.
Jarsey Burphy, LTA Public Relations Officer expressed her institution’s commitment to work with the Internet Society Liberia Chapter to provide the needed training to relevant stakeholders.