Saturday, January 17, 2015

MNLShapingDavos Hack The SK, The New Future Of Governance

      At the just concluded 2 day  Hack the SK, MNL Shaping Davos, wherein the participants got to hack apps that could bring change to our youth organization which is the Sanguniang Kabataan.

   On the first day alone, there were powerpack speakers, who imparted their expertise and experiences in their field of professions. Sen. Bam Aquino  SK Chairman, Dr. Cleo Calimbahin of Transparency International Philippines,  NYC President Farah Ghodsina , Dion Romano of Jessie RobredoProgram, and a lot more, giving inspirations and directions of how Sanguniang Kabataan should be, to succeed. 

   Tackling the relevance of SK and why the youth should take active participation, with the help of our technologies, they must use this tools to their advantage to succeed in their goals together, helping  and reaching out to all other youths, thus a transparent SK  is vital .  

    The panelist pointed out, there should be change of image, reforms, best practices, eliminated dynasty, support for physical economy, have an independent SK. Change is in innovation, inclusivity,  health, public safety, monitoring, access to technology and the other challenges.

    As Dr. Jose Rizal left us with great example and inspiration, that the youth is hope of our motherland , having the passion and drive  they must learn to use these energy to a just, good and rightful use.

    The three group that bagged the award, out of the seven group, were  third place was Team Spectres Solutions (Therence John Resabal, Moses Marzan, Ahmed Masahud) for OurVoice, a mobile app that highlights topics in SK sessions and lets users give feedback by voting.  second  was Team KISS (Ben, Jose San Juan, Gino de Jesus, Gerald Magracia, James Labnao) for Selfie, a web platform that aggregates selfie and photo tweets of SK events and engages young online users. And first was Team Divided by Zero (Jake Josol, MJ Pormento, Chad Gonzales, Camille Domingo) for a project gamification & member engagement platform via a web interface and SMS called Tandem! The app will be pilot-tested and adopted by San Juan LGU.

Hack the SK  Manila Shaping Davos 2015 which was held at Globe Valro Telepak  on January 15-16,  organized by Global Shapers Community Manila and Red Wizard Events & PR Strategies in partnership with Globe, Microsoft, McDonald’s, Foodpanda, USAID, Young Public Servants, PH-LEAD and Branco Solutions & Consulting.

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