SMA-Azam to hold workshop on building community awareness on digital economy in Kapit

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KUCHING, July 2: Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) in collaboration with Angkatan Zaman Mansang (Azam) Sarawak will be holding the third edition of its Community Digital Initiative workshop series from July 3-4 in Kapit.

According to a media release today, the initiative was in line with the Sarawak government’s intensive efforts to transform Sarawak’s conventional economy into a digital economy.

Conducted by representatives from government and private sectors such as SMA, Pustaka Negeri Sarawak, and local industry players, the workshop will empower Village Development and Security Committees (JKKK) and entrepreneurs with relevant e-commerce marketing skills and networking that can enable them to mobilise their respective communities to initiate activities that promote and nurture the digital economy.

Fifty participants comprising selected JKKK members and local entrepreneurs from Kapit Division are expected to attend this one-and-a-half day workshop.

The main objectives of this workshop are to provide a platform for local community leaders and JKKK to play their role as state development frontliners in motivating and mobilising their communities to be digital-ready.

To achieve this objective, a representative from SMA will be giving a summary of Sarawak’s digital economy strategy to better facilitate participants’ understanding and implementation of digital initiatives within their communities.

Other workshop highlights are knowledge sharing sessions from successful industry players like apparel and accessories entrepreneur Neng Kho Razali, on how to leverage on digital platforms to market original Bornean designs to the international market, and agro-based entrepreneur Heineken Laluan on packaging, shipping, and selling local produce to global markets.

The first and second edition of this workshop was held in Lawas last year and in Bintulu on March this year.

For more information, contact Yaana Singkie (Azam Sarawak) at 082-411799 or e-mail — DayakDaily