ASSIST and its flagship program DigiBayanihan, with its partners De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) and Hub of Innovation for Inclusion (HiFi), successfully organized the first Innovation for Inclusive Impact Forum (In_PACT) 2018 last April 13 at the De La Salle University (DLSU) in Manila, Philippines.
The In_PACT forum was a venue for sharing of ideas and discussions to propel social innovation across the Philippines and beyond through digital enablement and creative thinking.
Over 30 global thought leaders and speakers led the discussions on new strategies and emergent ideas. ASSIST Managing Director stressed the important of youth participation in digital enablement and creative thinking. “Youth is an important factor in creating impact. They should raise their voices to be heard. This shall create an impactful action – a starter to drive change and innovation,” he stressed.
The participants expressed their satisfaction on how they were able to connect with people across diverse sectors and share the stimulus. Many emphasized that action must follow.
The forum will continue onwards to “lead each other to design new solutions that can help [society] create and achieve collective impact,” Franz Gabriel Raña, Event Manager and In_PACT Senior Associate, shared.