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Lallana, Emmanuel C.

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About / À propos

Emmanuel C. Lallana, PhD is Chief Executive of ideacorp – an independent, non-profit organization focused on the use of Information and C ommunications Technology (ICT) in governance and education, in business and the economy and in transforming society.

At present, Dr. Lallana is the Project Leader of the Pan Asia Network on Democratic eGovernance (PANeGOV). PANeGOV is a multi-country research initiative on the use of ICT in good governance and citizen empowerment in Asia. It is funded by the  international Development Research Center (IDRC) of Canada. He is also a Consultant of the UN Asia Pacific Training Center for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN APCICT), Incheon, Korea. In this capacity, he developed the Module on ICT for Development (ICTD) Policy, Process and Governance for the UN APCICT’s Academy of ICT Essentials for Asian Leaders in 2008. He has also conducted trainings for government officials in India (Hyderabad), Korea (Incheon) and Afghanistan (Kabul) on ICT Policy making. Dr. Lallana is also Regional Training Coordinator, Pan Asia Network Localization (PAN L10n) Project (Since April 2007). PAN L10n is a 10-country local language computing initiative that is managed by the National University for Computer and Emerging Science, Pakistan and funded by IDRC.

In September 2009, Dr. Lallana was engaged by the Open Society Institute (Soros Foundation) – Tajikistan as a consultant to design an eGovernance Development Center for Tajikistan and the Central Asian Republics. He is also collaborating with the Foundation for Media Alternatives in formulating a civil society assessment of the ICT components of the Medium Term Philippines Development Plan.

Dr. Lallana also completed a report entitled eGrowth Plan: The ICT Road to Economic Growth in August 2009. This paper, which details recommendations on how government can use ICT to stimulate economic growth in the Philippines, was commissioned by the IT Association of the Philippines (ITAP), Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) and the Computer Manufacturers, Distributors and Dealers Association of the Philippines (COMDDAP).

From March 2007 to December 2008, Dr. Lallana was Consultant for ICT at the Office of the Secretary, Department of Education (DepED), Republic of the Philippines. In this capacity, he helped formulate the DepED ICT4E Strategic Plan. He also developed and implemented ReimaginED – a seminar series to upgrade the knowledge of DepED senior officials on ICT for Education.

In 2007, Dr. Lallana served as Project Adviser, Government Interoperability Frameworks, Asia Pacific Development Information Program, United Nations Development Program (UNDP-APDIP). Under this project he wrote the three part eGovernment Interoperability: Overview, Guide and Review (Bangkok: UNDP Regional Center in Bangkok, 2007) and the ePrimer on eGovernment Interoperability ( Bangkok: UNDP Regional Center in Bangkok, 2008)

From September 2004 to January 2007, Dr. Lallana was a Commissioner, Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), Office of the President, Republic of the Philippines. The CICT is the primary ICT policy, planning, coordinating, implementing, regulating, and administrative entity of the executive branch of the Phil government. He was appointed to the CICT by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in September 2004.

At CICT, Dr. Lallana led the Human Capital Development Group (HCDG) where he developed and spearheaded the implementation of the following major initiatives: ? eSkwela – an eLearning initiative for the Filipino Out-of-School Youth. eSkwela received a Certificate of Commendation for the Non-formal Educator Category from the UNESCO ICT in Education Innovation Awards, 2007-2008;

? iSchools – the most comprehensive ICT for High School initiative in the
Philippines;

? eQuality Program – an effort to upgrade the IT teaching capacity of Philippine
state universities and colleges;

? National ICT Competency Standards including the National ICT Competency
Standard for Teachers (NICS – Teachers) and the NICS for Career Executive
Service Officials (NICS – CESO);

? FOSS in Education including the FOSS CD Kits
? new ICT courses for government personnel including eGovernment Project
Management, IT Services Management, Enterprise Architecture Framework and
the CICT Executive Seminar

While at CICT, Dr. Lallana served as the Chairman of the CICT Working Group on International Affairs. In this capacity, he lead the Philippine delegations to ASEAN TELSOM (Yangoon, Hanoi and Manila), and APEC TELSOM (Peru). He also headed the Philippine delegation to the ASEAN-China Ministerial Meetings in Beijing (2005) and Penang (2006). He attended the World Summit on Information Society Phase 1 in Geneva and Phase 2 in Tunis as member of the Philippine delegation.

Dr. Lallana served as Executive Director of the eASEAN Task Force (eATF) from 2000-2002. The eATF was an advisory body to the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) on enhancing the region’s competitiveness through developing information and communications technology (ICT) competencies among its 10 member countries. The eATF, composed of members from the public and the private sector from all ASEAN member states, assisted in the drafting of the ASEAN Framework Agreement on ICT Products, Services and Investment, which was signed by the ASEAN Heads of Government and State in November 2000.

Dr. Lallana worked with the Philippine legislature in developing a legal framework for e-commerce (RA 8792). He also assisted Congressional eCommerce Oversight Committee organize eGobyerno 2002 – a pioneering seminar and exhibition on the use of ICT by the Philippine government. In 2003, he served as consultant on ICT issues to Senator Ramon Magsaysay Jr.

Dr. Lallana’s career in the government includes a stint at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI)–the research and training arm of the Department of Foreign Affairs–from 1993 to 1996. Dr. Lallana was appointed as Deputy Director of the FSI in 1993 by then President Fidel V. Ramos. Aside from teaching and conducting policy research at the FSI, he joined various Philippine delegations to bilateral and multilateral meetings.

Among others, he was a member of the Philippine delegation to the first RP-Indonesia boundary delimitation talks, the RP-China talks on the South China Sea islands dispute and to the International Court of Justice during the latter’s deliberation on the legality of the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons.

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