UP ISSI takes part in the 2023 Conference Workshop on Indigenous Languages and the Sustainable Development Goals

2023 Conference Workshop on Indigenous Languages and the Sustainable Development Goals

Ms. Nova Z. Navo and Ms. Danica Pacardo presented the paper “Systematic Literature Review of Digital Technology Adoption of Women Entrepreneurs” at the Conference Workshop on Indigenous Languages and the Sustainable Development Goals held at the University of the Philippines Visayas Auditorium in Iloilo City last February 21-23, 2023.

The paper, which Ms. Navo and Ms. Pacardo co-authored with Dr. Ian Jester De Vera and Ms. Melanie Cabotaje, sought to understand how women entrepreneurs adopt digital technology for their businesses.

Using the systematic literature review approach, the writers identified and analyzed a total of 63 academic articles in English using the Scopus and Web of Science electronic databases. 

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UP ISSI staff from L-R: Nova Z. Navo and Danica Pacardo

The paper focused on five main discussion points, namely: (1) how women in general use digital technology, (2) the impact of its use on women, (3) the extent of participation of women in the development of IT, (4) how women entrepreneurs use digital technology, and (5) factors influencing women entrepreneurs to adopt digital technology. Gender equality in digital technology adoption is a relatively recent and developing concept, and the systematic review revealed that discussions on the topic were scarce and need to be expanded.    

The Conference explored the intersections of the Four Outcomes of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages (IDIL) 2022-2032 Global Action Plan and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as underlined in the 2030 Agenda. These are No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-Being, and Quality Education. Likewise, the conference provided the platform for key stakeholders to begin the process of a strategic national response to the Four Outcomes envisioned in the Global Action Plan of the IDIL 2022-2032, in alignment to the SDGs, and the various national, regional, sectoral and agency, and local development goals.

The paper presented by ISSI staff fell under three cross-cutting themes: Media and Digital Empowerment, Economy and Equitable Growth, and Gender and Safe Spaces. 

The event was organized by Talaytayan  Multilingual Education, Inc., the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the TEBTEBBA (Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education) Foundation Inc., and the University of the Philippines – Visayas.


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