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iROP
 
The Background
 
iROP was initiated by Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry Brunei Darussalam (AITI) and InfoCom Federation Brunei (IFB) during a discussion in May 2009.
 
The intention was to bridge the digital divide that exists in the rural areas of Brunei Darussalam. iROP as a brand and AITI owner of the Pilot Project. AITI came up with the idea of using info-communications technology to promote the one product one kampong’ concept initiated by Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) and IFB come up with the training concept.
  
 
iROP Vision
 
Using ICT to outreach and promote the ‘One Product and One Kampong’
 
 
iROP Business Objectives
 
· To promote Brunei Made products as a catalyst for Brunei economy diversification.
· To develop entrepreneurs for employment in the Mukims to serve the Kampongs in all the four districts in Brunei Darussalam
· Leverage on the best use of ICT to bridge the digital divide.
· To diversify an e-business channel that is aim to increase demand for e-business Services for the public.
 
 
What is inside iROP?
 
iROP consist of a comprehensive training program to develop IT entrepreneurs to serve the rural community. It is also a Brunei Made products marketing program whereby promoting local products from rural areas are made through web-based technology.
 
 
 
iROP Pilot Project Phase 1
 
Dewan Belalong located at Bangar, Temburong is nominated as the community centre for the pilot iROP site. Phase 1 of iROP project emphasize on digital literacy curriculum through:
 
· Establishment of a one stop community centre
· Equipping with ICT facilities with Internet connectivity

· Training courses with IC3 certification for 20 selected participants