WIFI

Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) Workshops for Women Entrepreneurs of Cambodia

Following the National Launch of Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) in Cambodia, the Secretariat of One Village One Product and APCICT conducted series of training workshop from 31 August – 14 December 2018 across 5 provinces (Kampot, Sihanouk Ville, Kampong Cham, Siem Reap, and Battambang) of Cambodia. Attended by 195 local women entrepreneurs, women entrepreneur associations, and students, the training aimed to strengthen their skills and knowledge in utilizing ICT in planning and managing business. Participants were also trained on using mobile applications for business.

 

UN-APCICT organizes a consultation workshop on ‘Women and ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI)’ in Pakistan

UN-APCICT will conduct a consultation workshop on the ‘Women and ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI)’ in Islamabad, Pakistan on 14-16 December.

WIFI is APCICT’s latest flagship programme that aims to strengthen the ICT skills of women entrepreneurs in Asia and the Pacific. During the workshop, the Centre will collect feedback on the draft WIFI training modules from women entrepreneurs and trainers in the country to enhance relevance and quality of the contents. It will further identify roll-out strategies to implement the programme in Pakistan.

National “Women and ICT Frontier Initiative” (WIFI) in the Philippines

Building ICT capacity of women entrepreneurs

The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT) organized a pilot workshop on WIFI at Clark City, Philippines on 4-6 May 2016.  This is part of the new flagship programme for women entrepreneurs in Asia and the Pacific, called “Women and ICT Frontier Initiative”(WIFI) that will be launched in June. 

Regional Forum on ICT Human Capacity Development and Launch of Women and ICT Frontier Initiative

UN-APCICT/ESCAP organized the Regional Forum on ICT Human Capacity Development on 9-10 June 2016 in Incheon.

To be held on the occasion of APCICT’s 10th Anniversary, the meeting provided the multi-stakeholder platform to engage participants from over 50 countries in a dialogue on ICT capacity development towards a sustainable future. It will facilitate an exchange of ideas and perspectives on effective ICTD capacity building, identify lessons learned, and chart the way forward.

National Launch of the Women and ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

The Women and ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI), a flagship programme of the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development, was launched on 26 September 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

WIFI is an ICT capacity development programme for promoting women entrepreneurship. In Sri Lanka, the programme is known as WIFI Suhuruliya or WIFI SMART Woman. It aims to promote the economic empowerment of women in Sri Lanka through the use of ICT in entrepreneurial activities.

Pre-Launching of Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) Bangladesh

A Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) pre-launch event was held in Dhaka on 15 March 2017 under the leadership of the ICT Division and Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) and in cooperation with Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) and Bangladesh Women in Technology (BWIT).

Attended by more than 250 participants from government, development organizations, women entrepreneur associations, private sector, and academia, the event elaborated on the WIFI programme and its relevance to Digital Bangladesh, the country’s national ICT strategy.

CIS Sub-Regional Workshop and National Launch of Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) in Kyrgyzstan

The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development, in partnership with the Academy of Public Administration under President of Kyrgyz Republic (APAPKR), and Central Asian Research and Education Network (CAREN) co-organized the CIS Sub-Regional Workshop and the Kyrgyzstan National Launch of Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) on 24-27 April 2017 at the Academy of Public Administration in Bishkek.