APCICT has launched a new online course on “Realizing Data-Driven Governance” available at the Centre’s distance learning platform, APCICT Virtual Academy (http://e-learning.unapcict.org/). The course is designed for government officials in developing countries to help them understand data-driven governance - the intensive and extensive use of data in how societies organize to define and achieve their common future - and assist them in using data-driven governance in their jurisdictions.
The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, on its 74th Session held on 11-16 May 2018 in Bangkok, elected the following countries as members of the APCICT Governing Council for the period 2018-2021, along with the Republic of Korea, host country.
The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development launched a revamped version of its distance learning platform, APCICT Virtual Academy – http://e-learning.unapcict.org, on 16 October 2017.
The APCICT Virtual Academy, an online distance learning platform launched in June 2009, is part of APCICT’s multi-channel delivery strategy to expand the reach of its flagship ICT for development (ICTD) capacity building programmes.
The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) launched the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders in the ESCWA Region (AIGLE)on 8 June 2015 in Beirut, Lebanon.
APCICT participated in the launch via online conference call and shared the Centre’s experience in institutionalizing its ICT human capacity development programmes. Following the AIGLE launch, ESCWA conducted a 5-day Regional Training-of-Trainers with AIGLE.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) meets annually at the ministerial level to discuss and decide on important issues pertaining to inclusive and sustainable economic and social development in the region.
UN-APCICT presents on the role of social media in citizen engagement for urban development and growth
On November 5, UN-APCICT will make a presentation on the role that social media has in engaging citizens for urban development and growth at the 3rd WeGo General Assembly.
On November 5, UN-APCICT will make a presentation on the role that social media has in engaging citizens for urban development and growth at the 3rd WeGo General Assembly, which is being held from 3-6 Nov. in Chengdu.
UN-APCICT participates in conference on the use of innovative internet for research and education in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 1-2 October 2014
UN-APCICT participates in the First CAREN Regional Networking Conference on “Innovative Internet for Researchers and Higher Education” at Turan University in Almaty, Kazakhstan to raise awareness on the role of capacity development and promote ICTD education in higher education.
Last week UN-APCICT launched its publication “Getting Started with Social Media Tools in Government” a practical guide that presents “how-to” steps for setting and managing social media tools and technologies in government.
Indian e-Government Project led by Dr. Rajendra Kumar, chairman of UN-APCICT’s 8th Governing Council wins United Nations Public Service Awards
The project Mobile Seva led by Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Joint Secretary of the Department of Electronics and IT of the Government of India and chairman of UN-APCICT’s 8th Governing Council, has been awarded the United Nations Public Service Award.
Recognizing the potential that open and distance learning has to improve access to education for people facing socio-economic or geographical constraints, the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Center for ICT for Development (UN-APCICT) has published the Open and Distance Learning in Asia and the Pacific Case Study, the third issue of its ICT for Development (ICTD) Case Study Series.