The 13th Session of the APCICT Governing Council was held on 31 August 2018 in Bangkok, in conjunction with the Second Session of the ESCAP Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Science, Technology and Innovation (CICTSTI), which took place on 29-31 August 2018.
APCICT participated in the Uzbek-Korean Roundtable on “The current state and prospects of the development of multifaceted cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea” held on 8 October 2018 in Incheon. Mr. Kiyoung Ko, Director of APCICT, delivered a presentation on Digital Economy Development in Korea. The Roundtable was attended by 30 government officials from Uzbekistan.
APCICT organized a Consultative Meeting on Data-Driven Governance on 29-31 August 2018 in Bangkok, in conjunction with the Second Session of the ESCAP Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Science, Technology and Innovation and the 13th Session of the APCICT Governing Council.
On 2-5 July 2018, the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development, in cooperation with the Union Civil Service Board (UCSB) of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, conducted a 4-day ICTD capacity-building workshop for senior government officials of the country. It covered two modules of the Centre’s Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders programme: “An Overview of ICTs and Sustainable Development” and “ICT Trends for Government Leaders”.
Representatives of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and APCICT had held a dialogue meeting on 28-29 May 2018 in Incheon.
The meeting had provided an opportunity to discuss respective programmes and explore potential collaboration among the Centre, the ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division of ESCAP, and RAS. In addition, meetings with relevant organizations in Korea was also held on 29 May to foster exchange of information and networking.
APCICT, in cooperation with the Union Civil Service Board (UCSB) of Myanmar, had conducted an Academy workshop for the country’s senior government officials on 19-23 March 2018 at the Central Institute of Civil Service (Lower Myanmar). The Centre had introduced three Academy modules: ICT Trends for Government Leaders (Module 4); e-Government Applications (Module 3); and Information Security and Privacy (Module 6).
The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (APCICT/ESCAP), in cooperation with Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvaidyalayam (Women’s University) launched the Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh on 19 February 2018.
Following the launch, a WIFI Training of Trainers (TOT) for policymakers and women entrepreneurs was organized on 20-22 February 2018. The Training of Trainers aimed to build a network of resource persons and trainers who can help implementing the WIFI programme at the state and local levels.
Twelfth session of the governing council of the Asian and Pacific training centre for information and communication technology for development (APCICT)
The 12th Session of the APCICT Governing Council was held on 7 December 2017 in Manila, Philippines. The Council reviewed the administrative and financial status of the Centre; the work undertaken by APCICT since the last Council session in October 2016; and the proposed work plan for 2018.
The members of the Governing Council include the Republic of Korea (host country), Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
An Expert Group Meeting on Data-Driven Smart Government was held on 6-7 December 2017 in Manila, Philippines.
The EGM provided a platform for experts and practitioners to discuss trends and practices on data policy and data utilization in government in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It reviewed a draft Academy Module on Data-Driven Smart Government being developed by APCICT in cooperation with the National Information Society Agency of the Republic of Korea.
APCICT strengthens the capacities of Myanmar’s government leaders on utilizing ICT for sustainable development
The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT/ESCAP) and the Union Civil Service Board (UCSB) of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar co-organized an ICTD capacity-building workshop on 6-10 November 2017 at the Central Institute of Civil Service (Lower Myanmar).