UN Assists Asia-Pacific to Measure Progress Towards Information Economies: Regional workshop on data collection opens in Incheon today
The United Nations organizes a regional training course which opens today in Incheon, Republic of Korea, bringing together national statisticians to discuss the production and dissemination of ICT statistics. This is the first time this course is being held in the Asia-Pacific region for Asia-Pacific participants. Twenty-four participants from sixteen countries of the Asia-Pacific region are participating in the week-long training.
Press Release No. G/04/2008
An Expert Group Meeting was held in Incheon, Republic of Korea on 4-5 January 2008 with the eight authors of the modules for UN-APCICT’s Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders. Discussions focused on the objective, contents, structure, timelines, peer review process, sub-regional workshops and the Online Distance Learning Platform.
The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance on 10-13 December 2007 in Macao S.A.R. China
The First International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2007) took place on 10-13 December2007 in Macao S.A.R. China. ICEGOV2007 was co-organized by the Center for Electronic Governance at United Nations University - International Institute for Software Technology (UNU-IIST-EGOV), the Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York, USA (CTG), and UN-APCICT. The conference was attended by about 200 participants from 50 countries.
Training for Women's IT Capacity Building in the APEC Region on 25-29 November 2007 in Jakarta, Indonesia
The training aims to equip women with knowledge, skills and confidence to become the entrepreneurs in this knowledge-based society. The course saw the participation of 30 female representatives from Women Empowerment Unit and from Communication and Information Office in both province and district levels of Indonesia.
UN-APCICT in collaboration with the United Nations University – International Institute for Software Technology (UNU-IIST), organized their Second Regional Training Workshop from 8 to 12 October in Incheon, Republic of Korea. There were 37 representatives from governments, academia and the civil society from 21 countries at the event.
Press Release No. N/51/2007
UN-APCICT, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), APEC Women’s e-Biz Center and the Asian Pacific Women’s Information Network Center (APWINC) collaborated to organize the International Entrepreneurship Training for Women: APEC Women’s e-Biz Training 2007 (WeBiz 2007) from 16 to 21 July 2007 in Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. The course aims to equip women with knowledge, skills and confidence to become the entrepreneurs in the new knowledge-based society.
This high level seminar was held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 5-6 May 2007 as a joint collaboration with Asian Development Bank Institute and the National Information Technology Center of Nepal. It was attended by more than 40 high level government officials and resource speakers. All the participants discussed the challenges of implementing e-government programmes and how Nepal could overcome them. Group discussions were held, consensus reached and action plan developed.
The Governing Council of UN-APCICT holds its second session on 16-17 April 2007 at the Centre's headquarters in Incheon, Republic of Korea. High level officials from eight Governing Council member countries and representatives from Incheon City and UNESCAP attend the Session, including Mr. Kim Hak-Su, Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of UNESCAP.
Press Release No. G/10/2007
UN-APCICT organizes a Regional Forum on ICT Capacity Building entitled, Where are we, where are we going and what will it take to fill the gap. The Forum will take place on 5 - 6 March 2007 in Incheon, Republic of Korea in conjunction with the first e-Government Training entitled, Planning, Designing, Implementing and Managing e-Government: Key Issues, Case Studies and Lessons Learned, on 7 - 9 March 2007.
About 150 high-level participants, from national ministries and planning agencies, the private sector, academia and civil society, will discuss the status, needs and challenges of ICT capacity-building at the regional and national levels. They will also discuss the development of an ICT-related human resource development action plan.
Media Advisory No. N/07/2007