Recognizing the need to leverage social media for socio-economic development, the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT/ESCAP) held a regional workshop on Social Media for Development on 30 June - 2 July, in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
Royal Institute of Management of Bhutan strengthens human capacity in the use of social media for development
On 26-27 June, UN-APCICT’s national partner, the Royal Institute of Management of Bhutan, organized a workshop for 29 mid-level civil servants and private sector employees in Thimpu, Bhutan to support the country’s efforts to build its human capacity on the use of information and communication technology (ICT) for development.
On 16 June, UN-APCICT officially launched the Chinese version of its module on ICT for disaster risk management at the Metropolis Public Security and Emergency Management International Conference, organized IAEM and the Shanghai Administration Institute in Shanghai, China.
Over 100 participants from more than 20 countries came together in Selangor, Malaysia for the three-day event held from 3 to 5 June as part of a series of UN-APCICT activities promoting students’ engagement in community development.
Whether it is an IT student volunteering in a rural Timor-Leste community learning center, or a health student on work experience at a Cambodian women's center, engaged learning methods can better prepare young people to be the future leaders of the Asia–Pacific region.
On 27 May 2014, the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Center for ICT for Development (UN-APCICT) conducted a one-day workshop on e-Government for government officials and experts from Nigeria.
On 28-30 April, UN-APCICT launched its ICTD capacity building programme, the "Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders," in collaboration with the Bangladesh Computer Council in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
UN-APCICT promotes ICT for development human capacity building in countries in Asia-Pacific and Africa
On 15-18 April 2014, APCICT organized a Capacity Building Workshop on E-Government, Information Security and Privacy in collaboration with the Telecommunications Technology Association of the Republic of Korea and the African Development Bank for 26 government officials and policymakers from 9 countries in Asia-Pacific and 6 countries from Africa.
On 15-18 April, 2014, UN-APCICT organized its Regional Training of Trainers Workshop on Primer Series 2 on “Project Management and Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD)” and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) of the Primer Programme in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
On 3-5 February 2014, APCICT will co-organized a workshop on ICT for Disaster Risk Management with the Career Executive Service Board (CESB) of the Philippines in order to address the urgent needs of improving the capacity of the country to more effectively respond to disaster situations and of enhancing its disaster risk reduction efforts.
8th Session of APCICT’s Governing Council convened in Incheon, Republic of Korea on 12 December 2013
The United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT) organized the 8th Session of its Governing Council in Incheon, Republic of Korea on 12 December 2013 to review the progress and accomplishments of the Centre.