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's training program to help government officials and policymakers to improve capacity building and leverage ICT for national and regional socio-economic development, the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders (Academy), was launched in Bangladesh on 29 April in collaboration with the Bangladesh Computer Council.
The launch ceremony was officiated by the Minister and State Minister of the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology. In addition to the launch ceremony, UN-APCICT co-organized a three-day workshop that was attended by approximately 100 trainers comprised of junior to mid-level officers from 64 districts and from leading public sector training institutions in Bangladesh. Sessions covered UN-APCICT’s Academy Module 1 on ‘Linkage between ICT Applications and Meaningful Development’, Module 3 on ‘e-Government Applications’ and Module 6 on ‘Information Security and Privacy.’ Through these sessions, participants acquired knowledge and skills to deliver training on these topics throughout Bangladesh.
WHAT: UN-APCICT’s Official Launch of the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders in Bangladesh
WHERE: Dhaka, Bangladesh
WHEN: 28-30 April 2014
WHO: Approx. 100 trainers comprised of junior to mid-level officers from 64 districts and from leading public sector training institutions in Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Computer Council and UN-APCICT.
About the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders
Since its launch in 2008, the Academy programme has been adopted and rolled-out in 27 countries in Asia-Pacific and beyond. Its comprehensive 11-module curriculum has been helping government officials and policymakers in their capacity building efforts by providing knowledge and skills on how to leverage ICT for national and regional socio-economic development. Currently, Academy modules are available in 12 languages, with plans for more translations underway.
About the Bangladesh Computer Council
The Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Government of Bangladesh. Its main activities are encouraging and providing support for ICT-related activities, formulating national ICT strategy and policy, creating standards and specifications of ICT tools for government organizations according to their necessity, and working for human resource development in ICT sector.