APCICT and partners in Central Asia to enhance ICTD through a series of events in September: Sub-regional workshop on ICT for disaster management and climate change abatement in Kyrgyzstan; and launch of localized Academy of ICT Essential for Government Leaders programme in Tajikistan.
APCICT partners with the Central Asian Research and Education Network and the National Information Technology Centre of Kyrgyzstan to develop ICT capacity for disaster management and climate change abatement
On 7-9 September, the Central Asian Research and Education Network (CAREN), the National Information Technology Centre of Kyrgyzstan (NITC) and APCICT will co-organize the First Sub-regional Training of Trainers Workshop in Issyk-Kul Lake Kyrgyzstan, on two, new training modules of the “Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders” (Academy) programme. The workshop aims to enhance sub-regional capacity in the use of ICT to better manage disaster risk, adapt to the challenges of climate change and leverage the opportunities of green growth technology.
Over 20 trainers, professors and educators from Armenia, Azerbaijan and the CAREN member states of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan, will be trained on the latest Academy modules: Module 9 – ICT for Disaster Risk Management, and Module 10 – ICT and Climate Change. Upon completion of the workshop, these training facilitators will go on to deliver Module 9 and Module 10 training in their respective countries. The two modules were translated into Russian by NICT.
A representative from ESCAP’s new Sub-regional Office for North and Central Asia (SONCA), based in Almaty Kazakhstan, will also participate, providing a platform for enhancing cooperation in the sub-region.
APCICT and the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation, the Tajik Academician Research and Educational Network Association, and the Association of Internet Service Providers partner to extend Academy reach through launch of the Tajik version of the programme
On 13-17 September, APCICT will launch the Tajik version of the Academy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan to help expand the reach of the Academy and enhance the pool of resource persons to deliver training in Tajikistan, in partnership with the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation (OSI-AF), the Tajik Academician Research and Educational Network Association (TARENA), and the Association of Internet Service Providers.
The Russian version of the Academy was launched in Tajikistan in the fall of 2009. As a result of the success of this initial launch, APCICT’s partners in Tajikistan have localized and translated the first 8 modules of the Academy into Tajik to increase access to the Academy and enhance the ability of Tajik resource persons to deliver ICT for development training within their country.
The launch will include a training of trainers workshop welcoming over 30 participants to receive training on three Academy modules, including: Module 3 – e-Government Applications; Module 7 – ICT Project Management in Theory and Practice; and Module 8 – Options for Funding ICT for Development. Training will be delivered by facilitators from APCICT’s network of Academy resource persons from Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia; thus strengthening APCICT’s partnerships within the sub-region, and helping to facilitate cooperation between institutions from different countries in Central Asia.
The Academy is also available in English, Bahasa Indonesia, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Uzbek and Myanmar language. The translation of the Academy into other languages is also underway.
First launched in 2008, the Academy has been rolled-out in 20 countries across the Asia-Pacific region in partnerships with national governments, academic institutions and regional development stakeholders.