APCICT News & Events

Twelfth session of the governing council of the Asian and Pacific training centre for information and communication technology for development (APCICT)

Nov 09, 2017 4:15 PM

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.

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Expert Group Meeting On Data-Driven Smart Government

Nov 09, 2017 1:00 PM

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

Oct 17, 2017 2:30 PM

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).

APCICT strengthens capacities of government officials of the Royal Government of Bhutan on ICT, Climate Change and Green Growth

Oct 17, 2017 2:00 PM

The workshop was attended by civil servants from the National Environment Commission (NEC) as well as ICT and telecom organizations. The training focused on the Centre’s Academy Module 10 (ICT, Climate Change and Green Growth).

Launch of APCICT Virtual Academy 2.0

Oct 16, 2017 2:30 PM

The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development launched a revamped version of its distance learning platform, APCICT Virtual Academy – http://e-learning.unapcict.org, on 16 October 2017.

The APCICT Virtual Academy, an online distance learning platform launched in June 2009, is part of APCICT’s multi-channel delivery strategy to expand the reach of its flagship ICT for development (ICTD) capacity building programmes.

NATIONAL LAUNCH AND TRAINING OF TRAINERS ON WOMEN ICT FRONTIER INITIATIVE (WIFI) IN ARMENIA

Sep 20, 2017 2:45 PM

The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (APCICT/ESCAP), in cooperation with the Civil Service Council of the Republic of Armenia, and Armenian Young Women’s Association launched the Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) in Yerevan on 29 September 2017.

WIFI ASEAN Sub-Regional Launch and Training of Trainers

Aug 24, 2017 2:15 PM

The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (APCICT/ESCAP), in cooperation with the ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN), Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), and Department of ICT of the Philippines (DICT) and with support from the ASEAN Secretariat, launched the Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) for the ASEAN Sub-Region on 28 August 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Centre (PICC) in Manila.

APCICT strengthens the capacities of Myanmar’s government leaders on utilizing ICT for sustainable development

Aug 01, 2017 5:45 PM

The week-long workshop is part of an 8-week Executive Officials Management Course conducted annually by UCSB for the country’s senior government officials, in partnership with UNDP, World Bank, European Union, and APCICT/ESCAP. It is based on the Centre’s Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders, a flagship training programme that aims to enhance awareness and skills of civil servants on leveraging ICT for sustainable development.

National Launch and Training of Trainers on Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) in Bangladesh

Jun 28, 2017 6:45 PM

The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development, in cooperation with the ICT Division of Bangladesh, launched the Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) in Dhaka on 3-5 July 2017.

APCICT promoted the Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) Programme to researchers and academics in Central Asia

Apr 11, 2017 4:00 PM

The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (APCICT) organized a session on “Women ICT Frontier Initiative: ICT Enabled Women Entrepreneurship” at the Second Regional Central Asia Research and Education Network (CAREN) Conference on 26 April 2017 in cooperation with CAREN.