APCICT News & Events
UN-APCICT conducts a workshop on e-Government for 15 government officials from 9 countries from around the world to enhance their understanding on the different ways in which ICT can be applied for improving the delivery of public services and governance.
Last week UN-APCICT launched its publication “Getting Started with Social Media Tools in Government” a practical guide that presents “how-to” steps for setting and managing social media tools and technologies in government.
On 14-24 July UN-APCICT conducted a two-week customized capacity building workshop on ICT for development (ICTD) for 33 senior government officials in Pyin Oo Lwin, Upper Myanmar with the collaboration of Union Civil Service Board of Myanmar.
To build an information society in which information and communication technologies (ICTs) are at the service of sustainable socio-economic development, Myanmar has been working to strengthen its human capacity in integrating these technologies in national development strategies and programmes.
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 11-12 July, UN-APCICT held a two-day workshop in Malaybalay City, Philippines, on the use of ICT for disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change and green growth.
To support the Nepalese Government’s human capacity building efforts on the use of ICTs for development, on 7 July, UN-APCICT launched the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders in Kathmandu Nepal.
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.
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.
Indian e-Government Project led by Dr. Rajendra Kumar, chairman of UN-APCICT’s 8th Governing Council wins United Nations Public Service Awards
The project Mobile Seva led by Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Joint Secretary of the Department of Electronics and IT of the Government of India and chairman of UN-APCICT’s 8th Governing Council, has been awarded the United Nations Public Service Award.