Module 8 of the "Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders" (Academy) explores issues that influence investments in information and communication technology (ICT) deployment; highlights various financing mechanisms; and examines the different types of public private partnerships for funding ICT for development (ICTD) projects. As part of APCICT's continuous effort to ensure that the Academy modules are relevant and adds value, a new section has been added to reflect the global economic downturn.
ICT World Today is a journal on Information and Communication Technology for Development developed by the Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI) with support from APCICT. This fourth issue of ICT World Today entitled, "ICT and Innovation: Facing the Emerging Global Issues," focuses on ways to encourage ICT innovation and enhance efficiency to overcome the global financial crisis; and tackle climate change, natural disasters, price hikes in resources and food, and the spread of contagious diseases.
The Briefing Note Series aims to provide at-a-glance information of key ICTD issues for policymakers. The first set of eight Briefing Notes focuses on policy considerations drawn from the eight modules of the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders Programme.
With the vast amount of information published on different aspects of information and communication technology for development (ICTD) and the lack of time many decision makers face in finding and analysing the information, APCICT launches the Briefing Note Series.
This month APCICT will be collaborating with ADB and NIA in organizing the first of three national consultation workshops, starting in the Philippines, as part of the project on "Improving Public Services through ICT." APCICT will be also be launching the Briefing Note Series and the fourth issue of ICT World Today.
As part of our continuous effort to improve our services, we are conducting a short online survey to seek your feedback and suggestions on how, through the e-Collaborative Hub or e-Co Hub, we can better provide information, ideas, networks and links from people involved in ICTD that will help achieve greater impacts in your work. The online survey is accessible at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ecohub.
As we enter 2010, I would like to highlight some of our major achievements last year. Reflecting back, these achievements have really exceeded our expectations and they were possible thanks to your support. I would also like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to some of our upcoming activities.
Dear Members and Friends,
Warm greetings from APCICT and Happy New Year!
Candidate from Uzbekistan Wins Award to Participate in APCICT Training Event, and Second Round of Award Begins
APCICT announced in August 2009 that it would sponsor a candidate who completes all eight online modules on the APCICT Virtual Academy (AVA) and scored highest on the final exams. In this first round of award, which ended on 30 November 2009, Mr. Nurilla Mahamatov from Uzbekistan has been granted an expense-paid training in 2010. AVA is the online distance learning platform developed by APCICT.
This month APCICT will be organizing a Project Inception Workshop in Seoul to plan the implementation of an 18-month project entitled, “Improving Public Services through Information and Communication Technology (ICT).” The Centre will also showcase its work programme and achievements at the iSeeT@theClimateChangeKiosk at COP 15 in Copenhagen.
APCICT will be organizing a breakout session on 11 November at the Asia Economic Community Forum in Incheon, Republic of Korea. Entitled “ICTs as a Transformative Enabler of Economic Growth,” discussions will revolve around three key pillars: investment in ICTs as a component of a stimulus package; inclusive economic growth through ICTs; and ICT-enabled green growth. A pre-conference training workshop on Funding Options for ICT for Development will be held from 9 to 10 November.
10 November 2009
Note to Editor No. N/34/2009
United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNESCAP Executive Secretary Kim Hak-Su is pleased to announce the appointment of Hyuen-Suk Rhee as Director of UN-APCICT, located in Incheon City, Republic of Korea.
Press Release No: G/39/2006