This month APCICT will be holding four back-to-back events during 9-14 November in Incheon, Republic of Korea. They include, in chronological order: 1) a Regional Workshop on Funding Options for ICT for Development; 2) a Breakout Session at the Asia Economic Community Forum on ICTs as a Transformative Enabler of Economic Growth; 3) the Fourth Session of the Governing Council of APCICT; and 4) the APCICT Partners Meeting of the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders.
UN meeting recommends help in accessing ICT for 400 million persons with disabilities in Asia-Pacific region: Policymakers learn to promote inclusive information society
The Second Regional Workshop on the Enhancement of ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities took place in Incheon, Republic of Korea on 13-15 October 2009. The workshop was jointly organized by APCICT, ESCAP’s Social Development Division and the National Information Society Agency. There were about 40 government officials and 10 resource persons participating in the workshop.
15 October 2009
Press Release No: G/66/2009
This month, there are five Academy courses organized for policymakers in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Korea, and the Philippines.
This month APCICT launches the Russian version of its flagship ICT training programme and focuses on boosting the capacity of women in the APEC region. From now until the end of November, APCICT is also offering the chance to participate in its training courses.
UN Highlights the Use of Technology to Reduce Impact of Disasters in Asia-Pacific: International Conference on Disaster Reduction opens today in Incheon
APCICT organizes a thematic session on ICT for Disaster Risk Reduction during the International Conference on Building a Local Government Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction in Incheon, Republic of Korea, on 11-13 August 2009. The thematic session brings together specialists from Asia and the Pacific to share knowledge and experiences on ways in which ICTs have been used in response, recovery and risk reduction efforts.
11 August 2009
Press Release No. G/56/2009
This month APCICT will be organizing a thematic session on ICT for disaster risk reduction at an international conference in Incheon, Republic of Korea on 11-13 August 2009. This session will set the framework for a back-to-back expert group meeting to design an upcoming Academy module on ICT for disaster risk reduction.
Forum brings together managers and policymakers from ICT and disaster risk reduction sectors to address challenges in making communities safer in the Pacific Islands.
7 July 2009 – The use of information and communication technology (ICT) to reduce the risks associated with natural disasters is the focus of a United Nations meeting that gets underway today in Samoa.
UN Joins Forces with Indonesia and Timor-Leste to Harness the Power of ICT for Development: A south-south initiative expands human capacity in using technologies effectively
6 July 2009 – More than 60 high-ranking Timorese officials will learn this week how information and communication technology (ICT) can be used to assist with making policy decisions and further development goals through a United Nations initiative underway across the Asia-Pacific region.
The workshop in Dili, which runs 7 to 10 July, is based on a curriculum developed by the UN Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT), and comes on the heels of a session held last week for officials in Indonesia.
To help meet the growing demand for information and communication (ICT) professionals in Southeast Asia, the United Nations has been supporting a work-study programme for university students in the region.
This month APCICT is co-organizing three national training workshops in Indonesia, Samoa and Timor-Leste as part of the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders Programme. Seven ASEAN university scholars have also joined APCICT as part of the Future ICT Leaders Programme.