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APCICT is well-aware that one organization alone cannot by itself bring about socio-economic development or achieve the Millennium Development Goals. That is why the Centre has proactively engaged and strategically partnered with other UN bodies, government and non-government organizations and training institutions in all its activities, towards enhanced national ICT capacity, equipping policy makers and other government officials with the essential knowledge and skills they need to fully leverage opportunities presented by ICTs to achieve national development goals and bridge the digital divide. Partnerships have been established with:

  • United Nations Bodies

United Nations Bodies

To operationalize the need for inter UN agency partnerships, APCICT has pro-actively engaged and strategically partnered with other bodies within the UN system on specific thematic areas in initiating, supporting and collaborating on regional ICT4D issues. Close collaboration with these bodies has helped avoid duplication of efforts, facilitated synergies in budgetary allocations, and promoted greater outreach within the region. It has also enabled greater programmatic complementarities through leveraging each others mandates towards achieving the MDGs. Partners include:



United Nations Development Programme

Since 1966, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been partnering with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of live for everyone. 


International Telecommunication Union

ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. ITU is committed to connecting all the world's people – wherever they live and whatever their means. Through our work, we protect and support everyone's fundamental right to communicate.


United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Established in 1964, UNCTAD promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy. UNCTAD has progressively evolved into an authoritative knowledge-based institution whose work aims to help shape current policy debates and thinking on development, with a particular focus on ensuring that domestic policies and international action are mutually supportive in bringing about sustainable development. 

UNDESA  United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Based at United Nations Headquarters in New York City, DESA has 9 Divisions, each of which performs a critical function in promoting development, together with our Capacity Development Office. DESA also collaborates closely with its partners at regional and country levels in helping countries to formulate and implement national development strategies.

G@ID United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development
The Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development (GAID), an initiative approved by the United Nations Secretary-General in 2006, was launched after comprehensive worldwide consultations with governments, the private sector, civil society, the technical and Internet communities and academia.
UNPOG United Nations Project Office on Governance
Its principal mission is to assist the United Nations Member States improve their governance capacity. Since its inception, it has conducted research and capacity-building activities and disseminated global and local best practices on participatory, transparent and effective democratic governance.
UNITAR United Nations Institute for Training and Research
It delivers innovative training and conduct research on knowledge systems to increase the capacity of beneficiaries to respond to global and constantly evolving challenges.
UNU United Nations University
The mission of the United Nations University is to contribute, through collaborative research and education, dissemination, and advisory services, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare that are the concern of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States.
ESCAP United Nations sub-regional office for North and Central Asia (SONCA)
Main objectives of SONCA are to achieve internationally agreed-upon development goals by promoting inclusive and sustainable social and economic development, to address social and economic disparities and strengthen subregional economic cooperation, partnerships and knowledge-sharing among member countries, the private sector, civil society and other development partners in order to ensure inclusive and environmentally-friendly development for all.


Regional Development Organizations and Networks

In ensuring APCICT's responsiveness towards needs of the region, the Center relies on institutional partners to assist in developing its developmental initiatives. Partners include:

ADB Asian Development Bank
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a regional development bank established on 22 August 1966 to facilitate economic development of countries in Asia. The bank admits the members of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and non-regional developed countries.
Asian Development Bank Institute
The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) is an Asian think tank focused on identifying effective development strategies for Asia and the Pacific, and on providing support to ADB member countries in managing development challenges.
ADPC Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) works towards the realization of disaster reduction for safer communities and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. Since its inception in 1986, ADPC has been recognized as the major independent center in the region for promoting disaster awareness and the development of local capabilities to foster institutionalized disaster management and mitigation policies.
AUN ASEAN University Network
The ASEAN University Network (AUN) is an Asian university association. It was founded in November 1995 by ASEAN member countries including 13 universities.
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a forum for 21 Pacific Rim countries (formally Member Economies) that seeks to promote free trade and economic cooperation throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
APWINC Asian Pacific Women's Information Network Center
Asian Pacific Women's Information Network Center (APWINC), established in Nov. 1996, aims at promoting women's informatization and women-related communication technologies in the Asia-Pacific region including South and North Koreas. It aims to promote information-technologies for women and women-related communication technologies in South Korea, North Korea and the Asia-Pacific region in general.
CAREN Central Asian Research and Education Network
Launched in January 2009, the Central Asian Research and Education Network (CAREN) is a high-capacity regional research and education network which provides high speed internet for universities and research centers.
GKP Global Knowledge Partnership
GKPF has the role as the knowledge broker, networking, communication and dissemination, logistics partner for all organizations, companies and governments involved in development. GKPF's mission is it to create and maintain the mechanisms, trade routes and marketplaces that make human development possible.
PIF Pacific Islands Forum
The Pacific Islands Forum is an inter-governmental organization that aims to enhance cooperation between the independent countries of the Pacific Ocean. It was founded in 1971 as the South Pacific Forum.
SPC Secretariat of the Pacific Community
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), is a regional intergovernmental organisation whose membership includes both nations and territories in the Pacific Ocean and their metropolitan powers. It aims to "develop the technical, professional, scientific, research, planning and management capability of Pacific Island people and directly provide information and advice, to enable them to make informed decisions about their future development and well-being."

Academic / Training Institutions and Civil Society Organizations

APCICT has also partnered with academic institutions and civil society organizations in conducting training activities to ensure a greater ownership and long term sustainability of the methodology and initiatives developed by APCICT. Partners include:

AOMK Academy of Management, Kyrgyzstan
Academy is a state institution dedicated to teaching modern economics and management in Kyrgyzstan. It also conducts scientific research in the field of public administration and economy and acts as an information and analytical support of the public administration bodies.
AGM Academy of Management, Mongolia
The Academy of Management, founded in 1924, is the only academic higher education institution in Mongolia that is a Government Agency.  The institution finds its roots in the formulation and maintenance of Mongolia’s state independence by serving as Mongolia’s first higher education institution.  
ASCI Administrative Staff College of India
Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), was started jointly by the Government of India and the representatives of industry as an autonomous institute in the year 1956 to impart training in the field of management development.
BU Beijing University, China
It was founded as Imperial University of Peking in 1898. Today, Beijing University is frequently placed as one of the best universities in China by many national and international rankings.
UA Business and Professional Women International Center for Technology in Government - University at Albany, State University of New York
It seeks to deepen and broaden political access and economic opportunities for women by strengthening the capacity of government, nonprofit and business sectors to implement gender-responsive, inclusive and equitable policies, practices and services.
DU Daejeon University, Republic of Korea
Daejeon University is a private university located in Daejeon, South Korea. About 230 instructors are employed. The university also operates 4 Oriental medicine hospitals, two in Daejeon City and two others in Chungju and Chunan.
SKU Global e-Policy and e-Government Institute of Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea
Sungkyunkwan University was founded in 1398 as the highest national educational institute in the early years of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea. As the oldest university in East Asia, it has fostered leaders of our society for over 600 years. Now Sungkyunkwan University (also known as SKKU or simply Seongdae) is a private university in Seoul and Suwon, South Korea.

HSS Hanns Seidel Foundation in Kyrgyzstan
The Hanns-Seidel-Foundation is one of six non-profit political organizations in the Federal Republic of Germany. Its large range of political education -founded on the Christian idea of man and humanistic values- promotes citizens’ engagement in democracy, rule of law, and social market economy. With numerous development projects and fosterage of international exchange of opinion, the foundation supports international understanding.
Maldives National University
The Maldives National University is the first university to be opened in the Maldives. Inaugurated on February 15, 2011, the university was previously known as the Maldives College of Higher Education which was established on January 1, 1999, as part of a restructuring and rationalization of all government-run post-secondary education in Maldives. The university is the only public degree-granting institution on the nation.
OSI Open Society Institute - Assistance Foundation, Tajikistan
The network of Open Society Foundations (OSF), formerly the Open Society Institute (OSI) until 2011, is a grantmaking operation founded by George Soros, aimed to shape public policy to promote democratic governance, human rights, and economic, legal, and social reform. On a local level, OSF implements a range of initiatives to support the rule of law, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, OSF works to build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as combating corruption and rights abuses.
RIM Royal Institute of Management, Bhutan
The Royal Institute of Management (RIM), established as the country’s apex management training institute, has been mandated to “impart, promote and improve professional knowledge and skills in management and public administration in both public as well as private sector in the nation.” The institute was established in 1986 and was incorporated as an autonomous institute in 1990 under the Royal Charter with a Board of Directors as its governing authority.
SCU Seoul Cyber University
Seoul Cyber University has an educational purpose of nurturing talented people who can contribute to the welfare of humanity and expanding lifelong learning opportunities for all people regardless of age or geographical location.

SWU Sookmyung Women's University, Republic of Korea
Sookmyung Women’s University is a private university in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea. Founded in 1906, Sookmyung is Korea’s first royal private educational institution for women.
Tajik Academician Research and Educational Network Association
Established in August 6th, 2000 as non-government and non-profit organization that coordinates user groups and networks in research institutions and other educational structures in republic of Tajikistan. The founders of TARENA are Presidium and institutions of Academy of science and high-education institutions of republic of Tajikistan. The main goal of TARENA is promoting and establishing hi-developed informational environment in republic of Tajikistan, covering all educational and R&D institutions and structures.
TUIT Tashkent Univeristy of Information Technologies
Tashkent University of Information Technology in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, is the largest university in Uzbekistan. The Tashkent University of Information Technology was founded as the Tashkent Electro Technical Institute of Communication in 1955. The aim of this institute was training communication engineers for Central Asia and Kazakhstan regions.
UOI University of Indonesia
Universitas Indonesia (UI) is a state university in Depok, West Java and Salemba, Jakarta, Indonesia. Universitas Indonesia is the oldest tertiary-level educational institution in Indonesia (known as the Dutch East Indies when UI was established).
University of the South Pacific
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is a public research university with a number of locations spread throughout a dozen countries in Oceania. It is an international centre for teaching and research on Pacific culture and environment. USP's academic programmes are recognised worldwide, attracting students and staff from throughout the Pacific Region and internationally.
QUA Qafqaz University, Azerbaijan
Qafqaz University (Azerbaijani: Qafqaz Universiteti; the name translates as Caucasus University) is a private university located in Baku, Azerbaijan. It was founded in 1993 and is the first and the only foreign private university in the country.
XUPT Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Xi’an University of Post and Telecommunications (XUPT), which was once under the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, is now under the co-administration of the Ministry of Information Industry and Shaanxi Province, with the latter acting as the major administrator. It is also foundational in cultivating advanced technicians and administrators for national information technology and management. XUPT is known as “the cradle of engineers” in Northwest China.


Foreign Government Agencies

APCICT actively partners with foreign government agencies tasked with the ICT4D agenda and aims to work towards building long-term capacities. Foreign national partners include among others:

BCC  Bangladesh Computer Council, Bangladesh (BCC)
BCC is the regulatory body of computer and information technology related activities in Bangladesh. It is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Information & Communication Technology of Bangladesh. BCC is responsible for formulating policies to ensure effective and systematic growth of the computer and information technology sector of the country.
 CES Career Executive Service Board, Philippines
The Career Executive Service is the ‘third level’ or the managerial class in the group of career positions in the Philippine civil service. The CES was created by Presidential Decree No. 1 to "form a continuing pool of well-selected and development-oriented career administrators who shall provide competent and faithful service." The CES is also a public personnel system separate from that of the first two levels of positions in the Philippine civil service.
 GOI Department of Communication and Information Technology, India
It contains three departments: Department of Telecommunications, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, and Department of Posts. The following cadre controlling authority of the Civil Services (including Indian Telecommunication Service, Indian Postal Service, Telegraph Traffic Service and Indian Posts and Telegraphs Accounts and Finance Service) are under the administration and supervision of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
 MOITL Directorate National for ICT, Ministry of Infrastructure, Timor-Leste
The Ministry of Infrastructure is responsible for the design, implementation and assessment of the policies defined by the Council of Ministers for the areas of civil works, urbanization, water and power distribution, civil land, sea and air transportation, auxiliary communications services, including postal, telegraphic and telephonic services, use of the radio electric space, meteorological services and management of related State equipment.
 HLCIT2 High Level Commission for Information Technology, Nepal
It is an apex body formed under the chairmanship of Rt. Hon. Prime Minister of Nepal with a view to providing crucial strategic direction and helping formulate appropriate policy responses for the development of ICT sector in the country as well as harnessing these technologies to meet key developmental challenges including governance reform and catalyzing economic growth for poverty reduction.
 IDLGA Independent Directorate for Local Governance, Afghanistan
Its mission is consolidating peace and stability , achieving development and equitable economic growth and achieving improvements in service delivery through just, democratic processes and institutions of good governance at sub-national level.
 ICTA Information and Communication Technology Agency, Sri Lanka
ICTA is a company owned by the Government. ICTA was established to develop the economy of Sri Lanka through information and communication technologies (ICT). To this end, it works to improve both the technological capacity of the country, such as building infrastructure, and the readiness of its people, through education and human resources. It is also active in developing regulations around the use of technology and disseminating information worldwide about Sri Lankan ICT.
 ICTPAM Information and Communications Technology and Postal Authority, Mongolia
Its vision is to establish information society and foundation of the knowledge-based society in Mongolia by enhancing extensive application of ICT in all society sectors. Its mission is to create new social environment, intelligence ability, improve country’s competitive advantages, and to provide sustainable growth through improving quality of life
 LBSNAA Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, India
LBSNAA is a research and training institute on public policy and public administration in India. Operated by India's federal Union Government, the academy's main purpose is to train civil service officers of the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Forest Service, Indian Revenue Service, Indian Audits and Accounts Service and other government agencies undergo training at LBSNAA.
 MWEI Ministry for Women's Empowerment and Child Protection, Indonesia
The Ministry is within the United Indonesia Cabinet which wasfirstly established in 1974 under the name of Ministry Women Affair. In 2001 The Ministry was assigned to cover child protection affair, beside its responsibility for the advancement of women and gender equity.
 IDLGA Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Afghanistan
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) was established in 1955 with the objective of bringing Afghanistan into the information society while preserving the country's cultural heritage. MCIT's mission is to create a solid and transparent framework that will ensure the effective and efficient development of the telecommunications sector and transition to the information society in Afghanistan.
 MCII Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Indonesia
Ministry of Communications and Informatics (Depkominfo) is the unit which undertake government duties to assist the President in performing government's affairs in the field of communication and informatics.
 MIIT Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China
MIIT of the Government of China, established in March 2008, is the state agency of the People's Republic of China responsible for regulation and development of the postal service, Internet, wireless, broadcasting, communications, production of electronic and information goods, software industry and the promotion of the national knowledge economy.
 MOIV Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Viet Nam
The Ministry of Information and Communications of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is the policy making and regulatory body in the fields of press, publishing; posts; telecommunications and Internet; transmission; radio frequency; information technology, electronics; broadcasting and national information infrastructure; management of related public services on behalf of the government.
   Ministry of Science and Technology, Nepal
   National Authority for Science and Technology, Lao P.D.R
   National Computer Institute, Philippines
   National ICT Development Authority, Cambodia
   National Information Technology Center, Kyrgyzstan
   National IT Council, Nepal
   Nepal Administrative Staff College, Nepal
   Public Administration Academy of the Republic of Armenia
   Union Civil Service Board, Myanmar
   Uzbek Agency of Communication and Information

Domestic Government Agencies

As APCICT is located in Republic of Korea, it actively partners with the host country's government agencies tasked with the ICT4D agenda and aims to work towards building long-term capacities of member states in the region. National partners include among others:

Private Sector

APCICT has also collaborated in strategic partnerships with the private sector. Partners include:

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