APCICT Publications

Briefing on ICT Competency Standards

10th Jun 2016

Briefing Note on ICT Competency Standards discusses how ICT competency standards can be utilized to strengthen national ICT capacity development efforts. It also provides steps and recommendation on developing national ICT competency standards.

Reference document on social media for disaster risk management

1st May 2016

A document for implementing or enhancing the use of social media for Disaster Risk Management purposes

Engaged Learning Toolkit/Guidebook: Using ICT for Community Development

10th Mar 2016

Engaged Learning is a pedagogical strategy that links classroom learning with community development practices within a credit-based university curriculum. For students who are learning about the field of information and communication technology for development (ICTD), engaged learning can be an effective approach to provide them with practical experiences in helping local communities through ICT-based innovation.

Primer Series: Monitoring & Evaluation Guidebook

10th Mar 2015

This Monitoring & Evaluation Guidebook is a companion for the Primer Series on ICTD for Youth. The Guidebook’s ultimate goal is to ensure that the target youth participants acquire the competencies to use information and communication technology (ICT) for achieving sustainable development goals.

The Guidebook will enable the Primer Series implementing partners to determine the extent to which the youth participants have attained the learning objectives and project outcomes. More specifically, this book will guide the Primer Series implementers to:

Primer 5: Exploring Social Media's Role in Development

10th Jan 2015

The fifth issue of the Primer Series, “Exploring Social Media’s Role in Development”, provides fundamental concepts and characteristics of existing social media tools and highlights how social media contributes to socioeconomic development. This issue will also guide students to use social media in a safe and productive manner.

APCICT Case Study Series: Open and Distance Learning (ODL)

16th May 2014

Open and distance learning (ODL) is one of the most rapidly growing fields of higher education and training globally, thanks for advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) that contribute to the expansion of online and open delivery in education.

Getting Started with Social Media Tools in Government

15th Mar 2014

'Getting Started with Social Media Tools in Government' is a supplement to UN-APCICT’s Module 11 of the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders on 'Social Media for Development.' This publication is a practical guide that presents “how-to” steps for setting and managing social media tools and technologies in government. It aims to provide government officials with a basic understanding of the functions of common social media to enable them to utilize social media for the improvement of the delivery of public services and governance processes.

Module 9 ICT for Disaster Risk Management in Chinese

3rd Jan 2014

This module provides government officials and policymakers with an overview of disaster risk management (DRM) and presents an approach for identifying information needs in DRM. It then matches the needs with ICT. The module also describes and provides examples of existing ICT applications for DRM and discusses benefits and barriers for utilizing ICT in DRM.

Briefing Note 10: ICT, Climate Change and Green Growth

1st Jan 2014

The APCICT Briefing Note Series aims to provide at-a-glance information on key information and communication technology for development (ICTD) agendas for high-level policymakers and stakeholders.

ICTD Case Study 2: ICT for Disaster Risk Reduction

The second issue of the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development’s (APCICT) ICTD Case Study Series, ICT for Disaster Risk Reduction, discusses the ways in which ICT has positively impacted the various phases of disaster management. Noting the use of ICT during and in the immediate aftermath of disasters like the Indian Ocean Tsunami, and most recently the Haiti Earthquake, the case studies examine the important role ICTs play in disaster preparedness, response and mitigation.