Academy Launch

Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders for the Arab Region

The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) launched the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders in the ESCWA Region (AIGLE)on 8 June 2015 in Beirut, Lebanon.

APCICT participated in the launch via online conference call and shared the Centre’s experience in institutionalizing its ICT human capacity development programmes. Following the AIGLE launch, ESCWA conducted a 5-day Regional Training-of-Trainers with AIGLE.

Islamic Republic of Iran is 30th country in Asia-Pacific to institutionalize ‘Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders'

On 27 July 2015, APCICT launched the Academy of ICT Essential for Government Leaders (‘Academy’) in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The Academy is APCICT's flagship ICTD human capacity development programme for policymakers and government officials. The 11-module Academy curriculum aims to build the capacity of civil servants to leverage ICT to achieve national development goals.

APCICT convened its Fifth Partners Meeting of the “Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders” in Bali, Indonesia on 27-29 November 2013

On Nov. 27th, representatives from 32 member States across Asia-Pacific gathered in Bali, Indonesia for a three-day meeting aimed at enhancing training in information and communication technologies for Development (ICTD) capacity-building for governments in the region.


UN and Bhutan launch ICT capacity development programme to improve connectivity and bridge digital divide in Himalayan kingdom

More than 40 senior government officials and policymakers representing 10 ministries and 5 autonomous government agencies are meeting in Thimphu this week to roll-out a UN information and communication technology (ICT) capacity building programme that aims to support socio-economic development in Bhutan.

UN and the Philippines expand capacity building programme to leverage ICT for national development

Over 150 senior government officials and representatives of academia join APCICT and NCI for meeting on information and communication technology (ICT) capacity development in the Philippines.

The United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT/ESCAP), has partnered with the National Computer Institute (NCI) to launch training programme to help strengthen the capacity to use ICT for socio-economic development in the Philippines.