Asia-Pacific

Resource Materials on "Data Privacy Laws in Asia and the Pacific"

This resource document on "Data Privacy Laws in Asia and the Pacific" was prepared by Emmanuel C. Lallana, under the overall direction of Kiyoung Ko, Director of the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT/ESCAP), and used as training material for the Webinar on Data Privacy Laws in ASEAN, jointly organized by the National Privacy Commission (NPC) of the Republic of the Philippines and APCICT/ESCAP, from 30 November to 3 December 2020.

Training of Trainers on E-Commerce Application for Women Entrepreneurs and Women-Owned Small Businesses in Viet Nam

The E-Commerce Development Centre (EDC), Department of E-commerce and Digital Economy, Ministry of Industry and Trade of Viet Nam and APCICT/ESCAP will organize the Training of Trainers on E-Commerce Application for Women Entrepreneurs and Women-Owned Small Businesses in Viet Nam from 18 to 23 December 2020 in Hanoi. The training aims to enhance the business knowledge and practical skills of trainers in the areas of e-commerce, digital marketing and communication, as well as cross-border e-commerce.   

Indonesia Webinar on Data-Driven Governance

The Ministry of Communications and Informatics (MCI) of Indonesia, in collaboration with the University of Indonesia and with support from APCICT, organized a National Training on “Data-Driven Governance”, on 17 November 2020.  

The virtual seminar was based on the Bahasa Indonesia version of APCICT’s Academy Module on “Realizing Data-Driven Governance”. The event was attended by over 270 participants from central governments, local governments and academia. 

 

Fifteenth Session of the Governing Council of APCICT/ESCAP

The Fifteenth Session of the APCICT Governing Council was held virtually on 26 November 2020.

The Governing Council reviewed the administration, financial status and progress of implementation of the Centre’s programmes. The outcome and recommendations of an independent evaluation conducted on APCICT in 2020 were presented and discussed during the session. The Council also provided advice on the strategic direction and future workplan of the Centre.

APCICT celebrates the Girls in ICT Day by imparting digital skills to girls and young women in Thailand

As part of the 2020 Girls in ICT Day celebration in Thailand, APCICT conducted a training based on its Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) programme under the Smart Farming Track to enhance digital skills of young women and girls in agriculture.  The virtual training aims to increase knowledge on the opportunities that digital technologies offer in catalyzing women’s entrepreneurship as well as to introduce emerging ICT tools and applications. 

APCICT celebrates the Girls in ICT Day by imparting digital skills to girls and young women in Thailand

Girls in ICT_Smart Farming

As part of the 2020 Girls in ICT Day celebration in Thailand, APCICT conducted a training based on its Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) programme under the Smart Farming Track to enhance digital skills of young women and girls in agriculture.  The virtual training aims to increase knowledge on the opportunities that digital technologies offer in catalyzing women’s entrepreneurship as well as to introduce emerging ICT tools and applications. 

The Smart Farming Track was organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES), National Broadcasting and Telecommunications (NBTC), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), DTAC, and the Research Center of Communication and Development Knowledge Management (CCDKM). The e-Training was attended by a total of 70 female participants.   

Handouts and presentation materials featuring the WIFI Programme (in Thai language) under the Smart Farming Track can be accessed and downloaded below.

Photo credit: Girls in ICT Asia Pacific

For further information, please visit: https://www.girlsinict-asiapacific.com/  

 

Organizer
MDES, NBTC, ITU, FAO, DTAC and CCDKM
Location
Virtual
Creation Date
Date
Aug 20th 2020 - Sep 16th 2020

Webinar on Digital Technologies for Disaster Risk Management (Virtual Launch of APCICT Academy Module on ICT for Disaster Risk Management)

APCICT organized a webinar on “Digital Technologies for Disaster Risk Management” (Virtual Launch of APCICT Academy Module on ICT for Disaster Risk Management) on Thursday, 27 August 2020, 1:30 PM (Bangkok time), 3:30 PM (Korea time).

The virtual launch of the APCICT Academy module on “ICT for Disaster Risk Management” introduced the newly developed contents by Dr. Cees Van Westen and Dr. Manzul Kumar Hazarika. It also provided an overview of how ICTs can be used for disaster risk management.