Asia-Pacific

Virtual Review of the Draft Module on ICT Project Management Theory and Application for Digital Transformation Project

The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (APCICT/ESCAP) will be conducting a Virtual Review of the Draft Module on ICT Project Management Theory and Application for Digital Transformation project on 3 November 2021. The virtual meeting is being convened with the objective of soliciting comments and feedback to ensure the module’s quality, accessibility, and relevance to the target audience of project leaders and civil servants.

Capacity Building Webinar on Information Security and Privacy for Pacific Countries

As the Pacific sub-region is still in the early stages of developing and improving national ICT infrastructure and cybersecurity capabilities, assistance is required in building cybersecurity capability, formulating guiding frameworks for long-term national cybersecurity and addressing information security and privacy gaps. 

Digital Financial Literacy and AgriTech Training for Papua New Guinea (East Sepik)

Recognizing the tremendous potential of Information and Communication Technologies in enhancing digital agriculture and catalyzing financial inclusion within small island developing States, APCICT/ESCAP is partnering with Digital Transformation Centres (University of PNG), National Information and Communication Authority, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), and East Sepik Provincial Administration to deliver a training on “Financial Literacy and AgriTech for Papua Ne

Training on Realizing Data-Driven Governance for Central Asia

The widespread of ICTs has paved the way for a data revolution. This revolution offers governments new opportunities that can help increase efficiency, transparency, and improve public services. However, the slow adoption of data in governance can be attributed numerous reasons, including political and technical, such as the lack of data standards, poor data quality, poor information governance, and lack of appropriate policy frameworks. 

Workshop on Digital Skills on Financial Management and Access to Finance for Women Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh

In an effort to strengthen the capacity of women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh in using digital technologies in their businesses, the Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) organized a 5-day virtual training on Digital Skills on Financial Management and Access to Finance for Women Entrepreneurs, from 22 to 27 May 2021.

Community workshops on ICT tools for Financial Management for Women Entrepreneurs in Savaii, Samoa

In an effort to strengthen the capacities of women entrepreneurs to use ICT applications in support of financial decision making and business growth, Samoa Business Hub (SBH) organized a series of community-level trainings in Savaii, from 6 to 16 April 2021, under the “ICT Accelerate” project. 

Workshop on ICT for Disaster Risk Management for Indonesian City Governments

Recognizing the critical role of local governments in managing disaster risk, protecting citizens and developing communities, APCICT/ESCAP and CityNet Secretariat co-organized a Workshop on ICT for Disaster Risk Management for Indonesian City Governments from 5 to 9 July 2021, in partnership with the Asian Institute of Technology and ITC University of Twente. 

High-Level Briefing on Digital Government for Maldives 

The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology of the Republic of Maldives and APCICT/ESCAP organized a High-Level Briefing on Digital Government on 23 June 2021. The virtual event aimed to deepen understanding among the country’s policymakers on how digital government can advance the sustainable agenda and their roles as champions of effective digital policies and programme. It was attended by high-level and senior officials across ministries as well as by members of the Parliament.