Mobile Communication for Sustainable Development: Change and Challenges in South Asia

This paper focuses on the use of mobile communications technologies by communities, the change due to access to these technologies and the socio-economic impact of mobile media on people’s lives in South Asia.

The paper also looks at the challenges before the governments of developing countries in tackling a series of socio-political, techno-economic and moral-ethical questions in building mobile communications policies for development and bridging the digital divide in South Asia.

The Role of ICT in Smart Cities Governance

This position paper discusses the role of information and communication technologies in the governance of the transition process that urban areas will have to undergo in the coming years. The topic is analyzed from a value-oriented perspective and in the light of almost two decades of technology-driven innovation in both the private and the public sector. All this has been examined in an attempt to take stock of past mistakes and to embrace the opportunities deriving from some important paradigm shifts appearing on the horizon.

UN-APCICT supports Pakistan’s efforts to strengthen e-government


On December 8-9, UN-APCICT will conduct an e-government workshop in Islamabad, Pakistan for 56 government officers and 40 mid-level provincial government officials to support the “Pakistan Vision 2025” development blueprint launched in August 2014, which aims to strengthen e-education, e-commerce, e-health and e-government in the country.


UN-APCICT supports ICTD human capacity building in Myanmar

On 14-24 July UN-APCICT conducted a two-week customized capacity building workshop on ICT for development (ICTD) for 33 senior government officials in Pyin Oo Lwin, Upper Myanmar with the collaboration of Union Civil Service Board of Myanmar.


To build an information society in which information and communication technologies (ICTs) are at the service of sustainable socio-economic development, Myanmar has been working to strengthen its human capacity in integrating these technologies in  national development strategies and programmes.

Indian e-Government Project led by Dr. Rajendra Kumar, chairman of UN-APCICT’s 8th Governing Council wins United Nations Public Service Awards

The project Mobile Seva led by Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Joint Secretary of the Department of Electronics and IT of the Government of India and chairman of UN-APCICT’s 8th Governing Council, has been awarded the United Nations Public Service Award.