Enhancing Pacific Connectivity: The Current Situation, Opportunities for Progress

Compiling new socio-economic and connectivity indicators, the study finds most Pacific states delivering on health care and education, with many people noting that socio-economic opportunities provided by affordable and effective communications may now be a high priority. The study describes opportunities for improved cable and satellite connectivity, and for the use of terrestrial wireless as well as wired and satellite connectivity within Pacific states.

Building Local Capacity for ICT Policy and Regulation: A Needs Assessment and Gap Analysis for Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific - Supply Analysis

This summary report provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of, and need for, capacity building programmes for ICT policy and regulation in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. For each region, it gives a systematic survey of the current supply of ICT policy and regulatory capacity building efforts. This study focuses on four related aspects of ICT policy and regulatory capacity building: training, technical assistance, research and advocacy.

InfoDev Working Paper No. 16

ICT in Secondary Education in the Pacific Region: Status, Trends and Prospects

This publication is one of the outcomes of a Regional Workshop on ICT in Education organized by the University of the South Pacific in January 2005. The reports, presentations, status reports and policies on ICT education of Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu are presented in this publication.

GenARDIS 2002-2010: Small Grants that Made Big Changes for Women in Agriculture

This report discusses the work of the Gender, Agriculture and Rural Development in the Information Society (GenARDIS) small grants fund, which was initiated in 2002 to support work on gender-related issues in ICTs for the African, Caribbean, and Pacific regions. The small grants fund was disbursed to diverse projects in order to counter barriers to women living in rural areas. This document records the process and results, and is intended to contribute to more gender-aware ICT policy advocacy.

UN Helps Strengthen Mongolia and Pacific Islands’ Information and Communication Technology Capabilities

UN-APCICT signed on 10 September 2008 separate agreements with Mongolia’s Information and Communication Technology Authority (ICTA) and the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), which will see both organizations customize an APCICT training curriculum, the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders.

Press Release No. G/40/2008

11 September 2008

United Nations Strengthens ICT Capacity of Government Leaders in the Pacific

UN-APCICT in collaboration with Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), is holding a four-day workshop on ICT on the Cook Islands for policy-makers and government officials in the Pacific region. The workshop aims to provide the relevant knowledge and skills needed to fully leverage opportunities presented by ICTs to achieve social and economic development goals and bridge the digital divide.

Press Release No. G/38/2008

3 September 2008