APCICT hosts Algerian government officials and international graduate students for collaborative e-government training

Nov 12th 2012 - Nov 24th 2012
Incheon, Republic of Korea

UN-APCICT/ESCAP welcomes government officials, engineers and graduate students to receive training on the Centre’s flagship capacity development programme, the “Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders

The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT/ESCAP) welcomes 36 government officials and international graduate students from 18 countries receive training on the Centre’s flagship capacity development programme, the “Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders” (Academy).  

The workshop training on Academy Module 3 – e-Government Applications, is being delivered by original author Dr. Nag Yeon Lee, and examines the key elements, concepts and principles needed to develop effective e-government systems.

The 1-day workshop at APCICT is part of a 2 week programme organized for 13 Algerian officials by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Sungkyunkwan University, through its Global e-Policy and e-Government Institute.  From 12-24 November, the participants from Algeria will engage in a number of activities designed to enhance their abilities to develop, implement and manage e-government policies and projects.

The other 23 participants are government officials completing the Global Masters in Public Administration programme at Sungkyunkwan University, and come from the Asia-Pacific, Africa, the Middle-East and Latin America.    

APCICT, KOICA and Sungkyunkwan University have partnered to deliver e-government training on numerous occasions.  On 16 July 2012, officials from Nigeria visited APCICT for e-government training. In June 2011 and March 2010, APCICT welcomed government officials from Morocco for training under the KOICA and Sungkyunkwan University programme. In October 2008, APCICT and Sungkyunkwan University collaborated with Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Pacific Islands Forum to train 13 government officials from Pacific Island countries on e-government applications.

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