UN Working Closely with Pacific Island Nations to Develop Internet Access: Training workshop for government officials opens in Tonga on Tuesday
APCICT in collaboration with Tonga’s Ministry of Finance and the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) organizes a two-day training workshop in Nukuálofa on 24-25 February 2009, for about thirty senior government officials in Tonga. The workshop is based on an APCICT training curriculum, the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders, but with modifications so that it is now customized to suit Tonga’s context. This workshop is held as a post-event to the Pacific ICT Ministerial Forum that took place on 17-20 February.
UN Works with the Philippines to Close the Digital Divide: Government officials receive ICT for development training in Tagaytay City on 17-19 February
APCICT has teamed up with the Career Executive Service Board (CESB) and the Development Academy of the Philippines to hold an inaugural national training of trainers workshop, in Tagaytay City, from 17-19 February. The training is part of APCICT’s Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders Programme, a specially designed course that provides a comprehensive ICT for development curriculum.
Note to Editor No. N/04/2009
UN Works with Mongolia to Close the Digital-Divide: Senior Government Officials Received ICT for Development Training in Ulaanbaatar
The first national roll-out of the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders was held on 10-12 December 2008 at the Government House, thanks to the strong endorsement from the Prime Minister’s Office. The National Academy Training Workshop boosted the information and communication technology (ICT) capacity of over 50 senior Mongolian government officials including heads of departments and agencies in government ministries.
Press Release No: G/65/2008
The Third Session of the Governing Council of APCICT was held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on 9 December 2008. Elected representatives from Bangladesh, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea and Thailand reviewed the Centre’s work programme and achievements, as well as discussed the way forward.
The regional arm of the United Nations in Asia and the Pacific has teamed up with the government of the Republic of Korea to improve access to information and communication technology (ICT) for persons with disabilities by offering training to policy-makers from developing countries in the region. The four-day workshop in Incheon target policy-makers from six Asian countries.
29 September 2008
Press Release No. G/46/2008
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
The Academy will be launched at the OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy on 16 June 2008, which is also APCICT’s second anniversary. Subsequently, APCICT will be organizing the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders - Training of Trainers for National Training Institutes in the Republic of Korea from 16 to 28 June 2008 for over 40 trainers from 30 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Coinciding with its second anniversary and a major global meeting on the economic impact of the Internet, the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT), a regional institute of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific based in Incheon, Republic of Korea, is today holding a global forum and launching two events aimed at promoting the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for national development.
Press Release No. G/32/2008
UN-APCICT Explores the Potential of the Internet in Advancing Socio-Economic Development at the OECD Ministerial Meeting
On 16 June 2008, the UN-APCICT-organized Global Forum will seek to channel the perspectives from developing countries on the implications of the Internet economy for developing countries. The Forum will also explore the potential of the Internet in reaching out to poor and marginalized groups, enabling them to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the Internet economy in advancing economic growth, reducing poverty, and improving education and health services.
UN-APCICT Conducts Training to Strengthen Capacity of South East Asian Policy Makers on ICT for Social and Economic Development
UN-APCICT organizes a sub-regional Training of Trainer's Workshop for South East Asia on ICT Essentials for Government Leaders on 21-24 May 2008 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The workshop is being held in collaboration with the University of Indonesia and the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.