Mongolian Delegation Visits UN ICT Training Centre

Mar 27th 2010
Incheon, Republic of Korea

APCICT and ICTPA reaffirm ICT capacity building partnership in Mongolia

27 May 2010 – Delegates from the Government of Mongolia meet in Incheon to discuss the status of information and communication technology (ICT) capacity in Mongolia, and future efforts to become ICT role-model in the sub-region.

The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT/ESCAP), a regional institute of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), yesterday hosted three government officials from the Information, Communications Technology and Post Authority (ICTPA) of Mongolia, to discuss past, present and future collaboration in ICT capacity building efforts between the two institutions.

Mr. Sansar Jiimen, Chairman of ICTPA, noted Mongolia’s recent work in the field of ICT, with particular attention being paid to projects aimed at strengthening e-government services

Dr. Hyeun-Suk Rhee, Director of APCICT, delivered a short presentation discussing APCICT’s training programmes and work to help strengthen ICT human resource and institutional capacity in Mongolia.

APCICT and ICTPA have partnered to build ICT capacity in Mongolia since 2007. In December 2008, APCICT and ICTPA held the First National Workshop in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to launch the “Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders” (Academy). In addition to holding a Second National Workshop in May 2009, plans are in place to localize all eight modules of the Academy into Mongolian and conduct a national level Training of Trainers workshop in the second half of 2010.

The Academy, APCICT’s flagship training programme, is designed to equip government officials in Asia and the Pacific with the tools to fully leverage ICT opportunities for socio-economic development.