UN-APCICT publishes two new issues of Primer Series on ICTD for Youth

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The United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT)

Recognizing the importance of cultivating youth and students with necessary knowledge and skills on ICT for development (ICTD), the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT) released two new issues of the Primer Series on ICTD for Youth (Primer Series).

Recognizing the importance of cultivating youth and students with necessary knowledge and skills on ICT for development (ICTD), the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT) released two new issues of the Primer Series on ICTD for Youth (Primer Series). 

The fifth issue of the Primer Series, “Exploring Social Media’s Role in Development”, provides fundamental concepts and characteristics of existing social media tools and highlights how social media contributes to socioeconomic development. This issue will also guide students to use social media in a safe and productive manner.

In addition, “Monitoring & Evaluation Guidebook” has been prepared in response to the need for a comprehensive and streamlined approach to monitor and evaluate the Primer Series. This practical and step-by-step guidebook is expected to support educators and professors to assess the progress and impact of the Primer Series at the national level.

The publication can be accessed at:

/resources/publications/primer-5-exploring-social-medias-role-development and /resources/publications/primer-series-monitoring-evaluation-guidebook

About the Primer Series

Launched in February 2012 as part of APCICT’s ‘Turning Today’s Youth into Tomorrow’s Leaders’ Programme (TTYTL), the Primer Series aims to provide extended coverage of the essential topics of ICTD in university curricula. Since its launch, the Primer Series has been rolled out in 14 countries and 2 sub-regions in Asia and the Pacific, and it is available in 7 languages.