UN-APCICT supports Nepal’s efforts to enhance ICTD human capacity

To support the Nepalese Government’s human capacity building efforts on the use of ICTs for development, on 7 July, UN-APCICT launched the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders in Kathmandu Nepal.


In 2006, the Nepalese government established its “2006 IT Policy,” which provides a broad framework for an e-government transformation.[1] Recognizing that human capacity building is crucial to improve the delivery of public services and steer public administration towards becoming an instrument for sustainable development, the Nepalese government has been working to strengthen its human capacity in the use of ICTs for better governance.

To support the Nepalese Government’s human capacity building efforts, on 7 July, the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (UN-APCICT) launched the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders (Academy) in collaboration with the Ministry of General Administration (MOGA) in Kathmandu Nepal.

A four-day workshop on e-Government Applications and ICT Project Management was held after the launch of the Academy for over 30 participants including government officials from MOGA and representatives of national training institutions in Nepal.

The workshop supports MOGA’s goal to improve management capabilities at both individual and organisational levels. MOGA’s partnership with APCICT is expected to bring about progress in governance and management capabilities for efficient delivery of quality services to the people through improved training, education and information services of the Nepalese civil service. To achieve this, MOGA appointed the National Administration Staff College, a training institute under its jurisdiction in charge of civil service training, to adopt and use the all the Academy Modules for training all government officials in Nepal going forward.

Recognizing that the capacities of youth need to be developed as well to ensure the sustainability of e-government and, more broadly, to encourage ICT-enabled development initiatives, UN-APCICT also rolled-out the Primer Series on ICTD for Youth in the country. Co-organized with Kathmandu University, the roll-out was followed by a two-day workshop on Project Management and ICTD for over 55 professors from 4 universities, as well as representatives from the University Grants Commission of Nepal.

[1] UNDESA (2014). United Nations E-Government Survey 2014: E-Government for the Future We Want, available at: http://unpan3.un.org/egovkb/Portals/egovkb/Documents/un/2014-Survey/E-Gov_Complete_Survey-2014.pdf