Incheon, Republic of Korea - 01 Jun 2012

This month, APCICT will help strengthen ICT capacity in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, as well as celebrate its 6th Anniversary with the launch of a series of knowledge sharing resources.

APCICT organizes workshops in Kazakhstan to strengthen ICTD education for youth and enhance ICT capacity for disaster risk management, climate change, and green growth in Central Asia.

On 05-08 June, APCICT, with the support of ESCAP’s Sub-regional Office for North and Central Asia (ESCAP/SONCA) and the Central Asian Research and Education Network, will co-organize a Training of Trainers workshop in Almaty for over 20 trainers and government officials from throughout the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).  The workshop will deliver training on Russian versions of Module 9 and Module 10 translated by the National Information Technology Center in Kyrgyzstan, for use by capacity development trainers from the CIS.  Academy Module 9 explores the use of ICT to mitigate and manage disaster risk, while Module 10 looks at how ICT is being implemented to abate climate change and foster green growth.

APCICT, SONCA and the Kazakh British Technical University, will also co-organize a workshop on 05-07 June, in Almaty to strengthen ICTD education for youth in institutions of higher-learning. Over thirty-five national resource persons from 8 universities in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan will receive training on APCICT's Primer Series to help develop ICT skills and awareness in the region's next generation of leaders.

Raising awareness and strengthening online knowledge sharing at the heart of APCICT’s 6th Anniversary

On 16 June, APCICT will celebrate its six-year anniversary as ESCAP’s hub for ICT human capacity development. In recognition of this milestone, and to better share knowledge and extend training opportunities to anyone, anywhere, anytime, APCICT will:

  • Actively disseminate the updated 2.0 version of the “Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders” (Academy) programme to government officials and ICTD practitioners.  The Academy, originally launched in 2008, is APCICT’s flagship training programme, which aims to equip government officials with the necessary skills and knowledge to fully leverage ICT for development. 
  • Publish and disseminate the Knowledge Sharing Series, which provides rich, detailed guidelines on specific ICTD themes through concrete strategies, best practices and case studies. The first 2 issues include: ICT for Development Institution Building; and Cybersecurity.
  •  Launch a Communities of Practice (CoP) website in support of the Knowledge Sharing Series. The CoP is a collaborative online platform that enables learners and experts to share knowledge and best practices related to topics on ICTD. The CoP will include forums on ICTD Institution Building, Cybersecurity and ICTD for Youth.
  • Officially launch APCICT’s Korean language website. To strengthen communication with host country partners and promote cooperation on ICTD, APCICT developed a Korean language version of its website. The new Korean language platform is the first UN website of its kind in the Republic of Korea.

For hard copies of the Academy 2.0 or the Knowledge Sharing Series, please contact APCICT at