In line with its efforts to promote data protection and privacy in ASEAN countries, the Asian and Pacific Training Center for ICT for Development (APCICT) under the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific conducted a virtual seminar on Data Privacy Law for Myanmar.
The event was co-organized with the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC), Information Technology and Cyber Security Department, Ministry of Transport and Communications of Myanmar and was held from 25 to 28 January 2021.
Training of Trainers: Enhancing the capacities of women entrepreneurs in Samoa on using ICT tools in their businesses
The Samoa Business Hub (SBH) and APCICT/ESCAP organized a Training of Trainers: Enhancing the capacities of women entrepreneurs in Samoa on using ICT tools in their businesses on 21 January 2021, in Apia, Samoa. The TOT aims to strengthen capacities of SBH’s trainers in providing training support to women entrepreneurs on using digital tools in financial management and is part of the "ICT Accelerate" initiative.
The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (APCICT) released the online course on “Social Media, Development and Governance” on the APCICT Virtual Academy.
The course is the latest addition to the Centre’s diverse lineup of e-learning courses and acts as a capacity development resource that can help bridge the knowledge gap between the effective use of social media in development and governance.
The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (APCICT) is pleased to announce that the Academy module on ”ICT for Disaster Risk Management” is now available in Russian.
Training of Trainers on E-Commerce Application for Women Entrepreneurs and Women-Owned Small Businesses in Viet Nam
The E-Commerce Development Centre (EDC), Department of E-commerce and Digital Economy, Ministry of Industry and Trade of Viet Nam and APCICT/ESCAP organized a Training of Trainers on E-Commerce Application for Women Entrepreneurs and Women-Owned Small Businesses in Viet Nam from 18 to 23 December 2020 in Hanoi. The training aims to enhance the business knowledge and practical skills of trainers in the areas of e-commerce, digital marketing and communication, as well as cross-border e-commerce.
In an effort to help ASEAN Member States enhance their data privacy regimes, APCICT organized a virtual training seminar on “Data Privacy Laws in ASEAN”, in collaboration with the National Privacy Commission (NPC) of the Republic of the Philippines, from 30 November to 3 December 2020.
The Fifteenth Session of the APCICT Governing Council was held virtually on 26 November 2020.
The Governing Council reviewed the administration, financial status and progress of implementation of the Centre’s programmes. The outcome and recommendations of an independent evaluation conducted on APCICT in 2020 were presented and discussed during the session. The Council also provided advice on the strategic direction and future workplan of the Centre.
The Ministry of Communications and Informatics (MCI) of Indonesia, in collaboration with the University of Indonesia and with support from APCICT, organized a National Training on “Data-Driven Governance”, on 17 November 2020.
The virtual seminar was based on the Bahasa Indonesia version of APCICT’s Academy Module on “Realizing Data-Driven Governance”. The event was attended by over 270 participants from central governments, local governments and academia.
In an effort to strengthen the capacities of women entrepreneurs and trainers in Papua New Guinea, APCICT co-organized a training on “Women ICT Frontier Initiative” (WIFI), in collaboration with the Digital Transformation Center (DTC-PNG) and ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, from 20 October to 3 November 2020.
APCICT celebrates the Girls in ICT Day by imparting digital skills to girls and young women in Thailand
As part of the 2020 Girls in ICT Day celebration in Thailand, APCICT conducted a training based on its Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) programme under the Smart Farming Track to enhance digital skills of young women and girls in agriculture. The virtual training aims to increase knowledge on the opportunities that digital technologies offer in catalyzing women’s entrepreneurship as well as to introduce emerging ICT tools and applications.