Recognizing the critical role of local governments in managing disaster risk, protecting citizens and developing communities, APCICT/ESCAP and CityNet Secretariat co-organized a Workshop on ICT for Disaster Risk Management for Indonesian City Governments from 5 to 9 July 2021, in partnership with the Asian Institute of Technology and ITC University of Twente.
The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology of the Republic of Maldives and APCICT/ESCAP organized a High-Level Briefing on Digital Government on 23 June 2021. The virtual event aimed to deepen understanding among the country’s policymakers on how digital government can advance the sustainable agenda and their roles as champions of effective digital policies and programme. It was attended by high-level and senior officials across ministries as well as by members of the Parliament.
Recognizing the tremendous potential of Information and Communication Technologies in enhancing digital agriculture and catalyzing financial inclusion within small island developing States, APCICT/ESCAP partnered with Digital Transformation Centres (University of PNG), National Information and Communication Authority, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), and West Sepik Provincial Administration to deliver a training on “Financial Literacy and AgriTech for Papua New Gu
Workshop on Digital Skills on Financial Management and Access to Finance for Women Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh
In an effort to strengthen the capacity of women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh in using digital technologies in their businesses, the Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) organized a 5-day virtual training on Digital Skills on Financial Management and Access to Finance for Women Entrepreneurs, from 22 to 27 May 2021.
Data has proven to have a catalyzing role in public sector strategy and public service delivery. It is increasingly helping governments meeting citizens’ demands as to how, when and where to access services, thereby accelerating their Digital Transformation. However, in the midst of this Data Revolution, most developing countries still face challenges pertaining to lack of data, low quality data and outdated data.
Social media has emerged in recent years as a powerful and widespread communication platform, and is now being used in a wide range of areas such as public administration, rural development, environmental protection, education, public health, combating corruption, and disaster communication and management, among others. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical role of technologies in moving forward to the new normal, as countries and organizations are leveraging emerging technologies to redefine work and Build Back Better.
The data revolution brought by the widespread use of information and communication technologies provides governments with new opportunities that can facilitate efficiency, transparency, and improve delivery of public services. Indeed, the data revolution can help governments accelerate their digital transformation and implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
APCICT celebrates the Girls in ICT Day by imparting digital skills to girls and young women in Thailand
As part of the 2021 Girls in ICT Day celebration in Thailand, APCICT/ESCAP conducted trainings based on its Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) programme under the Entrepreneurship Track, with the objective of enhancing the knowledge, skills and abilities of young women and girls in using ICT tools and applications to support e-commerce startup and management.
In an effort to strengthen the capacities of women entrepreneurs to use ICT applications in support of financial decision making and business growth, Samoa Business Hub (SBH) organized a series of community-level trainings in Savaii, from 6 to 16 April 2021, under the “ICT Accelerate” project.
In an effort to strengthen the knowledge and capacities of government officials at the national and local levels in South and South West Asian countries in using Information and Communication Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction, APCICT held a Virtual Training on Digital Technologies for Disaster Risk Management, from 1 to 5 March 2021.