The Philippines National Launch and Training of Trainers on Data-Driven Governance was held in Manila on 26-28 February 2019, marking the first national roll-out of APCICT’s latest Academy Module on “Realizing Data-Driven Governance”. This module was developed to inform policymakers and civil servants on the role of accurate, accessible, timely and reliable data in enhancing governance, formulating national policies and strategies, and delivering services.
APCICT organized the Regional Training of Trainers (ToT) on Data-Driven Governance on 5-7 December 2018 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The ToT marked the initial roll-out of the Centre’s latest Academy training module on “Data-Driven Governance”. The module is designed for government officials in developing countries and aims to help them understand the role of accurate, accessible, timely and reliable data in enhancing governance, formulating national policies and strategies, and delivering services.
APCICT participated in the Uzbek-Korean Roundtable on “The current state and prospects of the development of multifaceted cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea” held on 8 October 2018 in Incheon. Mr. Kiyoung Ko, Director of APCICT, delivered a presentation on Digital Economy Development in Korea. The Roundtable was attended by 30 government officials from Uzbekistan.
Following the National Launch of Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) in Cambodia, the Secretariat of One Village One Product and APCICT conducted series of training workshop from 31 August – 14 December 2018 across 5 provinces (Kampot, Sihanouk Ville, Kampong Cham, Siem Reap, and Battambang) of Cambodia. Attended by 195 local women entrepreneurs, women entrepreneur associations, and students, the training aimed to strengthen their skills and knowledge in utilizing ICT in planning and managing business.
The 13th Session of the APCICT Governing Council was held on 31 August 2018 in Bangkok, in conjunction with the Second Session of the ESCAP Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Science, Technology and Innovation (CICTSTI), which took place on 29-31 August 2018.
APCICT organized a Consultative Meeting on Data-Driven Governance on 29-31 August 2018 in Bangkok, in conjunction with the Second Session of the ESCAP Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Science, Technology and Innovation and the 13th Session of the APCICT Governing Council.
On 2-5 July 2018, the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development, in cooperation with the Union Civil Service Board (UCSB) of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, conducted a 4-day ICTD capacity-building workshop for senior government officials of the country. It covered two modules of the Centre’s Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders programme: “An Overview of ICTs and Sustainable Development” and “ICT Trends for Government Leaders”.
The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, on its 74th Session held on 11-16 May 2018 in Bangkok, elected the following countries as members of the APCICT Governing Council for the period 2018-2021, along with the Republic of Korea, host country.
Representatives of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and APCICT had held a dialogue meeting on 28-29 May 2018 in Incheon.
The meeting had provided an opportunity to discuss respective programmes and explore potential collaboration among the Centre, the ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division of ESCAP, and RAS. In addition, meetings with relevant organizations in Korea was also held on 29 May to foster exchange of information and networking.
Creation of the Philippines Inter-Agency Technical Working Group for Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI)
Following the ASEAN launch of the Women ICT Frontier Initiative held in Manila in August 2017, thePhilippines, through the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT), led a series of consultation meetings from October 2017 to mid-March 2018 with relevant national partners and stakeholders on how to firmly establish the Philippine-WIFI program.