National Launch of the Women and ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
The Women and ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI), a flagship programme of the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development, was launched on 26 September 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
WIFI is an ICT capacity development programme for promoting women entrepreneurship. In Sri Lanka, the programme is known as WIFI Suhuruliya or WIFI SMART Woman. It aims to promote the economic empowerment of women in Sri Lanka through the use of ICT in entrepreneurial activities.
APCICT conducted ICTD capacity building workshop for senior government officials of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT) organized a 12-day national capacity building training workshop on ICT for development on 20-31 July 2016 at the Central Institute of Civil Service (Upper Myanmar).
UN-APCICT releases two publications on Engaged Learning to promote linking classroom learning to development
To advocate the engaged learning across the Asia-Pacific region, UN-APCICT launches two new publications – 1) Engaged Learning Toolkit for Faculty: Using ICTs for Community Development and 2) Engaged Learning Guidebook for Students: Using ICTs for Community Development.
The United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT), a regional institute of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), launched the ‘Women and ICT Frontier Initiative’ (WIFI) on June 9 at the Regional Forum on ICT Human Capacity Development in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
UN-APCICT/ESCAP organized the Regional Forum on ICT Human Capacity Development on 9-10 June 2016 in Incheon.
To be held on the occasion of APCICT’s 10th Anniversary, the meeting provided the multi-stakeholder platform to engage participants from over 50 countries in a dialogue on ICT capacity development towards a sustainable future. It will facilitate an exchange of ideas and perspectives on effective ICTD capacity building, identify lessons learned, and chart the way forward.
The Academy programme was launched in Jakarta, Indonesia in March, 2009. Since then, national workshops have been consistently held in various regions in the country every year.
On 26-29 April 2016, the National Workshop for Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders was held in Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia.
The workshop was jointly organized by national Academy partners, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) and the Universitas Indonesia, in support of UN-APCICT.
The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT) and the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan jointly organized a Round Table on ‘Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders Programme’ on 25 May 2016 in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Building ICT capacity of women entrepreneurs
The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT) organized a pilot workshop on WIFI at Clark City, Philippines on 4-6 May 2016. This is part of the new flagship programme for women entrepreneurs in Asia and the Pacific, called “Women and ICT Frontier Initiative”(WIFI) that will be launched in June.
The “Consultative Meeting on Women and ICT Frontier Initiative” (WIFI) convened on 14-15 April, Incheon, Republic of Korea.
The United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT) has launched the APCICT Virtual Academy on “Social Media for Development” in Vietnamese. The Centre partnered with the Information and Communications Public Management School of Vietnam (ICS) to localize the distance learning version of Academy Module 11 into Vietnamese.