16th May 2014
Open and distance learning (ODL) is one of the most rapidly growing fields of higher education and training globally, thanks for advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) that contribute to the expansion of online and open delivery in education. Recognizing the potential that open and distance learning has to increase access to and improve the quality of education, the United…
Academy, Bangladesh, Case Study, ICT in Education, ICT4D, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, capacity building, developing countries, digital learning, distance learning, e-learning, e-skills training, education, ict for development, rural education, tertiary education, ubiquitous learning, Case Studies, 2014
15th Mar 2014
'Getting Started with Social Media Tools in Government' is a supplement to UN-APCICT’s Module 11 of the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders on 'Social Media for Development.' This publication is a practical guide that presents “how-to” steps for setting and managing social media tools and technologies in government. It aims to provide government officials with a basic understanding…
Academy, ICT4D, Social Media, Social Media for Development, UN-APCICT, capacity building, e-government, good governance, ict for development, social media, English, 2014
1st Feb 2014
This module introduces the concept of social media and the various applications for social and economic progress. It also guides the development of a social media policy. A supplementary set of guidelines on “Social Media for Government” provides practical “how-to” steps for starting up and managing social media tools and technologies.
3rd Jan 2014
This module provides government officials and policymakers with an overview of disaster risk management (DRM) and presents an approach for identifying information needs in DRM. It then matches the needs with ICT. The module also describes and provides examples of existing ICT applications for DRM and discusses benefits and barriers for utilizing ICT in DRM.
Academy, Asia, China, Disaster Risk Reduction, Disaster preparedness, Disaster resilient network, Emergency Management, ICT4D, UN-APCICT, capacity building, disaster reduction, disaster relief, disaster response, disaster risk management, environmental challenges, ict for development, Chinese, 2014
1st Jan 2014
The APCICT Briefing Note Series aims to provide at-a-glance information on key information and communication technology for development (ICTD) agendas for high-level policymakers and stakeholders. This briefing note is drawn from the tenth core module of the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders (Academy). The Academy is a comprehensive ICT for development training curriculum that aims…
1st Jan 2014
This module provides a development-oriented perspective on social media and describes innovative ways for governments and development stakeholders to leverage it in national development strategies and programmes.