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Academy Module on "An Overview of ICTs and Sustainable Development"

Academy Module on "An Overview of ICTs and Sustainable Development"

Today, few will question the capacity of ICTs to serve as enablers of sustainable development that the world community has agreed to work towards by the target year 2030. However, although this capacity of ICTs as enablers has been recognized, there remains fuzziness about the linkage between ICTs and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This module addresses the SDGs through the prism of ICTs. It provides an overview of the intersections between ICTs and the SDGs, drawing attention to the various dimensions and sectors in which ICTs can provide valuable support through national governments’ plans and projects.

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Reference document on social media for disaster risk management

Reference document on social media for disaster risk management

A document for implementing or enhancing the use of social media for Disaster Risk Management purposes

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Case Study Series 4 ICT Competency Standards

Case Study Series 4 ICT Competency Standards

The Case Study Series 4 on ICT Competency Standards provides a stocktaking of globally available ICT competency standards and practices from selected countries: Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Republic of Korea.

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Briefing on ICT Competency Standards

Briefing on ICT Competency Standards

Briefing Note on ICT Competency Standards discusses how ICT competency standards can be utilized to strengthen national ICT capacity development efforts. It also provides steps and recommendation on developing national ICT competency standards.

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Brief on ICT Trend: Big Data

Brief on ICT Trend: Big Data

This series is aimed at government policymakers and others who would like to better understand how different ICT trends will impact upon the economic, social and environmental arenas. The Brief on ICT Trends synthesizes existing research knowledge on the opportunities and risks of different ICT innovations to sustainable development, and provides recommendations for policy and practice. It is intended to be an introductory reference to support policymaking and programme planning.

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Primer Series: Monitoring & Evaluation Guidebook

Primer Series: Monitoring & Evaluation Guidebook

This Monitoring & Evaluation Guidebook is a companion for the Primer Series on ICTD for Youth. The Guidebook’s ultimate goal is to ensure that the target youth participants acquire the competencies to use information and communication technology (ICT) for achieving sustainable development goals.

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Primer 5: Exploring Social Media's Role in Development

Primer 5: Exploring Social Media's Role in Development

The fifth issue of the Primer Series, “Exploring Social Media’s Role in Development”, provides fundamental concepts and characteristics of existing social media tools and highlights how social media contributes to socioeconomic development. This issue will also guide students to use social media in a safe and productive manner.

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APCICT Knowledge Sharing Series: Enterprise Architecture

APCICT Knowledge Sharing Series: Enterprise Architecture

The Knowledge Sharing Series intends to help bridge the knowledge divide on how ICTs can be used for social and economic development, and ultimately help bridge the digital and development divide. Each issue in the series focuses on a specific ICTD theme, programme or project, and offers an end-to-end road map that can help policymakers in their planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes.

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Briefing Note 10: ICT, Climate Change and  Green Growth

Briefing Note 10: ICT, Climate Change and Green Growth

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.

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UN-APCICT publishes guidebook on social media tools in government

UN-APCICT publishes guidebook on social media tools in government

Last week UN-APCICT launched its publication “Getting Started with Social Media Tools in Government” a practical guide that presents “how-to” steps for setting and managing social media tools and technologies in government.

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Module 9 ICT for Disaster Risk Management in Chinese

Module 9 ICT for Disaster Risk Management in Chinese

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.

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Monitoring and Evaluation Case Studies of the Academy of ICT Essentials  for Government Leaders

Monitoring and Evaluation Case Studies of the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders

The rapid uptake of the Academy programme across Asia and the Pacific region called for a comprehensive and streamlined approach to monitoring and evaluating the progress and achievements of the Academy programme, so as to better manage outputs and outcomes and improve future programme implementation. In response to this need, APCICT developed a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework in 2010, and subsequently, the Academy M&E Toolkit in 2013. The Toolkit aims to provide national and sub-regional partners with practical, step-by-step guidelines for monitoring and evaluating the Academy programme by helping the partners map out, customize and strengthen M&E plans and systems in their organizations.

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Getting Started with Social Media Tools in Government

Getting Started with Social Media Tools in Government

'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 of the functions of common social media to enable them to utilize social media for the improvement of the delivery of public services and governance processes.

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APCICT Knowledge Sharing Series: GCIO Development in Developing Countries

APCICT Knowledge Sharing Series: GCIO Development in Developing Countries

This third issue of the Knowledge Sharing Series (KSS) focuses on the topic of Government Chief Information Officer (GCIO) development in developing countries. It examines the crucial role of a GCIO in providing leadership on ICT matters within government and promoting ICT-enabled socio-economic development. It also discusses the main issues related to skill development and training of GCIOs and describes some good practices on GCIO programmes, which may be replicated in a developing country setting.

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APCICT Case Study Series: Open and Distance Learning (ODL)

APCICT Case Study Series: Open and Distance Learning (ODL)

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 Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT) commissioned country case studies that take stock of ODL initiatives in five selected countries—Bangladesh, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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UN APCICT Releases Publications on ICT, Climate Change & Green Growth and Monitoring & Evaluation

UN APCICT Releases Publications on ICT, Climate Change & Green Growth and Monitoring & Evaluation

UN APCICT has developed Module 10 on ICT, Climate Change & Green Growth as part of the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders (Academy), and the Monitoring & Evaluation Toolkit for the Academy.

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APCICT Knowledge Sharing Series: ICT for Development Institution Building

APCICT Knowledge Sharing Series: ICT for Development Institution Building

This APCICT knowledge resource is the inaugural issue of the Knowledge Sharing Series (KSS). The resource explores the importance of institution building to effectively develop ICT capacity for national socio-economic development. It outlines the necessity of developing a common vision and strategies, directing and securing resources, defining roles and responsibilities, and promoting coordinated efforts and partnerships that makes ICTD possible and effective.

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APCICT Knowledge Sharing Series: Cybersecurity

APCICT Knowledge Sharing Series: Cybersecurity

This APCICT knowledge resource on Cybersecurity is the second issue in the APCICT Knowledge Sharing Series (KSS). This issue explores the steps needed to develop cybersecurity policies and strategies, and in setting up and enforcing effective national cybersecurity initiatives to detect, prevent and mitigate cyberthreats.

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ICTD Briefing Note Series 2011

ICTD Briefing Note Series 2011

Updated first eight editions of APCICT’s ICTD Briefing Note Series. The publications, based on the curriculum of APCICT’s “Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders Programme” (Academy), are designed to provide senior government officials with concise yet detailed analysis of ICT for development related issues and topics.

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Briefing Note 9: ICT for Disaster Risk Management

Briefing Note 9: ICT for Disaster Risk Management

This briefing note focuses on disaster risk management as an information-hungry set of activities for protecting the public’s welfare and promoting sustainable development. Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs), particularly computer and Web-based digital technologies, are used to connect the decision maker or actor to the sources of information, and to analyze these in order to know what to do or what to avoid. A framework is provided to guide the audience through the flow of information among the disaster risk management activities of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

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Primer 1: An Introduction to ICT for Development

Primer 1: An Introduction to ICT for Development

Primer 1 is designed to provide background information that students in undergraduate and graduate programmes can use as a starting point in the exploration of the various dimensions of the linkages through case studies of ICT applications in key sectors of development in Asia-Pacific countries.

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Directory of ICT for Development Training Institutions in the Asia-Pacific and Everyday ICT Terms for Policymakers and Government Officers

Directory of ICT for Development Training Institutions in the Asia-Pacific and Everyday ICT Terms for Policymakers and Government Officers

The publications are designed to help enhance understanding of everyday ICT terminology and to serve as a reference for those looking to identify institutions providing ICT for development (ICTD) training in the Asia-Pacific.

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ICTD Briefing Note Series 1~8

ICTD Briefing Note Series 1~8

Each Briefing Note of the Series provides concise, detailed policy reports and recommendations on ICT topics and related issues. The Briefing Note Series is intended to help policymakers and development stakeholders obtain a better awareness of ICT for development issues and provide them with insight to the ways ICT can be leveraged to facilitate the impact of socio-economic development in their countries.

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ICTD Case Study 2: ICT for Disaster Risk Reduction

ICTD Case Study 2: ICT for Disaster Risk Reduction

The second issue of the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development’s (APCICT) ICTD Case Study Series, ICT for Disaster Risk Reduction, discusses the ways in which ICT has positively impacted the various phases of disaster management. Noting the use of ICT during and in the immediate aftermath of disasters like the Indian Ocean Tsunami, and most recently the Haiti Earthquake, the case studies examine the important role ICTs play in disaster preparedness, response and mitigation. Case Study 2 shares the lessons learned by disaster management practitioners who have deployed ICT in response to disasters in countries like Bangladesh, China, Sri Lanka, and Haiti.

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ICTD Case Study 1: ICT Human Capacity Building for Development

ICTD Case Study 1: ICT Human Capacity Building for Development

The first issue of the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development’s (APCICT) ICTD Case Study Series, ICT Human Capacity Building for Development discusses the experiences of ICTD practitioners who have partnered with APCICT to roll-out the “Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders” (Academy). The Academy, APCICT’s flagship programme, is designed to equip government officials and policymakers with the necessary skills and knowledge to leverage ICT solutions for socio-economic development. Case Study 1 shares the lessons learned by Academy partners in rolling-out the Academy in their own countries, including Afghanistan, Indonesia, Mongolia, the Philippines, and the Pacific Island Countries.

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ICT World Today (Spring 2010) - ICT and Innovation: Facing the Emerging Global Issues

ICT World Today (Spring 2010) - ICT and Innovation: Facing the Emerging Global Issues

This fourth issue of ICT World Today focuses on ways to encourage ICT innovation and enhance efficiency to overcome the global financial crisis; and tackle climate change, natural disasters, price hikes in resources and food, and the spread of contagious diseases.

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ICT World Today - Summer 2009: Broadband and Mobile Communications for Development

ICT World Today - Summer 2009: Broadband and Mobile Communications for Development

This third issue of ICT World Today examines broadband and mobile communications for development.

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ICT World Today - Spring 2009: ICTs and Environment

ICT World Today - Spring 2009: ICTs and Environment

This second issue of ICT World Today examines the role ICTs play in promoting environmental sustainability, including ways in which ICTs are being used to address climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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The Development Strategy of ICT Human Resources in Indonesia

This country paper was prepared for the Third Session of the Governing Council of APCICT. It gives an overview of the initiatives undertaken in the area of ICT Human Capacity Building under the mandates of WSIS and MDGs, and provides specific needs and recommendations for this area in Indonesia.

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ICT World Today - Inaugural Issue: Socio-Economic Impact of ICTs, Digital Divide

ICT World Today - Inaugural Issue: Socio-Economic Impact of ICTs, Digital Divide

ICT World Today is a journal on Information and Communication Technology for Development developed by the Korea Information Society Development Institute with support from APCICT. This first issue examines the socio-economic impacts of ICTs and the digital divide. The current state of ICT development, potential of telecommunications for poverty reduction, ICT policies issues in developing countries, links between digital divide and economic growth, patterns of the digital divide, and the role of ICTs on world summits and Millennium Development Goals are discussed. Updated regional studies on ICT for development in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Central Asia, and Latin America are also available.

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Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders: South Asia Sub-Regional Workshop - Training Materials

Over 20 participants from eight South Asian countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka – representing national ICT ministries and ICT training institutions were trained on: Module 1 - The Linkage between ICT Applications and Development; Module 2 - ICT for Development Policy, Process and Governance; and Module 3 - e-Government Applications. Presentations, handouts and exercises from this workshop are available for download.

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ICT for Disaster Management

ICT for Disaster Management

This e-primer introduces policy makers and development practitioners to the application of different information and communication technologies (ICTs) in disaster management, with case studies from the Asia-Pacific region.

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Small and Medium Enterprises and ICT

Small and Medium Enterprises and ICT

This e-primer looks at how the knowledge-based economy has impacted small and medium enterprises (SMEs); explores why so few SMEs have adopted information and communications technology (ICT) and why SMEs should adopt ICT; and provides some policy recommendations for promoting SME adoption of ICT.

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Development of a Multi-Factor Set of Country-Level ICT Human Resource Capacity Indicators

In an effort to measure and bridge the digital divide, several different types of indicators have been developed to measure the readiness of a country to adopt information and communication technology (ICT). Many of these indicators measure the extent to which the technology has been adopted within the target population. While some indicators recognize the importance of computer skills and e-literacy, there has been minimal effort to develop a multi-factor set of indicators to measure ICT human resource capacity. In this paper, the authors draw upon prior work on ICT indicators to develop eight sets of ICT human resource capacity indicators, including human capacity of ICT specialists, advanced users, basic users, ICT enabling managers, ICT equipped educators, thought leaders, policy makers, and infrastructure builders.

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ICT Human Resource Development in Asia and the Pacific: Current Status, Emerging Trends, Policies and Strategies

ICT is a skill intensive industry. Human resources related to ICT need close monitoring and development if the region has to maintain and accelerate the current momentum of ICT led economic development and social transformation. The present paper is based on the research and analysis of the status of and trends in ICT sector in the region and in the region’s present and potential international markets; and to analyze the implications of these trends on the ICT human resource development.

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