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The e-Collaborative Hub or E-Co Hub is a single-entry online gateway for policy makers, trainers and practitioners to easily access and search for relevant knowledge resources on different aspects of ICT for development (ICTD). There is also a collaborative workspace to discuss views, share ideas and collaborate on projects related to ICTD.

"Information and communications technologies (ICTs) are changing the world by transforming societies and economies. To take advantage of the advancements and applications of ICT, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on countries to deploy ICT to realize its transformational economic, social and environmental ambitions. ICT is an enabler for enhancing productivity, raising resilience and fostering greater civic engagement, while offering options for effective delivery of public services"

- Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP

 

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Information and Communication Technology in Education: A Curriculum for Schools and Programme of Teacher Development

The book pursues two key purposes. The first is to specify a curriculum in ICT for secondary schools that is in line with current international trends. The second is to propose a programme of professional development for teachers necessary to implement the specified ICT curriculum successfully. In addition, it provides a practical and realistic approach to curriculum and teacher development that can be implemented quickly and cost effectively, according to available resources.

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National Strategy Information and Communication Technologies for Development in the Kyrgyz Republic

The achieved level and problems with ICT development in the Kyrgyz Republic determine the necessity to move away from a one-sided policy of just developing communications and information technologies to the formulation of a nation-wide strategy to integrate with the world information society. Given already available technological opportunities, main policy directions could be the formation of the interconnect information space in the country, development of information resources, data bases, knowledge, and information infrastructure, which could be used by both state structures and the general public on the parity basis. This will evolve the development of the informational law, technological facilities, and organization.

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Resources for Internet Trainers

Being an effective Internet and ICT trainer requires more than just being familiar with the tools. Developing a good training programme takes careful planning and an understanding of the organization's and individual learner's needs and context. This section draws on the ItrainOnline partners' experience in training and materials development, and offers a collection of resources for trainers which focus on Internet and ICTs training in NGOs and community organizations. This webpage include resources on training in a development context, instructional design for web-based distance learning, online collaboration, and many more.

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Resources for Women Trainers and Learners

This webpage offers links to resources specifically targeted at women. The resources are divided into two categories: general women- and gender-related training resources, and women-focused ICTs resources grouped by topics. Topics include strategic Internet use, online collaboration, web design and knowledge management.

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E-Health: Navigating The Internet For Health Information

This white paper is about the importance of Internet usage in health sector. It looks at four main areas - the evolution of e-health consumer, legal implication, safety aspect and quality of e-health.

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e-Government in the Philippines: Benchmarking Against Global Best Practices

This resource focuses on e-government applications in the Philippines with cross references to other countries like Singapore and India. It also touches on specific processes (initiatives) of how the Philippines is adapting e-Governance and other strategies to be considered for further adaptation.

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Pacific Islands Information and Communication Technologies Policy and Strategic Plan

The development of Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) has long been hampered by dispersed populations, small sizes and vast ocean distances. These circumstances impose large costs on service provision in education, economic development, social welfare, health, travel and communication and have limited the growth of important industries such as fisheries, agriculture and tourism. As one effort, this policy and strategic action plan sets out a framework of guiding ICT principles and policies and recommended activities to guide future policy development and co-operation by the PICTs to achieve its vision: "Information and Communication Technologies for every Pacific Islander."

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e-Korea Vision 2006: The Third Master Plan for Informatization Promotion (2002-2006)

e-Korea Vision 2006: The Third Master Plan for Informatization Promotion (2002-2006)

The vision aims to guide the Republic of Korea towards an information society, focused on promoting national informatization; advancing the information infrastructure; and strengthening international cooperation. Strategies include: building ICT capacity; advancing e-commerce; investing in the public sector; transforming the legal system; ensuring safety and reliability; and promoting the IT industry.

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Internet Infrastracture and e-Governance in Pacific Islands Countries

The report gives information about the development and use of Internet infrastractures in Pacific member states of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The report focuses on the factors preventing Internet utilization as well as detailed national development plans. The resource have well represented statistics for Pacific Islands countries regarding factors of e-Governance and Internet usage.

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Viet Nam Internet Case Study

This study examines the state of the Internet in Viet Nam, including Internet penetration in the government, education, health and commerce sectors.

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