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Training for Women's IT Capacity Building in the APEC Region on 25-29 November 2007 in Jakarta, Indonesia

The training aims to equip women with knowledge, skills and confidence to become the entrepreneurs in this knowledge-based society. The course saw the participation of 30 female representatives from Women Empowerment Unit and from Communication and Information Office in both province and district levels of Indonesia.

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UN-APCICT Launches Digital Partnership Network

UN-APCICT Launches Digital Partnership Network

The UN-APCICT Digital Partnership Network (DPN) aims to develop a dedicated network of training institutions, academics, and researchers within the field of ICT for Human Capacity Building. This network was launched on 8 October 2007 at the Second Regional e-Government Training Workshop in Incheon, Republic of Korea.

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UN Training Promotes e-Government in Asia-Pacific

UN Training Promotes e-Government in Asia-Pacific

UN-APCICT in collaboration with the United Nations University – International Institute for Software Technology (UNU-IIST), organized their Second Regional Training Workshop from 8 to 12 October in Incheon, Republic of Korea. There were 37 representatives from governments, academia and the civil society from 21 countries at the event.

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International Entrepreneurship Training for Women: APEC Women’s e-Biz Training

International Entrepreneurship Training for Women: APEC Women’s e-Biz Training

UN-APCICT, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), APEC Women’s e-Biz Center and the Asian Pacific Women’s Information Network Center (APWINC) collaborated to organize the International Entrepreneurship Training for Women: APEC Women’s e-Biz Training 2007 (WeBiz 2007) from 16 to 21 July 2007 in Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. The course aims to equip women with knowledge, skills and confidence to become the entrepreneurs in the new knowledge-based society.

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High Level Seminar on e-Governance in Nepal

This high level seminar was held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 5-6 May 2007 as a joint collaboration with Asian Development Bank Institute and the National Information Technology Center of Nepal. It was attended by more than 40 high level government officials and resource speakers. All the participants discussed the challenges of implementing e-government programmes and how Nepal could overcome them. Group discussions were held, consensus reached and action plan developed. Participants requested organizers of the seminar to arrange a follow-up meeting on 10-11 November 2007 to check the progress of its implementation.

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UN-APCICT Governing Council to Meet for its Second Session

UN-APCICT Governing Council to Meet for its Second Session

The Governing Council of UN-APCICT holds its second session on 16-17 April 2007 at the Centre's headquarters in Incheon, Republic of Korea. High level officials from eight Governing Council member countries and representatives from Incheon City and UNESCAP attend the Session, including Mr. Kim Hak-Su, Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of UNESCAP.

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Forum Stresses the Urgent Need for ICT Capacity Building in Asia and the Pacific

Forum Stresses the Urgent Need for ICT Capacity Building in Asia and the Pacific

UN-APCICT organizes a Regional Forum on ICT Capacity Building entitled, Where are we, where are we going and what will it take to fill the gap. The Forum will take place on 5 - 6 March 2007 in Incheon, Republic of Korea in conjunction with the first e-Government Training entitled, Planning, Designing, Implementing and Managing e-Government: Key Issues, Case Studies and Lessons Learned, on 7 - 9 March 2007. The event saw the participation of close to 200 representatives from governments, international, regional and national organizations, the private sector, academia and civil society from 49 countries.

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UN-APCICT Holds Major Forum on ICT Capacity-Building

UN-APCICT Holds Major Forum on ICT Capacity-Building

About 150 high-level participants, from national ministries and planning agencies, the private sector, academia and civil society, will discuss the status, needs and challenges of ICT capacity-building at the regional and national levels. They will also discuss the development of an ICT-related human resource development action plan.

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UNESCAP Appoints Hyuen-Suk Rhee to Direct its UNESCAP Training Centre in the Republic of Korea

UNESCAP Appoints Hyuen-Suk Rhee to Direct its UNESCAP Training Centre in the Republic of Korea

United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNESCAP Executive Secretary Kim Hak-Su is pleased to announce the appointment of Hyuen-Suk Rhee as Director of UN-APCICT, located in Incheon City, Republic of Korea.

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Inaugural Session of the Governing Council

Inaugural Session of the Governing Council

The inaugural session of the Governing Council (GC) of the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT) was held on 15 and 16 June 2006 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The Council discussed the report of the first meeting of the Technical Committee and endorsed the report along with the proposed future activities.

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