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UN-APCICT launches its ‘Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders’ programme in Bangladesh

On 28-30 April, UN-APCICT will launch the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders (Academy) programme in collaboration with the Bangladesh Computer Council in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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  • UN-APCICT co-organized workshop
  • workshop
  • Bangladesh
  • Academy Launch
When Apr 28, 2014 09:00 AM to
Apr 30, 2014 06:00 PM
Where Dhaka, Bangladesh
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On 28-30 April, UN-APCICT will launch the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders (Academy) programme in collaboration with the Bangladesh Computer Council in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

The launch ceremony will be officiated by the Minister and State Minister of the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology. In addition to the launch ceremony, UN-APCICT co-organized a three-day workshop that will be attended by approximately 100 trainers comprised of junior to mid-level officers from 64 districts and from leading public sector training institutions in Bangladesh. Sessions will cover UN-APCICT’s Academy Module 1 on ‘Linkage between ICT Applications and Meaningful Development’, Module 3 on ‘e-Government Applications’ and Module 6 on ‘Information Security and Privacy.’  Through these sessions, participants will acquire knowledge and skills to deliver training on these topics throughout Bangladesh.

 

WHAT: UN-APCICT’s Official Launch of the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders in Bangladesh

WHERE: Dhaka, Bangladesh

WHEN: 28-30 April 2014 

WHO: Approx. 100 trainers comprised of junior to mid-level officers from 64 districts and from leading public sector training institutions in Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Computer Council and UN-APCICT. 

 

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About the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders

Since its launch in 2008, the Academy programme has been adopted and rolled-out in 27 countries in Asia-Pacific and beyond. Its comprehensive 11-module curriculum has been helping government officials and policymakers in their capacity building efforts by providing knowledge and skills on how to leverage ICT for national and regional socio-economic development. Currently, Academy modules are available in 12 languages, with plans for more translations underway.

 

About the Bangladesh Computer Council

 

The Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Government of Bangladesh.  Its main activities are encouraging and providing support for ICT-related activities, formulating national ICT strategy and policy, creating standards and specifications of ICT tools for government organizations according to their necessity, and working for human resource development in ICT sector.