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Philippines Training on Data-Driven Governance for Information and IT Officers

The data revolution brought by the widespread use of information and communication technologies provides governments with new opportunities that can facilitate efficiency, transparency, and improve delivery of public services. Indeed, the data revolution can help governments accelerate their digital transformation and implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Bhutan Virtual Training on “Realizing Data-Driven Governance”

Data has proven to have a catalyzing role in public sector strategy and public service delivery. It is increasingly helping governments meeting citizens’ demands as to how, when and where to access services, thereby accelerating their Digital Transformation. However, in the midst of this Data Revolution, most developing countries still face challenges pertaining to lack of data, low quality data and outdated data.

Virtual Consultation Meeting on ICT for Disaster Risk Management for Local Government

Local Governments, being the first respondents and the ones responsible for community development, have a critical role to play in managing disaster risks, protecting their citizens, and achieving community resilience. Recognizing the important role of the local government in disaster risk management, APCICT/ESCAP is developing an Academy Module on “ICT for Disaster Risk Management for Local Government”, aiming to equip local government officials with the essential knowledge and skills to understand the overall framework of disaster risk management and the practic

Virtual Training on Digital Technologies for Disaster Risk Management

In an effort to strengthen the knowledge and capacities of government officials at the national and local levels in South and South West Asian countries in using Information and Communication Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction, APCICT held a Virtual Training on Digital Technologies for Disaster Risk Management, from 1 to 5 March 2021. 

Myanmar Webinar on Data Protection and Privacy

In line with its efforts to promote data protection and privacy in ASEAN countries, the Asian and Pacific Training Center for ICT for Development (APCICT) under the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific conducted a virtual seminar on Data Privacy Law for Myanmar.

The event was co-organized with the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC), Information Technology and Cyber Security Department, Ministry of Transport and Communications of Myanmar and was held from 25 to 28 January 2021.

Indonesia Webinar on Data-Driven Governance

The Ministry of Communications and Informatics (MCI) of Indonesia, in collaboration with the University of Indonesia and with support from APCICT, organized a National Training on “Data-Driven Governance”, on 17 November 2020.  

The virtual seminar was based on the Bahasa Indonesia version of APCICT’s Academy Module on “Realizing Data-Driven Governance”. The event was attended by over 270 participants from central governments, local governments and academia. 

 

Fifteenth Session of the Governing Council of APCICT/ESCAP

The Fifteenth Session of the APCICT Governing Council was held virtually on 26 November 2020.

The Governing Council reviewed the administration, financial status and progress of implementation of the Centre’s programmes. The outcome and recommendations of an independent evaluation conducted on APCICT in 2020 were presented and discussed during the session. The Council also provided advice on the strategic direction and future workplan of the Centre.

APCICT celebrates the Girls in ICT Day by imparting digital skills to girls and young women in Thailand

As part of the 2020 Girls in ICT Day celebration in Thailand, APCICT conducted a training based on its Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) programme under the Smart Farming Track to enhance digital skills of young women and girls in agriculture.  The virtual training aims to increase knowledge on the opportunities that digital technologies offer in catalyzing women’s entrepreneurship as well as to introduce emerging ICT tools and applications. 

APCICT celebrates the Girls in ICT Day by imparting digital skills to girls and young women in Thailand

Girls in ICT_Smart Farming

As part of the 2020 Girls in ICT Day celebration in Thailand, APCICT conducted a training based on its Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) programme under the Smart Farming Track to enhance digital skills of young women and girls in agriculture.  The virtual training aims to increase knowledge on the opportunities that digital technologies offer in catalyzing women’s entrepreneurship as well as to introduce emerging ICT tools and applications. 

The Smart Farming Track was organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES), National Broadcasting and Telecommunications (NBTC), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), DTAC, and the Research Center of Communication and Development Knowledge Management (CCDKM). The e-Training was attended by a total of 70 female participants.   

Handouts and presentation materials featuring the WIFI Programme (in Thai language) under the Smart Farming Track can be accessed and downloaded below.

Photo credit: Girls in ICT Asia Pacific

For further information, please visit: https://www.girlsinict-asiapacific.com/  

 

Organizer
APCICT/ESCAP, MDES, NBTC, ITU, FAO, DTAC and CCDKM
Location
Virtual
Creation Date
Date
Aug 20th 2020 - Sep 16th 2020