APCICT News

Workshop on ICT for Disaster Risk Management for Indonesian Cities

Published: Jun 15, 2021 11:00 AM

Recognizing the critical role of local governments in managing disaster risk, protecting citizens and developing communities, APCICT/ESCAP and CityNet Secretariat will co-organize a Workshop on ICT for Disaster Risk Management for Indonesian Cities from 5 to 9 July 2021, in partnership with the Asian Institute of Technology and ITC University of Twente. 

High-Level Briefing on Digital Government for Maldives 

Published: Jun 15, 2021 8:00 AM

The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology of the Republic of Maldives and APCICT/ESCAP will organize a High-Level Briefing on Digital Government on 23 June 2021. The virtual event aims to deepen understanding among the country’s policymakers on how digital government can advance the sustainable agenda and their roles as champions of effective digital policies and programme. It will be attended by high-level and senior officials across ministries as well as by members of the Parliament.  

Digital Financial Literacy and AgriTech Training for Papua New Guinea

Published: Jun 02, 2021 2:00 PM

Recognizing the tremendous potential of Information and Communication Technologies in enhancing digital agriculture and catalyzing financial inclusion within small island developing States, APCICT/ESCAP is partnering with Digital Transformation Centres (University of PNG), National Information and Communication Authority, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), and West Sepik Provincial Administration to deliver a training on “Financial Literacy and AgriTech for Papua Ne

Bhutan Virtual Training on “Realizing Data-Driven Governance”

Published: May 15, 2021 3:00 PM

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this Data Revolution, most developing countries still face challenges pertaining to lack of data, low quality data and outdated data.

Bhutan Briefing on Social Media and Emerging Technologies for the Post-Pandemic World

Published: May 14, 2021 3:00 PM

Social media has emerged in recent years as a powerful and widespread communication platform, and is now being used in a wide range of areas such as public administration, rural development, environmental protection, education, public health, combating corruption, and disaster communication and management, among others. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical role of technologies in moving forward to the new normal, as countries and organizations are leveraging emerging technologies to redefine work and Build Back Better.

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

Published: May 14, 2021 2:00 PM

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.

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

Published: Apr 11, 2021 9:00 AM

As part of the 2021 Girls in ICT Day celebration in Thailand, APCICT/ESCAP is conducting trainings based on its Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) programme under the Entrepreneurship Track, with the objective of enhancing the knowledge, skills and abilities of young women and girls in using ICT tools and applications to support e-commerce startup and management.  

Virtual Training on Digital Technologies for Disaster Risk Management

Published: Feb 20, 2021 3:00 PM

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. 

High-Level Briefing on Social Media and Emerging Technologies in the New Normal

Published: Feb 19, 2021 11:00 AM

Social media has emerged in recent years as a powerful and widespread communication platform, and is now being used in a wide range of areas such as public administration, rural development, environmental protection, education, public health, combating corruption, and disaster communication and management, among others. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical role of technologies in moving forward to the new normal, as countries and organizations are leveraging emerging technologies to redefine work and Build Back Better.

Samoa Webinar on Information Security and Privacy

Published: Feb 18, 2021 1:30 PM

In celebration of the Samoa Cybersecurity Week, APCICT/ESCAP conducted a webinar on “Information Security and Privacy”, in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of Samoa. The virtual training was held on 24 and 25 February 2021.