14 Jan 2021

The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (APCICT) is pleased to announce that  the Academy module on ”ICT for Disaster Risk Management” is now available in Russian.

The use of ICTs in all phases of the disaster risk management cycle presents substantial opportunities to reduce disaster risks, enhance resilience, and facilitate inclusive preparedness and response. Designed for policymakers and civil servants at the national and local government level, the module introduces the basic concepts of Disaster Risk Management and provides an overview of how ICT can be leveraged for disaster mitigation, prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.


ICT for DRM Russian               COVER


The Russian edition can now be accessed on APCICT’s online library via http://www.unapcict.org/resources/publications and is available for download at: https://bit.ly/3i1UxpV

The Briefing Note complements the module and can be accessed at: https://bit.ly/3sg34KA 


About the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders

The “Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders Programme” (Academy) is APCICT’s flagship initiative to equip government officials and policymakers with the essential knowledge and skills to leverage ICT for national and regional socio-economic development. Launched in 2008, the Academy’s comprehensive curriculum was developed in partnership with ICT experts from countries throughout the world. Currently, 12 Academy modules are available in 16 languages, with new training modules and more translations underway to meet the ICT capacity needs of ESCAP member and associate-member States. 

Academy Usage Map


In order to provide government officials and other development stakeholders with the most comprehensive ICT for development (ICTD) training, the Academy covers an extensive range of ICT related topics. Whether providing a basic understanding of the linkage between ICT and development, or specific technical principles of ICT applications, each training module works through its designated subject matter in a pedagogical manner to provide a sound and practical understanding of ICT within a variety of development contexts.