The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, on its 78th Session held on 23-27 May 2022 in Bangkok both virtually and in person, elected on 24 May the following countries as members of the APCICT Governing Council for the period 2022-2025, along with the Republic of Korea, the host country.
The Asia-Pacific region accounts for nearly half of the global production of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). As the region most vulnerable to impacts of climate change, efforts to reduce GHG must be accelerated through climate change mitigation and adaptation. Information and communication technologies play a crucial role in climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies.
Expert Group Meeting: Virtual Review of the "Frontier ICTs for Sustainable Development for Government Leaders” draft module
The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (APCICT/ESCAP) conducted a Virtual Review of the Draft Module on "Frontier ICTs for Sustainable Development for Government Leaders” on 1 April 2022.
APCICT is pleased to announce the following individuals as members of the Centre’s Advisory Group for the period 2022-2023:
In partnership with the Public Administration Academy of the Republic of Armenia, the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (APCICT/ESCAP) held a Virtual Training of Trainers on Women ICT Frontier Initiative in Armenia on 28-31 March 2022.
This virtual training follows the Centre's continuous efforts in strengthening women entrepreneurship, following the National Launch of the “Women ICT Frontier Initiative” (WIFI) programme and subsequent Training of Trainers in Armenia (2017).
In its continuous effort to strengthen the capacities of government officials on the use of ICT for disaster risk management, the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (APCICT/ESCAP) is conducting a training on Digital Technologies for Disaster Risk Management for Sri Lanka from 21 to 25 February 2022.
The Sixteenth Session of the APCICT Governing Council was held virtually on 25 November 2021.
The Session brought together the nine Council members - Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the Republic of Korea, host country - to review the administration, financial status and progress of implementation of the Centre’s programmes.
Webinar on Data Protection and Privacy for Media/Information Officers and Journalists of the Maldives
In collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology of the Republic of the Maldives, the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (APCICT/ESCAP) conducted a Webinar on Data Protection and Privacy for Media/Information Officers and Journalists, from 16 to 18 November 2021.
The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development, in partnership with the National Information Society Agency (NIA) of the Republic of Korea organized a Webinar on Data-Driven Governance from 9 to 12 November 2021.
Capacity Building Webinar on Digital Government and Transformation: Exploring South-South and triangular cooperation innovations
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation in many countries in Asia and the Pacific and shown some success. However, successful digital transformation will require strategy, policymaking and capacity building and means to effectively harness technology for governance and sustainable development.