Asia and the Pacific is among the world’s most disaster-impacted regions and the number of disasters caused by the natural hazards in the region has increased drastically in recent years. The use of ICTs during all phases of disaster risk management presents substantial opportunities to reduce disaster risks, enhance resilience, and facilitate inclusive preparedness and response.
The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (APCICT/ESCAP) will be organizing the Capacity Building Webinar on Digital Government and Transformation for North and Central Asia on 4-7 July 2022. The event is targeted to managers and mid-level professionals from central and local governments as well as government officials responsible for the development and implementation of digital initiatives in North and Central Asia.
The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development is pleased to announce that the APCICT Virtual Academy will now be hosted on the ESCAP e-learning portal.
From 1 July 2022 onwards, all the APCICT e-learning courses will be available through the following page: https://e-learning.unescap.org/thematicarea/category?id=5.
To emphasize the importance of data and to encourage the use of data for effective and efficient decision-making among the senior and mid-level managers in different organizations in the Civil service, the Royal Institute of Management and the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (APCICT/ESCAP) are organizing a virtual Training on “Data-Driven Governance'' from 27 to 29 June 2022.
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.