APCICT News

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this Data Revolution, most developing countries still face challenges pertaining to lack of data, low quality data and outdated data.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

Community workshops on ICT tools for Financial Management for Women Entrepreneurs in Savaii, Samoa

Published: Apr 01, 2021 9:00 AM

In an effort to strengthen the capacities of women entrepreneurs to use ICT applications in support of financial decision making and business growth, Samoa Business Hub (SBH) organized a series of community-level trainings in Savaii, from 6 to 16 April 2021, under the “ICT Accelerate” project. 

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.  

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

Published: Jan 26, 2021 10:00 AM

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

Myanmar Webinar on Data Protection and Privacy

Published: Jan 22, 2021 10:00 AM

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.