ICTD InfoBank: A Knowledge Sharing Portal on ICTD for the Asia-Pacific region

The ICTD InfoBank has been designed and developed by APCICT as a place for online convergence of like-minded individuals and organizations working to strengthen capacities in the use of information and communications technology for development (ICTD) in the Asia-Pacific region. The ICTD InfoBank does not attempt to duplicate the work of other ICTD portals, it aims to provide easy access to relevant resources on ICTD. The resources available in the ICTD InfoBank aims to support trainers and educators in building ICTD capacity, and assist policy makers in making informed decisions.

Resources on the ICTD InfoBank include: publications, reports, journal, articles, working papers, training manuals, guidelines, case studies, video and audio files, and multimedia materials, as well as web portals with links to relevant resources, and blog sites. Users can browse these different types of resources by various topics (e.g. e-commerce, e-governance), by country, or by organization that have published these resources.

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Phased Array Antenna for mmWave Beamforming

As the Generation of mobile communication has evolved into 5G, advantages such as low latency and high speed have appeared, but the frequency band also increased. Unlike 4G communication, it has narrow coverage and requires more base stations to cover the same area. This video offers an overview of the solution, antenna beamforming technology, which can effectively solve the problem using the ‘phased array’ antennas without increasing the number of base stations.


1. Background

AI-based Operation and Maintenance (O&M) in 5G (2022)

This video will discuss how AI-based Operation and Maintenance (O&M) technologies would be melted into the 5G infrastructure and service environment. The O&M generations are briefly reviewed and the evolution history of them followed. KT's efforts toward AI-based O&M will be introduced with several examples. The video will be wrapped up by pointing out some considerations for AI O&M before we enter the new era of 6G. 



1. O&M Generations 

2. Evolution with Intelligence 

5G Commercialization and Radio Station Licensing in the Republic of Korea

The Republic of Korea got the title ‘first commercialization of 5G’ and succeeded in early commercialization. This video shares experiences such as planning, preparation, and progress for the commercialization of 5G in Korea.


1. Significance & Necessity of Early Commercialization of 5G

2. Progress on the World’s 1st 5G Commercialization

3. Administrative & Institutional Preparation for 5G Commercialization


Trend of 5G Industry and Services (2022)

5G is the IMT-2020 wireless communication standard defined by the ITU. It is the fifth generation of mobile communication and includes LTE and NR (New Radio).

Digital UNICEF: Harnessing the power of technology and digital innovation for children (2021)

There has been increasing recognition of the critical role of digital innovation and technology for development (T4D) to UNICEF programming and accelerating the Sustainable Development Goals. With the global emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, digital development has become a core component of UNICEF’s work as national programmes shifted to distance and remote delivery means.

"Learning to earning" for displaced youth: Unlocking the power of digital technologies (2021)

Technology is playing a growing role to provide education, training and employment, including in humanitarian and migration responses. By driving a shift to online work and training on an unprecedented scale, albeit not universally, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly accelerated the use of digital technologies in programmes that support school-to-work transition, including solutions focused on youth who are FDPs, in host communities, or are otherwise vulnerable.

Beyond disruption: technology enabled learning futures; 2020 edition of Mobile Learning Week (2020)

The 2020 edition of MLW, held online because of the COVID-19 pandemic, was devoted to the theme of Beyond Disruption: Technology Enabled Learning Futures. The three-day event focused on knowledge sharing on the use of technology to ensure learning continuity and quality, and to build resilient education systems against the backdrop of the COVID-19 education disruption.

The Digital Transformation of SMEs (2021)

SMEs make the most of the industrial fabric in many countries and regions, they create jobs (most jobs sometimes) and are the cement of inclusive and sustainable societies. The SME digital gap has increased inequalities among people, places and firms, and there are concerns that the benefits of the digital transformation could accrue to early adopters, further broadening these inequalities. Enabling SME digitalization has become a top policy priority in OECD countries and beyond.

Financing universal access to digital technologies and services (2021)

This new report will contribute to reviewing and rethinking funds as a concept, exploring alternative models using a combination of monetary and non-monetary contributions and implementing innovative risk-mitigation mechanisms and financial solutions for smarter investments. It also provides guidance on the policy and regulatory frameworks needed to attract greater private sector participation in financing universal connectivity, access and uptake and explores business models for deploying supply and demand-side projects and initiatives in the digital era.

Handbook on Provisions and Options for Trade in Times of Crisis and Pandemic (2021)

This Handbook explores options for provisions that could be used in future RTAs to better guide how trade could be conducted during future crises. It covers all the major rules areas in RTAs, including Essential Goods and Services, Trade Facilitation, SPS and TBT Measures, Intellectual Property Rights, Digital Trade, Transparency, and Development. The options for provisions include “baseline”, “baseline+”, and “discretionary” options, depending on the extent of obligations, protection, resilience and policy space provided by those provisions.