The present document deals with the importance of satellite-based communications for responding to disaster emergency situations, how communications capacities help to manage disasters, and how regional cooperation can help in building disaster/emergency communications capacities collectively in the Asia-Pacific region. It highlights issues related to the promotion of the regional platform for collaborative disaster/emergency communications capacity in the region, such as:
The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT) has continued to work towards its objective of building the human and institutional capacity of ESCAP members and associate members to use information and communications technology (ICT) for their socio-economic development.
In the present document, the secretariat:
The Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) has increasingly used information and communications technology (ICT) in their strategies and activities for promoting technology transfer in the region.
This is the report of the Committee on Information and Communications Technology on its First Session held in Bangkok, Thailand on 19 to 21 November 2008.
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The presentation was delivered by Mr. Tateshida from JAXA at the Workshop on space applications for DRR and Management and 2nd workshop on the use of multi-global navigation satellite systems for sustainable development during 5-7 March 2013.
This is the presentation on Measuring progress: review of the targets and information and communications technology indicators of the World Summit on the Information Society, by Ms. Tiziana Bonapace, Chief, ICT and Development Section (IDS), Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division (IDD), ESCAP, delivered during the Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Third Session, held in Bangkok, Thailand on 20 to 22 November 2012.
This is the presentation by Ms. Maria Teresa M. Camba, Director of Operations, Telecentre.org Foundation, delivered during the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD), held in Bangkok, Thailand on 17 May 2012.
This is the presentation on WSIS Action Lines C2, C5 & C6: Communication Infrastructure, Security & Enabling Environment by Mr. Jason Goldstein, Project Officer, International Communication Union (ITU), delivered during the Expert Group Meeting on Regional Cooperation towards Building an Information Society in Asia and the Pacific held in Bangkok, Thailand on 20-22 July 2009.
This is the presentation on "UN Electronic Communications Convention & Electronic Transaction Act No. 19 of 2006, national implementation" by Mr. Jayantha Fernando, Director, Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), delivered during Regional Expert Consultation on Connecting Asia-Pacific's Digital Society for Building Resilience held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 5-6 September 2012.
This is the presentation on Group Discussion II : The Role of Networks and the Way Forward, on the Regional Workshop for Knowledge-hubs and Networks - Next Step, held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 11 December 2009.