This is a paper on Building regional connectivity for sustainable development: the creation of a seamless regional information space, by Scott Hook, Economic Infrastructure Adviser PIFS, for the Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Third Session, held in Bangkok, Thailand on 20 - 22 November 2012.
Despite the innovative digital opportunities unleashed by the information and communications technology (ICT) revolution, the region remains hampered by a growing digital divide in fixed and mobile
During the past decade, Asia and the Pacific region has experienced continuous Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure developments. ICT penetration in major cities in most of the countries has been fulfilled; however, in rural areas it is far below satisfactory levels and many people in those regions still do not have access to ICT.
These are the Workshop Outlines for the Sub-regional Workshop on Strengthening ICT Policies and Applications to Achieve MDGs and WSIS goals in Central Asia and South Asia, held in Bangkok, Thailand on 21 to 22 October 2009.
The Asia-Pacific region has been facing challenges in fostering an inclusive- and development-oriented information society, as envisioned in the outcome documents of the World Summit on the Information Society. Some of the key challenges highlighted in the present document are:
(a) regional trends in the development of information and communications technology (ICT), including space-based technology and
(b) key issues earmarked for the consideration of the Committee in accordance with Commission resolution 64/1 of 30 April 2008.
The World Summit on the Information Society set forth a vision of the future information society and recognized the contribution that information and communications technology (ICT), including space-based technology, can make to the promotion of food security and sustainable agriculture.
Information and communications technology (ICT), including space-based technology, can be an important tool for assisting in all stages of disaster risk reduction activities; however, many decision makers may not be fully aware of the potential such technologies hold. In the present document, the secretariat describes trends related to the development and application of ICT in support of disaster risk reduction. It highlights areas where ICT does or can play a key role, including:
(a) effective early warning systems, emergency communications and disaster management systems;
The presentation was presented by Maj. Gen. Gamini Hettiarachi, Sri Lanka, in the Expert Group Meeting on Strategies towards Building Resilience to Disasters in Asia and the Pacific, 26-28 November 2013.
The presentation "Budgeting for disaster risk in the Philippines" was presented by Mr. Eduardo Marina, Bureau of the Treasury of the Philippines during the Expert Group Meeting on Strategies towards Building Resilience to Disasters in Asia and the Pacific, 26-28 November 2013.
The presentation was presented by Mr. Michio Ito in the Workshop on space applications for DRR and Management and 2nd workshop on the use of multi-global navigation satellite systems for sustainable development, 5-7 March 2013.