The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development is a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific that has a mandate to build the human and institutional capacity of the 62 members and associate members of the Commission to use information and communications technology (ICT) in their socio-economic development. The Centre was established in June 2006 pursuant to Commission resolution 61/6 of 18 May 2005.
For the last decade, the Asian and Pacific region has witnessed significant development in the area of information and communications technology. Particularly in recent years, mobile networks have expanded and the mobile telephone has solidified its position as the predominant means of voice communication in developing countries. Broadband network development has
The Asia-Pacific region is affected by an increase in extreme weather events, such as tropical cyclones, intense rainfall, floods and related landslides, and prolonged drought and wildfires. Information and communications technology (ICT) plays an important role in disaster risk reduction and management. The present document describes the fundamental role of ICT in supporting the Hyogo Framework for Action and reviews trends and emerging capabilities in ICT, including those related to space and to disaster risk reduction and management in the region.
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.