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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
This is a paper on Technological innovations and knowledge-networked societies: new sources of sustainable and inclusive development for the Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Third Session, held in Bangkok, Thailand on 20 - 22 November 2012.
The role and mission of the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT) is to build the human and institutional capacities of the 62 members and associate members of the Commission to use information and communications technologies (ICT) for their socioeconomic development. Since the Centre was established in 2006, its work, in pursuance of this mandate, has focused on four interrelated pillars: training; research and knowledge-sharing, advisory services; and promoting multilateral cooperation.
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.