The UN Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT
), an ESCAP subsidiary, is co-organizing with national and subregional partners three training workshops as part of its Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders Programme. In Indonesia the Third National Academy Workshop will be held from 30 June to 3 July for heads of 40 provincial and city government ICT agencies. In Samoa the Academy Workshop is being organized as a pre-event to the “Using ICT for Effective Disaster Management Pacific Forum 2009
” on 6 July. The training will be conducted for policymakers and heads of department of various Samoan government ministries, as well as delegates of the Forum, by the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC
) and Samoa’s Ministry of Communications. In Timor-Leste the first in a series of Academy workshops will take place in Dili from 7 to 10 July. APCICT, in partnership with the National Directorate for ICT, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Academy team at the University of Indonesia, is organizing this workshop for 50 high-level government officials.