On 6 July, the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT
), a regional institute of ESCAP, will deliver a Needs Assessment Survey at the 24th Conference of the Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce
(CACCI), in Colombo, Sri Lanka. APCICT will engage participants at the Investing in Human Capital and Technology for Sustainable Economic Growth Plenary in order to document the use of ICT for trade facilitation in the region, and note capacity shortcomings in the use of ICT-based Trade Facilitation Measures.
On 12 and 13 July, APCICT, in partnership with the Pacific Island Forum (PIF) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT) of the Republic of Korea will organize a training workshop in the Republic of Korea for government officials from Pacific Island states attending the PIF Official’s e-Government Workshop in the Republic of Korea. The training segment at APCICT will be based on two modules of APCICT’s “Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders
”. This would be the third instance of collaboration between APCICT, PIF and MOFAT in conducting an ICT training workshop for Pacific Island government officials.