The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT
) will launch the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders Programme
(Academy) in India from 14 to 16 February, in partnership with India’s Department of Information Technology and the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), India’s apex civil service training institute. Over 40 trainers from LBSNAA and nine other government officers from training institutes in India will attend the First National Training of Trainers (TOT) Workshop which will deliver Academy modules 1, 3 and 4 covering trends in ICT, the role of ICT in socio-economic development, and e-Government applications. The workshop will develop a cadre of resources persons to deliver Academy training to government officials.
The following week, over 30 participants from 21 countries will attend APCICT’s fourth Regional TOT Workshop
in the Republic of Korea from 22 to 26 February. The workshop will deliver training on two new, upcoming Academy modules, Module 9 – ICT for Disaster Risk Management and Module 10 – ICT and Climate Change, Green Growth and Sustainable Development, to government officials, international organization representatives and academics in the fields of ICT, Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change. Sponsored by the Korean International Cooperation Agency, the workshop will also generate feedback on the new Academy modules before they are officially launched later this year.