In January, APCICT
will launch the “Academy of ICT Essentials for Governments Leaders
” version 2.0. The Academy 2.0 is an updated version of the original Academy published in 2008, and includes the latest research and developments within the various topics of the Academy programme. APCICT will also launch Academy Module 9, ICT for Disaster Risk Management
, on the Centre’s online, distance learning platform, the APCICT Virtual Academy.
On 9 January, ten ASEAN students from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam will join APCICT as part of the Centre’s Turning Today’s Youth into Tomorrow’s Leaders
programme. The programme is designed to strengthen the ICT for development capacity of youth throughout the Asia-Pacific region. APCICT will host the ASEAN students for 2 months in partnership with Daejeon University, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea, and the ASEAN University Network. APCICT will provide the students with a work exposure experience designed to enhance awareness on the application of ICT for development (ICTD).