Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT/ESCAP)
The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT/ESCAP) was inaugurated on 16 June 2006 as a regional institute of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). Located in Incheon, Republic of Korea, the Centre has a mission to strengthen the efforts of the member States of ESCAP to use ICT in their socio-economic development through human and institutional capacity-building.
It implements programmes and activities along three inter-related pillars: Training, Research and Knowledge-Sharing, and Advisory Services. Together, these form an integrated approach to ICT human capacity development.
Since its inception, the Centre and its national and sub-regional partners have organized more than 400 conferences and workshops. Along with the number of course enrolments in the APCICT/ESCAP Virtual Academy, in total, over 61,000 participants from more than 150 different countries and territories have been reached through APCICT/ESCAP and APCICT/ESCAP co-organized events and training, thus far.
To promote sustainability of its work, the Centre places greater emphasis on institutionalizing its programmes in national human resource development frameworks. This is facilitated through close cooperation and partnership with government ministries and agencies, civil service organizations, colleges and universities, non-governmental and civil society organizations, private sector, and other stakeholders.