Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders

Posted: March 29, 2011 in Tech
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National Computer Institute of the Philippines (NCI), together with the UN APCICT, launches the “Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders

Over 100 participants composed of national, provincial and government officials in the Philippines participated in the launching of “Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders” at the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), UP, Diliman, Quezon City.

The launch was initiated and organized by the National Computer Institute (NCI) and the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT/ESCAP) with the advocacy on the use of ICT among government institutions and agencies in the Philippines.

Through this Academy, seminars would be facilitated by NCI for local and provincial leaders and other government officials. NCI is the training arm of the National Computer Center, which is under the CICT.

Mr. Ivan John E. Uy, CICT Chairman

“The launch of the Academy reaffirms the commitment of the Government of the Philippines to building the necessary human resource capacity to effectively utilize ICT for national development,” said Dr. Hyeun-Suk Rhee, Director of APCICT, who presided over the opening session of the launch with Ivan John E. Uy, Chairmen of CICT, and Juli Ana Sudario, Deputy Director-General of NCC.

Dr. Hyeun-Suk Rhee, APCICT Director

“The Government of the Philippines is very pleased to partner with an institution dedicated to helping our country develop its ICT capacity” said John E. Uy, Chairman of CICT. “We are confident that NCI and APCICT will work together successfully through the Academy programme to strengthen the ability of government officials to use ICT to help meet socio-economic development goals”.

The Academy launch included two parallel briefings on the Academy programme, facilitated by local resource persons working with APCICT to deliver Academy training in the Philippines and the Asia-Pacific region.

The Academy, first introduced in the Philippines in 2009, in collaboration with the Career Executive Service Board (CESB) of the Government of the Philippines, has been launched in 18 countries in the region.

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