Event Wrap: ICTs for Smart Sustainable Asia Pacific

By on 27 Jun 2016

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APNIC participated in the ITU’s ICTs for Smart Sustainable Asia Pacific from 6 to 7 June 2016 in Manila, Philippines.

Co-organized by the ITU Regional Development Forum for the Asia Pacific Region (RDF-ASP 2016) and the Philippines Department of Science and Technology Office (DOST-ICTO) (with support from the Australian Department of Communication), the forum provided a platform for high-level dialogue on Asia Pacific initiatives towards the Telecommunication Development Bureau’s (BDT) regional work plan. These included:

  • Special consideration for LDCs, Pacific Island countries, and landlocked developing countries
  • Emergency telecommunication plans, challenges and gaps
  • Harnessing the benefits of new technologies

APNIC activities

  • He also spoke with some of the attendees on their IPv6 deployment plans and the opportunities for them to build their capacity with APNIC Training and Technical Assistance services.
  • After this event, Duncan joined a second conference, the Innovative Strategies for Development Summit 2016 (ISDS 2016) from 8 to 10 June, also in Manila. The summit was co-organized by the Asian Development Bank and the Philippines Department of Science and Technology’s Information and Communication Technology Office (DOST-ICTO). Under the central theme “Accelerating inclusive and sustainable development through ICT”, the conference provided a discussion platform for high-level participants from telecommunications and ICT organizations, including policy makers and regulators, industry, SME, local government, academia and development partners in the Asia Pacific region.
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