Academy Modules

Comprehensive curriculum comprised of foundational to advanced topics in the field of ICTD

“Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders Programme” (Academy) is APCICT’s flagship initiative to equip government officials and policymakers with the essential knowledge and skills to leverage ICT for national and regional socio-economic development. Launched in 2008, the Academy’s comprehensive curriculum was developed in partnership with ICT experts from countries throughout the world. Currently, 11 Academy modules are available in 16 languages with new training modules and more translations underway to meet the ICT capacity needs of ESCAP member and associate-member States. For more information, please visit

By Programmes:   Academy   Primer Series   Women ICT Frontier Initiative   Knowledge Sharing Series
By Languages:   Chinese   Indonesian   Russian   Vietnamese

Module 1 - The Linkage between ICT Applications and Meaningful Development

This module introduces various dimensions of the linkage through case studies of ICT applications in key sectors of development in Asia Pacific countries.

Lecturer: Usha Rani Vyasulu Reddi
Length: 3 hours / 5 sessions

Module 2 - ICT for Development (ICTD) Policy, Process and Governance

This module focuses on ICTD policymaking and governance, providing critical information about aspects of national policies, strategies and frameworks that promote ICTD.

Lecturer: Emmanuel C. Lallana
Length: 3 hours / 5 sessions

Module 3 - e-Government Applications

The module provides an overview of e-government, including key elements and concepts, principles and types of applications. It discusses how an e-government system is built by providing detailed analyses of exemplar systems and identifying design considerations.

Lecturer: Nag Yeon Lee
Length:  4 hours /  6 sessions

Module 4 - ICT Trends for Government Leaders

 This module provides insights into current trends in information and communication technology (ICT) and its future directions. It will also look at some of the key technical and policy considerations when making decisions for ICT development in the local and regional context.

Lecturer: Rajnesh D. Singh
Length:  3.6 hours /  6 sessions

Module 5 - Internet Governance

This module describes the ongoing development of international policies and procedures that govern the use and operation of the Internet and provides an overview of the issues and specific challenges related to Internet Governance in the regional context.

Lecturer: Ang Peng Hwa
Length:  2 hours /  4 sessions

Module 6 - Network and Information Security and Privacy

This module provides an overview of the need for information security, information security issues and trends, and the process of formulating an information security strategy.

Lecturer: Korea Information Security Agency (KISA)
Length: 2.2 hours / 6 sessions

Module 7 - ICT Project Management in Theory and Practice

This module provides an introduction to basic project management concepts that are relevant in ICTD projects. It introduces methods, processes and project management disciplines commonly used by development and ICT service management practitioners. 

Lecturer: Maria Juanita R. Macapagal
Length:  2.3 hours /  6 sessions

Module 8 - Options for Funding ICT for Development

This module discusses these alternative funding options for ICTD and e-government projects. Public-private partnerships are highlighted as a particularly useful funding option for ICT-based services and e-government initiatives in developing countries.

Lecturer: Richard Labelle
Length:  3.4 hours /  7 sessions

Module 9 - ICT for Disaster Risk Management

The module is designed to promote a framework for matching available technology with disaster risk management processes and to provide examples of a range of ICT applications already implemented in different places in Asia. 

Lecturer: Gabrielle Iglesias
Length:  2 hours /  9 sessions

Module 10 - ICT, Climate Change and Green Growth

This module addresses the role that information and communication technologies (ICTs) can play in enhancing the ability and capacity of humans to deal with the impact of climate change and contribute to sustainable development. 

Lecturer: Gabrielle Iglesias
Length:  1.4 hours /  6 sessions

Module 11 - Social Media for Development

This module aims to strengthen capacities of policymakers and government officials to leverage the potential of Social Media for development.

Lecturer: Emmanuel C. Lallana
Length:  4.8 hours /  7 sessions

M&E Toolkit : Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit

The M&E Toolkit helps partners develop and strengthen the M&E system in their institutions. It will assist the partners in determining very important inputs, activities, tools, and resources needed to design, build or improve and implement an appropriate M&E system. 

Lecturer: Ms. Ruth D. Gerochi
Length:  1 hours /  3 sessions

Module ID - Instructional Design

This module aims to enable trainers to design training workshops that are underpinned by effective and appropriate instructional design principles and strategies.

Lecturer: Patricia Arinto
Length: 20 mins / 2 sessions