India has overtaken the United States to become the world's second largest Internet market, with 333 million users, trailing China's 721 million, according to the State of Broadband 2016 report.
A regional workshop will take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan to strengthen national capacity of SPECA countries in enhancing e-resilience, achieving UN SDGs and realising WSIS goals.
ESCAP launched a new study on the State of ICT in Asia and the Pacific, which uncovers the widening broadband divide in the region. Broadband connectivity is a critical foundation for the digital economy and sustainable development.
As governments transition towards e-government in Asia and the Pacific, there is growing acknowledgement of the role that e-government could play to harness ICTs for women’s empowerment and gender equality.