ESCAP secretariat updated its E-Resilience Dashboard in Power BI format in 2023 (published in 2023, access here) to assess crisis preparedness through seamless digital connectivity to promote a digital policy environment and respond to recommendations of the
ESCAP (2023) working paper (access here) on e-resilience readiness in a few selected economies in East and North-East Asia (ENEA) and in South Asia (SA) analyses the current situation to ensure that information and communications technology infrastructure is resilient and can effectively support disaster risk reduction and sustainable development.
The First Informal Drafting Group Meeting on the Declaration of Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Digital Inclusion and Transformation
ESCAP member States pledged to convene a Ministerial Conference on Digital Inclusion and Transformation, a forum aimed at expediting the realization of Sustainable Development Goals and regional cooperative initiatives, including the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway initiative.
CAIGF Towards Resilient Cyber Space in Central Asia: Determining Shared Responses and Adaptations, 28-29 September 2022, Nur-Sultan, 2022, click here
The Central Asia Internet Governance Forum (CAIGF) is a regional international platform that brings together representatives of governments, business, international organizations, civil society and experts. First held in 2016, the annual Forum is a unique public mechanism for a wide range of stakeholders to discuss Internet governance in the Central Asian region.
Today, as the world is dealing with the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is becoming increasingly evident that countries invested in ICT energy and transport infrastructure and whose people and businesses are better connected, including through digital platforms are progressing better than others. Weak connectivity is causing an economic slowdown, limiting internal and cross-border freight and passenger operations, trade, and transits.