Leapfrogging Development with ICT

By Lee Khiam Jin

March 2013 FEATURE
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In November 2012, two important regional meetings on ICT were held. The first was the Asean ICT Ministers Meeting in the Philippines, which saw the launch of the Asean ICT Masterplan 2015.The second, the Committee on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), was organised by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Unescap) in Thailand.During the CICT, Dr Noeleen Heyzer, Under-Secretary-General of the UN and executive secretary of Unescap, emphasised that ICT is both an engine...

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Lee Khiam Jin

A former officer of the UN and ASEAN intergovernmental body, with a focus on tackling all matters related to disasters. He earned his PhD on emergency management from New Zealand in 2020.