Papua New Guinea ADOC Centers
From 2006 to 2013 June, 3 ADOC Centers have been established in Papua New Guinea and 8,214 people have received training. These centers focus mainly on trainers’ training and providing basic ICT skills to the community and college.
Unitech is the first ADOC center in Papua New Guinea and also the ADOC Partner Office & DOC. Unitech promotes collaboration with private sector and NGOs to enhance ICT capacity building through assisting disadvantaged groups in society, such as women, children and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
Out of the 70,000 people that have benefited from the project, 4347 of them are from PNG. Unitech Planning Officer Brian Kakini said from what he has seen, the ADOC project has been very successful, with a lot of people benefiting from it.
The centre at Unitech runs courses on basic computing skills, such as introduction to Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel, which has benefited a lot of ordinary people.
ADOC partner website: http://www.unitech.ac.pg/
University of Papua New Guinea (2011)
University of Papua New Guinea a.k.a UPNG is the latest APEC Digital Opportunity Center in Papua New Guinea. The APEC Digital Opportunity Centre opened its second center in Port Moresby. The project will operate from the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG). The project aims to help APEC member economies enhance their information and communication technology (ICT) application capabilities and to transform the digital divide into digital opportunities.
Secretary for Communication and Information Henao Iduhu thanked Taiwan for sustaining the ADOC since 2005. He said Papua New Guinea government officers attended three programs in Taipei as part of a capacity-building process under the initiative. The programs included the train-the-trainer 2006 ADOC week and the Information ICT Elite camp.
ADOC partner website: http://www.upng.ac.pg/