29 September 2020, Jeju, Republic of Korea- The International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders in Jeju (CIFAL Jeju) successfully concluded a series of learning webinars on “COVID-19 and ICT Accessibility: Digital Resilience for Guaranteeing an Inclusive Society. The webinar aimed to raise participants’ awareness on the criticality of digital accessibility in establishing inclusive communities, and provide a platform for participants to share best practices regarding the facilitation of digital accessibility in creating an inclusive society.
The webinar featured high profile speakers, including Dr. Bong-Keun Jung from Seoul National University, Mr. Sean Doral from ITU Regional Office for the Asia and the Pacific, and Dr. Nirmita Narashimhan from G3ict, that covered topics related to inclusive ICT. After the presentations, participants had the opportunity to engage in a panel discussion around the topic “What are the key priorities in implementing strategies and policies on ICT accessibility in different national settings?”
Twenty-five participants from the Asia-Pacific region, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, the Philippines, China, India, Mongol, Nepal, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, and the Republic of Korea, engaged in the discussions and expressed their satisfaction with the organization of the events.