Asia Pacific Initiative

Details of the organization
UNU (United Nations University)
International organizations

Information about the project
Asia Pacific Initiative
The Asia Pacific Initiative (API) is a partnership between the UNU, Keio University, CISCO Systems (Japan) and LEAD (Japan). The project was launched at the World Summit on Sustainable Development as a Type II Partnership and is designed to utilize satellite technology and the Internet to link field based studies to online learning, communication and real-time next generation broadcasting. The API is an knowledge sharing project and the network of partners is gradually growing with recent additions including a number of universities in the region. Recent activities undertaken to date include multimedia broadcasting experiments (Video over IP), case study development in Okinawa (Japan), the Bangkok (Thailand) and the Greater Mekong Sub-Region, as well as the development of courses on Asia Pacific Sustainability with support from the Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development (FASID) in Japan.
Regional implementation
Ongoing from to 
CISCO Systems (Japan), LEAD(Japan), Keio University

WSIS information
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Project
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No