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Centres of Excellence

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A key mechanism for delivering education, training and information in the regions is the ITU Centres of Excellence (CoE) network of partners specializing in telecommunications and ICT training. Now with a growing network of over 60 nodes, it is a global cooperative network of institutions and partners sharing expertise, resources and ICT capacity-building know-how.
In the Asia Pacific region, the CoE network comprises of eight nodes established to offer training programs on specific telecommunication/ICT themes. These include policy and regulation (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Pakistan); spectrum management (Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Iran); rural ICT development (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia); technology awareness (Pusan National University, Rep. of Korea); business management (Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Thailand); broadcasting (Asia Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development); ICT applications (Viettel) and Cybersecurity (IMPACT). Each node acts as a focal point for a theme and cooperates to deliver high quality specialized training courses with a number of partners – including policy makers, regulators, industry and academia.
Twenty seven (27) face-to-face and eighteen (18) e-learning courses have been held since its start in mid 2007, benefiting over 1500 participants. The training courses delivered have received very good feedback from participants.

Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence (ASP CoE)

Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence offers one of the best telecommunication/ICT training opportunities in the region through its five Nodes and their network of partners. The aim of this project is to build a self-dependent mechanism in the Asia-Pacific region that would impart the necessary skills and knowledge required in the dynamic telecommunication/ICT sector. The Nodes lead the design and implementation of a distinct training programme in consultation with ITU and offers face-to-face as well as on-line training seminars.
For more details about Asia-Pacific Centres of Excellence and
Training Courses for 2012,   please visit:

Nodes and their locations

Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence


Mr. Ashish Narayan
ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
89/2, Chaengwattana Road
Laksi, Bangkok 10210
Tel: +66 2574 8565
Fax: +66 2574 9328
Tel: +66 2 574 8565
Ms. Tanitta Virayavanich ( )

Contact (Global)

Mr. Svein Tenningas