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This course is the first in a series of courses that focus on the design and implementation of smart cities. Many countries have sought to develop smart villages/towns/cities with varying degrees of success according to the penetration of broadband networking infrastructure capable of supporting the large amounts of data that need to be transmitted. This course provides an overview of aspects of smart city development to be considered. It focuses on the perspectives of the human element and the built environment, which includes buildings, street furniture, foliage, etc.
The course explains the foundational concepts and components for e-governance interaction in information society. It starts with an introduction to what information society is and how it has established the environment for e-governance development and digital transformation in the public sector. Then, the main building blocks of e-governance, their aims, initiatives, and enablers are introduced, and how they are related to external subjects and domains.
National cyber crisis management course is the introductory two-day, scenario-based, purpose-built training designed to take students to the intermediate level. The course will include both theoretical and practical components that cover a wide range of topics related to national cyber crisis management. Students will explore the main concepts of cyber crisis management, understand the key roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders involved in national cybersecurity crisis management, including the role CERTs.
This course aims to provide an overview of the global e-waste challenge, including e-waste statistics and legislation based on the latest data from the Global E-waste Monitor and the Global E-waste Statistics Partnership. The course will take approximately 1 hour 30 minutes to complete, and participants will receive a badge certifying successful completion if the course was passed at 70% or higher.
There is currently a significant gender gap associated with access to, and use of, the internet and mobile broadband services. This gender gap can be attributed to a number of factors including the cost of devices and services, network coverage, concerns around security and harassment as well as a lack of technical literacy among women. This course explains the background to the issues and focuses on strategies that can be used to help close the gender gap
The course aims at providing an introduction to the main theoretical and empirical issues surrounding the economic analysis of innovation. In particular, the course will discuss how innovation emerges in modern economies and how it interacts with the dynamics and evolution of sectors. The course will examine alternative ways of conceptualizing innovation; the sources and procedures of innovation; the relationship between market structure and innovation; the trade-offs and dilemmas in terms of strategy and social welfare which characterize innovative environments.
This course aims to raise awareness of what Mobile Phone Data is and to showcase how it can be applied at a National Statistical Organisation (NSO). Information will be shared on how to obtain Mobile Phone Data, plus the opportunities and challenges it presents for incorporating its use at the NSO. The course has been developed by the Task Team on Mobile Phone Data of the UN Committee of Experts on Big Data and Data Science for Official Statistics (UN-CEBD).
Broadband mapping combined with modern Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and its practical knowledge supports efficient identification of connectivity gaps, network planning to extend access to most critical places, and support to decision making based on evidence-based models. This training offers an introductory path to anyone interested in embarking on the exciting broadband mapping journey. Consisting of 5 modules, from the beginning GIS, data and demonstration of open source practical tools.