UNESCAP APPOINTS HYUEN-SUK RHEE TO DIRECT ITS ICT TRAINING CENTRE IN THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA

General Press Releases Thursday September 21, 2006 11:13

United   Nations Under-Secretary-General   and   UNESCAP   Executive Secretary Kim Hak-Su is   pleased to announce the appointment of Hyuen-Suk Rhee as Director of the   Asian   and   Pacific   Training   Centre for Information and Communications

Technology   for   Development (APCICT), located in Incheon City, Republic of Korea. Ms. Lee will take her duties on 25 September 2006.   Hyuen-Suk   Rhee   has   18 years of experience in the field of information technology   and   management.   Prior to taking up the position at APCICT, she   was   an   Assistant   Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, where   she   designed   and   taught   information   systems   courses   for   undergraduate   and   postgraduate   students.   Ms.   Rhee is a former staff member   of   the   United Nations Economic Commission for Africa where she was responsible for the IT Training Centre that provides IT training for policy makers.

Ms.   Rhee   holds   a   Ph.D.   in   business   management   from   Ohio   State University, USA.

Opened   in   June 2006, APCICT aims to provide training to policy makers, ICT   professionals   and   trainers,   and   assist   in   the sharing of best   practices   in the area of ICT development among UNESCAP members. UNESCAP expects   it   will   contribute to bridging the digital divide and improve regional   knowledge   and   productivity for long-term economic growth and sustainable development.

Additional   information on APCICT is available on the UNESCAP website at
www.unescap.org/icstd/applications/apcict.asp.
For further information, please contact:
David Lazarus
Chief, UN Information Services
Bangkok
Tel: (66-2) 288-1866; Fax: (66-2) 288-1052
E-mail: unisbkk.unescap@un.org

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