Briefing on Social Media and Emerging Technologies for the post-pandemic world

In an effort to build the capacities of government officials and policymakers of the Royal Government on Social Media for Development and Use of Emerging Technologies for Governance and development, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) in partnership with the Asia and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (APCICT/ESCAP) co-organized the virtual Briefing on โ€œSocial Media and Emerging Technologies for the post pandemic world today.
OBJECTIVES The Briefing had the following objectives:
โ€ข Increase awareness of government leaders and policymakers on emerging digital technologies and the role of social media for promoting governance and development;
โ€ข Enhance understanding of the implications for national policy and program formulation emerging from the role of social media in promoting governance and development;
โ€ข Increase understanding of enabling policy environment for digital transformation โ€“
The event is organized, inspired by His Majestyโ€™s Kasho for Civil Service Reform and the future of our Education System. The briefing focused on what His Majesty mentions as โ€œCreating a Knowledge-based and a Tech-Driven economy.โ€
61 Participants including the Chief Planning Officer of agencies and institutions, Chief ICT Head of agencies and Institutions, ICT head of Dzongkhags and Thromdes , Media Officers and Media Focals and officials from Anti-corruption Commission participated virtually through the zoom platform