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Editors and Authors of “The Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2009-2010” will meet in Singapore, 2-4 March, 2008

The Editorial Board and Authors of “The Digital Review of Asia Pacific ”, comprising some 50 experts from government, academe, industry and civil society, will be meeting in Singapore from March 2-4th at Sentosa’s Silosa Beach Hotel, to start planning for the 2009-2010 version of the Digital Review of Asia Pacific.

The biennial Digital Review of Asia Pacific is a comprehensive guide to the state-of-practice and trends in information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) in Asia Pacific.

The third edition (2007–2008), which was launched in December 2007 at the Global Knowledge Conference in Kuala Lumpur, covers 31 countries and economies, including North Korea for the first time. Each country chapter presents key ICT policies, applications, and initiatives for national development. In addition, five thematic chapters provide a synthesis of some of the key issues in ICT4D in the region, including mobile and wireless technologies, risk communication, intellectual property regimes, and localization.

The publication’s Editorial Board and Authors, comprising some 50 experts from government, academe, industry and civil society, (see attached list), will be meeting in Singapore from March 2-4th at Sentosa’s Silosa Beach Hotel, to start planning for the 2009-2010 version of the Digital Review of Asia Pacific. The next version is expected to cover themes such as ICTs, Education and the Millennium Development Goals, Distance Education, ICTs and Nonformal Education, Private Public Partnership in ICTs for Education, and Knowledge and Innovation.

The Editorial Board is chaired by Dr Shahid Akhtar who was formerly the head of UNDP’s Asia Pacific Development Information Programme. The Digital Review project is coordinated by Dr Claude-Yves Charron, who is Secretary General of ORBICOM (the Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communications), and also Vice-Rector of the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada.

The Digital Review of Asia Pacific project is supported by the International Development Research Centre of Canada.

For more information, please contact

Ms Vivien Chiam
Partnership and Communications Manager
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Regional Office for Southeast and East Asia
Tel: (Office) +65-6438-7877; (Mobile) +65-97606821
Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé
Conseillère principale aux médias / Senior Media Advisor
Centre de recherches pour le développement international (CRDI)
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Ottawa, Canada
Tel: (+1-613) 236-6163, poste/ext. 2343
Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is one of the world's leading institutions in the generation and application of new knowledge to meet the challenges of international development. For more than 35years, IDRC has worked in close collaboration with researchers from the developing world to build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies. See
Digital Review of Asia Pacific
The Authors’ Meeting
3-4 March, Singapore
Name, Affiliation
1 Abu Hassan, Musa - Professor, Department of Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia.
2 Ansari, Salman - consultant
3 Akhtar, Shahid - Editor-in-Chief, Digital Review of Asia Pacific
4 Arinto, Patricia - Associate Editor, Digital Review of Asia Pacific, Faculty of Education, University of the Philippines Open University
5 Ariunaa, Lkhagvasuren - CEO, Intec Co. Ltd. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
6 Basu Das, Sanchita - Research Associate, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore.
7 B.U, Donny - ICT Watch, Indonesia
8 Butt, Daniel - Lecturer, Critical Studies, Elam School of Fine Arts, National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries, the University of Auckland. Partner, Suma Media Consulting.
9 Charron, Claude-Yves - Secretary General, ORBICOM. Vice-rector, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada.
10 Da Silva, Abel Pires
11 Davarinejad, Masoud - consultant
12 Dela Pena, Fortunato T. - Undersecretary, Department of Science and Technology, Philippines.
13 Diaz, Paz - University of the Philippines Open University
14 Dighe, Anita - Director, Centre for Extension Education, Indira Gandhi National Open University.
15 Fung, John Yat-Chu - Director, Information Technology Resource Centre, Hong Kong Council of Social Service.
16 Garcia, Maria Teresa - consultant
17 Green, Lelia - Associate Dean, Research & Higher Degrees, Faculty of Communications & Creative Industries, Edith Cowan University, Australia.
18 Hwang, Jong-Sung - Executive Vice President, IT Strategy Division, National Computerization Agency, Seoul, Korea.
19 Ibrahim, Aishath Malika - Division Head, Corporate Development Division, Telecommunications Authority of Maldives.
20 Jurmi, Kuenga - Head/Sr. Lecturer, Department of ICT, Royal Institute of Management, Bhutan.
21 Kamimura, Keisuke - Research Fellow, Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan.
22 Kamira, Robyn - Paua Interface Ltd, Auckland , Aotearoa, New Zealand.
23 Koanantakool, Hugh Thaweesak - Vice President, National Science & Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand.
24 Kosona, Chriv - Director, SMART International Consulting, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
25 Lau, Luiz Gonzaga - Vice-President and General Director of Macau Information Technology Education Association
26 Lee, Heejin - Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University, Korea.
27 Lim, Hock Chuan
28 Liu, Yu-li - Professor, Dept. of Radio & TV, National Chengchai University, Taipei, Taiwan.
29 Malik, Naveed - Rector, Virtual University of Pakistan.
30 Manzar, Osama - journalist, ICT consultant, new media specialist
31 Marjan, Mohammad Aimal - Director General ICT, Ministry of Communications and IT, Kabul, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
32 Miao, Feng-Chun - Programme Specialist, ICT in Education Unit, UNESCO Bangkok
33 Mudiardjo, Rapin - Kompleks Universitas Indonesia
34 Nanda, Suchit - consultant
35 Ng, Wai Kong - Professor, Director, Educational Technology, Penang, Malaysia.
36 Nguyen, Thi Thu Huong - Ministry of Industry and Trade, General Department for E-commerce and ICT, Vietnam.
37 Oo, Thein - President, Myanmar Computer Federation.
38 Pan, Sorasak - Secretary of State, Ministry of Commerce, Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia.
39 Pandey, Sushil - ICT Specialist, ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal.
40 Phissamay, Phonpasit - Director, Information Technology Center, Science Technology and Environment Agency, Vientiene, Lao.
41 Pillay, Hitendra - Professor, School of Learning and Professional Studies, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
42 Pradhan, Kishor - Country Representative, Panos South Asia, Sri Durbar Tole, Lalitpur, Nepal.
43 Raihan, Ananya - Executive Director, Development Research Network (D.Net), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
44 Rivera, Milagros - Associate Professor and Head, Communications and New Media Programme, National University of Singapore.
45 Salazar, Lorraine - Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore.
46 Saleem, Shahida
47 Sreenivasan, Rajesh - Partner, Rajah & Tann LLP, Singapore
48 Taufao, Sam - IT Manager, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, New Caledonia.

49 Weerasinghe, Ruvan - Professor, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka.

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