Supporting the Asia-Pacific region realize the benefits of technology to facilitate development through our public-private partnerships with international organizations.
In Asia, we work with global partners like USAID and UNHCR, alongside regional development organizations like the Asian Development Bank and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
ADB and Microsoft have supported NGO Connection Days in Southeast Asia, bringing together development advocates and local partners to advance non-governmental organization (NGO) programs and operational activities through increased access and use of ICT.
Through Research4Life’s HINARI program, supported by the World Heath Organisation (WHO), hospitals like Bach Mai in Hanoi, Vietnam are able to equip doctors and staff with access to journals and research to improve health facilities and medical libraries.
Since 2006, Microsoft has supported the Asian and Pacific Training Center for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT) – a key initiative in advancing UNESCAP’s ICT capabilities.
The ADB and Microsoft are partnering to apply information and communication technology (ICT) in the Asia Pacific region to be a critical driver in achieving sustainable economic growth.
Microsoft and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) have been working together to deploy technology programs and solutions to build government capacity and support disaster response efforts.
UNESCAP is the regional development arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region.
ADB is a multilateral financial institution composed of 67 members with the mandate of promoting economic and social progress among its member states with the overall aim of reducing poverty and improving lives.
At the Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam, doctors and staff have utilized journals and research found through HINARI, the Research4Life program providing free or low-cost access to cutting-edge global healthcare research for developing countries.
As part of our public-private partnership with UNESCO they actively support the Microsoft Innovative Teachers Forums. In 2007 they co-sponsored the Asian event in Cambodia and hosted the EMEA event at their headquarters in Paris.