Laying the foundation for a brighter ICT futureLaying the foundation for a brighter ICT future

Japan is funding a $30 million ICT centre at the University of the South Pacific Laucala Bay campus.  Construction started last week on facilities that will include:

The centre will serve the needs of ICT to the Pacific region and will house
three buildings with facilities consisting of computer laboratories,
conference rooms and a multi-purpose lecture theatre with specialised
(Source: Pacnews)

From the Govt. of Japan

From the Govt. of Japan

Read about the event and see photos here.

Japan continues to play a key role in promoting economic development plans in the region:

“Understanding the difficulties associated, not only with the geographical isolated location of the small island nations, but also with sharp information differential in the Pacific region, Japan acknowledges distance and flexible learning as a more convenient approach in the new ear,” Ambassador Yoshizawa said.“Japan is hopeful that the new ICT Centre will significantly improve the current information and communication technology education and training functions of USP, which is providing remote island countries in the Pacific with distance education and learning activities using USPNet,” he said.

When opened, the center is expected to become a hub for distance learning programs in the region.