What UNESCO does in ICT in education

UNESCO supports the efforts of its Member States to design and implement effective, evidence-based ICT in education policies and master plans. The Organization works to ensure activities on the ground respond to the unique needs of countries and local communities alike and are guided by collaborative and consensus-driven approaches. Special care is taken to support the most disadvantaged populations and guarantee the equity, quality and relevance of education for all.

Through its network of institutes and field offices and in partnership with public and private sector organizations, UNESCO works to ensure that ICT - from radios to cutting-edge mobile devices - catalyze innovation and open learning opportunities for people across life, especially in contexts where education needs are most urgent.

In line with its priority areas, UNESCO works to:

The UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education contributes to the design and implementation of UNESCO programmes seeking to harness information and communication technologies for education.

UNESCO Bangkok’s Asia Pacific Regional Programme on ICT in Education supports Member States in effectively using ICT to advance progress toward Education 2030 targets. It focuses its efforts to implement the Asia Pacific Regional Strategy on Using ICT to Facilitate the Achievement of Education 2030 through four priority areas:

  • Secondary education, technical vocational education and training (TVET) and higher education
  • Quality of teaching and teaching practices
  • Inclusion and equality
  • Monitoring and evaluation