Regional Network for the Exchange of Information and Experience in Science and Technology in Asia and the Pacific (ASTINFO)

Réseau régional pour l'échange d'information et d'expérience en science et technologie en Asie et dans le Pacifique

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1983, on recommendation of a meeting of Asian Ministers of Science and Technology (CASTASIA II), 1982, Manila (Philippines). A cooperative programme of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and participating countries. Secretariat: set up, 30 Sep 1984, at UNESCO Office, Jakarta - Regional Bureau for Sciences in Asia and the Pacific; transferred to UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Jan 1987, following decentralization of UNESCO's General Information Programme for Asia and the Pacific. Merged with Regional Informatics Network in South and Central Asia (RINSCA) and Regional Informatics Network for Southeast Asia and the Pacific (RINSEAP), to form Asia Pacific Information Network (APIN).


Provide international assistance to support and supplement national projects, programmes and activities by increasing the effectiveness of national information systems and their use, through inter-country approaches and sharing of information, experience and information processing facilities, including computer hardware, software and telecommunications lines; promote use of science and technology at grass roots level and by community groups.

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Organizes: pilot schemes; regional meetings; seminars; workshops; education and training of information personnel. Grants fellowships on a project basis for academic and on-the-job training and for attendance at conferences and study tours.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 10 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 non-governmental organizations.
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Information Services

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Members in 18 countries
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Type I Classification

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Subjects *

  • Information
    • Information
    • Reference
  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Telecommunications
  • Communication
    • Exchanges
  • Education
    • Educational Level
  • Informatics, Classification
    • Informatics
  • Cybernetics
    • Systems
  • Technology
    • Technology
  • Science
    • Science

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



Last News Received

6. Mar 2003
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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