The Manilla-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced its $20 million pact with the Republic of Korea that will help the Bank to assist its member countries to achieve MDGs with strategic uses of ICTs. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
The fund consists of two components – the e-Asia and the Knowledge Partnership Fund – that will be operated and administered by ADB. The e-Asia program will seek to support projects aiming towards bridging the digital divide through studies and research, education and training, information dissemination and networking through workshops and publications, and innovative approaches to promoting ICT. The Knowledge Partnership program aims at building capacities in ADB member countries through workshops, research, training and other innovative programmes.