Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) White Paper 2020: Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
In the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), ICT will transform economic and social transformation into ASEAN in the “Blueprint 2025” adopted at the ASEAN Summit in November 2015. At the ASEAN Information and Communication Ministers’ Meeting held in November of the same year, the ASEAN ICT Master Plan 2020 (AIM2020) was formulated. Furthermore, regarding the issues surrounding cyber-attacks, which have been of particular interest to each country in recent years, Japan has agreed with ASEAN to further strengthen cooperation in the field of information security.
Based on the “Basic Policy for Capacity Building Support for Developing Countries in the Cyber Security Field” reported to the Cyber Security Strategy Headquarters in 2016, Japan established “ASEAN-Japan Cyber-Security Capacity Building Center (AJCCBC)” and conducted cybersecurity training based on the Japan-ASEAN Technical Cooperation Agreement in January through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) as concrete initiatives.