The National Information Society Agency (NIA), a subsidiary organization under the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), Government of Republic of Korea, has carried out IAC project providing better access and opportunity to use ICTs for the general public in developing countries, thus contributing to improving the IT environment as well as cooperation in the ICT ­field. There are 44 IAC center as of 2015 in 43 countries set up by NIA. Bhutan is one of the countries amongst 43.

The center aims to offer local communities a wide range of opportunities for ICT enablement and to bring them into Information Society. The Center’s objective is to reduce information gaps between individuals both domestically and internationally. The center will aid RIM in its endeavor to promote human resource and capacity development.

The setting up of Information Access Center (IAC) at RIM was initiated in April 2015 through the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication (DITT), Ministry of Information and Communication (MoIC) with full support from the National Information Society Agency (NIA), Republic of Korea. The Bhutan-Korea Information Access Center was formally inaugurated on 23rd November, 2015 by H.E Lyonpe D N Dhungyel, MoIC, Bhutan and Dr. Byung Jo Suh President of NIA, Korea.

Main Functions

The Bhutan-Korea Information Access Center will function as a training/learning center for ICT enablement and bring local communities into the Information Society. The center will be hosting seminars, trainings and discussions.

The IAC at RIM is envisioned to be used optimally by Bhutanese as follows:

  • Youth and students to enhance their learning and education
  • Young and beginner entrepreneurs to development business plans and ideas for employment
  • Businessmen and corporations to use it as hub for information and business growth
  • Researchers to access information and networking for collaboration
  • IAC will be having its planned activities where trainings will be offered in the field of IT and ICT.

In addition to the planned activities of the center, IAC will be used regularly for following activities:

  • Video conferencing services and hosting of discussions online
  • Function as resource center for Business Proposal Development
  • Sharing of training content and networking with other IACs around the world through

Facilities of IAC

Facilities Equipment
ICT Training Lab

  • Space for 26 pcs

  • PCs, Projector,, CCTV Camera, A/V Equipment

Internet Lounge

  • Internet Access for everyone

  • PCs, Multi-Function Printer, TV set, CCTV Camera

Seminar Room

  • Equipped with 40 chairs for Seminar, Conference, and class

  • PC, Beam Projector, Video Conference System and A/V Equipment

Administrative Office

  • Office for 3 IAC Operators

  • PCs, Multi-function Printer, TV Set

For self sustenance of the center and its maintenance, the Training Laboratory and Seminar Room will be rented out for the training and consultancy purposes by the Institute (RIM) and outside organizations for trainings, seminars and discussions.

IAC Activities of 2016

The general public can look forward to the following short training courses mainly in the IT fields. The exact date of the training will be announced through RIM website.

MarchNetwork Management & Troubleshooting
Maye-governance  (UN-APCICT ) training and ToT
JuneComputer Repair/ Help Desk Workshop
AugustShort Training Course in Graphic Design & Animation
SeptemberWeb Design using open source
NovemberSeminar/Competition for students on Digital Presentation
Throughout the yearHosting discussions and meeting through video conference as and when requested

For further information on activities, bookings, rentals and fees, contact any of the following IAC staff:

  1. Kuenga Yangki, +975 17355487/+975 77292837
  2. Kinley Dorji-+975 77882988

Office number: +975 2 351013/14

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