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APEC-EPU Workshop Preparing Human Resoures for the New Economy [June 30-July 1, 2003]

APEC-EPU Workshop Preparing Human Resoures for the New Economy


Outline


In the advent of information technology (IT), new economic activities are wide-spread in the APEC region. Some areas will take this opportunity to develop new businesses, while others will not be able to utilize information technologies and fall behind the others due to the so-called digital divide.
In response to the needs of this age of the so-called “new economy” characterized by IT, the workshop was held to clarify the issues and to promote opinion exchanges about human resources development strategies and their implementation measures in the APEC region.

Organized by: Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Malaysian Government
Dates: June 30 to July 1, 2003
Place: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Overview


At the workshop, the IT situation and results of a survey on best practices in human resources development in the APEC region APEC Human Resources Development Project, in particular in Malaysia,were presented. Subsequently, representatives of other areas introduced their individual situations and relevant measures.

IIST participated in the workshop and introduced the Japan’s digitization situation and related issues, which included low rate of broadband diffusion and the government’s e-strategy to deal with high cost problem. Also, IIST demonstrated Japan’s contribution to the formulation of standards for engineers and to their certification system in the APEC region.
The workshop gave participants an opportunity to discuss various human resource development measures required to respond to the age of “new economy”.


Before the opening of the workshop

Before the opening of the workshop

Presentation by representatives from different countries

Presentation by representatives from different countries


Participants

Participants

Japan’s e-Japan strategy (conceptual diagram)

Japan’s e-Japan strategy (conceptual diagram)




Human Resource Development Dept.

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