ADOC 2.0 Establishes an APEC Digital Opportunity Digital Center at Field Indonesia Foundation
The second stage of APEC Digital Opportunity Centers (ADOC 2.0) established a Mobile APEC Digital Opportunity Center at Field Indonesia Foundation, Padang.
The APEC Digital Opportunity Center was handed over as a donation by ADOC Secretariat, represented by Mr. Jose Cheng, Project Manager of ADOC Secretariat, to Field Indonesia Foundation, represented by Executive Director Mr. Nugroho Wienarto. It was witnessed by Mr.Y.C Tsai, Director of Economic Division, Taipei Economic and Trade Office in Indonesia, during the opening ceremony.
In his remarks, Mr. Cheng briefed the background of the ADOC 2.0 project. It is Chinese Taipei’s initiative proposed at APEC leaders’ meetings. The goal is to bridge the socio-economic disparities arising from digital divide to benefit from the ICT revolution.
A total of 81 APEC Digital Opportunity Centers have been established by Chinese Taipei in 10 APEC economies till the July of 2011.
Executive Director of Field Indonesia Foundation, Mr. Nugroho Wienarto thanked ADOC Secretariat for establishing a total of 13 ADOC Digital Centers in Indonesia. He emphasized the importance of ICT technology, and praised that the purposes and locations for setting up this new center meet the needs of Indonesian people. In addition to offering teacher’s training, ADOC Secretariat also assisted Indonesia to train seeding teachers for future development. “This sets a good example for ICT training program and Field Indonesia Foundation wishes to continue to cooperate closely with ADOC Secretariat in the future.
Mr.Y.C Tsai, Director of TETO thanked the cooperation of Field Indonesia and all other agencies that helped make the establishment of the new center a reality. He said that since the launching of ADOC project in Indonesia, more than 10,000 persons had been trained in the centers, including owners of SMEs, governmental officials, students, women and children. This new Mobile APEC Digital Opportunity Center in Padang offers opportunities for disadvantaged group to gain the knowledge and skills of ICT.
The center is equipped with the state-of-the-art training facilities, including 21 notebooks, modem for internet connection, projector, fax machine, scanner, digital camera and printer.