ADOC Center Opened in Temuco, Mexico, Increasing Opportunity for all

ADOC Secretariat Office, Chinese Taipei

November 23th, 2011


APEC Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) Secretariat is proud to open a new ADOC Center in cooperation with Escuela Secundaria Oficial #30 “Melchor Ocampo” in Temuco on November 23th, 2011. This ADOC Center aims to provide training on information and communication technology (ICT) for local community and children that have encountered difficulty in gaining access to computers and are eager to gain knowledge of computer. ADOC center seeks to empower them to take full advantage of the digital opportunities afforded by ICT and the Internet.

Mexico joined the ADOC project in 2009, and since then 4 ADOC centers have been established. Thus far, around 15,500 Mexicans have received training at the ADOC centers in Obregon, Navojoa, Guanajuato and Ciudad Juarez. These centers are the fruits of cooperative effort between Mexico’s public and private sectors and the ADOC Secretariat Office in Chinese Taipei. The new ADOC center in Temoaya opened today will aim to train around 250 persons during its first year of operation.

ADOC project is a self-funded multi-year Economic and Technical Cooperation (ECOTECH) initiative that Chinese Taipei first raised in the 2003 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. It aims to assist in transforming digital divides into digital opportunities throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The first phase of the ADOC project was launched in August 2004 and was concluded at the end of 2008. The second phase ADOC project, ADOC 2.0 project, was proposed during the 2007 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting and launched in 2009 by Chinese Taipei.

The training provided by ADOC centers includes not only ICT basic skills but also e-commerce and e-trading practices in order to empower the trainees with the ability to generate income and to improve quality of life. Until December 2011, in collaboration with APEC PMEs, 89 ADOC centers have been established, and around 245,000 people have received training from August 2004 to October 2011.

For additional information, please contact with local ADOC Country Coordinator.

ADOC Secretariat, Chinese Taipei Maxim C. C. Lu +886(2)66318518 
Mexico Coordinator Mr. Julián Nevárez Montes +52(1)6444577119
Chile Coordinator Mr. Renzo Sanguinetti Mariselli +56(9)84119067
Peru Coordinator Mr. Cinthia Rossell Reyes +51(9)97902328

Final Result of Website/Blog Competition 2011

The result of ADOC 2011 Website/Blog Competition is out! Congratulations to the following five winners:

-          Mexico Centro ADOC ITSON Obregon

-          Indonesia UNSYIAH-ADOC e-Learning Center

-          Vietnam Adoc 2.0 Hue centrer Vietnam

-          Indonesia Orangutan Information Centre

-          The Philippines SM-ZOTO

ALL participants were evaluated by  panels of ADOC secretariat. Going through two stages of voting, the final result came out based on the following criteria:

- Relevance to ADOC Project and the competition’s topics

- Ability to convey the ADOC Mission to public

- Clarity and Quality of the website content

- Originality and Creativity

Thank you for participating in the competition. The prizes will be sent from Chinese Taipei and awarded by ADOC Overseas/Country Coordinators at each Partner Member Economy (Country). The estimated date for the Prize Awarding will be the end of November 2011.

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Photos of  the second stage evaluation




Thank You for Participating! We Are Now Evaluating Participative Works.

Thank you for participating the 2011 Webstie/Blog Competition! The registration period came to an end at November 7th.

Happily we have 30 participants so far. Check the list from

Next we proceed to evaluate all participative works. During this period a panel from ADOC Secretariat will select 5 best ADOC Center Website/Blog. Each top 5 Website/Blog will be awarded USD 1,000 prize. This period will finish on November 15th, 2011. Criteria for evaluation:
  • - Relevance to ADOC Project and the competition’s topic
  • - Ability to convey the ADOC Mission to public
  • - Clarity and Quality of the website content
  • - Originality and Creativity
Final result will be announced on November 16th. Please keep paying attention to our webiste (
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