ADOC Workshop 2012

 

The APEC Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) Project, launched in 2005, aims to enhance capacity building of developing APEC economies in information and communication technology (ICT) and to transform the digital divide into opportunities. ADOC workshop 2012 will be held in Chinese Taipei from July 10th to 11th, 2012. The event will bring together representatives from many APEC member economics, including Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Peru, The Philippines, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam. ADOC Workshop’s primary goal is to promote the development and exchange of digital policies between APEC member economies in order to encourage the spread of ICT as a tool that can help overcome challenges and unleash potential digital opportunities, thus facilitating the road to an equitable digitalized society in APEC. The ADOC workshop 2012 will feature the following sessions:

1) Developing ICT Capacity for Disadvantage Groups

2) ICT Enabled Services Creating Digital Opportunities

3) Expansion of Services through enhanced Mobility

The Workshop will be held at Foreign Service Institute 2F, No. 280 DunHua South Road Sec.1 ,Taipei City. For registration or further information, please refer to the ADOC official website at http://www.apecdoc.org/site/aw2012/ or contact Miss.Sue Chou at +886-2-6631-8511

We hope you can join us.

Sincerely,

ADOC Secretariat in Chinese Taipei.

New ADOC Center in Hue, Vietnam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADOC Secretariat(APEC Digital Opportunity Center Secretariat) is proud to announce that we hold the “ADOC digital center opening and donating ceremony” in Quang Vinh Second Elementary school  at Hue,Vietnam in June19th. ASUS Vietnam donated 20 ASUS personal computers to  Zhi Shan Foundation, which makes the total number of ADOC digital centers 19 in Vietnam.

ADOC project first cooperated with Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2005, providing the opportunity for businesses and public to learn how to use computer and form the core competence. By the End of May, 2011 , ADOC established 93 training centers in 10 PMEs, the accumulated number of trainees were over 300,000 people; together with this center opened in June19th.  there are now 19 digital centers in Vietnam in 9 different provinces.

ADOC secretariat worked with  Zhi Shan Foundation to set up ADOC digital training center . We invited the vice director of Department of Education, Quang Dien, Hue Vietnam - Nguyen Thai Hiep, Manger of ASUS Vietnam - Jeff Lo to join our program.

“To reduce the digital divide, to promote e-learning program has been the goal of ASUS ” said the ASUS country managers, “we were glad to share our resources to Vietnam students and promote e-learning  through ADOC project; We are so looking forward to connect local people and Chinese Taipei together.”

The ADOC project is a self-funded multi-year Economic and Technical Cooperation (ECOTECH) initiative that Chinese Taipei first raised at 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 intention of setting up ADOC Digital Opportunity Center is to help less information-developed APEC nations to reduce the digital divide, preventing the people from the limitation of sex , academic performance, social status and the extent of digitalization; to achieve the goal of  ”Anytime、Anyone、Anywhere、Anything” and promoting ADOC as the digital resource center.

 

 

ADOC Newsletter June 26, 2012

ADOC Newsletter June 26, 2012

ADOC Secretariat(APEC Digital Opportunity Center Secretariat) is proud to announce that we hold the “ADOC digital center opening and donating ceremony” in Quang Vinh Second Elementary school  at Hue,Vietnam in June19th. ASUS Vietnam donated 20 ASUS personal computers to  Zhi Shan Foundation, which makes the total number of ADOC digital centers 19 in Vietnam.

ADOC project first cooperated with Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2005, providing the opportunity for businesses and public to learn how to use computer and form the core competence. By the End of May, 2011 , ADOC established 93 training centers in 10 PMEs, the accumulated number of trainees were over 300,000 people; together with this center opened in June19th.  there are now 19 digital centers in Vietnam in 9 different provinces.

ADOC secretariat worked with  Zhi Shan Foundation to set up ADOC digital training center . We invited the vice president of Department of Education, Quang Dien, Hue Vietnam - Nguyen Thai Hiep, Manger of ASUS Vietnam - Jeff Lo to join our program.

“To reduce the digital divide, to promote e-learning program has been the goal of ASUS ” said the ASUS country managers, “we were glad to share our resources to Vietnam students and promote e-learning  through ADOC project; We are so looking forward to connect local people and Chinese Taipei together.”

The ADOC project is a self-funded multi-year Economic and Technical Cooperation (ECOTECH) initiative that Chinese Taipei first raised at 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 intention of setting up ADOC Digital Opportunity Center is to help less information-developed APEC nations to reduce the digital divide, preventing the people from the limitation of sex , academic performance, social status and the extent of digitalization; to achieve the goal of  ”Anytime、Anyone、Anywhere、Anything” and promoting ADOC as the digital resource center.

 

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ADOC Success Stories: From Selling Rice Cakes to Loan Officer

I am Lyam Dominguez II, 23 years old, and the second of 6 brothers and sisters. My father is a security guard and my mother is a housewife.  When my father got laid off, I wanted to help my family, so I started making rice cakes and selling them every day around Malabon and Navotas, in thePhilippines. From the little money I earned, I contributed to our family’s everyday needs, but I wished I could earn more so I could help them more.

One fateful day, a staff member from ZOTO, Ate Inday, went to our home and helped us to organize a youth organization.  I became one of the officers and got very much involved in the activities of the organization, especially in the trainings conducted by ZOTO at the APEC Digital Opportunity Center. I then attended a computer literacy training course, which taught me the basics of using a computer.  At first, I was really scared to even touch the computer because I feared that I might break it, and didn’t have money to pay for repairs. But slowly, at the course progressed, I became familiar with many software applications. When I completed the training, I became a ZOTO volunteer and acquired experience writing reports for the community clinic. Soon after, I was elected Secretary of the ZOTO Malabon Chapter. I also accepted side jobs from people seeking assistance in applying for employment, and typing documents such as cover letters, resumes, and recommendation letters.

Eventually, I needed to look for a permanent source of income, so I applied for a position as a microfinance loan officer at an organization providing services for the urban poor. I was hired in 2008 and I’m convinced that the knowledge I acquired at the APEC Digital Opportunity Center was a decisive factor in my hiring. I thank ZOTO and the Computer Literacy Program that was taught at the APEC Digital Opportunity Center. I will forever be indebted to them.

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Results: ADOC Centers Performance Evaluation

2012. Our PMEs manager will contact these centers for further arrangements. Thank you for your participation.

10 Best Performance Centers 2009~2012:

(The list is in alphabetical order)

 

Indonesia: KDM

Indonesia: UNSYIAH

Mexico: ITSON

Thailand:CAS

The Philippines: NCC

The Philippines: ZOTO

Peru: ADOC Libertad

Peru: PROMPERU

Vietnam: CWD

Vietnam: VCCI

ADOC Newsletter 6/13

APEC Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) Secretariat is proud to open
two new ADOC Centers in cooperation with Chamber of Commerce and
Industry, Republic of Tatarstan and Orenburg on June 5st, 2012.

These ADOC Centers aim to provide training on information and communication
technology (ICT) for disadvantage group and small and medium enterprises
(SMEs) that have encountered difficulty in gaining access to computers and
are eager to gain knowledge of computer and e-Commerce. ADOC center
seeks to empower them to take full advantage of the digital opportunities
afforded by ICT and the Internet.

Russia joined the ADOC project in 2011, and since first ADOC center has
been established. Thus far, around 300 Russians have received training at
the ADOC center in Yaroslavl. This center is the fruits of cooperative effort
between Russia’s public and private sectors and the ADOC Secretariat in
Chinese Taipei. The new ADOC center in Kazan opened today will aim to
provide the ICT related training for the local SMEs. The other new center in
Orenburg will be opened in the near future.

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 the
second phase ADOC 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. In
collaboration with APEC PMEs, 89 ADOC centers have been established, and
around 270,000 people have received training from August 2004 to December 2011.

ADOC Success Stories: Opening Doors to New Opportunities for the Young

My name is Jorge Durán, and I’m a student at Lord Byron School in Lima, Peru. Five years ago, when the school year started, our school’s director introduced us to a new faculty member: our Chinese teacher. Everybody was surprised to learn this news. We thought that it would be very hard to learn this language and we would do poorly on exams.

In our first Chinese class, all of us were very excited, but nervous at the same time, to learn Chinese. We were astonished at our first glimpse of what Chinese characters looked like; we didn’t understand anything! As the school year went by, we realized that learning this new language was actually much easier than we had originally thought. In fact, perhaps it was easier than other languages. In our Chinese class we learned not only about the language, but also about Chinese culture. To promote Chinese culture, our teacher organized activities such as dances and Chinese sword displays.

Learning Chinese at our school is now even easier since ADOC established an ADOC eSchool. At the center we can learn Chinese with the help of technology. We practice typing “pin-yin”, and can expand our vocabulary with the help of the internet and specialized software. With the aid of computers, I can now understand sentences more easily during writing exercises. Now I’m able to type directly into the computer and quickly capture the meaning of the sentences.

On behalf of the students at Lord Byron School, I would like to thank the ADOC project. I am very happy to have the opportunity to learn the beautiful Chinese language and realize how important it will be to know this language in the future.