ADOC aims to support the development of Cusco local industry

APEC Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) Secretariat is proud to open a new ADOC Centers in cooperation with PROMPERU on April 8, 2013. This ADOC aims to provide training on information and communication technology (ICT) in the local community that have encountered difficulty in gaining access to computers and are eager to gain knowledge of computer. This new ADOC seeks to empower them to take full advantage of the digital opportunities afforded by ICT and the Internet.

The ADOC in Cusco not only provides ICT training but also focuses on facilitating two clusters – alpaca textile and special coffee. Alpaca textile industry is one of the most important industries in Cusco and special coffee is an immerging market in the region. ADOC, with the support from PROMPERÚ and local government, associations, will invest resources into these two clusters in Cusco. ADOC Secretariat plans to help at least 5 local companies to develop their own e-commerce oriented website. The achievement of these two clusters is scheduled to present in the Cusco commercial show in the upcoming October.

ADOC opened its first large Digital Opportunity Training Center and project office in Peru in 2005 with the generous support of its local partner, PROMPERÚ. Until the end of 2012, 15 ADOCs have been funded and set up in Peru. Thus far, around 88,000 Peruvians have received training at the ADOCs in Lima, Arequipa, Chiclayo, Lambayeque and Huancayo. The centers are the fruits of cooperative effort between Peru’s public and private sectors and the ADOC Secretariat in Chinese Taipei.

The 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 courses provided by ADOC 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 partner member economies, 101 ADOCs have been funded and set up, and around 460,000 people have received training since August 2004.

For additional information, please feel free to contact the local coordinator.

ADOC Secretariat, Chinese Taipei

Maxim C. C. Lu

maximlu@iii.org.tw

+886(2)66318518

Mexico

Mr. Julián Nevárez Montes

jnevarez@apecdoc.org

+52(1)6444577119

Chile

Mr. Renzo Sanguinetti Mariselli

Renzoul98@hotmail.com

+56(9)84119067

Peru

Ms. Cynthia Fiorentini

cfiorentini@apecdoc.org

+51(9)95256590