ASEAN has contracted Link Asea to prepare the design, implementation plan and management structure for a video conference system within the ASEAN secretariat that would allow the Secretary General and senior ASEAN staff connect to think tanks, community groups,
donors and academic institutions using internet based communication technologies. This will allow ASEAN to reduce travel costs, increase outreach and make a positive contribution to the environment by reducing green house gas emissions.
We advised the World Bank and Japan Ministry of Finance on how to use its Tokyo based video conference and web tools studio to integrate other countries in major policy launches. We also managed the transition of and significantly improved course access, pass rates and the number of
participants of a face-to-face micro-finance train the trainer course to one that was video conference and web based. We also set-up a community of practice for video conference studio technicians from throughout Asia who wanted to learn from each other about solutions to the problems they faced. ..More>
In Vietnam, we assisted the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, who wished to access the best current knowledge on behalf of their members, develop and conduct a series of courses and seminars using video conferencing, the Moodle Learning Management System and local facilitation. They were thus able to access course material from Australia National University supplemented by the industry experience of senior Australian executives, quickly, at low cost and in the context of their regular work.
The World Bank Another example is the advice we have been contracted to provide to the World Bank on how to better engage with beneficiaries and stakeholders on the outcomes of research into problems being faced by youth in the Pacific region. The World Bank is experimenting with the use of Web 2.0 tools such as Wiki's and Blogs to disseminate their research, which has to date been published as conventional documents, and to use these tools to facilitate broad discussion and consultation among stakeholders.