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.
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
The World Bank contracted us to assist with a piece of research into the problems of youth in the Pacific. This was undertaken in collaboration with the Crawford School of the Australian National University, and also presented at a recent conference. With Link Asea's assistance, the World
Bank has now progressed to experimenting with the use of Web 2.0 tools such as Wiki's to disseminate the research, which has to date been published as conventional documents, and to use these tools to facilitate broader engagement, discussion and consultation among stakeholders.