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.
A Knowledge Partnership between the World Bank and the Government of Japan which was established in 2003. The project catalyzed an exponential growth of the GDLN in Asia and also helped develop, test and establish a range of business practices and blended learning
techniques that are now accepted as best practice. LinkaAsea team members played central roles, from facilitation of early negotiations, through project management, to program and partnership development.
Coordination and support of over 200 ICT-based learning centres in the Asian region
Coordination and support for business and rapid expansion of the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) in the East Asia and Pacific Region (EAP) was led by a World Bank team that now comprises the senior management of LinkAsea. A truly multi disciplinary team, they succeeded in integrating their expertise in
management, partnership development, business acumen and technical architecture design to develop the regional network from a mere 11 centres in 2003 to more than 200 (including national sub-networks) today.
During this period, this network pioneered in developing, testing and adopting the core concepts of knowledge management and capacity development based on respectful partnerships, ICTs and purpose designed organizational structures and learning methods upon which LinkAsea services are based.