Design of an ASEAN Knowledge Network

    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.

Using the technology - programs and events

The World Bank and partners
    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
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.
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