ASEAN 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.
Australian Public Service Commission Link Asea successfully tendered for a position on the Commission's Capability Development Panel. Based on our proposed services and demonstrated expertise Link Asea won positions on two sub-panels for three areas of service.
On the Leadership sub-panel, for services related to:
"Innovative Thinking - emerging issues", within the Key Area of Expertise: "Shapes and supports Strategic Thinking", and "Managing and Optimising IT" within the Key Area of Expertise: "Achieves Results"
On the Learning sub-panel, for services in:
Program Design within the "Program Development" area of expertise.
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.