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Due to the advisory issued by Govt. of India with regard to avoiding mass gatherings in the wake of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus disease, the APO Alumni Discussion Meet on 27th March, 2020 stands postponed. The revised date and time shall be communicated later.

International Services

NPC is the Nodal Agency in charge of organizing Indian participation in the training programmes, workshops and seminars offered by APO in Member Countries on different subjects related to productivity. NPC also hosts APO programmes in India every year for participants of Member Countries.

To apply for the training programme (Please download the following PDF).

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S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 Research on Hotel Productivity
20-RP-34-GE-RES-B
APO Secretariat 1 June 2020 – 31 March 2021 The consultancy agency appointed to undertake this research project should possess the following: a. Extensive knowledge of productivity research and key performance indexes, preferably in the hotel industry; - 6 - b. Excellent writing skills, with publications on key performance indexes in English as the final report will be written in English; and c. Strong commitment to undertaking and completing the research project within the given time frame and producing the consolidated analysis of all national reports.
2 Conference on Enabling Regulations to Accelerate Agricultural Innovations
21-IP-03-GE-CON-B
Digital Multicountry 22 July 2021 22 July 2021 8-06-2021
APO RESEARCH PROJECTS
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 Research on case studies of manufacturing transformation strategies for industry 4.0
18-RP-42-GE-DON-C-04
New Delhi 15 July 2020, 17 July 2020 06-March-20 Researchers or policy analysts who have suffiecient background in and knowledge of manufacturing transformation strategies and Industry 4.0
2 Digital innovation Process guide for SMEs Manufacturers
17-RP-33-GE-DON-C-05
New Delhi 26-Aug-2020 28-Aug-2020 06-March-20 Extensive knowledge of SMEs Operations, manufacturing digitization and transforming strategies and digital innovation processes for SMEs with publications in English
3 Research on Country diagnostics: Productivity and its Challenges
20-RP-30-GE-RES-A
Tokyo, Japan Feb-20 Dec-20
4 Research on Digital disruption: Policy tasks and responses by Governance
20-RP-35-GE-RES-A
Tokyo, Japan Jan-Dec 2020 (12 month) Extensive Knowledge of research experience and professional contributions to public policy tools for dealing with technological advances and relevant issues with publications in English
5 Research on the Widening of Economic Divides under the Impact of COVID1
18-RP-01-GE-RES-C-AP14
Tokyo, Japan 15 Apr 2020 30 May 2020 Extensive knowledge on the topic of economic inequality, the BoP, and inclusive economic growth policy
6 APO–Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Joint Study on the Impact of Covid 19 on SMEs
19-RP-03-GE-RES-A-AP01
APO Secretariat 1 May 2020- 30 November 2020 The APO will appoint an expert(s) for this joint study to analyze the data and write the report in conjunction with the APO Secretariat and ADBI team. The APO-assigned expert(s) must possess the following: a. Extensive knowledge of SME operations, productivity, and strategies as well as policies for SME productivity enhancement, preferably with publications in English on SME topics; b. Excellent English writing and presentation skills, as the final report will be written in English; and c. Strong commitment to undertaking and completing the research project within the given time frame and producing analyses of the survey data.
7 Labor Productivity Index
21-RC-16-GE-RES-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) June 2021 December 2021 June 2021
MULTICOUNTRY PROJECTS
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 Lead assessors course for APO Accrediated certification
19-IN-69-GE-TRC-B
Tokyo,Japan 07 Jan. 20 10 Jan. 20 18 Oct. 19 Internal assessors or management representatives responsible for managing certification activities.
2 Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Modern Farm Machinery
19-AG-31-GE/SPP-OSM-A
Tokyo,Japan 18 May 20 22 May 20 Senior governmet officials,policymakers,executives of farmer farm machinery SME associations, academics and consultants on agricultural machinery and mechanised farming.
3 Multicountry Observational study Mission on emaerging Models of Controlled environment Agriculture
19-AG-30-GE/SPP-OSM-A
Tokyo,Japan 08 Jun. 20 12 Jun. 20 senior governmet officials, policymakers,executives of farmer\\'s/agribuisness association,academics, consultants and extension officers in charge of controlled-environment agriculture.
3.1 POSTPONED
4 Training of trainers on Lean Manufacturing systems
20-IN-80-GE-TRC-B
Dhaka, Bangladesh 12 April 20 16 April 20 30 Jan. 20 Trainers or consultants specializing in management in the manufacturing sector, representatives of industrial association or policymakers with experience in manging industrial plants
4.1 Postponed
1- June-2020 5-June-2020 30- March-2020
4.2 Postponed 2
6 December 2020 10 December 2020
5 Study Mission to a Non-Member Country on Future Food Business Models
19-AG-27-Ge-SMN-B
San Francisco,CA,USA Mar-20 Mar-20 14-Dec.-19 Senior officials in ministries and local governments responsible for promoting sustainable food resources and food products innovations, CEOs of agrifood companies in the noble industry or academics researching alternative food resources.
5.1
Postponed
6 Training of trainers on Building Sustainable Supply chains for Agriculture
20-AG-19-GE-TRC-B
Bandung, Indonesia 23 Mar. 20 27 Mar. 20 27 Dec. 19 Govt. officials , Policymakers, executives of farmers /agribuisness associations , academics and consultants providing training on agrifood supply chains.

Postponed
7 Workshop on Sustainability Productivity Models in Agriculture
20-AG-12-GE-WSP-B
Dhaka, Bangladesh 22 Mar. 20 25 Mar. 20 15 Jan. 20 Senior Govt. officers, consultants,researchers, academics,extension officers, and representatives of professionals ,associations in charge of planning, developing and implementing innovative models for agricultural productivity improvement.
7.1
Postponed
7.2 Postponed
9-June-2020 12-June-20
8 Organic Agroindustry development leadership course in Asia
20-AG-16-GE-TRC-B
Ulaanbaatar, Mangolia 01 Jun 20 05 Jun 20 12 Feb. 20 Agribusiness industry leaders, officials of government and NGOs, consulants involved in the organic movement and representatives of organic certification bodies, farmers organizations
8.1 PN REVISION
2 November 2020. 6 November 2020. 10 MAY 2020
8.2
Digital Platform 4-Nov-2020 6-Nov-2020 28-Sept. 2020
9 Conference on successful model of smart Public services
20-IN-85-GE-CON-A
Dhaka, Bangladesh 10 May 2020 12 May 2020 17 Feb. 20 officials of govt. agencies providing public services , policy makers at national or local govt. level or consultants on the public sector from NPOs
9.1
virtual Session 28-October 2020 25-Sept. 2020
10 APO Development Workshop for Practitioners of Business Excellence
20-IN-36-GE-WSP-A
Singapore 27 Apr. 20 30 April 20 12 Feb. 20 BE practitioners, consultants, and assessors from the public sector, NPOs, and the private sector involved in implementing BE frameworks.
10.1
postponed
11 Workshop on smart services and technology for enhancing productivity in the service sector
20-IN-76-GE-WSP-A
Seoul Republic of Korea 18 May 20 22 May 20 17 Feb. 20 Govt. officials and consultants or trainers from NPOs or consulting firms providing service sectors productivity improvement consultancy and training for the service sector.
11.1
Postponed
12 Workshop on Shaping the Future of Rice Value Chains and Policies
20-AG-27-GE--WSP-A
Tokyo, Japan 6-Apr-20 10-Apr-20 20-Jan-20 Senior governmet officials, policymakers,executives of farmer\\'s/ farm machinery SME associations, academics and consultants, incharge of planning and implementing innovative technologies and models for improving the productivity.
12.1
Postponed
12.2 cancelled
13 APO Accreditation and Certification Development Program
20-IN-70-GE-RES-C
Tokyo, Japan Jan 20 Dec 20
13.1
Postponed
14 Training of trainers on Critical Big Data Analytics to Drive Productivity
20-IN-97-GE--TRC-A
Bangkok, Thailand 20-Jul-20 24-Jul-20 10-Apr-20 Trainers from Govt. agencies and private sector enterprises invoved in data sciences training and other productivity impovement initiatives based on data analytics
14.1 Postponed
16 November 2020 20 November 2020
15 Workshop on Data Assessment for Public Sector Productivity Improvement.
20-IN-87-GE-WSP-A
Suva, Fiji 20-Jul-20 24-Jul-20 10-Apr-20 Representatives of public sector organizations providing public services, policy makers and NPO Consultants on the Publiic Sector
16 Conference on Climate-Resilient Agriculture
20-AG-14-GE-CON-A
Bali and Sumbawa, Indonesia 06-Jul-20 09-Jul-20 13-Mar-20 Senior Govt. officers, consultants,researchers, academics in charge of planning, developing and managing agriculture in the climate change
17 Workshop on Policy Initiatives for attracting youth and preventing Attrition in Agriculture
20-AG-04-GE-WSP-A
Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia 20-June-20 26-June-20 14-Mar-20 Senior Govt. officers, consultants,researchers, academics in charge of planning, developing and managing agriculture in the climate change.
17.1
13 July 2020 17 July 2020
18 International Conference on Blockchain Solutions for Productivity
20-IN-95-GE--CON-A
Seoul, Republic of Korea 7-Apr-20 09-Apr-20 06-Feb-20 Govt. officials invoved in block chain related industrial policy, academics in universities and research institutes responsible for block chain R&D, Founders of bockchain companies/ Startups
18.1
Postponed
19 Workshop on Consultancy Skills and Strategies for Industry 4.0
20-IN-11-GE--WSP-A
Taipei, Republic of China 25-May-20 29-May-20 07-Mar-20 Management Consultants experienced in industrial digitization; Senior representatives of Industrial disital Upgrading and Productivity Practitioners from Training institutions and productivity Organizations
19.1 PN REVISION
17 August 2020 21 August 2020
19.2
Digital Platform 23-Sept. 2020 25-Sept.2020
20 Study Mission to a nOn Member Country on Smart cities and Urban Mobility
20-IN-88-GE--CON-A
London, UK 08-June-20 12-June-20 24-Mar-20 APO Directors, APO Alternate Directors, NPO Heads, Policymakers, Senior Govt. officials, Local Govt. Heads and NPO Consultants in charge of city planning, urban development or smart Cities.
20.1 PN Revision
14 September 2020 18 September 2020
21 Training of Trainers on Development of Rural Leadership for Change
19-AG-03-GE-TRC-B
Colombo, Sri lanka 25-May-20 29-May-20 17- Feb-20 Senior Govt. officials, Academics and Consultants in charge of training and consultancy leaders and/or from relevant institutions for developing leadership skills and growth mindsets for sustainable community development
22 Special program for capacity Building of sustainable Food value Chains for enhanced food safety and quality in Asian countries: Second Year
19-AG-32-SPP-DON-C
Selected Member Contries Sep-19 Oct-20
23 Conference on education for future industry
20-RP-22-GE-CON-A
Jakarta, Indonesia 02-06-2020 04-06-2020 13-Mar-20 Policymakers and Govt. officials from Science, technology and innovation agencies as well as agencies and departments invoved in higher education and reskilling.
23.1 postponed
2 November 2020 4 November 2020 30-Aug-2020
24 Workshop on Productivity promotion movement in the Digital Age
20-RP-28-GE-WSP-B
Phnom Penh, Cambodia 10-Aug-20 14-Aug-20 04-May-20 Senior managers/ officers of NPOs, NPO staff in charge of planning and designing or implementing productivity promotion strategies and tools, policymakers, govt. officials and policy administrators working on national productivity, innovation and competitiveness policy issues and public/ private consultants in relevant fields.
25 Certified Productivity Practitioners Course for NPOs
20-IN-31-GE-TRC-A
Manila, Phillippines 29-June-20 10-Jul-20 20-Mar-20 Professionals from NPOIs involved in training and consultancy.
26 Training of Trainers and Consultants in Green Productivity
20-IN-32-GE-TRC-A
Taipei, Taiwan 20 July 2020 31 July 2020 01-Apr-20 Trainers and Consultants specializing in production in the manufacturing sector and industrial digitization; executives and representatives of industrial associations, researchers and policymakers with experience in production and digital upgrading.
27 Training of trainers on Basic Automation through Simulation of Factory Operations
20-IN-22-GE-TRC-A
Taipei, Taiwan 15 June 2020, 19 June 2020, 16-Mar-20 Productivity practitioners from NPOs, Consulting Firms and enterprises associated with NPOs and professionals from ministries , govt. agencies or academic institutions responsible for promoting GP and sustainable development.
27.1
18 August 2020 24 August 2020 1 June 2020
28 Workshop on Sharing Best Practices in Transparent Governance for Productivity Growth in the Public Sector
19-IN-82-GE-WSP-B
Colombo, Sri Lanka 11 May 2020 15 May 2020 01-March-20 Senior government officials responsible for delivering public services, NPO staff, and academics/researchers focusing on governance or public-sector productivity.
28.1
Postponed
29 20-RP-16-GE-SNP-C
Specific National programs (SNP) For Member Countries
Tokyo, Japan One to Several weeks 01-06-2020 Open to the Public and no specific qualifications are required.
30 Workshop on Advanced Postharvest Technology for Horticulture Crops.
19-AG-08-GE-WSP-B
Islamabad, Pakistan Postponed Senior Govt. officials, policy makers, consultants, executives of farmers associations, senior mangers of agrifood enterprises and researchers and academics in charge of developing and promoting the PHM of horticultural crops.
31 Workshop on Agricultural Transformation for Food Security
20-AG-06-GE-WSP-B
Manila, Philippines 5 October 2020 9 October 2020 29- June-2020 Government officials, policymakers, executives/owners of farms/agribusinesses and related organizations, leaders of agriculture and food industry associations, and academics and consultants on food security and agriculture.
31.1
Digital Platform 5-Oct-2020 7-Oct-2020 31-August-2020
32 Training of Trainers on Village Tourism Development
20-AG-03-GE-TRC-B
Yogyakarta, Indonesia 20 July 2020 24 July 2020 Ist May 2020 Government officials, academics, consultants, and business leaders involved in rural development, particularly in village/rural tourism.
32.1 PN REVISION
5-Oct-2020 8-Oct-2020 18 september 2020
32.2
Digital Platform 5-Oct-2020 7-Oct-2020 10-Aug-2020
33 Workshop on Internet of Things Applications in Various Sectors
20-RP-14-GE-WSP-B
Taipei, Republic of China (ROC) 6 July 2020 10 July 2020 28 April 2020 Government officers and researchers involved in industrial development strategies and ICT policies, industry representatives with experience in digitization of business operations, and consultants and productivity practitioners supporting digital industrial upgrading.
33.1 postponed
14 September 2020 18 September 2020
34 Training of Trainers on Developing Future-ready Agribusiness Social Enterprises
20-AG-29-GE-TRC-A
15 June 2020 19 June 2020 (five days) 20 April 2020 Farmer-leaders of cooperatives and agri-based or rural-based associations/ organizations; CEOs and managers of social enterprises; officials of government and NGOs involved in promoting and implementing programs for the development of social enterprises, especially in rural communities; and academic researchers involved in extension services and social mobilization.
35 Training of Trainers on Advanced Strategic Management for Enhancing Productivity
20-IN-34-GE-TRC-A
Lahore , Pakistan 14 September 2020 18 September 2020 16 June 2020 Consultants/trainers of NPOs, SME development agencies, or similar institutions involved in consulting on productivity and quality improvement. SME entrepreneurs/top managers are encouraged to apply in consultation with the NPO concerned.
36 Workshop on Digital Agribusiness for Women Enterpreneurs
19-AG-02-GE-WSP-B
Coimbatore, India 20 April 2020 24 April 2020 10-Mar-20 Women govt. officials, CEOs or representatives of agribusiness associations and consultants and academics invoved in digital and e commerce related agribusiness training/ operations of women, especially in rural communities

4-Nov-2020 6-Nov-2020
37 Development of Public-sector Productivity Specialists (APO Certified Public-sector Productivity Specialists)
20-IN-39-GE-TRC-A
Manila, Philippines 3 -Aug- 2020 14- Aug- 2020 19-May-2020 Professionals from NPOs or associated management consultants assigned by NPOs for public-sector productivity.
37.1 Postponed
18 January 2021 29 January 2021
38 5th International Conference on Biofertilizers and Biopesticides: Marketing and Commercialization
20-AG-20-GE-CON-A
Taipei, Republic of China 18 -Aug- 2020 21- Aug- 2020 17-May-20 Senior policymakers, government officials, consultants, academics, and representatives of NGOs or enterprises/associations who are engaged in or in charge of B&B policy, analysis, product registration, and development and marketing of B&B in agriculture.
38.1 Postponed
39 Workshop on Scenario Planning Development
20-RP-23-GE-WSP-B
Bangkok, Thailand 31 August - 4 September 2020 (five days) 4 September 2020 15- May-20 Officials of government agencies involved in formulating national-level economic planning or sectoral-level planning related to industry, manpower, economic affairs, or economic development or from other relevant government agencies including NPOs. Senior-level members of key industrial and trade associations will also be considered.
39.1
Digital Platform 27 August 2020 04-Sept.2020 10-August-2020
40 Training of Trainers on Developing future-ready Agribusiness Social Enterprises
20-AG-29-GE-TRC-A
Manila, Philippines 15 June 2020 19 June 2020 1 may 2020 Farmer-leaders of cooperatives and agri-based or rural-based associations/ organizations; CEOs and managers of social enterprises; officials of government and NGOs involved in promoting and implementing programs for the development of social enterprises, especially in rural communities; and academic researchers involved in extension services and social mobilization.
41 Workshop on Productivity Quality and Innovation for Transforming Economies
20-IN-82-GE-WSP-B
Islamabad, Pakistan 2 November 2020 6 November 2020 Representatives of public-sector organizations working for industrial or economic development for higher productivity and/or business transformation in the era of Industry 4.0.
42 Training of Trainers on Regulatory Reform Agendas for Productivity Growth and Competitiveness
20-IN-53-GE-TRC-A
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 12 October, 2020 16 October, 2020 31-July-2020 Government officials from regulatory agencies and local government units, policymakers, and/or consultants on regulatory reform for the public sector from NPOs.
43 Workshop on Deriving Positive Impacts of Industry 4.0 for Productivity
20-IN-90-GE-WSP-A
Taipei, Taiwan 7 September, 2020 11 September, 2020 26-June-2020 Government officials and policy research officers involved in industrial policies, development strategies for the SME and manufacturing sectors, and productivity improvement initiatives; and senior representatives of industrial associations in strategically important sectors.
44 20-AG-28-GE-WSP-A
Workshop on Empowerment of Small-scale Farmers in Adopting Internet of Things Technologies
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 7 September 2020 11 September 2020 Government officials, policymakers, executives of farmers’ associations, senior academics, senior consultants, and extension officers engaged in R&D on digital technology applications in agriculture and/or in charge of promoting the adoption of digital agricultural technologies for greater multiplier effects.
45 Workshop on Women’s Empowerment for Productivity Gains
20-IN-99-GE-WSP-A
Tokyo, Japan 7 December 2020 11 December 2020 14-Sept-2020 NPO Heads; APO Program Planning Department Heads/senior managers of NPOs/APO Liaison Officers responsible for leading development strategies for APO programs.
46 Workshop on Smart Resource Productivity Management
20-AG-15-GE-WSP-A
virtual session 16 November 2020 18 November 2020 25-september-2020 Present Position: Government officials, policymakers, executives of farms’ associations, and academics and consultants involved in planning for the sustainable, productive use of agricultural resources. Experience: At least three years of experience in the position described above. Education: University degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized university/institution.
47 Workshop on People-centric Digital Transformation
20-IN-91-GE-WSP-A
Digital 25 November 2020 27 November 2020 15-October-2020 Government officials involved in industrial policy, skill development, development strategies for the SME and manufacturing sectors, and productivity improvement initiatives; and senior representatives of industrial associations.
48 Conference on Smart Public Service Delivery, 9 November 2020, Philippines
PN 20-RP-12-GE-CON-A(DMC)
DMC 9-Nov-2020 5-Nov-2020 Government officials including those from state-owned enterprises, policymakers from central and local government organizations, public-sector productivity experts/researchers, or senior officials and consultants from NPOs
49 Training Course on Smart regulation from 7-9 December 2020
20-IN-55-GE-TRC-A
DMC 5 November 2020. Government officials from regulatory agencies, policymakers, and/or consultants on regulatory reform for the public sector from NPOs
50 Training Course on Smart Service and Technology for the Hospitality Industry
20-IN-41-GE-TRC-A
9 December 2020 11 December 2020 Government officials overseeing the hospitality industry and consultants or trainers from NPOs or consulting firms providing productivity improvement consultancy and training, as well as industry practitioners in the hospitality and lifestyle industries, including but not limited to travel, attractions, F&B, retail, exhibitions and meetings, etc.
51 Conference Strategies for Strengthening National Innovation system
10th December 20
20-RP-27-GE-CON-B Policymakers and government officials from science, technology, R&D, and innovation agencies as well as agencies and departments involved in higher education, technical and vocational education, and reskilling; or representatives of government enterprise involved in R&D, technology, advanced industries, and business innovation; staff NPOs.
52 Conference on Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy for Productivity Growth
20-RP-21-GE-CON-A:
Digital 8 December 2020 13 Novemeber 2020 Senior government officials from STI agencies involved in designing national STIP and implementing STIP instruments
53 Workshop on Productivity Quality and Innovation for Transforming Economies
20-IN-82-GE-WSP-B
Digital 29 January 2021 29 January 2021 18th December 2020 Policymakers and Government officials working for industrial or economic development for higher productivity and/or business transformation and innovation in the era of Industry 4.0.
54 Workshop on Data Analytics and Machine Learning for Productivity from
20-IN-98-GE-WSP-B
Digital 16-Dec-2020 18-Dec-2020 4-dec-2020
55 Conference on Blockchain Solutions for Productivity
20-IN-95-GE-CON-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 25 February 2021 (one day) 15 January 2021 Government officials involved in blockchains or blockchain-related industrial policy, academics in universities and research institutes responsible for blockchain R&D, founders of blockchain companies/startups, etc.
56 Workshop on Green Productivity for Sustainable Development
20-IN-61-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 7 April 2021 9 April 2021 25 march 2021 Government officials, policy research officers, senior representatives of industrial associations, consultants, trainers, senior personnel of SMEs working on sustainability, green growth of industry, climate change mitigation, and technology up-gradation for resources conservation
57 5th International Conference on Biofertilizers and Biopesticides: Marketing and Commercialization
20-AG-20-GE-CON-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 28/04/2021 26-Marh-2021 Senior policymakers, government officials, consultants, academics, and representatives of NGOs or enterprises/associations engaged in or in charge of B&B policy, analysis, product registration, and development and marketing.
58 Observational Study Mission on Collaboration among Agriculture, Manufacturing, and Retailing in Japan
20-AG-32-GS-OSM-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 25May 2021 27 May 2021 26 April 2021 Government officials responsible for agriculture and rural development, executives of farmers’/agribusiness associations, farm managers, and consultants on farm management.
59 Conference on Smart Agriculture
20-AG-10-GE-CON-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 19 April 2021 19 March 2021 Government officials, policymakers, farmers, representatives of agribusinesses, academics, and consultants on smart agriculture.
60 Workshop on Promoting the Productivity Movement in the Digital Age
20-RP-28-GE-WSP-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 20-April 2021 22 April 2021 25 march 2021 Government officials from agencies involved in national digitalization programs, digital communications and marketing initiatives, national-level productivity promotion, or senior consultants on the public-sector from NPOs
61 Basic Training Course on Foresight for Public-sector Organizations
21-CP-20-GE-TRC-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 25th May 2021 27th May 2021 29th April 2021 Policymakers and officials of government agencies involved in formulating national, sectoral, and local development plans, or consultants assigned by NPOs for the public sector in the areas of science and technology advancement, human resource development, industrial promotion, economic development, and regulatory formulation and review
62 Training Course on Critical Big Data Analytics to Drive Productivity
20-IN-97-GE-TRC-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 26th April 2021 28th April 2021 9th April 2021 Government officials, representatives of government agencies and private-sector enterprises, and National Productivity Organization officers working on data science, big data-related training, and other productivity improvement initiatives driven by data analytics
63 Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Modern Farm Machinery
19-AG-31-GE/SPP-OSM-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 15th June 2021 17th June 2021 30th April 2021 Policymakers, government officials, farmers, farm machinery SMEs, academics, and consultants working on agricultural machinery and mechanized farming
64 Workshop on Women’s Empowerment for Productivity Gains
20-IN-99-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 22nd June 2021 24th June 2021 1st June 2021 Government officials, senior representatives of industrial associations, or company leaders in charge of developing strategies for women’s empowerment, productivity improvement initiatives, and increasing female labor force participation rates
65 Workshop on Service Design for Business Growth and Improvement
21-CP-04-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 25th May 2021 27th May 2021 30th April 2021 Workshop on Service Design for Business Growth and Improvement
66 Workshop on Service Design for Business Growth and Improvement
21-CP-04-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry 25-05-2021 27-05-2021 10-05-2021 All nominations must be submitted through National Productivity Organizations of member countries
67 Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Advanced Food Safety Management
20-AG-31-GS-OSM-A
Digital Multicountry 28-06-2021 30-06-2021 21-05-2021 28-05-2021
68 Workshop on Ecological Models of Agroforestry Systems
21-CP-28-GE-WSP-B
Digital Multicountry 16 June 2021 18 June 2021 21-05-2021 Government officers, agricultural producers, agricultural extension workers, academics, and researchers involved in tree-dominant agriculture, watershed or land rehabilitation, diversifying farming portfolios or promoting agroforestry
69 Workshop on Productivity Gainsharing Models in Agribusiness Enterprises
21-CL-15-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry 14 July 2021 16 July 2021 7 June 2021 Policymakers, agricultural professionals, and CEOs and managers of agribusinesses; and researchers working on inclusive development and productivity gainsharing issues in agriculture
70 Research on the Complementarities of the Circular Economy and Green Productivity
21-RC-07-GE-RES-A
Digital Multicountry July 2021 December 2021 23/06/2021 Policy analysts or academic researchers specializing in green growth policy and/or circular economy-related frameworks with a track record of experience, three or more years in the position, and excellent English writing and presentation skills
71 Conference on Enabling Regulations to Accelerate Agricultural Innovations
21-IP-03-GE-CON-B
Digital Multicountry 22 July 2021 22 July 2021 8 July 2021 Policymakers, government officials, and academics involved in regulations on agricultural innovations; and researchers, managers, and CEOs in the public and private sectors involved in developing and introducing agricultural innovations
72 Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Emerging Models of Controlled-environment Agriculture in Japan
19-AG-30-GE/SPP-OSM-A
Digital Multicountry 27 July 2021 29 July 2021 20 June 2021 Policymakers, government officials, members of farmers’/agribusiness associations, academics,
73 Training Course on Productivity Measurement for Service-Sector Organization
21-CP-15-GE-TRC-B
Digital Multicountry 21 July 2021 23 July 2021 2 July 2021 Policymakers, government officials, and representatives of government organizations and service-sector enterprises (e.g., hospitality, food and beverage, etc.) working on improving productivity measurement in the service industry
74 Conference on Promoting the Circular Economy in Manufacturing through Green Productivity
21-CP-31-GE-CON-B
Digital Multicountry 30 July 2021 30 July 2021 1 July 2021 Government officials, policy research officers, senior representatives of industrial associations, productivity professionals, and SMEs representatives working on industrial policy, environmental protection, sustainability, green growth strategies for SMEs and manufacturing sectors, climate change mitigation, innovation, technology upgradation, and resource conservation
75 Workshop on Modern Food Transportation and Regulation
21-CP-09-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry 13 July 2021 15 July 2021 24 June 2021 Policymakers and government officials, executives of farmers’/agribusiness associations, representatives of SMEs, and academics and consultants working on food transportation
76 Workshop on Regulatory Ecosystems for Startups
21-IP-05-GE-WSP-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 28 July 2021 30 July 2021 2 July 2021 Policymakers and government officials; representatives of government enterprises, public R&D institutes, and academia; and staff from NPOs working on business development, designing and implementing regulations for startups, managing startup programs of governments, regulatory reform agendas and governance, and implementing and monitoring public regulations for startups
77 Conference on Public-sector Productivity: Ensuring Public Services in the New Normal
21-IP-09-GE-CON-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 25 August 2021 25 August 2021 2 August 2021 Policymakers and government officials, representatives of government enterprises, staff of public-sector organizations and research institutions, and consultants assigned by NPOs for the public sector in the areas of digital government programs, public administration and good governance, national innovation systems, human resources development, and national and local development planning
78 Workshop on Smart Transformation for Various Economic Sector
21-CP-37-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 21 July 2021 23 July 2021 12 July 2021 Policymakers and Government officials, and representatives of government , organization, and enterprises , espicially SMEs, and startup, working on improving productivity and fostering innovation through digital transformation
79 Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Enhancing Equal Opportunities for Inclusive Engagement of the Workforce
21-CL-08-GE-OSM-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 28 July 2021 30 July 2021 12 July 2021 Government officials involved in promoting diversity in the workforce, gender mainstreaming, and social inclusion; and academics and representatives of associations promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace
80 Workshop on Enhancing Productivity for SMEs: Measuring and Analyzing Productivity Gains
21-CL-14-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 11 August 2021 13 August 2021 12 July 2021 Practitioners and consultants, representatives of industrial associations, managers, government officials, and policy research officers working on development strategies for SMEs, productivity enhancement, and manufacturing-
81 Training Course on Internet of Things Applications for Smart Manufacturing
21-CP-02-GE-TRC-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 25 August 2021 27 August 2021 6 August 2021 SME executives, representatives of industrial associations, consultants, and productivity practitioners with experience in manufacturing management; and government officials and policy research officers involved in industrial policy and development strategies for the SME and manufacturing sectors
82 Conference on Social Empowerment in Agriculture
21-CL-13-GE-CON-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 2 September 2021 2 September 2021 30th July 2021 Policymakers, agricultural professionals, and CEOs and managers of agribusinesses; and researchers working on social enterprises, inclusiveness, and empowerment issues in agriculture
83 Workshop on Agricultural Innovations
21-CP-10-GE-WSP-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 15 September 2021 17 September 2021 24 August 2021 Policymakers, government officials, and academics involved in promoting agricultural innovations and researchers, managers, and CEOs in the public and private sectors involved in developing and introducing agricultural innovations
84 Training of Assessors for the Green Productivity Specialists Certification Program
21-CP-29-GE-TRC-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 23 August 2021 25 August 2021 3 August 2021 Senior professional staff of National Productivity Organizations (NPOs), certified management consultants, and certified professional auditors/assessors of personnel certification schemes
85 Workshop on Blockchain Solutions for SME Productivity Enhancement
21-CP-03-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 25 August 2021 27 August 2021 12 August 2021 Policymakers, government officials, and representatives of government organizations and enterprises, especially SMEs and startups, working on improving productivity and fostering innovation through digital transformation
86 Workshop on Cybersecurity and Network Resilience Approaches for Industry 4.0
21-IP-02-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 7 September 2021 9 September 2021 12 August 2021 Policymakers and government officials; representatives of local government units; and staff of government enterprises, public-sector organizations, and industry representatives working on Industry 4.0 promotion, cybersecurity systems, IT governance/management, and public regulations on information systems and ICT
87 Workshop on Continuing Education for the Aging Societies
21-CL-11-GE-WSP-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 15 September 2021 17 September 2021 15 August 2021 - Policymakers and government officials, staff of public organizations, and stakeholders involved in labor and employment, adult education, professional and vocational training, and other aspects of national human resources development
88 Workshop on Rural Economic Development through Development of Village Tourism
21-CL-06-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 5 October 2021 7 October 2021 3 September 2021 Policymakers, government officials, academics, representatives of the tourism industry, NGOs and associations, and entrepreneurs and young leaders involved in rural development through tourism and promoting/planning rural and village tourism
89 Conference on Urban Agroecology and Food Security
21-IP-11-GE-CON-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 9 September 2021 (one day) 9 September 2021 (one day) 25 August 2021 Policymakers and government officials, executives of farmers'/agribusiness associations, and academics and consultants working on agriculture, agribusiness, or urban development
90 Workshop on Digitization of SMEs in the Manufacturing Sector
21-CP-39-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 28 September 2021 30 September 2021 8 September 2021 Senior/mid-level managers of SMEs and senior officers and professionals of National Productivity Organizations (NPOs) and SME development agencies responsible for promoting digital transformation or developing programs to support SMEs
91 Training Course for Green Productivity Specialists
21-CP-23-GE-TRC-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 13 September 2021 17 September 2021 23 August 2021 Professionals of National Productivity Organization (NPOs); associated consultants, trainers, and technocrats from ministries and government agencies; academicians; and senior technical professionals of SMEs working on sustainable development, climate change mitigation, resource conservation, and technology upgradation for green growth
92 Workshop on the Circular Economy in the Agroindustry Sector
21-CP-26-GE-WSP-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 12 October 2021 14 October 2021 21 September 2021 Policymakers and government officials, executives of farmers’/agribusiness associations, farm managers, and academics and consultants working on the agroindustry sector and circular economy
93 Workshop on Evaluating Regulatory Quality and Performance to Improve Public-sector Productivity
21-IP-55-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 10 November 2021 12 November 2021 15 October 2021 Policymakers and government officials, representatives of government enterprises, staff of public organizations and regulatory agencies, and NPO staff working on regulatory issues and reform
94 Workshop on Enhancing Service Productivity through Effective Business Models
21-CP-05-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 19 October 2021 21 October 2021 5 October 2021 Professionals from National Productivity Organizations (NPOs) or associate consultants assigned by NPOs involved in training and consultancy or working on e- government systems, digital public services, e-governance, administrative process innovation, management information systems, R&D, and ICT
95 Workshop on Development of New Innovation Standards for SMEs
21-IP-13-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 13 October 2021 15 October 2021 (three days) 1 October 2021 SME executives, representatives of industrial associations, consultants, and productivity practitioners with experience in innovation management; and government officials and policy research officers involved in innovation management and SME policies
96 Development of APO-certified Public-sector Productivity Specialists
21-CP-17-GE-TRC-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 6 December 2021 10 December 2021 10 November 2021 Policymakers and government officials, representatives of local government units and government enterprises, and staff from National Productivity Organizations (NPOs) working on public administration, training and educational programs for the public sector, and standards and quality management systems for government
Specific National Programs for Member Countries (SNP)
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 Specific National Programs for Member Countries (SNP)
21-SN-06-GE-SNP-C
Virtual and face-to-face March 2021 December 2021 29th April 2021 All Member Countries
Workshops
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 Program/Project Planning Workshop (PPP)
20-RP-02-GE-SPW-A
Tokyo, Japan 4-Aug-2020 6-Aug-2020 15 July 2020 NPO Heads; APO Program Planning Department Heads/senior managers of NPOs/APO Liaison Officers responsible for leading development strategies for APO programs.
SELF LEARNING E-COURSES
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 Agriculture and Food Sectors(Project Notification)
19-AG-17-GE-DLN-A
APO Secretariat and National Productivity Organizations (NPOs) Throughout 2019 The target groups are productivity practitioners, consultants, managers, academics, extension service providers, representatives of cooperatives and industry associations, producers, and all professionals working in the subject area from agriculture, agribusinesses, food industries, NPOs, government agencies, universities, and consultancy.
1.1 Self -learning e-course on innovation in Agroforestry systems
19-AG-17-GE-DLN-A-06
23-Dec-19 22-Dec-20 As above
1.2 Self learning e-course for the Agricultuire and Food sectors
20-AG-17-GE-DLN-A
APO Secretariat Throughout the year No specific qualification required
1.3 Self-learning e-Course on Future Aquaculture Farming
19-AG-17-GE-DLN-A-04
Tokyo, Japan 3 August 2020 2 August 2021 The target participants are government officers, aquacultural producers, food business entrepreneurs, aquacultural extension workers, academics, and other individuals with particular interest in adopting advanced technology in aquaculture.
2 smart transformationof Agriculrure
19-AG-17-GE-DLN-A-01
APO Secretariat and National Productivity Organizations (NPOs) 02 Mar. 20 01 Mar. 20 The target participants are government officers, agricultural producers, agribusiness entrepreneurs, agricultural extenslon workers, academics, and other individuals with particular interest in adopting smart technology in agriculture.
3 Industry and Service Sectors
20-IN-06-GE-DLN-A
APO Secretariat Throughout the year Open to the Public and no specific qualifications are required.
4 Apiculture Management
20-AG-17-GE-DLN-A-AP01
18 August 2020–17 August 2021 (12 months)
5 Advanced Smart Manufacturing 101 in a Blockchain-driven Era
19-IN-06-GE-DLN-A-AP04
Tokyo, Japan 1-Nov-2020 31 Oct. 2021
5.1 eneral Aspects of Energy Management and Audit
19-IN-06-GE-DLN-A-AP02
23 December 2020 31 December 2021 The target groups are environmental/GP/energy management personnel, trainers, and consultants; university students in degree courses related to energy, the environment, climate change, sustainable development, etc.; and senior/mid-level managerial and technical personnel from industry in the environment/energy field.
6 Future Aquaculture Farming
19-AG-17-GE-DLN-A-AP04
Tokyo, Japan 3 August 2020 2 August 2021 The target participants are government officers, aquacultural producers, food business entrepreneurs, aquacultural extension workers, academics, and other individuals with particular interest in adopting advanced technology in aquaculture. 5.
TECHNICAL EXPERT SERVICES (TES)
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 TECHNICAL EXPERT SERVICES PROJECT (TES)
20-IN-02-GE-TES-C
Member countries Jan.-20 Dec. 20
DEVELOPMENT OF DEMONSTRATION COMPANIES/ORGANISATIONS (DMP)
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 Development of Demonstration Companies
20-IN-04-GE-DMP-C
Selected Member Countries Maximum 12 months (10 months for planning and implementation and two months for dissemination activities)
INDIVIDUAL-COUNTRY OBSERVATIONAL STUDY MISSION (I-OSM)
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 Individual-Country Observational Study Mission
20-IN-01-GE-OSM-C
Member countries Up to one week (five working days) per mission
BILATERAL COOPERATION BETWEEN NPOs (BCBN)
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 BILATERAL COOPERATION BETWEEN NPOs (BCBN)
20-IN-03-GE-BCBN-C
Member countries 01 Jan. 20 01 Dec. 20
INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING OF NPOs (DON)
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 Special Program for Capacity Building of Sustainable Food Value Chains for Enhanced Food Safety and Quality in Asian Countries: Second Year
19-AG-32-SPP-DON-C
Selected Member Countries Sept-19 Aug -20
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Shri K.D. Bhardwaj
Director(International Services)/ APO Liaison Officer for India
National Productivity Council.
Utpadakta Bhawan,5-6 Institutional Area,
Lodi Road New Delhi - 110 003
Phone No.- 011-24607328/12/13
NPC