APO International Programmes


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Sl.no. Project Title  Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participants
1 Technical Expert Services (TES) 



Member countries 01-Jan-17 31-Dec-17 17-Feb-17  
1 Self-learning e-course for the Agriculture Sector



  01-Feb-16 30-Jun-17    
2 Self-learning e-course on Food Safety Management (Basic)



  01-Jan-17 31-May-17    
3 Self-learning e-Course on Agritourism Business Development 



  03-Jul-17 02-Dec-17    
4 Self-learning e-course on Controlled-environment Agriculture 



  01-Mar-17 31-Jul-17    
5 Self-learning e-course for the Industry & Service Sector



  Throughout 2017    
6 Self-learning e-course on the occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSAS-18001)



  01-Jan-17 31-Dec-17    
7 Self-learning e-course for the Agriculture Sector 



  Throughout 2017    
8 Self-learning e-course on Productiity Tools & Techniques (Basic)



  01-Apr-17 30-Nov-17    
9 Self-learning e-course on Rural Entrepreneurship Development



  11-Sep-17 10-Feb-18    
10 Self-learning e-course on Marketing Strategy and Product Branding for SMEs



 01-May-17  30-Oct-17
 11 Self-learning e-course on Agri Business Management (Advanced) 



 15-Dec-17  17-May-18
1 Individual-country Observational Study Missions 



Member countries Up to one week (five working days) per mission 10-Mar-17  


1 National Follow up Program (NFP) 



 01-June-17  31-May-18
1 e-Learning Course on ICT-based Services for Agricultural Extension 



New Delhi, India 27-Nov-17 30-Nov-17 15-Sep-17 Officials of national and local governments engaged in AES for rural development; CEOs, business leaders, and managers of private-sector agribusinesses who want to develop digital leaning; and representatives of NGOs and academics involved in planning, organizing, promoting and managing ICT-based agricultural extension.
2 e-Learning Course on Customer Satisfaction Management for the Service Sector 



New Delhi, India 21-Aug-17 24-Aug-17 25-Jul-17 Staff and managers from the service sector or NPO staff providing CS management consultancy for SMEs in the service sector.
3 Training Course on Food Safety Management Systems: Basic Course for SMEs in the Food Industry



Nadi, Fiji 20-Nov-17 24-Nov-17 21-Jun-17 Production managers, trainers, owners or managers of food businesses; food safety team leaders; and consultants of NPOs ;involved with FSM systems in food-processing companies, in particular SMEs.
4 Training Course on Planning and management of Community based Rural Tourism Projects 



Tehran, IR Iran 28-Oct-17 01-Nov-17 01-Aug-17 Officialsk of national and local governments engaged in rural community development and economic revitalization; CEOs, owners, and managers of SMEs engaged in the tourism business; representatives of NGOs and academics involved in planning, organizing, promoting and managing CBRT projects; and consultants and trainers involved in integrated rural development for inclusive growth.
5 Study Mission to a non member country on enhacing accesss for agrifood products 



Munich and Cologne, Germany 09-Oct-17 14-Oct-17 15-Jun-17 Agrifood industry association leaders, CEOs and Managers of agribusiness and food industry companies, officials of government and NGOs and scientists and academics interested in enhancing Exports of Agrifood products
6 Multi-country Observational Study Mission on ICT Innovation in the Service Sector 



Dhaka, Bangladesh 02-Oct-17 05-Oct-17 14-Jul-17 Managers from the Service sector with suitable IT background, representatives of service sector firms with ICT Applications, ICT Experts/Professionals and Productivity Practitioners with suitable IT backgrounds
7 Training Course on Sustainability Assessment of Agribusiness Enterprises 



Vientiane, Lao PDR 25-Sep-17 29-Sep-17 15-Jun-17 Officials of government agencies, project planning managers of agribusiness companies, academics and consultant in charge of planning/evaluating farm/agribusiness projects
8 Workshop on Corporate Sustaniability management for SMEs



Taipei, Taiwan 25-Sep-17 29-Sep-17 03-Jul-17 Top management of SMEs and senior government officials whoose main role is to facilitate the development of SMEs
9 Asian Food and Agri Business Conference : Enhancing Exports for Organic Products 



Manila, Philippines 13-Sep-17 15-Sep-17 29-May-17 Senior Policy makers and planners, agricultural professional, and CEOs and managers of agri business SMEs and agricultrueal financing institutions ; officials of government and /or agribusiness/food industry associations; and academics in charge of suporting SMEs in development and export of organic agricultural and food products

International Forum on Productivity 



Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  12-Sep-17  14-Sep-17  01-Jul-17 Policy makers, senior officiaials from national development planning agency, CEOs of large and medium size companies, researchers from academic organization and research institutes and senior officials/consultants from NPOs involved in setting national development policies including productivity targets.
11 Training Course on Management Consultancy on Green Productivity focussing on SMEs  



Taipei, Taiwan  11-Sep-17  22-Sep-17 05-Jul-17 Management consultants with experience in environmental management and resource efficiency, preferably with experience in GP Promotion or Training
12 Conference on Smart Agriculture for Sustainable, Inclusive productivity 



Tokyo, Japan 05-Sep-17 07-Sep-17 12-Jun-17 Senior government officials, pollicy makers, executives of farmers associations, senior academic s, senior consultants; and executives of private-sector agribusiness, companies in charge of promoting high- tech farming
13 Training of Trainers in Total Quality Management for SMEs 



Ulaanbaaatar, Mongolia 04-Sep-17 08-Sep-17 29-Jun-17 SME owners,quality managers and consultant/trainers of SME development agencies/NPOs or similar institutions involved in consulting on productivity and quality improvement for SMEs
14 Training Course on Knowledge Management and Innovation for Local Government Authorities 



Tehran, IR Iran 26-Aug-17 30-Aug-17 19-May-17 Officials from local government authorities/NPOs engaged in KM and KM – related tasks
15 Training Course on Basic Productivity Tools for SMEs 



Nadi, Fiji 21-Aug-17 25-Aug-17 05-Jun-17 SME executives, start up owners, entrepreneurs and consultants with experience in SME management and operation
16 Workshop on Revitalization of Rural Communities through Productivity Improvement Initiatives 



Jakarta, Indonesia 21-Aug-17 25-Aug-17 16-Jun-17 Officials of national and local government engaged in planning or implementing rural community development; CEOs, Business Manager and SME staff in Rral areas involved in productvity enhancement; and academics, plrofessional, and representatives of associations and NGOs working for rural revitalization
17 Workshop on the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) for the Public Sector 



Pasig City, Philippines  21-Aug-17 25-Aug-17 01-Jun-17 Officials of public organizations, local government officials, researchers, and NPO staff who

are specialists in public-sector productivity and performance with at least two years of

experience in this area

18 Training of Trainers and Consultants in Green Productiity (APO-Certified GP Specialists) 



Taipei,Taiwan 14-Aug-17 01-Sep-17 22-May-17 Productivity Practitioners from NPOs consultancy firms, and trainers
19 International Conference on Policies for Productivity Growth



Colombo, Sri Lanka 09-Aug-17 11-Aug-17 27-May-17 Policy makers and senior government officials from relevant ministries and agencies involved in setting National productivity policies and industry leaders
20 2nd International Conference on Biofertilizers and biopesticides



Taichung, Taiwan  08-Aug-17  11-Aug-17  20-Jun-17 Senior policy makers, government officers, academic, representatives of NGOs, and consultants of enterpreneurs in the B&B industry in charge of promoting, clean, safe, environmentally, friendly, sustainable agriculture. Preference will be given to those directly engaged in B&B, R&D, commercialization and/or regulations.
21 Wokshop on Productivity Measurement in the Higher Education Sector 



Yogyakarta, Indonesia 07-Aug-17 10-Aug-17 23-May-17 Senior management level in the higher education, sector or officials from higher learning institutions, NPOs, and academia
22 Multi-country Observational Study Mission on Energy Management Practices for SMEs 



Taipei, Taiwan 24-Jul-17 28-Jul-17 15-May-17 Energy professional/industry managers from SMEs, Energy managers/consultants, or Energy Auditors
23 Multi-country Observational Study Mission on Modern Food Quality Management System



Tokyo, Japan 24-Jul-17 29-Jul-17 22-Apr-17 Senior-level managers of food enterprises, officers of food processing industry SMEs, NPO consultants, government officials, and academics in charge of the implementation/ promotion of food quality/safety management systems in food industry SMEs.
24 Workshop on Innovative Water Resource Management 



Tehran, IR Iran 22-Jul-17 26-Jul-17 24-Apr-17 Officials from government, managers of water companies, practitioners, academics, representatives of water users’ associations, and consultants in charge of planning, developing, and managing water resources for agriculture.
25 Training Course on Development of Productivity Practitioners:Advanced 



Penang, Malayasia 17-Jul-17 18-Jul-17 01-May-17 Participants should preferably come from NPOs, although candidates from similar organizations with relevant experience in implementing productivity improvement projects could also be considered. Priority will be given to those who attended DPP:  Basic and have been involved in at least two productivity improvement projects or have equivalent knowledge and skills in using productivity tools and techniques. (Candidates are requested to submit brief reports on productivity improvement projects with their applications; the report template is provided in Attachment 2.)
26 Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Innovation and Competitiveness in SMEs 



Seoul, Republic of Korea 19-Jun-17 23-Jun-17 04-Apr-17 Policymakers in charge of SME development and innovation, executives of SMEs, academics, and association representatives promoting SME development.
27 Workshop on e-Business Modeling for Women Entrepreneurs



Taipei, Taiwan 19-Jun-17 23-Jun-17 01-Apr-17 Officials of national and local governments engaged in training and/or entrepreneurship development for women; consultants, trainers, and/or extension officers of women’s associations and cooperatives involved in training in the areas of on/offline business development and management; CEOs, business leaders, and SME owners and managers engaged in e-entrepreneurship; and representatives of NGOs and academics involved in planning, organizing, promoting, and managing e-business for women entrepreneurs.
28 Study Mission to a Non-member Country on Lean and Advanced Technology in Healthcare Services  



Palm Springs, CA, USA 05-Jun-17 09-Jun-17 20-Mar-17 Healthcare professionals involved in quality management, representatives from government agencies involved in healthcare refonn, healthcare service providers, manufacturers of healthcare products, and professional consultants involved in lean management.
29 Training Course on Business Excellence for Senior Assessors



Nadi, Fiji 29-May-17 02-Jun-17 20-Feb-17 BE practitioners, consultants, and assessors involved in implementing BE frameworks from SMEs, NPOs, and other organizations.
30 Training Course on Development of Productivity Practitioners: Basic Program (DPP: Basic)  



Manila and Tagaytay City, Philippines 08-May-17 02-Jun-17 28-Feb-17 Participants are preferably from NPOs. Candidates from other similar organizations and corporations with relevant experience may be considered if nominations from NPOs are not received
31 International Conference on Industry 4.0 and the Future of Productivity 



Taipei, Republic of China 23-May-17 25-May-17 12-Apr-17 Senior government policymakers, industry leaders, CEOs of private companies, consultants, scholars, and academics.
32 Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Innovations in Food Value Chain Management



Tokyo, Japan 15-May-17 20-May-17 05-Apr-17 CEOs of agribusinesses, agriculture industry leaders, and senior government officers and academics engaged in managing and promoting the development of FVCs in agribusiness
33 Multicountry Observational Study Mission (OSM) on Community Development for Achieving Inclusive Growth: Saemaul Undong Model of Community-driven Development



Seoul, Republic of Korea 15-May-17 19-May-17 01-Mar-17 Policymakers and senior officials from government ministries and agencies working in the areas of community, rural development, and/or economic development; CEOs, presidents, managers, and professionals in the private sector and representatives of NGOs handling community/rural development projects; and academics in charge of rural community development.
34 Workshop on Public-Sector Leadership 



Manila, The Philippines 15-May-17 19-May-17 01-Mar-17 Public-sector professionals, officials, and policymakers from central and local government organizations who manage performance design and development at personal and/or organizational level; public-sector productivity experts and/or practitioners; or public-service providers or NPO heads.
35 Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Public Sector Plroductivity for High-level Officials 



Taipei, Taiwan 22-May-17 26-May-17 02-Mar-17 Public-sector professionals/ leaders, senior government officials, officials from state-owned enterprises, and policymakers from central and local government organizations; public-sector productivity experts and/or practitioners; or public-service providers or NPO heads. (Please note that nominations other than the above will not be considered.) 
36 Workshop on Global Market Access Focusing on the Retail Industry




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SME owners or senior managers, entrepreneurs, government officials, NPO staff, and consultants involved in increasing global market access for enterprises in the retail industry.
37 International Environmental and Economic Forum: Action for the Future and Moving toward a Virtuous Circle for Sustainable Development



Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 11-May-17 13-May-17 27-Feb-17 Policymakers, enterprise representatives, researchers, and professionals specialized in environmental management, pollution reduction, and waste management; or representatives from government agencies, companies, or nonprofit organizations interested in environmental technologies and solutions.
38 Workshop on Successful Models of Integrated Farming  



Dhaka, Bangladesh 07-May-17 11-May-17 21-Feb-17 Agricultural extension managers/officers or researchers and academics in charge of promoting sustainable agriculture.
39 Workshop on Management Consultancy in Total Quality Management (TQM) 



Nadi, Fiji 24-Apr-17 28-Apr-17 07-Feb-17 Consultants of NPOs or similar institutions involved in consulting on productivity and quality improvement in manufacturing and service industries.
40 Workshop on Emerging Roles of Producers’ Associations and Farmers’ Cooperatives 



Dhaka, Bangladesh 23-Apr-17 27-Apr-17 10-Feb-17 CEOs and senior members of FCs/FAs; officials of national and local governments involved in FCs/FAs for agricultural and rural development; and CEOs of NGOs and academics in charge of planning, managing, and promoting agricultural organizations in rural areas.
41 Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Industrial Human Resources Development for Women 



Tokyp, Japan 3-Apr-17 7-Apr-17 22-Jan-17 Officials of government and NGOs, industry leaders, and consultants and academics involved in promoting and or implementing programs for women.
42 Study Mission to a Nonmember Country on Development of Knowledge-based Business



London, UK 3-Apr-17 8-Apr-17 25-Jan-17 APO Directors, NPO Heads, industry leaders, CEOs of SMEs, senior government officials responsible for formulation of industry policies and programs, and academics involved in providing consultancy and industrial R&D.
43 Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Public-Private-Academia Partnerships for Industrial Human Resources Development                                                                                                



Tokyo, Japan 27-Mar-17 1-Apr-17 12-Jan-17 Policymakers or government officials from ministries/ agencies responsible for the development of policies in higher education and vocational training institutes, or NGO representatives and leaders of industry associations responsible for promoting industrial human resources development programs.
44 Workshop on Material Flow Cost Accounting 





Dhaka, Bangladesh















SME executives, managers of manufacturing, production flow, and/or waste management; environmental management professionals; and MFCA practitioners.
45 Workshop on Results-oriented Monitoring and Evaluation of Capacity Development Programs and Projects 



Tokyo, Japan 13-Nov-17 15-Nov-17   APO LOs or NPO officers/ consultants responsible for monitoring and evaluation of APO and NPO programs and projects.
46 Top Management Forum on Knowledge Management for SMEs 



Jeju, Republic of Korea 14-Mar-17 16-Mar-17 20-Jan-17 SME owners and executive directors as well as KM consultants and practitioners involved in implementing KM frameworks in SMEs to strengthen their capacities.
47 APO Alumni Forum on Innovations and Best Practices in Productivity Promotion 



Tokyo, Japan 14-Mar-17 17-Mar-17 20-Jan-17 NPO officers handling APO alumni affairs and APO alumni (officials of government and NGOs, industry leaders, academics) who attended multicountry projects more than three years ago (before 2014).
48 Training Course on Business Excellence for SMEs  



Singapore 28-Feb-17 3-Mar-17 10-Jan-17 BE practitioners, consultants, and assessors involved in implementing BE frameworks from SMEs, NPOs, and other organizations.
49 Advanced Agribusiness Management Course for Executives and Managers 



Bali, Indonesia 27-Feb-17 3-Mar-17 5-Jan-17 CEOs and managers of agribusiness SMEs and academics/consultants in charge of analyzing food industry SMEs.
50 Multicountry Observational Study Mission for Mass Media Practitioners on Innovation and Productivity Promotion in SMEs  



Tokyo, Japan 20-Feb-17 24-Feb-17 8-Jan-17 Professional print and television journalists covering the business, food, community, and tourism sectors.




NOTE: The nomination form may be accompanied by a draft of Rs. 1000/- (NON-REFUNDABLE) drawn in favour of National Productivity Council, New Delhi (Rs. 500/- for MSME Sector, trade unions and NGO’s) for each participant. In the absence of application fee and bio-data, the nominations will not be considered. In case of selection by APO, NPC will charge Rs. 6,000/- (Rs. 3,000/- for MSME Sector, Trade Unions and NGO’s) per participant towards handling charges and admission fee which is mandatory for the APO Alumni Association of India (AAAI). In case of profit making organizations, the handling charges would be Rs. 12,000/- per participant.


Service tax applicable at prevalent rates shall be applicable separately on application fee and handling charges.


Please read the project notification carefully before applying.

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