Asian Productivity Organization International Programmes



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S.No. Project Notification Title Venue Start Date End date NPC Closing Date Target Participants
1 National Follow up Program (NFP) 17-AG-39-GE-NFP-C


 Member Countries 01-Jun-17  31-May-18
 Project Notification Addendum
1 Development of Center of Excellence(Project Notification)16-RP-12-GE-DON-C APO Secretariat One year      
i) Workshop on Developing Productivity Specialists in the Public Sector(Project Implementation Plan)16-RP-12-GE-DON-C-02 Pasig City,Philippines 12-Mar-18 16-Mar-18 20-Jan-18 Officials of public-sector organizations, local government officials, and NPO staff who are consultants on smart public sectors with at least two years of experience in this area.
2 Special Program for Promoting Public-private-sector Partnerships in Enhancing Food Value Chains in Asian Countries: Third Year17-AG-42-SPP-DON-C   01-Feb-2018 01-Nov-2018    
1 Technical Expert Services (TES)18-IN-02-GE-TES-C Member Countries 01-Jan-2018 01-Dec-2018  
1 Individual-Country Observational Study Mission18-IN-01-GE-OSM-C Member countries Up to one week (five working days) per mission   First Phase: 1-Mar-18Second Phase: 1-Jun-18  
 1 Workshop on e-Govemment for Smart and Productive Public Service


 Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran 29-Sep-2018 03-Oct-2018 08-June-2018 Government officials including those from state-owned enterprises

and policymakers from central and local government organizations

in charge of e-govemment programs.

 2 Workshop on Innovative and Strategic Leadership for

Enhancing Public-sector Productivity 18-IN-48-GE-WSP-A

 Colombo, Sri Lanka  17-Sep-2018 21-Sep-2018 22-May-2018 Government officials including those from state-owned enterprises, 

policymakers from central and local government organizations, or senior officials/consultants for the public sector from NPOs.

 3 Multicounty Observational Study Mission on Innovation and Competitiveness in SMEs


 Taipei, Republic of China  10-Sep-2018  14-Sep-2018 15-June-2018  Government officials in charge of SME development policies, representatives of industrial associations, and NPO consultants involved in supporting and training SMEs.
 4 Workshop on Productivity Measurement in SMEs18-IN-80-GE-WSP-B  Nadi, Fiji  03-Sep-2018 07-Sep-2018 16-May-2018 NPO senior management staff in charge of SMEs and/or productivity   specialists of SME government agencies.
 5 Certified Productivity Practitioners’ Course18-IN-30-GE-TRC-A Tagaytay City, Philippines  20-Aug-2018 31-Aug-2018 01-June-2018  Professionals from NPOs or associate management consultants assigned by NPOs. Qualified participants are selected from amongthose who previously enrolled in and passed the self-leaming e-course on Productivity Tools and Techniques (Basic and Advanced) or participated in a DON project in the preceding three years.
 6 Workshop on Development of Productivity Champions 18-IN-31-GE-WSP-A  Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran  11-Aug-2018 15-Aug-2018 22-May-2018  Productivity Practitioners and officials of NPOs involved in productivity promotion, recognition, and certification and award 


 7  Workshop on APO Public-sector Leadership 18-IN-54-GE-WSP-A  Manila, Philippines  06-Aug-2018  10-Aug-2018  15-May-2018  Government officials including those from state-owned enteqirises, 

policymakers from central and local government organizations, or 

senior ofBcials/consultants for the public sector from NPOs.

 8  Training of Trainers and Consultants in Green Productivity(Certified GP Specialists)


 Taipei, Taiwan  23-July-2018  03-Aug-2018  27-Apr-2018 Paricipants representing government agenices and NPO in charge of labor-management issues, and representatives of labor unions. 
 9  Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Human CapitalDevelopment for the Future


 Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran  28-July-2018  01-08-2018  01-05-2018 Policymakers and/or policy administrators in the areas of labor, education, public health, demography, and other socioeconomicaspects of human capital development from relevant government agencies at the central and local levels; and mid- or high-level NPO officials managing labor productivity issues
 10 Workshop on Science, Technology, and Innovation Policies and Productivity Enhancement


 Hanoi, Vietnam  07-Aug-2018 10-Aug-2018 01-June-2018 Policymakers and governmental officials in charge of STIP, innovation policy, and R&D policy.
 11  Top Management Forum on Knowledge Management and Innovation for SMEs18-IN-90-GE-CON-A  Nadi, Fiji  18-July-2018   20-July-2018  11-Apr-2018 Participants representing government agencies and NPOs, KM consultants involved in planning and implementing KM frameworks and innovation for SMEs.
12 Multicountry Observational Study Mission on labour Management Relations18-IN-51-GE-OSM-A Jakarta, indonesia 23-July-2018 27-July-2018 15-Apr-2018 Paricipants representing government agenices and NPO in charge of labor-management issues, and representatives of labor unions. 
 13 Workshop on Innovative Technologies for Increasing

Agricultural Water Productivity 18-AG-03-GE-WSP-B

Colombo, Sri Lanka 23-July-2018 27-July-2018 15-May-2018 Senior government officers, managers of water companies, and researchers and academics in charge of developing and promoting

innovative agricultural water management technologies.

 14 Strategic Planning Workshop for Senior Planning Officers of NPOs18-RP-34-GE-SPW-A Tokyo, Japan  11-July-2018 12-July-2018 30-Apr-2018 APO Directors/Alternate Directors and NPO Heads
 15 Training of Trainers in Lean Manufacturing Systems 18-IN-20-GE-TRC-A  Selangor, Malaysia  09-July-2018 13-July-2018 27-Apr-2018  Trainers or consultants specializing in management in the manufacturing sector , representatives from industrial associations,

or policymakers with experience in managing industrial plants.

 16 International Forum on Public-sector Productivity 18-IN-50-GE-CON-A Colombo, Sri Lanka  02-July-2018 04-July-2018 25-Apr-2018 Government officials including those from state-owned enterprises,policymakers from central and local government organizations, public-sector productivity experts/ researchers, or senior officials/ consultants from NPOs.
 17  Training of Trainers on Strengthening the Participation of Producers’ Associations and Farmers’ Cooperatives in Value

Chains 18-AG-19-GE-TRC-B

 Islamic Republic of Iran  30-June-2018  04-July-2018  14-Apr-2018  Senior government officials, academics, and consultants in charge of imparting training and consultancy to FCs/PAs and/or relevant 

institutions for promoting productivity, quality, and innovation.

 Tentative Program
 18 Workshop on Digital Agribusiness


Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 25-June-2018 29-June-2018 20-Apr-2018 Government ofFicials, CEOs, and representatives of agribusiness associations, and consultants and academics in charge of digitizing the agribusiness operations.
 19 Workshop on Readiness for Industry 4. 0: Assessment and

Steps for Manufacturers 18-IN-56-GE-WSP-A

Taipei, Republic of China  25-June-2018 29-June-2018 05-Apr-2018  Government officials and policy research officers involved in

industrial policies, development strategies for the SME and

manufacturing sectors, and productivity improvement

initiatives; senior representatives from associations of industrial

sectors; and senior NPO officials with practical consulting

experience in industrial upgrading and modernization.

 20 Training of Trainers in total Quality Management for Industries18-IN-36-GE-TRC-A Taipei, Republic of China  04-June-2018  08-June-2018  26-Mar-2018 Trainers or consultants speciializing in quality management in the manufacturing sector and representatives from Industrial associations or plicymaking instiutions with practical experience in quality managemtn in industrial plants
 21 Workshop on Food Quality and Safety Assurance in Modern Food Production Systems


 Bangkok, Thailand  28-May-2018  01-June-2018  10-Apr-2018 Senior government oiBcers, NPO consultants, and researchers and

academics in charge of quality and safety management in the food


22 Training Course on Enrgy Efficiency and Conservation16-IN-78-GE/SPP-TRC-A  Japan 22-May-2018 25-May-2018   20-Feb-2018 NPO staff, officials of releant government ageni3w, managers of privagte firms responsible for enry management, ad consltants and professionals workng in the fields of enery management/energy/energy auditing 
23 Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Smart RiceFarming 17-AG-36-GE/SPP-OSM-B Tokyo, Japan 04-June-2018 09-June-2018 02-Apr-2018 Senior policymakers and planners, senior executives/CEOs of farmmachinery institutes, and senior professionals and academics in chargeof promoting the development and adoption of advanced

machines/technologies for sustainable rice farming. Preference will be

given to those in a position to develop plans based on learning from the

study mission and implement them for promoting smart farming

technologies for greater multiplier effects.

 24 Workshop on Innovations in Postharvest Handling of Perishables 18-AG-45-GE-WSP-B  Dhaka, Bangladesh  20-May-2018 24-May-2018 02-Apr-2018 Senior government officers, NPO consultants, and researchers and

academics in charge of developing and promoting postharvest

management of perisliables.

25 Training of Trainers in Total Productive Maintenance Applications for manufacturing18-IN-13-GE-TRC-B Dhaka, Bangladesh 29-Apr-18 03-May-18 20-Feb-18 Trainers or consultants specializing in production and   maintenance  management in the manufacturing sector and representatives from industrial associations and policy makers with experiences in production or maintenance management in industrial plants.
26 APO Development Workshop for Practitioners of Business Excellence18-IN-28-GE-WSP-B Singapore 12-Mar-18 15-Mar-18 22-Jan-18 BE practitioners, consultants, and assessors from the publicsector involved in implementing BE frameworks.
27 Study Mission on Productivity Enhancement through Applications of Industry 4.017-IN-83-SPP-OSM-A Tokyo, Japan 06-Mar-18 09-Mar-18 12-Dec-17 CEOs or operation managers in the manufacturing-related sector, senior government officials involved in setting industrial policy, and representatives of industrial associations.
28 Advanced Agribusiness Management Course for Executives and Managers18-AG-12-GE-WSP-B Bali, Indonesia 05-Mar-18  9-Mar-18 16-Jan-18 Senior representatives of agribusiness SMEs associations and academics/consultants in charge of analyzing food industry SMEs
29 Forum on Strengthening Food Safety Standards17-AG-29-GE-CON-B


Colombo, Sri Lanka 05-Mar-18 08-Mar-18 15-Nov-17 Senior government officials, production managers, consultants, and food industry executives in charge of FSM systems in the food processing industry
 Project Notification Addendum          
30 Training of Trainers on Lean Manufacturing for SMEsProject Notification17-IN-20-GE-TRC-B Islamabad, Pakistan 18-Dec-17  22-Dec-17 25-Sep-17 SME Owners or senior/mid-level managerial or technical personnel, professional consultants, or NPO consultants/trainers
 Project Notification Addendum 26-Feb-18  2-Mar-18 15-Dec-17
31 Forum on Women’s Labor Force Participation and Productivity Enhancement17-RP-37-SPP-CON-B Tokyo, Japan 05-Feb-18  7-Feb-18 01-Dec-17 Government Officers from business associations, industry leaders, and academicis involved in promoting and or implementing programs for women.
32 Multi-country Observational Study Mission on ICT Innovation in the Service SectorProject Notification17-IN-24-GE-OSM-A Dhaka, Bangladesh 02-Oct-17  5-Oct-17  14-July-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
 Project Notification Addendum 07-Jan-18 10-Jan-18 05-Nov-17
33 Productivity Improvement for the Supporting Industry Based on NPOs’ Proposals16-IN-60-SPP-TRC-B APO Secretariat and National Productivity Organizations (NPOs Jan 2017-Dec 2019      
PIP: Productivity Improvement for the Supporting Industry16-IN-60-SPP-TRC-B  July 2017- June 2018      
34 APO Productivity Practitioners Certification ManagementSystem 18-IN-70-GE-RES-A APO Secretariat Throughout the year      
1 Self-learning e-Course for the Agriculture Sector(Project  Notification) 17-AG-23-GE-DLN-A APO Secretariat and National Productivity Organizations (NPOs Throughout 2017      
i) Self-learning e-course on Agri Business Management (Advanced)(Project Implementation Plan)17-AG-23-GE-DLN-A-02   15-Dec-17  17-May-18    
ii) Self-learning e-Course on Food Safety Management (Advanced)(Project Implementation Plan)17-AG-23-GE-DLN-A-03   15-Dec-17  14-June-18     
iii) Self-learning e-course on Rural Entrepreneurship Development(Project Implementation Plan)17-AG-23-GE-DLN-A-04   11-Sep-17  10-Feb-18    
2 Self-learning e-course for the Agriculture and Food Sectors18-AG-23-GE-DLN-A APO Secretariat and National Productivity Organizations (NPOs) Throughout 2018      
3 Self-learning e-Courses for the Industry and Service Sectors18-IN-06-GE-DLN-A APO Secretariat and National Productivity Organizations(NPOs)  Throughout 2018      



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.


Goods and Service Tax (GST) @ 18% shall be applicable separately on application fee and handling charges.


Please send the filled-in bio data in APO format as PDF to ; and  One hard copy of the filled-in bio data in APO format along with requisite Application fees through Demand Draft shall please be submitted to:


Shri K D Bhardwaj

Director & Head (International Services)

National Productivity Council

5-6 Institutional Area,

Utpadakta Bhawan

Lodi Road

New Delhi – 110 003



Please read the project notification carefully before applying.