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).

APO E-Course
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 APO e-Course on Innovative Entrepreneurship for the Youth
Digital Learning 31 May 2024 Enhance young entrepreneurs’ knowledge of innovative, creative industries and requirements for starting new businesses and present case studies of successful entrepreneurship ventures by the youth.
2 APO Productivity Talk
Digital Learning 1 January 2024 31 December 2024 Discuss current and emerging trends in productivity and innovation in various economic sectors through digital platforms, share exemplary applications of productivity enhancement tools and techniques, provide insights from APO programs for member economies, and document inspiring productivity success stories/case studies.
3 APO e-Course on Circular Economy Implementation and Strategies for the Public Sector
Digital Learning 30 November 2024 Present the core principles and concepts of the circular economy (CE); show how to formulate effective CE strategies tailored to unique sectoral challenges and opportunities; and offer practical insights on integrating CE practices into existing public-sector policies, strategies, and practices
Multi-country Projects
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 Training Course on Advanced Technologies in Manufacturing Industries
Online 26 February 2024 29 February 2024 12 February 2024 Deepen participants\\' understanding of smart manufacturing, focusing on the theoretical and conceptual frameworks; explore various technologies and techniques that enhance productivity in the manufacturing industry; and learn how these advanced technologies are transforming the industry.
2 Conference on the Digital Food and Beverage Industry
Online 7 March 2024 7 March 2024 19 February 2024 Introduce methods and technologies to improve linkages between digital technology and the food and beverage industry; examine ways to improve productivity, food safety, and consumer satisfaction; and share good practices and models in utilizing those methods and technologies in APO members.
3 Development of Public-sector Productivity Specialists
Online 1 April 2024 5 April 2024 11 March 2024 Introduce the concepts, approaches, tools, and techniques needed by productivity specialists in the public sector; equip participants with required skillsets and competencies as productivity specialists; and explore the roles of productivity specialists in supporting improvement initiatives in public-sector organizations.
4 Workshop on Value Addition of Gemstone Products for Compliance with International Standards
Face to Face 22 April 2024 25 April 2024 19 February 2024 Review international standards on gemstone products; provide comprehensive knowledge of cutting, polishing, designing, and heating techniques; and enhance understanding of best practices and technological advances in gemstone value chains including mining, manufacturing, and trading.
5 Productivity Analysis Series
Online 19 February 2024 31 December 2024 25 April 2024 Analyze emerging economic trends, technological advances, and social issues impacting labor productivity in APO members postpandemic; identify new opportunities to foster labor force resilience and adaptability; compile efficient policies and best practices in different economic sectors in APO members to promote productivity enhancement; and publish Series papers in 2025.
6 Training Course for Assessors for the Green Productivity Specialists Certification Program
Face-to-face 22 April 2024 26 April 2024 29 February 2024 Develop qualified, competent assessors for APO-accredited certification bodies (CBs); familiarize participants with the APO-GPS 201:2023 Requirements for Green Productivity (GP) Specialists; and impart the methods, criteria, and competencies required by assessors to conduct assessment of GP certification candidates.
7 Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Industrial Symbiosis
Face to Face 21 May 2024 23 May 2024 1 April 2024 Develop an understanding of industrial symbiosis and its contribution to sustainability; provide references on and practical strategies for the circular economy; and discuss policies facilitating resource efficiency and sustainable industrialization.
8 Training Course on Gainsharing in Agribusiness Enterprises
Face to Face 20 May 2024 24 May 2024 1 April 2024 Introduce concepts and strategies of gainsharing and profit sharing; examine methodologies to design gainsharing plans and strategies; and explore gainsharing approaches for fostering a more equitable distribution of gains across agricultural value chains.
9 Training Course on Innovative Technologies in Vegetable Farming
Face to Face 3 June 2024 7 June 2024 5 April 2024 Understand the latest technologies and measures for improving the productivity of vegetable farming; explain the effectiveness of different innovative technologies and measures; learn about key success factors in innovative vegetable farming; and explore prospects for adoption in APO members
10 Development of Productivity Practitioners for the Youth
Face to Face 10 June 2024 14 June 2024 5 April 2024 Provide knowledge of productivity tools, techniques, and enhancement initiatives; present examples of productivity-related programs for the youth; and build networks among productivity practitioners in APO members.
Research Programmes
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 Research on Government Rightsizing and Restructuring to Improve Bureaucratic Efficiency in APO Member Economies
Online 29 February 2024 31 December 2024 27 May 2024 Provide a comparative analysis of rightsizing and restructuring reforms undertaken by the governments of participating member economies; assess the extent of rightsizing reform success in terms of increasing the productivity and performance of public-sector organizations; and provide recommendations on strengthening rightsizing and restructuring initiatives to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the public sector.


NOMINATION PROCEDURE: All the nominations should be routed through proper channel and as per the attached APO Biodata Form. The nominations received after the last date will not be considered. It is requested to send nominations by e-mail to, and All the information pertaining to the nominations will be treated as confidential and classified. The nominated officers may be invited as a faculty in programs on the relevant subject/s, organised by NPC.

FEES and CHARGES : An Application fee (NON-REFUNDABLE)of Rs. 500/-+ 18% GST for MSME Sector, Trade Unions and NGO and Rs. 1000/-+ 18% GST for others is payable along with the nomination form, for each participant. IN CASE OF SELECTION BY APO : NPC will charge Rs. 3,000/-+ 18% GST for MSME Sector, Trade Unions and NGO Rs. 12,000/-+ 18% GST for profit making organizations and Rs. 6,000/- + 18% GST for others per participant is payable towards handling charges and membership fee for the APO Alumni Association of India (AAAI).

The requisite amount can be paid through a demand draft/cheque/ECS drawn in favour of National Productivity Council, New Delhi. In the absence of application fee, the nominations will not be considered. Kindly e-mail the details of the ECS/RTGS/NEFT payment made on In this regard, the bank account details are attached herewith.In case if an invoice is required by the participant towards the payment of Fee & Charges, a request in this regard may kindly be sent to above email ids well in advance.

Group Head(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