Shafq R. Bhuiyan
, CSR Resource Mobi-lization, CSR Center, Bangladesh.
Participant, e-learning course on Knowledge Man-agement (KM) Concepts and Practice: Phase 2, 2– 5 March 2010.“Knowledge starts with people and ends with peo- ple. This is the most important thing we learnedrom the course. We are very thankul to the APOor organizing the course in which we learnedthat KM is nothing but the eective, systematictranser o knowledge through human networks. KM is not an entirely newconcept, but rather the targeted harmonization o knowledge as a actor o production and the management o the organizational environment to sup- port individual knowledge transer to a collective knowledge base. With theimmense popularity o corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Bangladesh,eective implementation o KM can be an important tool to ensure smoothoperations or any organization to sustain itsel in the long term. On behal o the CSR Centre, we are quite optimistic about organizing customized work-shops on KM or private-sector organizations to support them in achievingcorporate excellence. The e-learning course was a worthwhile experience as itsurmounts geographic barriers. We look orward to the ace-to-ace course inBangladesh or a more comprehensive platorm or sharing and learning theeective practices o KM.”
Abdul Rashid Bahri
, International Trade and Export, Federal Agri-cultural Marketing Authority, Malaysia.
Participant, multicountry observational study mission on Export Promotion o Agriood Products, Japan, 1–6 March 2010.“All participants could learn and share inormation and experiences regardingagriood export and promotion. The strategies adopted by dierent countries provided us with dierent dimensions and more options to replicate their success. Along with the speakers’ lectures on market penetration strategies, Iound the site visit programs very useul and helpul. The visit to Ota Whole-sale Market, in particular, was really inormative in that I learned how an auc-tioning system works, either manually or electronically. Since my country isin the nal process o introducing an electronic auctioning system in the reshruit and vegetable wholesale market in the middle o this year, the experience provided me with insights on how to develop the current system. The visit toFOODEX 2010 was also a great opportunity or me to see new, innovative products. I think that some o the items can be produced by our SMEs at morecompetitive costs. I am planning to make a presentation ocusing on new nd-ings and suggestions to improve our present system, which, I hope, will beimplemented by my organization.”
Eric A. Raymundo
, Raymundo Environmental Management, the Philippines.
Participant, training course or Energy Auditors, India, 22−26 March 2010.“The cutting-edge knowledge and skills acquired in the training course havehelped me build my condence, as well as that o my ellow participants, as practitioners in the eld o energy eciency (EE). The course was a ollow-up program to the e-learning course held in 2009 which provided basic knowl-edge and understanding o energy audits. Through this ace-to-ace trainingcourse, participants were exposed to practical issues, problems, and challengesthat we may encounter while conducting energy audits in the eld. Everythingthat I learned will denitely benet a project that I am currently working onin the Philippines, the Zero Carbon Resorts Project, ocusing on EE and re-newable energy. To enhance our competency in the eld, however, we needmore experience. Thereore, together with Marlon Pareja, a ellow course participant and technical program director o the De La Salle University Envi-ronment Department, we plan to work on a proposal or the NPO o the Phil-ippines to seek urther assistance rom the APO using its services such as theDevelopment o Demonstration Companies and Technical Expert Services.”Another development was the publication o the third
APO Productivity Databook
in early April, in which total actor productivity was comput-ed or seven member countries and labor productivity or 12. “This putsthe APO rmly on the map as a depository o reliable labor productivitystatistics on our region,” he declared. The last development was progressin research on knowledge management (KM). A trilogy o practicaltexts on KM, with the nal two scheduled or publication later this year,would make the APO “a unique center disseminating the benets o KMto SMEs around the world,” reported Secretary-General Takenaka.In concluding, the APO had become a “leaner, unctionally moreeicient, and inancially more disciplined organization,” stated theSecretary-General. “With the help o member governments, I canassure you that the Secretariat will continue to work hard to improveeiciency and increase beneits to our members,” he pledged andthanked member governments or their support during his Secretary-Generalship.The 52nd Session o theAPO Governing Bodyelected APO Director or the Republic o Ko-rea Dr. Dong Kyu Choi(2nd/L) as APO Chair or 2010–2011. APODirector or Lao PDR Somdy Inmyxai (C)and APO Alternate Director or Malaysia Mohd. Razali Hussain assumedthe position o First and Second Vice Chairs, respectively. On the let isAPO Administration and Finance Department Director Dr. A.K.P. Mochtan.
New APO Chair and Vice Chairs