ECONOMIC AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION (ECOTECH)
APEC’s ECOTECH projects are funded through:
- Operational Account;
- Trade and Investment Liberalisation & Facilitation Special Account; and
- APEC Support Fund & Sub-Funds.
Funding is based on priorities identified by SOM and ranked according to its importance. Priorities for 2014:
- Projects that specifically and significantly contribute to promoting regional economic integration via free and open trade and investment;
- Projects that directly support the APEC Leaders' Growth Strategy; and
- Projects that are linked to other priorities identified by Leaders and Ministers but are less closely linked to regional economic integration via free and open trade and investment.
Projects approved from 2012-2014
- 103 projects funded in 2012 amounting to US$11.5 million.
- 74 projects funded in 2013 amounting to US8.3 million.
- 71 projects funded in 2014 amounting to US$ 9.4 million.
Capacity Building Programmes in 2014
- In 2014, a total of 160 representatives from the Malaysian public and private sector participated in 81 fully sponsored APEC capacity building programmes organised.
ECOTECH projects implemented in Malaysia in 2014:
- “APEC Workshop on Environmental Services in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainability” organised by Services Division, MITI from 14-15 October 2014, Kuala Lumpur (APEC Contribution, US$146,000);
- “Establishing Best Practices on Human Capital Development to Enhance Productivity, Quality, Competitiveness and Innovation among SMEs” organised by Malaysia Productivity Corporation from 8-8 December 2014, Kuala Lumpur (APEC Contribution, US$150,000); and
- “APEC New Strategy for Structural Reform (ANSSR)” organised and funded by Australia from 3-6 June 2014, Kuala Lumpur.
ECOTECH projects to be implemented in Malaysia in 2015:
- “APEC Young Scientist Workshop on Effective Science Communication in the 21st Century” will be organised by Academy Science of Malaysia, in January 2015, Kuala Lumpur (APEC Contribution, US$130,000);
- “Medical External Quality Assurance Capacity Building Programme” will be organised by Standards Malaysia, in October 2015, Kuala Lumpur (APEC Contribution, US$118,030); and
- “APEC Workshop - Sharing Best Practices on Public Consultations” will be organised by Malaysia Productivity Corporation in May 2015, Kuala Lumpur (APEC Contribution, US$138,495).
Last Updated 2016-12-16 09:41:43 by Mangaleswari Arjunan