Cross-border cooperation

Webinar: Cross-Border Cooperation in Digital Skilling and Innovation

The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), in cooperation with the Foundation for Commerce and Culture Interchange (FCCI), Computer Skills Foundation (CSF) Taiwan, National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT) India, and Digital Skills Organisation (DSO) Australia, is holding a webinar on “Cross-Border Cooperation in Digital Skilling and Innovation” this April 18, 2023, at 2:00-3:30 PM Taipei Time.

Cooperation across countries in training for digital skilling and innovation has become a global trend and fast becoming a necessity.

In the Asia-Pacific region, the standards for ICT skills are set per country, with certifications provided by national organizations. There are no regional or international standards currently in place.

As such, this webinar aims to discuss what the current standards are for digital skills across different countries, and what can be done to facilitate cross-border skilling by addressing the following questions:

  • Who is offering the services and programs in this area?
  • What are the current issues being encountered?
  • What can enterprises do to improve the recruitment of a digitally skilled workforce?
  • How can we bridge the digital divide in education and improve digital literacy?
  • How can we enable digital skilling and innovation on a regional or international level?


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Agenda: (90 minutes)


I. Introduction (5 minutes)

Opening remarks by Moderator Dr. Dennis Hu, Chair, Asian ICT Council, CACCI


II. Speaker Presentations (10 minutes each)

Dr. Madan Mohan Tripathi, Director General, National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT), India

Dr. J. B. Xiao, Secretary General, Computer Skills Foundation (CSF), Taiwan

Ms. Alison Wall, Chief of Staff, Digital Skills Organisation (DSO), Australia

Dato Palani, Chair, ASEAN Future Workforce Council, Malaysia

III. Panel Discussion (30 minutes)

*All speakers, with panelists representing the enterprise or workforce:

George Abraham, Chair, CACCI SME Council, Singapore

Charly Gordon, Global Policy Lead, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Charmaine Leong, President, Philippine Young Entrepreneurs Association (PYEA)

Talking points for discussion:

  • The needs of digital skills for the development in the region, countries.
  • The programs for strengthening digital skills and innovation.
  • The mutual recognition of digital skills for talents and HR in Asia.


IV. Audience Q&A (5-10 minutes)