Project Title

Women's Economic Empowerment and ICT: Capacity Building for APEC Women Entrepreneurs in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution 

Project Year

2017   

Project Number

PPWE 01 2017A 

Project Session

Session 1   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

PPWE 01 2017A 

Project Title

Women's Economic Empowerment and ICT: Capacity Building for APEC Women Entrepreneurs in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Innovative Development, Economic Reform and Growth (IERG) 

Project Year

2017 

Project Session

Session 1 

APEC Funding

84,811 

Co-funding Amount

15,369 

Total Project Value

100,180 

Sponsoring Forum

Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE) 

Topics

Gender 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Korea 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Chile; Mexico; Peru; Russia; Thailand 

Expected Start Date

01/05/2017 

Expected Completion Date

31/05/2018 

Project Proponent Name 1

Eun jeung 

Job Title 1

Deputy Director 

Organization 1

Ministry of Gender Equality and Family 

Postal Address 1

209, Sejong-daero (Sejong-ro), Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea 03171 

Telephone 1

82-2 21006103 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

eunicej@korea.kr 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Eun Jeung 

Project Summary

ICTs have the potential to promote women’s economic empowerment. For example, ICT skills enable women entrepreneurs and potential women entrepreneurs to access e-commerce and lower their barriers to the global markets, which leads them to become more competitive in global value chains.

Meanwhile, the 4th industrial revolution has exerted more powerful, far-reaching influences not only on businesses but also on everyday lives. This revolution is creating unprecedented business innovations with the fusion of smart technologies. Against this backdrop, it is necessary to inform women entrepreneurs of the current trends of the 4th industrial revolution and prepare them for its relevant business opportunities.

For this, this project intends to:

1)  compile success stories of women entrepreneurs who have successfully run ICT/smart technology-based businesses

2) offer a workshop to share the success stories

3) publish and disseminate publications on the success stories and best practices through an online platform; and

4) create an opportunity for APEC women entrepreneurs to establish a network among themselves.

Relevance

Relevance – Benefits to region: In the current knowledge information society, information communication technology (ICT) has a potential to benefit women particularly for their economic empowerment. Thanks to ICTs, women, who, traditionally, take primary responsibilities for child care and household chores and are thus usually confined to their homes, are freed from such constraints and in a better position to engage in ICT-enabled works. This can increase their employment and business opportunities. For example, there are reports about successful women entrepreneurs who used to live as mothers and housewives but started up their e-commerce based on their previous experiences. 

Meanwhile, the 4th industrial revolution has already started, exerting tremendous impacts on businesses and everyday lives in almost all the economies. Also, big data analysis makes it possible to identify consumption patterns and to use the information for a new business. It is therefore expected that with the fusion of technologies, business innovations will continuously emerge and, as a result, transformation that is incomparable to the past in terms of its scope and scale will be pervasive. 

Against this backdrop, it is necessary to inform APEC women of the current trends of the 4th industrial revolution and success stories of women entrepreneurs in the ICT/smart-technology businesses, so that APEC women can better prepared for changing environments. Given that in the age of 4th industrial revolution, talent is more important than capital in business, this type of information will be greatly useful to women for its potential to cultivate their unexplored talents. APEC women will benefit from the information in that they can better understand the features of the 4th industrial revolution, harness business opportunities accordingly, and become more competitive in global value chains. It will also enhance the competitiveness and innovation of women-owned MSMEs. 

Relevance – Rank: This project falls under Rank 1 APEC Funding Criteria as it supports human capital development by compiling success stories of women entrepreneurs in the field of ICT/smart technology-based industry and promoting capacity building through sharing the success stories, good practices, and enabling environments. 

Also, this project is linked to two Rank 2 APEC Funding Criteria as it promotes Inclusive Growth through women’s economic empowerment and also Innovative Growth through focusing on innovation policy and research to harness new technologies for the future.

Objectives

1)   To identify women entrepreneurs from APEC economies that have been successful in their ICT/smart technology-related businesses, and research and compile their success stories to understand their lived experiences, enabling factors, obstacles and barriers, strategies to deal with those obstacles, and policy recommendations; 

2)  To hold a seminar as part of APEC Women and Economy Forum 2017 in Viet Nam in which successful women entrepreneurs will share their success stories, and participants will discuss ways to promote the type of women entrepreneurship suitable to the 4th industrial revolution; 

3)  To create an ‘APEC Women Entrepreneurs in the 4th Industrial Revolution’ online platform in which publications of case cases of successful women entrepreneurs will be disseminated and subsequent interactions will progress; and

4) To develop policy recommendations that will help policy makers to establish and implement policies for nurturing and supporting women entrepreneurship in ICT/smart technology industries.

Alignment

Alignment – APEC: This project is directly linked to the APEC Viet Nam 2017 theme of ‘Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future.’ APEC 2017 clearly states that there is an urgent need to create new dynamism for economic growth and integration in the Asia-Pacific region and that, in order that APEC economies may better use opportunities created by the 4th industrial revolution, SMEs’ innovation and structural reforms are critical. In line with the APEC 2017 mandates, this project emphasizes the importance of advancing women’s integration and economic empowerment by harnessing the opportunities and changing environments that the 4th industrial revolution has created. Also, this project addresses the APEC 2017 Host Economy priorities such as 1) Fostering Sustainable, Innovative and Inclusive Growth and 2) Strengthening MSMEs’ Competitiveness and Innovation in the Digital Age by focusing on ICT/smart technology dimensions for women entrepreneurs’ empowerment. 

Alignment – Forum: This project is aligned with APEC Women and Economy Forum’s overall focus on women’s economic empowerment and women’s inclusion in the economy. In particular, the theme of 2017 APEC WEF is ‘Enhancing Women’s Inclusion and Economic Empowerment in the Changing World’ well matches the objectives and expected outcomes of this project. One of the five pillars that APEC WEF proposed to support the theme is ‘innovation and technology,’ which is a main theme of this project. 

Furthermore, this project is in line with the APEC WEF’s recognition of the importance of digital literacy for women’s economic empowerment. In the APEC Women and Economy 2016 Forum Statement, Ministers and Heads of Delegations recommended that APEC economies promote business innovations, for example, innovations based on makerspaces, for women and enhance digital literacy skills of women entrepreneurs.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs:  

1)  Case study reports: This project will conduct 21 case studies of successful women entrepreneurs in the ICT/smart technology-based industries from each APEC economies and publish case study reports. These reports will contain information on, for example, the women entrepreneurs’ lived experiences, enabling factors, obstacles that they went through, how they overcame those obstacles, mentors, and policy supports. 

2)  Best practices: Through case studies and a seminar, this project will identify best practices in the relevant field and disseminate them through an online platform and seminar materials. 

3)  Seminar: A one-day seminar will take place as part of the APEC Women and Economy Forum. Women entrepreneurs who succeeded in starting up or running ICT-based businesses will share their stories during the seminar, and participants in the seminar will raise awareness of the potentials of ICTs in creating business opportunities and as enabling factors of women entrepreneurship. Besides, participants will jointly explore effective business models in the ICT-enabled business environments and create a working network for future collaboration. 

4)  Online platform: An online platform will be created and, through this platform, case study reports, best practices, and other useful information will be shared and disseminated. Also, in this online platform, women will be able to create networks and engage in interaction with each other. 

5)  Policy recommendations: This project will identify necessary policy supports facilitating women entrepreneurship through case studies and a seminar, and write up policy recommendations. These will be submitted to the APEC PPWE and other relevant fora, and also disseminated through an online platform. 

Outcomes: 

1)  Empowerment of APEC women entrepreneurs: Through this project, APEC women will be informed of the current trends and characteristics of the 4th industrial revolution and thus better cope with the opportunities and demands of the revolution. They will be able to apply the gained knowledge to their current business or to the creation of new businesses. Also, with an understanding of the features of the 4th industrial revolution, which highlights the importance of creativity and innovation, APEC women will be led to cultivate their unexplored talents, which are more important than capital in the current business environments. They will eventually become more competitive in global value chains. 

2)  Increased opportunities for ICT/smart technology-based businesses for women MSMEs: It is claimed that ICT/smart technology has the potential to produce a great variety of business opportunities and inclusive growth for women, and the 4th industrial revolution is characterized by innovative, combined uses of various ICT devices and services. Through in-depth case studies, this project will identify successful ICT/smart technology-based businesses by women entrepreneurs and disseminate information on relevant business models, success factors, coping strategies and others. APEC women will thus become able to use the information to start up new business in the field of ICT/smart-technology industries or expand their current business by utilizing ICT components. It will thus lead to an increase in the number and revenues of women-owned ICT/smart technology-related businesses. It will also help to enhance competitiveness and innovation for women-owned MSMEs. 

3)  Enhanced social network among female entrepreneurs: Through a seminar and an online platform, women entrepreneurs (both entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs) will have opportunities to interact with other women in similar situations and form constructive networks. This will help to create nurturing, supporting environments in which women exchange information and support each other. 

4)  Effective policy making and implementation: Suitable policies are strong enablers for business, and to promote women entrepreneurship, relevant, effective policies should be in place. Research findings of this project will be used as basis for developing policy recommendations. It will thus help the policy makers to establish and implement more effective, enabling policies. 

5)  Promotion of gender equality for sustainable, innovative, and inclusive growth: By addressing the issue of women’s economic empowerment, this project will contribute to promoting gender equality for an APEC goal, sustainable, innovative, and inclusive growth. It will also narrow gender gap in human resources development. 

Beneficiaries: 

1)  Seminar participants: Participants and APEC women entrepreneurs will have opportunities to learn about how successful women entrepreneurs in the field of ICT/smart technology business started and ran their business and about other related experiences. Also, through the seminar, many participants will be able to establish relationships with successful businesswomen and other participants. 

2)  Women entrepreneurs: Women entrepreneurs, including potential female start-ups, who are interested in acquiring knowledge on female entrepreneurship and ICT/smart technology business, will increase their knowledge from the outcomes of the project. The women entrepreneurs in APEC could share their challenges and knowledge through online platform. They can login the online site and could see the successful stories. The project team will contatct with the APEC women entrepreneurs, by searching APEC BEST AWARDs and the women entrepreneurs associations in APEC. The researcher also could make a effort to contact many women entrepreneurs by the Chamber of Commerce in APEC economies. 

3)  Policy makers: Policy makers can obtain information necessary to establish and implement policies on nurturing women entrepreneurs and promoting business innovations suitable to the 4th industrial revolution. They can interact with relevant actors and get policy idea from private sectors.

4)  APEC economies: APEC economies can raise awareness of the business opportunities that the 4th industrial revolution can offer to women entrepreneurs and make the best use of the opportunities for development. Also the network of women entrepreneurs from each economy would help to reinforce the network of APEC economies. 

5)  Researchers and academic scholars: Academic experts in the field of women entrepreneurship and ICTs will gain deeper insights into multiple relevant issues through this project. The contractors will contact researcher or some experts as a speaker. 

6)  NGOs and local/global organizations: NGOs, communities, and various organizations dedicated to the women’s education can benefit from this project for designing and implementing future capacity building programs for women’s economic empowerment. Global Women’s ICT Network (GWIN) and other NGO in APEC economies could share case study reports and suggest policy recommendations.

7)  APEC fora: APEC Women and Economy Forum will benefit from raising awareness of the potential of ICT and smart technologies for fulfilling the vision of inclusive growth for women and for designing specific APEC activities accordingly. Also, SMEWG and TELWG will benefit from this project for gaining insights into SME issues and technology issues respectively.

Dissemination

Outputs of the project will be disseminated through the following channels to the following target audience: The outputs from this project would comply with APEC IP, Publications, Logo and Website Guidelines.

Publication:

1)  Case study reports: An electronic form of 21 case study reports will be disseminated through an online platform created, a seminar website, APEC fora networks, and SNSs. A small number of paper-based case study reports will also be distributed to stakeholders and research participants. 

2)  Seminar proceedings and presentation materials: 5 most illuminating case studies will be selected, and the women entrepreneurs, who are the subjects of the selected case studies, will share their success stories in the seminar. Seminar materials in the form of keynote speeches and synopsis of the 5 presentations will be distributed to all the seminar participants and relevant stakeholders. These will be also disseminated through a seminar website. 

3)  Online platform: An online platform will serve as an important channel for the dissemination of materials and outputs. Besides, this online platform will enable APEC women entrepreneurs to form and maintain networks and interact with each other. This platform will be maintained and sustained in such a way that it will be linked to the official websites of the Korean Ministry of Gender Equality and Family and the Korea IT Business Women Association. 

4)  There is no intention of selling outputs arising from the project. It is noted that the outputs from this project should comply with APEC IP, Publications, Logo and Website Guidelines. 

Target Audience:

1)  Women who participated in the case study research project and networks;

2)  Government officials in charge of policy making and implementation for women entrepreneurship;

3)  Business leaders in ICT/smart technology-related industries and MSMEs;

4)  Academic researchers, educators, and experts in the field of women entrepreneurship and ICT/smart technology-related businesses; and

5) NGOs and other relevant organizations.

Gender

The project primarily aims to promote women’s economic empowerment by conducting case studies of successful women entrepreneurs in ICT/smart technology industries and sharing the success stories and best practices in the field. Women who are either currently involved in business or considering a possibility of starting new businesses will therefore benefit from the project in such a way that they will be inspired and develop clear senses of various enablers, difficulties, strategies to cope with those difficulties. 

Besides, this project will ensure the participation and engagement of both men and women as follows:

1)  Successful women entrepreneurs will be selected as case study participants and their stories will be investigated in depth.

2)  Both men and women will be invited to the case studies research project as researchers.

3)  Both men and women will be invited to the seminar as participants and share their opinions during the seminar.

4)  The case study reports will be disseminated to women’s ministries, businesswomen’s associations, and women-related NGOs and organizations.

5) Advice on policy issues from qualified male government officials will be sought.

Work Plan

Work plan:

Activity 1: Compiling success stories of women entrepreneurs who have successfully run ICT/smart technology-based business

1)  August 2017: Research team formation and research design
- A research team will be formed and the team will have in-depth meetings to design the research.
- During the meetings, the survey and interview scheme will be created to identify women entrepreneurs in APEC economies who have been successfully engaged in ICT or smart technology related business.
- Expected output(s): Contracts (researchers, research assistant), research plan, 

2)  July-December 2017: Conducting survey and interviews
- The survey will be distributed to APEC economies with the support of co-sponsoring economies and the PPWE and HRDWG contact points.
- Based on the survey results, the successful women entrepreneurs in ICT/smart technology business will be identified.
- Interviews with the selected successful women entrepreneurs will be made to investigate success factors, enablers, major obstacles, ways of overcoming those obstacles, and suggestions for policy makers.
- Expected output(s): Survey results, reports, interviews

3) January 2018: Publication of research
- The complied success stories of successful women entrepreneurs
- Expected output(s): Survey responses, research publication

Activity 2: Holding a workshop to share the success stories


1) 
August 2017: Designing a workshop
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The title of the workshop will be the “APEC Women Entrepreneurs in the 4th Industrial Revolution”.
- With the supervision of PO, the agenda, entire program and timeline of the workshop will be designed, including list of speakers, moderators.
- Most of the speakers will be considered from the list of successful women entrepreneurs. - Workshop assistants will be hired and they will be designated for coordinating and managing the workshop. As soon as the program finalized, the invitation process will be initiated.
- Expected output(s): Workshop program and agenda, list of speakers/moderators, tentative logistics, contracts (workshop assistants)

2) September 2017: Holding a workshop
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The workshop will be held in Hue City, Viet Nam, during “High-Level Policy Dialogue on Women and the Economy and Related Meetings” period.
- Prior to the workshop, all the logistics (registrations, booking flights, hotels, arranging venues, budget, etc.) will be prepared.
- Local participants, APEC women entrepreneurs, and APEC delegations will be invited to the workshop. The current trends of 4th industrial revolution and success stories will be shared with the workshop participants.
- Expected output(s): Workshop, List of participants, minutes of workshop,

3) October - December 2017: Developing policy recommendation
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The workshop result will be thoroughly reviewed and analyzed.
- Based on the research and workshop results, policy recommendation will be developed which could be useful resource to APEC policy makers fostering suitable environment for women entrepreneurs in 4th industrial revolution.
- Expected output(s): Policy recommendation

Activity 3: Creating an online platform


1) 
August 2017: Team formation and design an online platform
- Online platform developing team will be formed. Throughout in-depth meetings, the platform will be designed.

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An assistant also will be hired to coordinate the development of online platform and disseminating the publication.
- Expected output(s): Contracts(developers, assistant), development schedule

2)  September 2017: Developing a proto-online platform
- The team will be develop a proto-online platform so that the concept and its function could be introduced during the workshop.
- Suggestions on the online platform also will be discussed during the workshop.
- Expected output(s): Proto-online platform


3) October-December 2017: Developing a complete online platform
- The team will develop a completed version of online platform.
- Expected output(s): Online platform, daily work log


4)  January - June 2018: Maintaining the platform and disseminating publications through the platform
- When the completed online platform is created, the success stories of successful women entrepreneurs in ICT/smart technology business and good practices also will be disseminating through the platform.
- The platform will be opened to beyond APEC economies and subsequent interactions will take place online.
- The platform will be monitored and maintained by the developing team.
- Expected output(s): Full version of online platform

Risks

One of the objectives of this project is to conduct 21 case studies of successful women entrepreneurs in ICT industries with a view to advancing women’s economic empowerment by sharing the entrepreneurs’ lived experiences, success stories and best practices. An imaginable risk related to this is difficulty in identifying relevant women entrepreneurs whose stories are illuminating, inspiring, and transformative enough. For a management of this risk, a research team will be formed and formulate specific, detailed success criteria for selection of women entrepreneurs. Based on the selection criteria, the research team will develop an extensive list of about 30 possible candidates and, after a series of discussion, narrow down to 21 best cases. 

Another risk related to this case study activity is that the target audience may feel the case study results irrelevant to them due to discrepancies between the successful women entrepreneurs’ contexts and their own contexts. To manage this risk, this project will employ a ‘diversity’ strategy: a research team will consist of researchers from various backgrounds who will identify and interview research participants in their own economy; various women entrepreneurs will be selected as research participants in consideration of their business sectors, geographical areas, and business size. This will help the target audience (e.g., potential female start-ups) to apply what they learned to various local contexts appropriately. 

Another objective of this project is to create an online platform for publication and networking. A related risk concerns how to maintain this platform as an active virtual space where women visit and interact with each other for multiple purposes, such as locating useful information, discussing business opportunities and mentoring activities. To manage this risk, this project will link the online platform to various APEC websites (e.g., PPWE, SMEWG), e-government websites of the Korean Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, and homepage of the Korea IT Business Women’s Association (KIBWA). Global Women’s ICT Network (GWIN) of Korea will take charge of platform maintenance. Maintenance fee will be supported by KIBWA and GWIN, which will work closely with Contractor for this project.

Monitoring and Evaluation

1)  The number of success stories researched and reported: It is expected that at least 21 case studies of successful women entrepreneurs will be conducted and reported. Efforts will be made to include women entrepreneurs representing as many economies and business sectors as possible. 

2)  The number of the participants in the seminar: It is expected that at least 100 people including government officials and women MSMEs will participate in the workshop and gain insights into the role of ICTs in women’s economic empowerment and related business opportunities. 

3)  The satisfaction level from the workshop participants: At the end of the seminar, this project will conduct a questionnaire among the participants to measure their satisfaction level about the seminar content and learning outcomes, complaints, suggestions for future seminars, and so on. 

4)  The number of online platform hits: The number of online platform hits will tell us how effective and useful the platform is as a disseminator of information and networking place. 

5)  The number of networks formed in the online platform: This project will track the number of networks formed in the online platform. The more networks, the more active the online platform is. 

6)  Research team meetings: The research team will have regular skype meetings or communicate via emails to discuss research design, to monitor research progress, and to evaluate research findings. For each case study, peer reviews will be made to enhance the trustworthiness of research findings. 

7) Public-private partnership meetings: PO and contractor will regularly meet to monitor and evaluate the project progress and to measure the achievements of the project. Specifically, evaluation will be made regarding the quality of the products, level of achievements of the project objectives, timeline, impact on women entrepreneurs and so on. PO will regularly submit evaluation reports to PPWE and other relevant organizations.

Linkages

Engagement: This project will have a close collaboration with not only PPWE but also SMEWG and TELWG in planning and implementing activities for women entrepreneurship. In consideration of several shared objectives among the three APEC fora, final products produced by this project will be easily transferable to SMEWG and TELWG. Key findings and policy recommendations regarding women and ICT business capacity building will feed into the two fora’s strategic plans and missions. PO and contractor of this project will submit reports to the three fora and share the online platform link by mails for the Fora’s considerations. 

Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI) of Korea, an affiliation of the Korean Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning, is in charge of hosting an APEC Research Technology (ART) seminar annually as part of TELWG event. STEPI invited ‘Asia-Pacific Women’s Information Network Center (APWINC)’ of Sookmyung Women’s University in Korea, contractor of this project, to co-host 2017 ART seminar in recognition of the common overarching missions and pillars. 

Instead of creating and developing an entirely new system, we will work with established regional and global leaders and programs to combine our efforts and leverage best practices to expedite the launch of our proposed ideas, decrease costs, and increase efficiency. 

This project will be co-hosted by APWINC, ‘Korea ICT Business Women Association (KIBWA)’ and ‘Global Women’s ICT Network (GWIN)’. APWINC, an affiliation of Sookmyung Women’s University in Korea, has been dedicated to promoting women’s socioeconomic empowerment through digital literacy and e-commerce education. APWINC has held an ‘ICT and Smart Technology Seminar’ as part of PPWE events for several years. Also, APWINC has conducted various research studies and offered capacity building programs for women MSMEs around the world. KIBWA has only businesswomen engaged in ICT-mediated business as its members. With its long histories and expertise, the organization has identified and compiled success stories of Korean women entrepreneurs in the relevant field. It is expected that the experiences and knowhow that the organization has will provide insights into the design and implementation of this project. GWIN has long been dedicated to advancing women’s economic empowerment through ICT education and networking. This organization has long years of experiences in relevant research and capacity building programs. 

Previous work: This proposal builds upon the work we have developed and deployed since 2002. We have deployed research, training, networking and forums addressing critical issues in the area of ‘Women’s Business and Smart Technology’ and ‘Women’s participation in the Digital Economy via e-Business. (2014-2016 APEC Women’s Business and Smart Technology, 2005-2009 APEC Initiative on Women’s Participation in the Digital Economy, ROK self- funding projects). 

Other platform : WE-APEC (http://www.we-apec.com/)  project and website, which connects business networks, the private sector, and governments together to support women entrepreneurs could be linked to our website.

Sustainability

This project will continue to have sustainable impact in the following ways:

First, even after the project is finished, research findings from case studies of successful women entrepreneurs in ICT-related businesses as regards enabling factors for success, obstacles or barriers, strategies for overcoming those obstacles, and policy supports will be still available to beneficiaries. The research findings will serve as a reference point. Women entrepreneurs and policy makers can refer to the research findings to better understand the current business environments and success factors of women-owned MSMEs and to create business opportunities. 

Second, an online platform, which is one of the products of this project, will be maintained under the supervision of relevant APEC fora and Korean organizations. Nurturing, supporting environments will help to empower women for their fuller participation in economic activities. Interacting with other women through an online platform will benefit women entrepreneurs for increasing business opportunities and empowerment. 

Third, given that ICT is regarded as a powerful tool for innovative, inclusive growth, which is aligned with APEC’s goals, outputs of this project will translate into useful resources for visions and future activities of APEC fora including PPWE, SMEWG, and TELWG. 

Fourth, to ensure sustainability, PO and contractor of this project intend to design capacity building programs integrating outputs of this year’s project as a next step. Through these programs, selected groups of APEC women will have opportunities to be trained about how to develop business models based on ICT/smart technologies and start up their business in the future.

Project Overseers

This project will be jointly supervised by senior officials of the Department of Gender Equality and Family in Korea. The main Project Overseer (PO) is Eunice Jeung, deputy director of Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. (Tel: 82-2-2100-6103, email: eunicej@korea.kr). 

The main point of contact is Songyi Han, researcher of Asia Pacific Women’s Information Network Center (APWINC) of Sookmyung Women’s University of Korea (Tel: 82-2-2077-7291, email: apwinc@sookmyung.ac.kr).

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

lShort-term clerical fees: Short-term clerical fees cover cost for hiring 2 assistants who will be responsible for organizing and coordinating workshop. The Short-term clerical assistants will be involved in all phases of the workshop operation including logistics of workshop preparation, liaison with workshop participants and APEC Fora Secretariat, and preparing materials for workshop.

Duties and responsibilities:

- Assist planning and developing programs, agendas and budgets of the workshop
- Provide information to the workhop participants, including speakers
- Coordinate services for the workshop such as accommodation, transportation for the organizers and speakers, facilities, catering, and etc.
- Maintain records of workshop aspects, including financial details
- Write minutes of the workshop
- Monitor workshop activities

Contractor fees: The contractor is Asia Pacific Women’s Information Network Center (APWINC) of Sookmyung Women’s University in Korea. Contractor fees cover expenses for 4 researchers, 1 online platform developers. They are hired by APWINC, so the contract will be issued to 1 organization. 

Duties and responsibilities:

Researchers: 4 researchers will form a research team, formulate a research design, and conduct case studies of successful women entrepreneurs.

1 head researcher will lead the research team, taking a main responsibility for the research.

3 researchers will be recruited from 7 different APEC economies and conduct 2 case studies each involving women entrepreneurs of their own economy.  

Online platform developers: 1 online platform developers will jointly create an online platform through which research reports and policy recommendations will be disseminated and APEC women will maintain nurturing networks. 

Contractors travel fee:

-  4.75days would be needed because 1 day for seminars, 1.75days for travel, 1day for preparing for the seminar, and 1days for attend another project seminar for case study and analyze the seminar.

Waivers

Online platform maintenance costs: Global Women’s ICT Network (GWIN) of Korea will take charge of platform maintenance, funded by Korea IT Business Women’s Association (KIBWA). . Maintenance fee will be supported by KIBWA and GWIN, which will work closely with the contractor for this project.

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