The objective is to enhance and complement capacities of economies through an exchange of information and experiences in implementing policies that contribute to growth of the digital economy with a focus on a) building digital literacy b) supporting digital inclusion and adaptation, and c) fostering an enabling environment for the digital economy.
The symposium will be held over 2 days and be comprised of a series of expert-led and focussed group discussions to explore best practice approaches in building digital literacy (skills/talent development), supporting digital inclusion, and fostering an enabling a sustainable and agile environment for digital economy. International case studies and APEC-wide perspectives on digital policies/approaches would be invited. A strong emphasis on women and MSMEs, and the evolving needs of industry and the business community would be a key consideration in all the discussions.
The project will identify opportunities for greater cooperation between APEC members and business on digital issues, support MSMEs (including women-led businesses), innovation enterprises, and workers with information and tools for participating in the digital economy, and highlight approaches to harness on the opportunities in the digital economy.