Project Title

Symposium about Early Hearing Damage Prevention in Young People 

Project Year

2019   

Project Number

HWG 02 2019A 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

HWG 02 2019A 

Project Title

Symposium about Early Hearing Damage Prevention in Young People 

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

2019 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

121,922 

Co-funding Amount

20,000 

Total Project Value

141,922 

Sponsoring Forum

Health Working Group (HWG) 

Topics

Health 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Chile 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Australia; Mexico; Peru; Russia; Viet Nam 

Expected Start Date

01/01/2020 

Expected Completion Date

31/05/2021 

Project Proponent Name 1

Natalia Gilbert Hernandez 

Job Title 1

Head of Audiology Lab 

Organization 1

Institute of Public Health of Chile 

Postal Address 1

Not Applicable 

Telephone 1

(56-2) 25755496 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

ngilbert@ispch.cl 

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

Natalia Gilbert Hernandez 

Project Summary

WHO estimates 1.1 billion young people are at risk of hearing loss due to recreational noise exposure. Hearing loss cause economic impact on economies. The annual cost of productivity, due to unemployment and premature retirement among people with hearing loss, cost $105 billion annually. If no effective health strategy about safe listening is applied, these values will increase over years.

Chile proposes a two-day symposium project. Outcome: This project will provide APEC economies with an opportunity (a) to discuss strategic actions on hearing damage due to recreational noise exposure, (b) promote early prevention and (c) strengthen health systems on APEC economies. Symposium will be held on November 2020 in Santiago of Chile and will include the following activities: 1) oral presentations and discussion among experts and with the audience, 2) round table session among leading experts’ panel at this field, 3) publication of final report with main conclusions and agreements.

Relevance

Relevance – Region: Hearing loss has functional, social and emotional impact, and decrease economic productivity. The annual cost of unaddressed hearing loss is in the range of $750–790 billion globally. Of this cost, loss of productivity, due to unemployment and premature retirement among people with hearing loss, has an estimated cost of $105 billion annually, to which are added 67-107 billion for healthcare and 3.9 billion in educational sector. It is estimated that by 2050, over 900 million people in the world will have disabling hearing loss. Among the main causes of hearing loss due to noise exposure, recreational noises can cause damage to the auditory system, noises that young population unknowingly are exposed to on a daily basis before they hit middle age. The hearing loss from exposure to noise is not recoverable, but it is preventable, hence the importance of this project, especially when the WHO estimated that 1.1 billion young people are at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe listening practices and young people have more auditive problems in comparison with older generations at same age (Shargorodsky et al, 2010) and 16% of young people entering workforce have hearing loss (Rabinowitz et al, 2006), like use of personal audio devices and exposure to harmful levels of sound in noisy entertainment places. This hearing loss is in part because there is no effective health strategy about safe listening and of the inefficiency in trying to protect hearing from recreational noise exposure with guidelines that were intended to limit the extent of hearing loss among worker in noisy environments. 

Acknowledging this problem, The Seventieth World Health Assembly Resolution WHA 70.13 “Prevention of deafness and hearing loss” on May 31, 2017 requests the Director-General intensify collaboration with all stakeholders with the aim of reducing hearing loss due to recreational exposure to noise through the development and promotion of safe-listening standards, screening protocols and software applications to promote safe-listening and information products. Furthermore, since 2015 exist WHO’s Make Listening Safe initiative. The aim of this global initiative is to reduce the risk of hearing loss due to unsafe exposure to sounds in recreational settings. In order to further these actions, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have developed the Toolkit for safe listening devices and systems, which provides the necessary practical guidance for the implementation of the Global standard for safe    listening devices (ITU-T H.870). 

For these reasons, Chile would like to propose this project to provide APEC economies with an opportunity to obtain experience and share lessons learned from best practices in the region and other economies that play a leader role at this field, to develop strategic actions and recommendations; and to discuss existing strategies developed by others organization like WHO and ITU, about prevent, monitoring and education the early hearing damage in young people. The project will be provided to all APEC´s economies with a publication of final report with results of strategic actions to prevent on hearing damage of exposure to recreational noise, and the best practices to promote early prevention.

Relevance – Eligibility and Fund Priorities:
This project supports the ECOTECH Priority Theme articulated in the Manila Framework about developing human capital, because people’s health condition is important to developing human capital. As long as individuals of a economy are healthy, their contribution to production and economic growth increases. Auditory health is important to access job opportunities, development and growth for the economies. 

On the other hand, this project supports the funding priorities for the nominated sub fund IERG, when considering that a key area of the healthy Asia Pacific 2020 initiative focuses on strengthening the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, including mental illnesses, disabilities (like hearing loss), violence and injuries. This includes adopting a multi-sectoral approach that provides continuous health management and early diagnosis/treatment. 

Relevance – Capacity Building: The symposium allows economies to build capabilities through obtaining and sharing of knowledge about strategic actions on prevent hearing damage due to recreational noise exposure and favor application of good practices about auditory health prevention which contribute to reduce auditory problems incidence in APEC economies. Furthermore, the symposium is an instance to discuss existing strategies developed by others organization like WHO and ITU. 

Adults with unaddressed hearing loss have a higher unemployment rate than the rest of the population. Further impact includes limited opportunities for career progression. Preventing and treating hearing loss increases a person’s chance of employment and their earning potential. For these reasons, investment in prevent hearing action health provides equal opportunities between individuals, allowing that economies to grow with improve in social welfare. On the other hand, investment in health benefits competitiveness and economic develop, when level of health is raising it inspires prosperity of other profession, like biomedical engineering or medical informatics. This will be allowing to open more areas of work and development, reducing, like this, economic disparities among APEC economies. 

In recent years, many APEC economies have been making efforts to prevent early hearing damage in young people, nevertheless we need to adopt a deep spirit of cooperation, multidisciplinary, cross-sectorial and cross-economies of Asia-Pacific approach to address the issue like a community.

Objectives

The overarching goal of us project is to promote APEC members to share learned lessons about early prevention of auditory damage in young people with recreational noise exposure, to favor application of good practices about auditory health prevention which contribute to reduce auditory problems incidence in APEC economies.

Alignment

Alignment - APEC:  Enhancing health has been always one of APEC top priorities as it is fundamental to promote development of human capital and inclusive economic growth and prosperity. This project will provide an opportunity to share the progress, experience and lessons of different mechanisms that can be used in preventing early hearing damage due to recreational noise exposure, contributing to the “Healthy Asia-Pacific 2020” endorsed by APEC Leader’s and Ministers in 2014, and also provide a tool for the implementation of “The Healthy Asia Pacific 2020 Roadmap”. 

This project also responds to Joint Statement of the 7th APEC High-Level Meeting on Health & the Economy (HLM7) where the members noted the findings of a 2017 Lancet report that improving the physical, mental and sexual health of adolescents aged 10 to 19 -- at a cost equivalent to US$4.60 per person, per year -- could result in a 10-fold economic return.  Investments in health will not only transform the lives of adolescents in resource-poor settings, but will also generate high economic and social returns. HLM7 recognized the importance of investing in the health and wellbeing of adolescents and youth. 

This project will benefit economy growth and social development of the population, having healthy workers and avoid loss of opportunities to young people. The entirety of this project is in alignment with the goals set by the Leaders declaration. Through this project we will move towards the education of hearing care and hearing hygiene, decreasing gaps result of hearing impairment, giving greater opportunity to the population in different aspects that eventually will generate further development of economic and political activities that meet the Bogor goals. 

Alignment – Forum: This project supports the HWG vision of Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Growth and is aligned with HWG Strategic Plan 2016-2020, in at least two of its main objectives: To support healthy populations across the life-course, including the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases and improved maternal, newborn and child health and to encourage and facilitate collaboration between health and other sectors, other APEC fora and international health bodies.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs:

1) 2-day Symposium about Early Hearing Damage Prevention in Young People

120 participants (including 11 travel-eligible and 6 experts). According to symposium goal, we expect that participants represent of government (health policy maker and education policy maker), universities, academia and professionals of the public and private sector of APEC economies with respect to health and education in young people. Also, international organizations related to health and work such as WHO and ILO.

The experts’ group will participate in symposium through oral presentation about different topic like hearing health promotion, methods for motivating young adults to change their hearing health behavior, measurement of recreational noise and materials developed by WHO and international organizations. Also sharing with APEC economies in panel discussion and Worktables.

2) Final report of approximately 30 pages with the objective to systematize the experience of participating in the symposium, through a review that provides a clear outline of content, like following:

a) Title: “Symposium about early damage prevention in young people”

b) Table of contents

c) Summary

d) Introduction

e) Issue-based summaries of presentation

f)  Good practices and experiences from different non-APEC economies and APEC economies

g) Discussion panel: Addressing the main challenges and opportunities to APEC economies of apply strategic recommendation and good practices to prevent hearing damage in young people.

h) Design thinking work table: Elaborated strategic actions related to education and hearing protection, and recommendations and tips necessary  for its implementation in APEC economies (It expect this approach calls for the development of human-centered solutions about auditive educations, work and health auditive and current normative, through direct engagement with end-users to best understand their needs, challenges, and desires).

i)  Roadmap: Agreements on further joint to work together between APEC economies to prevent the early hearing damage. It is expected that the Symposium participants agree on specific and tangible joint strategic actions to foster collaboration (e.g. to prepare and disseminate presentations of information about hearing damage due to recreational noise exposure and sharing some practical advice for clinicians, mentors and caregivers; to invite all economies to possible future events about early hearing damage prevention in young people; and also prepare information to promote education instances of capacity building activities in schools to get young into habits to and knowledge to care her ears and her hearing) 

The final report will be published as an APEC Publication.

The expect time for circulation: March 2021. 

Outcomes: The outputs from this project will help APEC developing economies strengthen their health systems by providing them knowledge and tools to prevent hearing problems from exposure to recreational noise, through the following points:

1)   Participants will be raising awareness about the impact to hearing loss for recreational noise in APEC economies and they will better under how prevent, using strategic actions on hearing damage due to recreational noise exposure in young people is established. The outcome can be measured through a questionnaire survey which will be circulated before and after of symposium requesting insight from Symposium participants’ knowledge of strategic actions on hearing damage due to recreational noise exposure in young people is established. We expect more than 85% of participants report substantial knowledge increase.

2)  APEC economies will have increased capacity to formulate strategic actions related to hearing education, change risk hearing habits and hearing protection. The final report will allow systematization the recommendations necessary and tips to implement the strategic actions and conclusions about the discussion of the application of the recommendations and practical guidance for the implementation of the Global standard for safe listening devices developed by WHO and ITU.

3)  It is expected that represent of government (health policy maker and education policy maker), universities, academia, expert and professionals of the public and private sector of APEC economies to adopt agreements to further joint to work together between APEC economies in the "early hearing damage prevention in young people". The outcome can be measurement through they are actively involved in post-symposium activities via survey, comments to final report and through the elaboration of a road map in the final report that will be an APEC publication that can serve as a blueprint to economies adopt a comprehensive, multisectoral approach to influence the determining factors for health at both the structural level (socioeconomic and political context) and the intermediate level (habits and lifestyle) that could produce the desired effects.

It is expected that the recommendations proposed as a result of the project will be taken into consideration by the governments of the economies when making up correspondent policies, strategies, development programs, building up budgets. 

Beneficiaries:   Primarily, the project will benefit public health officials and regulators especially (e.g. Officials from Ministry of Health of APEC economies), those who are in charge of hearing loss prevention, control and treatment in young people due to noise exposure, from APEC economies and relevant partners in the private sector, academia, NGOs, and international organizations such as WHO and ILO. Multi-stakeholders, including civil society, health policy makers, health care workers, educational workers, representatives of academic institutions, private sector, international organizations and other public or private stakeholders will benefit with a better knowledge of early hearing damage prevention in young people, its effects, strategic actions to prevent and recreational noise exposure monitoring tools, their strengths and weaknesses. 

During symposium, expert´s research and speeches on the topic of hearing damage due to recreational noise exposure prevention, control and care will be shared and discussed. The areas of expertise of the experts at the symposium will be the hearing health promotion, methods for motivating young adults to change their hearing health behavior, measurement of recreational noise and materials developed by WHO and international organizations. We expect through the sharing of information and the exchanging of experience, participants can improve their capacity building in developing and enhancing control programs of early hearing damage in young people due recreational noise and have accurate understanding of clinical and economic impact of Hearing Loss in young people. Furthermore, they are encouraged to utilize the knowledge and information they have gained during the symposium to influence decision makers or other health care workers in their respective economies. 

This project will benefit not only younger people, but also hospitals and other APEC economies by reducing the overall health care costs for unaddressed hearing loss and improving regional health security. Also, this project will benefit economy growth and social developments of APEC economies by reducing the annual cost of loss productivity due to unemployment and premature retirement between worker with hearing loss.

Dissemination

All the symposium documents and materials, including symposium agenda, participant feedback evaluation conference materials and roadmap with agreement on further joint to work together between APEC economies to prevent the early hearing damage will be prepared in electronic publication of final report with main conclusions.

The final report will comply with the APEC publications and logo guidelines and copyrights and will be submitted to the APEC Secretariat after the symposium. The final report will be uploaded to the Institute of Public Health of Chile website and via APEC website. 

The project target audience includes health policy makers, World Hearing Forum members, HWG forum APEC. The participants are encouraged to download and to make a use of final report. Also, they are encouraged to can disseminate the knowledge gained upon returning to their economies to share with their colleagues and decision makers.

Also, all APEC economies and other interested part will be able to use the final report as a manual when formulating policy guidelines as well as when searching for best solutions that could be applied on prevent early hearing damage for recreational noise.

We have no intention in selling outputs arising from this project.

Gender

This project is focused on long term gains in hearing health across the region. This will provide significant benefit to men, women and children throughout the region by decreasing gap result of hearing impairment and having healthy workers and avoid loss of opportunities to young people by hearing loss, also giving greater opportunity to the population in different aspects that eventually will generate further development of economic and social of the women, men and children throughout the region. 

The project supports 1 out of 5 Gender Criteria pillars as per Appendix G of the Guidebook on APEC Projects, Edition 14 namely: Skills, capacity building, and health, so women are physically capable of a range of economic pursuits and are prepared both educationally and technically for success in the workforce, in business, and in entrepreneurship. 

In order to ensure that the project benefits both men and women, gender equity will be actively pursued when finalizing invitations and speakers at this event, in order to have equal input representing the views of men and women within economies.

PO is committed to collect sex disaggregated data for all speakers and participants (not only the APEC funded) at the project event. This data will be included when submitting a Completion Report to the Secretariat at the completion of the project about what was achieved as well as giving future POs guidance on their own gender parity targets.

Work Plan

Time

Tasks

Deliverables

December 2019

To prepare, submit and amend Project Proposal and get it approved by the Secretariat

Project Proposal is approved

January 2020 – March 2020

Identification of contractors for Short-term clerical fees

To submit by PO relevant documents to APEC Secretariat to allow non-competitive tendering for major contract

To contract with APEC Secretariat

List of potential contractors

Contractor is approved

Contract with APEC Secretariat is signed

February 2020 – March 2020

Establish a planning team and assign responsibilities. The co-sponsoring economies will be consulted to develop the proposed symposium.

Identify venue of symposium and the content of the conference program. The related agencies, academic sector and other stakeholders from the host economy and co-sponsoring economies will be consulted.

List of planning team and responsibilities

Draft of Agenda

April 2020

First APEC Project Monitoring Report submission to APEC Secretariat

APEC Project Monitoring Report

March 2020 – April 2020

Approval from the Program Director for all project event cost

Identify speakers and send out invitation letters. Experts from APEC regions will be consulted and invited as speakers or participants.

Send out invitation letters to all APEC members and authorities.

Conduct a survey about identified individual differences, the challenges and highlighting key stakeholders required to affect changes of APEC economies.

Written approval from Program Director for all project event costs

Invitation letter send

Speaker and participant list (Draft)

Survey about the challenges

May 2020 – October 2020

Confirmation of speakers and invited

Gathering back feedback of Survey about the challenges

Logistics arrangements, prepare symposium documents and develop a survey to assess attendees´ satisfaction.

List of speakers and participants confirmed

Results of Survey about the challenges

Reserve venue of the event

November 2020

2-day Symposium about Early Hearing Damage Prevention in Young People.

The symposium will be divided into oral presentation of experts and round table session

Nov 12th:  Presentation of 4 expert and panel discussion

Nov 13th: Presentation of 2 expert, design thinking worktable and Road Map.

Symposium program

December 2020

Conduct a survey of symposium to attendees

OP send receipts or other evidence of costs incurred to Secretary APEC

Survey of symposium to attendees

Disbursements for a project

January 2021 -February 2021

Elaborated electronic publication final report about systematizing the results of the symposium.

Production of the Final report

February 2021

Revision of the final report by the APEC Secretariat

Circulation to the Group for comments publish electronic publication final report about systematizing the results of the symposium.

March 2021

Publish electronic publication final report about systematizing the results of the symposium. Circulation final report

Electronic publication of Final Report

May 2021

Conduct a survey of symposium

Survey about Final Report

June 2021 - August 2021

Project Completion Date

Drafting, submission and endorsement of the Completion Report and all supporting documents to the Secretariat

APEC Project Completion Report

December 2021

Participation in the Long Term Evaluation of APEC Projects conducted by the Secretariat.

Long Term Evaluation of Project

Risks

A) Speaker´s participation: This project may have difficulty bringing speakers to a distant economy such as Chile or some speaker can’t attend the conference unexpectedly. Efforts will be made to have high-level speakers, so the contact of hosting economies and co-sponsoring economies will play an important role to motivate participation in this project. Like solution, during the planning stage of the symposium, we will prepare a backup speaker list to cope with this kind of situation.

B)  Low participation: To reduce the risk of low participation, invitation will be sent in a timely and adequate manner, and we will request confirmation early. With the invitation we will be sent a brief description of the objectives of symposium to motivate the participation of guest.

C)  Natural disasters: Earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and other natural disasters may cause cancellation of the symposium. These types of risks are not feasible to predict. If an unexpected disaster happens before the symposium, after considering the consequences of the disaster we will consult with the APEC Secretariat and all APEC economies to decide whether the symposium should be postponed or held on time will be made.

D)  Low representation of women: Gender equity will be actively pursued when finalizing invitations and speakers at this event, in order to have equal input representing the views of men and women within economies. To manage the risk of low representation of women OP will request to APEC economies elaborated a list of possible symposium participant, considering gender equity.

E) Economies not applying knowledge learned or adopting recommendations from the project: Economies not applying knowledge learned or adopting recommendations from the project: Economies may also demonstrate not applying knowledge learned or adopting recommendations from the project. To mitigate this risk, we will try identified individual differences and the challenged of APEC economies through of survey beforehand send with the symposium invitation, and all this information will be used in the worktables. Also, design thinking methodology in worktables will be used. All these permit that the economies will be elaborated strategic actions through direct engagement with end-users to best understand their needs, challenges, and desires. 

F) Discounting of capacity building: The counting of capacity building depends of representation of number of funded participants. The rate of participation may turn out to be low if issues addressed in this symposium do not correspond to the needs and interests of travel-eligible economies or because late planning of the event. To manage the risk, this project will incorporate members’ advice and opinions on the agenda, early preparation (including nomination and invitation) and close and actively contact direct each travel-eligible economy´ delegate on financing their trip

Monitoring and Evaluation


Outputs

Indicators

2-day Symposium about Early Hearing Damage Prevention in Young People

No. of APEC economies that participated in online survey about the challenges. Target: We expect minimum is 9 economies including Chile

No. attending. Target: We expect minimum is 96 and maximus is 120

Percentage of economies members of APEC participating in Symposium. Target: We expect more than 70%

Percentage of economies travel-eligible of APEC participating in Symposium. Target: We expect more than 80%

No. of women /men participant. Target: It is expected 50% for female participant rate

No. of women /men speaker. Target: It is expected 50% for female speaker rate

A questionnaire survey will be handed out to the participants at the conference to assess their satisfaction and opinions about symposium. The feedback and comments from Speakers/ Participants regarding the content of the symposium will be collected and analysed. Target: We expect more than 70% of the participants will be satisfied with the result of the symposium

Final report

No. of pages. Target: approximately 30 pages

No. of economies providing best practices and lessons learned

No. of best practices shares. Target: At least 4 APEC economies

No. of recommendations developed. Target: At least 4

Outcomes

Indicators

1.     Participants will be raising awareness about the impact to hearing loss for recreational noise in APEC economies and they will better under how prevent, using strategic actions on hearing damage due to recreational noise exposure in young people is established.

Symposium participants’ knowledge of strategic actions on hearing damage due to recreational noise exposure in young people is established.  Before and after of symposium a questionnaire survey will be handed out to the participants at the conference to assess their level knowledge about strategic actions on hearing damage due to recreational noise exposure in young people. Target: We expect more than 85% of participants report substantial knowledge increase.

2.     APEC economies will have increased capacity to formulate strategic actions related to hearing education, change risk hearing habits and hearing protection. The final report will allow systematization the recommendations necessary and tips to implement the strategic actions and conclusions about the discussion of the application of the recommendations and practical guidance for the implementation of the Global standard for safe listening devices developed by WHO and ITU.

No of Feedback from members of the APEC economies about disseminate of final report. To measurement this outcome will be consulted via e-mail to APEC economies about disseminate of final report with their colleagues, decision makers and key stakeholders, after the project. Target: At least 60% of the APEC economies including Chile answer with positive feedback about disseminate of final report.

3.     It is expected that represent of government (health policy maker and education policy maker), universities, academia, expert and professionals of the public and private sector of APEC economies to adopt agreements to further joint to work together between APEC economies in the "early hearing damage prevention in young people".

No. of economies in agreeing in the jointed action. Target: At least 30% of APEC economies

Percentage of economies members of APEC participating in post-symposium activities. Target: At least 30% of APEC economies.

No. of exchange programs developed. Target: At least 1

Linkages

This project It will also support efforts of other APEC fora, for example: LSIF and HRDWG, to reduce the economic impact of chronic diseases in the region, through sharing best practices and the establishment of innovative public-private partnerships, and to improve the access to preventive care.

In addition, this project is aligned with the approaches and objectives of Make Listening Safe initiative of WHO and The Seventieth World Health Assembly Resolution WHA 70.13 “Prevention of deafness and hearing loss” that requests the Director-General intensify collaboration with all stakeholders with the aim of reducing hearing loss due to recreational exposure to noise.

Sustainability

This symposium will serve as an opportunity for APEC member economies to exchange experience and information on strategic actions to prevent on hearing damage of exposure to recreational noise, and the best practices to promote early prevention. Also, we expect discuss between APEC Economies and experts the feasibility of implement the materials developed by WHO and international organizations and cooperation with WHO Program “Prevention of Deafness and Hearing Loss”. After the symposium a report will be elaborated and publish electronic from worktables in both day, and main conclusions and agreements of symposium. The participants are encouraged to download and to make a use of final report. Also, they are encouraged to can disseminate the knowledge gained upon returning to their economies to share with their colleagues and decision makers. 

We expect through the symposium connect people who are expert´s and stakeholders in this topic in their respective APEC economies. We also hope to facilitate further communication among economies after the conference. To achieve it, before the end of the conference, we will develop a contact information booklet (with consent from participants and speakers) containing contact details of the participating experts, including the moderators, speakers and participants. Furthermore, participants are encouraged to exchange contacts during the conference to keep constant information exchange. 

It is expected that the Symposium participants agree on specific and tangible joint strategic actions to foster collaboration and establish a group of work and research’s on Hearing Damage in the region due noise will include relevant official and expert´s from APEC economies, and other similar potential collaborations areas among APEC economies. By establishing this group, sustainability of the outcomes of the project will be enhanced and a tracking mechanism for participating economies to report on the outcome or changes in their home economies will be built to further measure the impact the Symposium.

Also, The Institute of Public Health of Chile will continue to deliver the findings in events such as seminars/conferences. 

Possible next steps:

1)  After project completion, the possible next step is to make the Final report accessible to as many key stakeholders as possible.

2)  Transfer of knowledge from participants to other colleagues in their home economies.

3)  Creation of cooperative network.

4)  Adoption of best practices or recommendations.

Possible tracking mechanism:

1)  Emails

2)  Mutual visits

3) Collaborative meetings

4)  Post-symposium surveys

Project Overseers

T.M. MSc. Natalia Gilbert Hernández is the primary project overseer.T.M. MSc. Gilbert is currently the Head of Audiology Lab of the Public Health Institute of Chile. The Public Health Institute of Chile is the state reference body, which promotes and protects the health of the population, strengthening health and control through surveillance, authorization, inspection, research and technology transfer, complying with high quality standards and excellence. She has been involved in program of quality of audiometry center to measurement hearing level to workers exposed to noise in Chile.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

1)  Short-term clerical fees: 1 clerical assistants and coordinators for event planner and assistants to POs. Total hours to contract with APEC-funded: Approximately 700 hoursThe event planner that will be strongly suggested by PO as Short-term clerical fees contractors (according to #12-14 of the Guidebook) will be assistants to POs in organization event. The event planner must have skills and expertise in the next logistical management and arrangements of symposium:support in formulating agenda.

2) manage and arranging the place of the event hosting.

3)  Support the coordination of assistance and travel of the participants.

4)  Support in disseminating and gathering feedback before of symposium of survey about the challenges in APEC economies.

5)  Support in disseminating and gathering feedback of survey of symposium to attendees to assess their satisfaction and opinions.

6) Support in dissemination and gathering feedback before and after of symposium of questionnaire survey to assess they knowledge

Waivers

We would like to request a waiver for advance payment (travel airfare, per diem) for speakers, and participants from eligible economies. 

We suspect that participants from many developing economies may find it difficult to commit their fund and then apply for reimbursement.  Advanced payment will encourage greater participation in the project.

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