Project Title

Leverage Digital Twin Technology to Enhance Supply Chain Productivity for Resilient Economy 

Project Year

2021   

Project Number

PPSTI 03 2021A 

Project Session

Session 1   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

PPSTI 03 2021A 

Project Title

Leverage Digital Twin Technology to Enhance Supply Chain Productivity for Resilient Economy 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: APEC Supply Chain Connectivity 

Project Year

2021 

Project Session

Session 1 

APEC Funding

101,913 

Co-funding Amount

90,000 

Total Project Value

191,913 

Sponsoring Forum

APEC Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation (PPSTI) 

Topics

Science and Technology 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Chinese Taipei 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Chile; Korea; Malaysia; Peru; Philippines; Russia 

Expected Start Date

01/01/2022 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2022 

Project Proponent Name 1

Jose Cheng 

Job Title 1

Director 

Organization 1

Institute for Information Industry 

Postal Address 1

Not Applicable 

Telephone 1

(886) 66318512 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

jose@iii.org.tw 

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

Jose Cheng 

Project Summary

The project aims to share best practices and provide policy recommendation on utilizing digital technology (digital twin). A digital twin is a digital representation of a real-world entity or system. The implementation of a digital twin is an encapsulated software object or model that mirrors a unique physical object, process, organization, person or other abstraction. The technology integrates cloud technology, cybersecurity, IoT, AI and AR/VR to enhance supply chain connectivity, solve labor shortage problems, and facilitate a resilient economy. Agriculture and fisheries are the fundamental industries in all industry categories throughout the most APEC economies, with a wide range of issues related to food, environmental protection, poverty alleviation, and economic development. These are especially crucial during the pandemic when the global economy is in recession with disrupted industrial chains. It has been shown that in the aquaculture industry, digital twin can improve productivity by 30%, increase survival rate by 50-80%, and decrease labor force needed by 30%. APEC member economies will be invited to attend a hybrid workshop held in 2022 where how digital twin works will be demonstrated. This project will potentially lead to the operation mechanism of the Sustainable Agri-Food & Eating Platform (SAFE), which establishes a "sustainable food supply chain" production and marketing cooperation platform. A policy recommendation report will also be presented in 2022 as the reference for capacity building of long-term policymaking on digital transformation for conventional industries to duplicate the model to enhance productivity and avoid the middle-income trap. The participants for this project includes policymakers, experts, and people interested.

Relevance

Relevance – Region: The COVID-19 crisis has plunged the global economy into recession and caused not only significant changes in the way people live and work, but severe challenges on disruption of industrial chains. According to the Global Economic Outlook report published by OECD, global GDP dropped by 4.2% in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also unveils the inflexible circumstances caused by insufficiency of talents, new technology input and innovation in conventional industries. Therefore, integration of digital technologies for supply chains to achieve industry 4.0 will be the pivotal issue for SMEs and conventional industries to recover the economic activities and avoid the middle-income trap. This project can help them to gradually introduce intelligent production mode and not be limited by short resources and insufficient self-improvement capability of digitization. 

The project aims to share best practices on how digital transformation can help the aquaculture industry as a demonstration to develop new marketing and trend by employing digital twin.A digital twin is a digital representation of a real-world entity or system. The implementation of a digital twin is an encapsulated software object or model that mirrors a unique physical object, process, organization, person or other abstraction. The first practical definition of digital twin originated from NASA in an attempt to improve physical model simulation of spacecraft in 2010. Gartner has included the top 10 strategic technology trends for three consecutive years from 2017 to 2019, and companies such as the U.S. General Electric Company and Germany's SIEMENS have introduced digital twin technology for manufacturing. The spirit of digital twin is that human-machine cooperation is not a replacement for human labor. Through processing big data, it allows teams to adjust their work models and improve efficiency through collaboration and real-time feedback.

Digitized knowledge can be taught remotely through various display technologies, allowing for contactless experience transfer in the post-pandemic era. Through workshops, site visits and case studies, stakeholders from APEC member economies will share their experiences in drafting policies that support digital transformation and extend the application of this technology to other industries, which has been proven to help boost capacity in a short period of time. To pave the way for resilient supply chain in APEC member economies, a report of policy recommendations collecting best practices from member economies will be presented as an important reference to prepare for future supply chain regionalization challenges. 

Relevance – Eligibility and Fund Priorities: The APEC Support Fund: Digital twin technology aims to improve supply chain efficiency and overcome specific barriers such as the immobility of the global workforce caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The project intends to help member economies reduce the risk of labor shortage, improve productivity, technology, certification systems and the development of relevant regulations for new technology. By collecting data through various sensors and providing it to the virtual doppelganger, we can monitor the status of physical products in real time so that we can accurately and quickly respond to various changes and provide enterprise value by analyzing and predicting based on the data.  This project aims to use aquaculture industry as an example to demonstrate how Chinese Taipei has applied digital twin technology to increase productivity by up to 30% within six months.  

Relevance – Capacity Building: The project focuses on sharing and exchanging the successful experiences of Chinese Taipei by inviting member economies to Chinese Taipei's successful cases and holding industry-government-academia-research seminars, as well as cross-economy official media cooperation, so that the overall solutions drawn from Chinese Taipei can be replicated in other members through cross-economy cooperation. During the implementation of the project in 2022, it is expected that sharing and international conference will be conducted and provide relevant policy recommendation reports. However, considering the development of the COVID-19 pandemic and facing the communication difficulties between transnational entities, it is also planned to replace on-site visits with online live presentation and discussion sharing.

Objectives

The project aims to benefit APEC economics through digitalization, innovation, and commercialization connectivity to achieve agriculture and fisheries’ quality growth through the sustainable innovation of digital twin technology turnkey solutions. The participation in the capacity building programs from policymakers, experts, and people interested enables the development of digital transmission.

Alignment

Alignment - APEC: This project meets one of APEC’s priorities of Pursuing Innovation and a Digitally Enabled Recovery: Digital twin technology combines AI, Big Data, 5G and other advanced digital technologies to help the traditional aquaculture industry upgrade its technology farming, modeling the operation behavior of human beings with artificial intelligence, providing decision making suggestions to help aquaculture managers manage efficiency, construct value chains, and refine production capabilities that can be replicated in other industries in the future to help each industry recover after the pandemic. 

Alignment – Forum:  This project aligns with PPSTI priorities 2021 in two aspects: 

a) Leveraging Diverse Knowledge Systems for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth:

Through digital twin technology, knowledge is encapsulated and transferred to different expert techniques, freeing us from a single SOP standard production model and realizing precise production with diverse knowledge systems to enhance supply chain production.

b) Strengthening Digital Networks and Tools to Support Capacity Building and Advance Science, Technology and Innovation:

Digital twin technology combines AI, Big Data, 5G and other advanced digital technologies to help the traditional aquaculture industry upgrade to technological farming, and this technology can also be applied to different industries.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: To ensure that representatives of APEC economies, especially developing economies, can fully exchange ideas, experiences and feedback on their own economies, we will hold online consultation, survey, selected case studies and international conference to share best practices in digital methods. First, in March, we will begin to hand out surveys to organize online consultation, which surveys the difficulties and the current status of the implementation of smart agri- and aquaculture in participating APEC member economies. Based on the results we gathered from this, we will conduct the online consultation. With the selected cases from the online consultation, those APEC member economies that are more suitable for the implementation of digital twin technology, we will then conduct an in-depth case study to provide more resources to facilitate the implementation. In August, we will circulate questionnaire surveys in preparation for the October International Conference. The purpose of the questionnaire survey is to gather suggestions and recommendations from the APEC member economies. Transformation can help the agriculture and fishery industry to become a model enterprise and develop new marketing and trends through the use of digital twins. The spirit of digital twins is that human-machine cooperation cannot replace humans. By processing big data, teams can adjust work patterns and improve efficiency through collaboration and real-time feedback.

(1)   Research and Survey

This will be a 2-stage activity. The first stage is questionnaire collection, and second stage is a case analysis and sharing. The purpose of this online consultation and survey is to understand the current status of the development of smart agriculture and fisheries in APEC economies and the problems they are facing. Through this event, we will understand the needs of APEC economies in developing digital agriculture and fishery. By using the digital twin solution of agriculture and fishery to evaluate the feasibility of flexible production solutions, and through questionnaires to understand the most suitable crops, minimum software and hardware equipment needs, human resources training, and cross-border guidance by experts in each APEC economies. We plan to hold the event in April-May 2022.The duration of the online consultation will be 2 hours. 

Tentative agenda

Participants

Questionnaire collection

2-3 speakers, 20 participants (including stakeholders of the advice-seeking economies such as policymakers, experts, and people interested)

Case analysis and diagnosis

Recommendations

Discussion

(2)     Online consultation and Case Study Forum

An online consultation and case study will be organized and is open to the APEC economies. It is expected to carry out online display and experience sharing, including 3 types of agriculture and fishery production demonstration bases, full environmental control production such as orchids, mushrooms, fishes, greenhouse environmental control production room, environmental control production such as tomatoes, cucumbers, and open field production such as tropical fruit pineapple, lychee etc. We compiled the current status of developing digital agriculture and fishery in APEC economies through an online consultation and survey to understand the problems and development status of their agriculture and fishery in promoting digitalization. Through this case study, we expect to propose 3 models of an intelligent system for agricultural and fishery production. We plan to hold the event in June-July 2022. The duration of the case study session will be 2 hours. Through online questionnaire survey, we will understand the needs of APEC members in developing digital agriculture and fishery industry, and evaluate the feasibility of flexible production solutions by using digital twin in agriculture and fishery industry. We will use the questionnaire survey to understand the most suitable crops, minimum software and hardware equipment needs, manpower training, and cross-border guidance by experts, etc. Depending on the development of the epidemic, we will arrange on-site visits by experts to members who are interested in introducing digital twin technology. 

(3)  International Conference

Purpose: In order to ensure that representatives of APEC economies, in particular developing economies, are able to fully exchange ideas, experiences concerning their economies, and give feedback, we will host an International Conference (hybrid format) with the purpose of demonstrating how to implement digital twin technology in agriculture and fisheries, and discuss the current status of digital transformation in the APEC region. Subjects are included but not limited to: Introduction of flexible production solutions through digital farmers, targeting the most suitable crops and the lowest hardware and software equipment requirements, and demonstration of establishing the S.A.F.E Platform, which is the operation mechanism of the Sustainable Agri-Food & Eating Platform. The international conference will invite speakers and experts from APEC member economies to share their knowledge, perspectives and involvement on leveraging digital twin technology to enhance supply chain productivity for resilient economy to all event participants and establish a sustainable food production supply chain in APEC economies. Digital content from the virtual field trip will be played throughout the conference. The best practices of smart agriculture solutions will be discussed to show the best practice model for the development and dissemination of smart solutions in the APEC region.

Topics:

a) How to Build a Sustainable and Resilient Supply Chain for APEC Economies in the Post-Epidemic Era.

b) Digital Transformation of Production Technology: Experience Sharing of Digital Twin Technology in Agriculture and Fisheries.

c) Smart Agriculture Greenhouse Production Technology and Application.

d)  Fishery and Electricity Aquaculture Technology and Application.

e) From farm to restaurant, agriculture and fishery products traceability and flexible supply chain operation sharing. 

Content: Keynote speech, Panelist presentation followed by Q&A and discussion

Target Participants:APEC PPSTI delegation (including decision makers, invited speakers, experts, private sectors, policymakers and participants from APEC member economies). 

Timeline: October 2022 

Duration: Two days ( 3 to 4 hours for each day) 

Venue:Taipei City, Chinese Taipei 

(4) Final Report: Final Report is on the subject of digital transformation for the agriculture and fishery supply chain. Final Reports will be delivered by November 2022. The report will include current situation of smart agriculture and fishery in APEC economics, and provide the grounding for the analysis and diagnosis of the case study of the online consultation event, especially for developing economies. The report will be 40 pages long and include following chapters:

Chapter 1. Executive Summary

Chapter 2. Selected Success Stories of Smart Agriculture and Fishery in APEC Region

Chapter 3. Recommended Action Plan based on the International Conference

Chapter 4. Policy Recommendations

Outcomes: By conducting online consultations and surveys, holding international conferences to exchange ideas and receive feedback, through participant feedback survey, from stakeholders, and by illustrating digital twin technology and sharing real-life examples of how it works in Chinese Taipei, we will provide a new opportunity for APEC economies to share their experiences and learn from each other. The expected outcomes will be: 

No.

Outcome

1.

Participants from member economies will be trained through the online consultation and survey, case study, and international conference. The know-how and the concept developed in this project could be duplicated and modified with local elements to improve each APEC economies’ production efficiency.

2.

Increased knowledge and understanding amongst APEC economy participants on the main policy challenges related to supply chain resilience in the agriculture and fisheries sectors.

Beneficiaries: This project plans to hold events includes international conferences, online consultations and other activities. In order to achieve gender equality, female participants from APEC economies will be invited, including experts and speakers of APEC delegations, policy makers, economic representatives, regional development agencies, SME participants, academia, research institutions, and private company representatives to share information and provide opinions. 

Primary beneficiaries:

a) Private sectors: technology will be introduced to establish a new production model to cope with the changes in the regionalization of the supply chain. It is recommended that agricultural and fisheries operators interested in introducing smart production be invited to participate.

b) Policy makers : to learn from the best practices provided by member economies regarding policy incentives and strategies of supply chain integration. It is recommended that government officials in charge of agriculture and fisheries in APEC economies (e.g. technical or middle management level) be invited to participate.

c) Participants from member economies: utilize knowledge shared in the training program and bring it back to practice locally. It is recommended to invite scholars or experts from APEC economies who are interested in smart agriculture and fishery to participate. 

Secondary beneficiaries:

a) Research institutes: to discover the needs of private sectors and develop the next-generation technologies to enhance SMEs capacity

b) The stakeholders are expected to benefit from shared knowledge, best practices and the final report through the relevant events.

Dissemination

The target audience for the publicity of the project will come from the private sector (smart agriculture solution providers, etc.), research institutions and universities in the APEC region. The final report is planned to be publicly released in 2022 after being reviewed by the APEC Secretariat. The Final Report will be uploaded as an APEC Publication to the APEC publishing website and the APEC project database. Publish the information and results of the international conference through PR Newswire to share with audiences who cannot attend the event.

Gender

This project aims to achieve a balance of gender representation to achieve gender equality. We are committed to collecting gender-disaggregated data for all project participants in accordance with the requirements of the APEC project. Both male and female participants have the same opportunity to share their opinions and feedback. At this international conference, we will share best practices and provide policy recommendation on utilizing digital technology (Digital Twin) and also try to incorporate women's participation topics into the application of innovative technologies. The target ratio of female participants and female participants in APEC economies will be fully considered to achieve a satisfactory level of gender equality. As a disadvantaged group, women from developing economies can benefit a lot from this project because it can help reduce economic disparities in their own economies and help improve economic and social well-being.

Targets

Female Participants (%)

40%

Female Speakers/Experts (%)

60%

Referring to the Guide on Gender Criteria for APEC Project Proposals in the Guidebook on APEC Projects, please tick the pillar or pillars that this project supports, in promoting women’s economic empowerment:

5 Pillars (you may tick more than one)

1

Access to Capital and Assets

2

Access to Markets

3

Skills, Capacity Building, and Health

The project will bring together international speakers, thought leaders and change makers representing civil society, academia, and the private and public sectors around the world. It focuses on sharing knowledge, engaging in active dialogue with participants, and promoting concrete actions to help improve women’s economic empowerment.

4

Leadership, Voice and Agency

During this international conference, participants of both genders will have the same opportunity to share their opinions and feedback. For this reason, women are regarded as contributors, professionals and leaders of the project. The target ratio of female participants and female participants in APEC economies will be fully considered to achieve a satisfactory level of gender equality.

5

Innovation and Technology

In this project, participants of both genders have the same opportunities to benefit from and participate in the development and implementation of technologies including cloud technology, network security, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and augmented reality/virtual reality to enhance the supply chain connectivity, solve the problem of labor shortage and promote development.


Work Plan

Date

Tasks

Outputs

February-March 2022

Contract with APEC Secretariat with APEC Secretariat

Drafting Terms of References for contractors (for case study and event logistic

2 contracts

Two ToRs (Terms of References)

March 2022

Structure agendas and activities

Arrange plan implementation and relevant activities

April-

May 2022

Begin to arrange online consultation, send out surveys, and invite experts and speakers for 3 online consultation sessions.

Experts in the field of smart agriculture and fishery will show how to use digital twin technology in the epidemic to reduce the demand for production labor, and use digital twin technology to assist new technology farmers in remotely managing production activities.

Hybrid consultation sessions will be conducted, each for 60 minutes.

1 April 2022

Submit APEC Project Monitoring Report to APEC Secretariat

APEC Project Monitoring Report

June-July 2022

Online consultation and Case Study Forum Online questionnaire on the opinions of APEC member economies and study provided cases from the APEC member economies became the main axis of the October International Conference.

Conduct online consultation on the opinions of APEC member economies and a Case Study Forum.

October 2022

Hosting the two-day International Conference – “Leverage digital twin technology to enhance supply chain productivity for resilient economy”

Professionals from the APEC region, private sector experts, member economies representatives and participants, and non-APEC members will be invited to participate in this event. An evaluation survey will be circulated before and after the event to help assess the growth in knowledge of the participants before and after the International Conference. Feedback collected, assessed and included in the Completion Report.

Day 1-2: International conference implemented

1 November 2022

Submit the final report to the APEC Secretariat. The project report will be reviewed by the Secretariat, then approved by the forum members

Endorsed Final Report

February 2023

Submit the APEC Project Completion Report to the Secretariat

APEC Project Completion Report

June 2023

Participate in the Longer-term Evaluation of APEC Projects survey conducted by APEC Secretariat

Risks

Risk Items: We note the timeline proposed and to work to this overall schedule. Key risks to program for a forum of this nature would include:

No.

Risk Item

Level

Risk Prevention And Contingency

1

Insufficient information of secondary data for case studies

2

Assessment on information availability as a selection criterion for case studies; use of Institute for Information Industry (III)’s contacts where possible with case study cities; use of APEC’s contacts in cities

2

Supply of data from third parties

2

For the APEC assessment, it is subject to the information that the APEC provides; For the member economies non-member economies, III will use its local contacts.

3

Review time for draft deliverables

3

III will maintain communication to ensure that our respective schedules are compatible with the project program.

4

Schedule delays or poor execution

2

Monitor Report will be submitted to APEC and III will be held in order to report on progress; III will circulate minutes following the call within 3 working days; If there is a work item that falls behind or needs improvement, the solution will be discussed in the meeting.

5

Poor communication

2

Communicate and coordinate through work meetings and emails to ensure the completeness of quality management and operation processes.

6

Limited impact from a competition event

1

Capacity building is a long-term continuous process and must be ready to take action on new issues that arise. Therefore, the project arranges international conferences, field visits and project-based online consultations.

Risk Matrix

Low

Medium

High

Extreme

0 –

Acceptable

1 –

Generally acceptable

2 –

Generally unacceptable

3 – 

Intolerable


Monitoring and Evaluation

1) Share information on best practices and experiences to support commercialization and enhances the linkages between technological and entrepreneurial activity.

2) The number and scope of APEC economies selected to participate in international conferences and online consultation participating organizations and institutions, and the qualifications or appropriateness of each representative.

3) The content and quality of the Final Report submitted at the APEC PPSTI meeting to receive feedback on follow-up actions.

4) Ensuring woman’s participation: Proportion of female participants/speakers among all activities is approximately 40%.

5) The project will create a questionnaire and all participants will provide opinions during the event. After collection and analysis, the project will indicate the results in the Final Report to evaluate the effectiveness of the project.

Indicators Matrix



Evaluation Focus

Indicators

Target Goals

Evaluation Method

Reporting Method

Outputs

1.   Research and Survey

1.    Contracted executed

Feb-March

Certification by PO

Contract

2.    No. of participants (excl. speakers/experts)

15-20

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

3.    % of participating men/women (excl. speakers/experts)

50/50

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

4.    No. of speakers/experts engaged

2-3

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

5.    % of speakers/experts (men/women)

50/50

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

6.    No. of attending economies

6

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

7.    No. of travel eligible economies

11

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

8.    Content developed and deployed

1

Certification by PO

Contract

2.   Online consultation and case study forum

1.    Contracted executed

Jun-Jul

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

2.    No. of participants (excl. speakers/ experts)

15-20

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

3.    % of participating men/women (excl. speakers/experts)

50/50

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

4.    No. of speakers/
experts engaged

2-3

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

5.    % of speakers/
experts (men/women)

50/50

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

6.    No. of attending economies

6

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

7.    No. of travel eligible economies

11

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

8.    Content developed and deployed

1

Certification by PO

Contract

3.    International Conference

1.    No. of participants (excl. speakers/ experts)

40-50

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

2.    % of participating men/women (excl. speakers/experts)

50/50

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

3.    No. of speakers/
experts engaged

8

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

4.    % of speakers/
experts (men/women)

50/50

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

5.    No. of attending economies

11

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

6.    No. of travel eligible economies

11

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

7.    Content developed and deployed

1

Certification by PO

Contract

4.   Final Report

1.    No. of pages

40

Certification by PO

Email to the Secretariat

2.    Endorsed or implemented by related entities

2

Submission to the Secretariat

Email to the Secretariat

Out-comes

1.   Best practices in facilitating smart agri- and aquaculture in APEC are identified and compiled.

1.      Implementation of international best practices by economies

2022-2023

Tracking economies six months after event

Report to the Secretariat

2. Participants knowledge of industry-best practices and an understanding on innovative smart agri- and aqua culture

1.    % of participants report substantial knowledge increase

75%

Ex-ante and ex-post

 evaluations

Completion Report

2.    Developing APEC economies report substantial knowledge increase

25%

Ex-ante and ex-post

 evaluations

Completion Report

3.    Women report substantial knowledge increase

33%

Ex-ante and ex-post

 evaluations

Completion Report

3. Recommendations on how to implement best practices in smart agri- and aqua culture

1.    No. of recommendations made

3

Tracking economies six months after event

Report to the Secretariat

Others

Linkages

This project focuses on improving supply chain performance via digital twin technology so that we will work closely with DESG, TELWG and SMEWG. As for the talents and capacity building, we will also contact HRDWG to seek for the common interest. Considering this project will take aquaculture industry as an example, we will seek the knowledge and experience from expertise of OFWG.

Sustainability

Use the technical achievements of this project to show how to establish the SAFE Platform: The operation mechanism of the Sustainable Agri-Food & Eating Platform: Through the actual development of Smart City Chinese Taipei (CT), show how this project can help City level to establish a "sustainable food supply chain" production and marketing cooperation platform. Through the demonstration of this cooperation platform, APEC members participating in this event will not only observe the practical operation experience of this project, but also can further introduce experience to various  member economies and further develop into a transnational industrial collaboration platform in the future. 

This project will demonstrate the application of digital twin in the agricultural flexible production environment: by visiting the agricultural working environment where humans and machines work together, show how to respond to the post-epidemic and aging society and the declining working population. In recent years, under the conditions of lack of labor, precision, stability, continuous operation and other product manufacturing and agricultural production conditions, "digital twin combined with automation equipment" is an important part of flexible manufacturing, which can improve the efficiency of flexible operation of the supply chain.

Our vision is to create an APEC SAFE Platform. By providing participating APEC  member economies with the feasibility assessment of the introduction of Digital Farmer and the use of agricultural digital twins for flexible production solutions, aiming at the most suitable crops, minimum software and hardware equipment requirements, talent training, expert cross-border guidance equipment, etc., this assists APEC to participate in this plan through the assessment report Draw Member States to conduct an evaluation before the next stage of cooperation. We will keep track of the potential implementations from APEC member economies by email reports, and provide consultation as required through emails, meetings as necessary.

Project Overseers

The project overseer is Mr. Nai-Hao (Jose) Cheng, Director of International Cooperation, International Division, Institute of Information Industry (III), Chinese Taipei (CT). Mr. Cheng has dedicated his career to the field of international cooperation, especially in bridging the digital divide and the digital transformation of SMEs. He has promoted digital divide reduction in Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos from 2015 to 2019, and has set up 15 computer training centers in these three member economies. Prior to that he also served as the leader of the APEC Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) Project from 2006 to 2014. By minimizing digital divides among small and medium enterprises, as well as disadvantaged groups to seek digital opportunities, the ADOC Project has contributed a lot of resources and professional workforce to provide ICT (Information & Communication Technology) courses to more than 700,000 regional individuals over the past decade. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) highly regards the contributions of the ADOC Project, whose efforts have been mentioned many times during the APEC Leaders’ Declarations. The project Coordinator is Mr.Anderson Kuo,, who works at the International Division,, Institute for Information Industry (IiI), Chinese Taipei (CT), and who is currently responsible for International cooperation and communication activities.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

Items

General duties

Hours per person

Rate

Staffs numbers

Total

APEC Funding

Self- Funding

Secretary and assistants

Communication and supporting management, as well as collecting and editing all of the documents and the final report for this project.

800

20

2

32,000

32,000

Project Assistant

In charge of project implementation, and tasked with planning, executing and guiding the project progress.

400

35

1

14,000

14,000

Researcher

Reviewing the APEC legislative and policy framework, and related financial mechanisms for APEC.

200

40

1

12,800

8,000

0

General staffs

Conducting on-site experiments and organizing events

400

20

4

32,000

32,000

Event Logistic provider

On-site testing and analysis.

145

30

2

8,700

8,700

0

Total  

94,700

16,700

78,000

Researcher

No.

Specific Tasks

No. of Hours

Hourly Rate

(USD)

1.

Working with speakers and project team in drafting, revising and finalizing the reports

95

40

2.

Conducting a desk research to collect and exam information provided by APEC member economies, to gain better understanding and knowledge about the supply chain evolvement, policy and rebuild situation to develop the Research Work of this project, provide suggestions and insights, analysis and find the root causes of the cases in the online consultation event. This includes an online consultation survey, which will be a 2-stage activity, and a case study. The Consultation Event is 30 hours, Case Study is 47 hours. The Questionnaire is 30 hours.

107

40

3.

Working with speakers, case owners and project team in drafting, revising and verifying contents of workshops including elaboration of each agenda session and make sure speaker’s materials are in line with the topic

44

40

4.

Design the questionnaire, analyzing and synthesizing primary and secondary data during and at the end of the project, including but not limited to number of participants, including female participation, ex- ante and ex-post surveys

47

40

5.

Coordination with APEC member economies and liaison

27

40

Total

320

200 hours (APEC)

120 hours (self-funded)

40

$8,000 (APEC)

Event Logistic Provider

No.

Specific Tasks

No. of Hours

Hourly Rate

(USD)

1.

Search for the event venue and follow-up about event details and needs of each event, provides all on- site requirements and coordinates all pre-event requests

96

30

2.

Working with project team in drafting, revising and finalizing the event related documents, including promotion materials, news release and Inviting speakers and discussing term and expected output from speakers

127

30

3.

Distribute and collect ex-ante and ex-post evaluation

31

30

4.

Managing and overseeing events on the day of the event, including problem-solving, welcoming guests, directing event set-up, communicating with staff, and organizing vendors and organizing vendors

36

30

Total (two staffs)

290

30


Waivers

Not Applicable.

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No 
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Project No.

Project Title

Project Status

Publication (if any)

Fund Account

Sub-fund

Project Year

Project Session

APEC Funding

Co-funding Amount

Total Project Value

Sponsoring Forum

Topics

Committee

Other Fora Involved

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

Proposing Economy(ies)

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Expected Start Date

Expected Completion Date

Project Proponent Name 1

Job Title 1

Organization 1

Postal Address 1

Telephone 1

Fax 1

Email 1

Project Proponent Name 2

Job Title 2

Organization 2

Postal Address 2

Telephone 2

Fax 2

Email 2

Declaration

Project Summary

Relevance

Objectives

Alignment

TILF/ASF Justification

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Dissemination

Gender

Work Plan

Risks

Monitoring and Evaluation

Linkages

Sustainability

Project Overseers

Cost Efficiency

Drawdown Timetable

Direct Labour

Waivers

Are there any supporting document attached?

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Project Number

Previous Fora

Secretariat Comments

Reprogramming Notes

Consolidated QAF

Endorsement By Fora

PD Sign Off

Batch

Forum Priority

Committee Ranking Category

Committee Priority

PDM Priority

Priority Within Funding Category

Monitoring Report Received

Completion Report Received

PMU Field 1

PMU Field 2

PMU Field 3

On Behalf Of

Proposal Status

Originating Sub-Forum

Approval Status
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