Project Title

Comparative Study of the Best APEC Practices for Digitalising Lifelong Learning Systems for Vulnerable Groups in the Era of COVID-19 

Project Year

2021   

Project Number

HRD 04 2021A 

Project Session

Session 1   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

HRD 04 2021A 

Project Title

Comparative Study of the Best APEC Practices for Digitalising Lifelong Learning Systems for Vulnerable Groups in the Era of COVID-19 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: General Fund 

Project Year

2021 

Project Session

Session 1 

APEC Funding

115,000 

Co-funding Amount

44,890 

Total Project Value

159,890 

Sponsoring Forum

Human Resource Development Working Group (HRDWG) 

Topics

Human Resources Development 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Russia 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Chile; China; Japan; Korea; Malaysia; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Chinese Taipei; Thailand 

Expected Start Date

01/01/2022 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2022 

Project Proponent Name 1

Sergey Terashkevich (wef 16 May 2022) 

Job Title 1

Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation 

Organization 1

Ministry of Science and Higher Education 

Postal Address 1

Not Applicable 

Telephone 1

(7-495) 5471370 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

terashkevichsk@minobrnauki.gov.ru 

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

Sergey Terashkevich 

Project Summary

One of the most important indicators of a civilized state is expansion of its duties towards vulnerable segments of the population – people with disabilities. Development of lifelong learning systems for such a group of people is an obligatory and priority direction of their social integration. It is necessary to provide opportunities for adults, who partially and/or completely lost an opportunity to pursue their professions, obtained earlier. This is a very up-to-date point in the era of Covid-19. This issue is especially important because the real number of persons of ripe years with disabilities sharply increases in many APEC economies, and the digital share of many jobs and businesses speedily increase. 

In the frames of the project it is planned to consider the following aspects of the existing lifelong learning systems, including on-line segment, for disabled people in APEC economies: regulatory framework, scope, existing systems and patterns, analysis of statistic data base and availability of services, especially in rural areas, regions and so forth; to compare the best practices, problems and solutions in this sphere, changes due to Covid-19.

The main goal of the proposal is to develop recommendations for APEC economies.

Also the workshop (September 2022, Thailand, Bangkok) for representatives of APEC economies will be held. The purpose of the workshop is to present results and the recommendations of the Overview of Lifelong Learning Systems and to share experiences.

Relevance

Relevance – Region: One of the most important indicators of civilized state is expansion of its duties to vulnerable segments of the population, for example, people with disabilities. However, vulnerable segments, as a specific social group, for a score of social and psychological reasons, are often isolated from "the social majority" and lack comprehensive support for educational and professional growth, which has to be provided to them according to a modern regulatory framework. It is obvious, that integration of vulnerable segments/disabled people into economic and public activities is impossible without developed system of their education and vocational training, including digital ones. In many APEC economies, number of disabled people could be up to 10% of the population, and thus education becomes a guaranty of social and psychological stability of these social groups, as well as societies in general; and more over it gives a chance to disabled people to improve their financial situation.

In the digital age, many new professions appear and that allow people with disabilities work and be employed despite their physical limitations. In addition, people with physical disabilities could find their use in the sphere of informational technologies. The problem, presented in the frames of this project, is relevant and useful to all APEC economies. The project will also contribute to ensuring sustainable development in the APEC region. Human capital development will promote an increase of cooperation among people and communities in Asia-Pacific Region. As the conclusion of the project, it is planned to hold a workshop (Bangkok, Thailand, September 2022) where participants will discuss project outcomes and recommendations for APEC economies.

Relevance – Eligibility and Fund Priorities: The proposed project implementation will directly promote a human capital development; necessity of these actions was indicated in the Manila Framework as one of the main goals: “to improve the economic and social well-being of the people; and to deepen the spirit of community in the Asia Pacific”.

This project will contribute to “APEC Connectivity Blueprint 2015-2025”: «we commit to strengthen physical, institutional, and people-to-people connectivity». Lifelong learning could help disabled people to obtain a new profession, and to improve their social and economic mobility, including digital skills. All of these would be sufficient reasons for including disabled people in economic, social and public processes on equal terms, which will promote growth of connectivity between people. 

Relevance – Capacity Building: One of the main reasons for economic losses in developing economies is disability. Improvement of knowledge, abilities, and skills of segments, in particular, disabled people – will promote job creation, which will facilitate economic situation and social well-being of people, which is significantly important for developing APEC economies, especially in the era of Covid-19.

The project outputs will support possibility of personal access to information and knowledge, and, as a consequence, development of ICT and Internet, which is important for developing APEC economies.

Also, we expect that the share of persons with disabilities working in the open labor market will raise significantly and thus contribution of this part of population will contribute into economy.

The project outcomes will make goods and services accessible to vulnerable groups (people with disabilities), thus, and promote the market of assistive devices.

In addition, one of the project goals is to provide equality in APEC region, combat discrimination based on disability and promote equal opportunities, equal access to quality education and lifelong learning, enable disabled people to participate fully in society and improve their quality of life.

In addition, we expect that the project results will support learning and teaching, personal communication and interaction, and promote improvement of administrative procedures in education and decisions taken by responsible authorities.

Objectives

The overarching goal of this project is capacity building of human capital in APEC region. For successful project implementation, the following tasks are going to be completed:

1) Analyze lifelong learning systems, including digital, for vulnerable groups, in particular, people with disabilities in APEC economies: regulatory framework, scope, existing systems and patterns, analysis of statistic database and availability of services, especially in rural areas, regions and so forth. We plan to analyze seven APEC economies.

2) Analyze existing bottlenecks in lifelong learning systems for vulnerable groups, in particular, people with disabilities; compare the best practices.

3) Hold a workshop, where it is planned to present the project outputs, to share experiences and to develop recommendations for APEC economies on improvement of their lifelong learning systems for people with disabilities.

Alignment

Alignment - APEC: APEC Ministerial Chair’s Statement (Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 15.11.2018): “We acknowledge the vital importance of the contributions persons with disabilities can make to the economy. To this end, we reaffirm our commitment to reduce barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from equal access to high quality, inclusive education and employment opportunities. We encourage member economies to assess the effectiveness of their laws, policies and programs to facilitate inclusive and equal opportunities.

APEC Ministerial Joint Statement (Peru, Lima, 16.11.2016): “We reaffirm our commitment to ensure that persons with disabilities enjoy meaningful, active and collaborative participation in the shared prosperity and advancement of the Asia-Pacific region. We value their creative potential … to advance equal opportunity of persons with disabilities for employment, leadership, and decision-making”.

This project will contribute into pillar of Malasya-2020 – Optimizing Human Potential towards a Future of Shared Prosperity.

Alignment – Forum: The project will contribute to implementation of APEC Human Resources Development Working Group’s Work Plan for 2021: “HRDWG implements initiatives and projects on education, social protection and capacity building in aid of its mission to share knowledge, experience and skills to strengthen human resource development across the region to promote sustainable growth.” 

In addition, the project subject is deeply related to APEC Educational Strategy for 2016-2030: “Improved use of educational capabilities ….meet the needs of APEC’s economies and societies. This would enable APEC citizens to truly enjoy the benefits from their inclusive societies (by equipping them with the skills of the future)”.

Action Plan of APEC Educational Strategy for 2016-2030: “Economies will promote lifelong learning to enable everyone.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs:

1.   Overview of Lifelong Learning Systems:

a) The best practices of programs and measures, taken by government, of digitalization of professional training and retraining for vulnerable groups; Develop an overview of lifelong learning systems, including digital, for vulnerable groups, in particular, people with disabilities; analysis of existing bottlenecks and the best practices, as well as current trends. These outputs will be presented to the HRDWG plenary meeting.  We will do desktop research, survey of economies, involving experts from APEC economies. The main goal is to make investigation about existing programs (legislation, support, involvement, the main responsible authorities, and statistics) of life learning systems in APEC economies, to consider the best practices and develop recommendations for APEC economies.

b) Recommendations made on improves the complete economic situation and welfare level of economy;

c)  Recommendations on transforming position of disabled people from status of dependent relying on social benefits with limited contacts and non-realized interests into quite socialized persons with wide access to communications, contacts, and forms of activities in different spheres.

2. Workshop (including evaluation):

a)   Conduct a 2-days workshop in the frames of the project (Bangkok, Thailand) with best-practice sharing and round table discussions. All the interim and final reports and results will be presented to HRDWG. The mail goal is to present the project study and outputs. Participants will share their presentations, discuss the project recommendations and share their opinions and suggestions. We are going to invite representatives of ILO, WHO to present their activities in field of developing and support of vulnerable groups.

b)  Conduct a post-workshop evaluation (application form developed for the workshop participants) to collect participants’ feedback on the organization and outcomes of the workshop. All the presentations and findings and the final version of the project recommendations will be used for developing the Final Report, which will be presented to HRDWG. The workshop participants (government officials) will use the information received for developing/improving lifelong learning systems, including digital, for vulnerable groups in their work. 

2.  Final Report:

Draft a Final Report (including overview of lifelong learning systems, project recommendations materials and presentations (over 20 pages). It will consist of detailed description on existing lifelong learning systems, including digital, for vulnerable groups in APEC economies and project recommendations on their improvement and better vulnerable groups. It will clarify the legal base, responsible authorities, relevant organizations, existing measures of their development and support, existing programs, their bottleneck/advantages, trend of digitalization, etc.

The ‘Overview of Lifelong Learning Systems’ will be 60-70 pages, and will be included in the Final Report; the Final Report will be 100 pages.

The Overview of Lifelong Learning Systems’ will be generated in the Final Report, which will contain: overview of lifelong learning systems in min 4 APEC economies (China, Russia, the Philippines, and Korea), project recommendations, materials and presentations of the workshop, ex-ante and ex-post evaluation, combined into the one report. PO will disseminate Invitation to participate in the project, as well as ToR for experts, using our contacts in APEC economies – state bodies and scientific organizations.

Outcomes: The project investigation will be generated in the Final Report, which will contain: overview of lifelong learning systems in min 4 APEC economies, project recommendations, materials and presentations of the workshop. economies (China, Russia, the Philippines, and Korea), project recommendations, materials and presentations of the workshop, combined into the one report. PO will disseminate Invitation to participate in the project, as well as ToR for experts, using our contacts in APEC economies – state bodies and scientific organizations.

The project implementation will have positive medium-term outcomes. They could be divided into two groups – economic and social:

a) The most effective measures described, taken by government bodies, forms and methods of educational organizations and on-job-training in companies,

b) The improvement the knowledge of government authorities, responsible for lifelong education and retraining of disabled, will improve their knowledge and skills about the most effective practices insuring positive results of the activities in this sphere, the NGOs can be attracted to the implementation of the policy, as well.

PO will measure outcomes through gathering feedback from participants, increased knowledge and understanding of shared issues, challenges and opportunities in relation to digitalized lifelong learning systems, particularly in relation to vulnerable groups.

Ex-ante and ex-post evaluation surveys will be made.

Draft Agenda: APEC Workshop: Comparative study of the best APEC practices for digitalizing lifelong learning systems for vulnerable groups in the era of Covid-10

Timing is tentative as we do not have presentations topics and participants. 

The First Day

08.00– 08:30

Registration

08:30 – 08:45

Welcome Remarks, Overview

Project Overseer, Acting Director of the Department of International Cooperation

Head of Researches

Representative of the Embassy of  the Russian Federation

Project Overview – Project Leader

Research Overview - Head of Researches

08:45 – 09:00

Coffee Break

09:00 - 11:00

The project research  - regulatory framework

1. Russia

2. Speaker 1

3. APEC economies

Q&A Session

11:00– 11:15

Coffee-break

11:15 – 13.30

The project research - existing systems and patterns, availability of services

1. Russia

2. Speaker 2

3. APEC economies

4. APEC economies

                  Q&A Session

13.30-14.30

Luncheon          

14.30 – 16.00

The project research - existing bottlenecks and the best practices

1. Russia

2. Speaker 3

3. APEC economies

4. APEC economies

5. Q&A Session

16.00-16.15

Coffee-break

16.15-18.30

International Organizations, Institutions, etc.

1. Speaker 4

2. Speaker 5

3. TBD

4. TBD

The Second Day

09:00 – 11:00

Cases and practices in APEC economies

1. Speaker 6

2. TBD

3. TBD

11.00-12.30

Presentation of the project outcomes and recommendations

1.       Russia

2.       Round Table Discussion

3.       Endorsement of the project recommendations.

(with participating of speakers 1,2,3,4,5,6)

12:30 –

Coffee Break, Luncheon

Beneficiaries: Primary Beneficiaries are the workshop participants. The most of them are expected to be policymakers from relevant state bodies and organizations from APEC economies, responsible to be able to implement the knowledge and tools they may gain as a result of this project. The invited speakers of the workshop will be representatives of International Organizations, Leading Universities, dealing with lifelong education and retraining of vulnerable groups, representatives of relevant APEC fora.

Secondary Beneficiaries are:

a)  vulnerable groups, in particular, disabled people and their close relatives as it is expected that disabled after participating in retraining programs will get an opportunity to work and earn money, supporting the budgets of their families;

b)  entrepreneurs, employers who seek for employees, particularly at small and medium enterprises, where disabled people after retraining can become valuable members of the staff;

с)  educational organizations providing teaching of disabled people;

d)  women and youth as the most touched by COVID-19 (groups who will open new prospects after digital retraining);

e)  system of social support, because after getting digital skills the disabled people will become more independent and their living standards will improve as well as retrained young people and women will escape unemployment.

Workshop participants will discuss topical issues of digitalizing lifelong learning systems for vulnerable groups in the era of Covid-19, will share experience and best APEC practices in this sphere.

The project recommendations will be useful for the following beneficiaries: Governmental bodies, responsible for social support of vulnerable groups, education and professional training and employment services:

a. National and regional business associations, who are creating remote job places and seek for well-educated personnel;

b. People from vulnerable groups who will be provided with routs of solving their problems.

Dissemination

The Final Report, will be disseminated among APEC economies. It cannot be sold. The information about the implemented project, including the Final Report, could be published on existing contractor’s website.

The Final Report in electronic version, including publication on APEC website, will be acceptable for HRDWG and other intended audience. Interaction between APEC experts and workshop participants will also be one of the information channels. The project findings, recommendations and the workshop outcomes (minimum 3 publications), will be disseminated among the members of SMEWG, BMG, ABAC, TEL, PPWE. All the interested parties will have an opportunity to receive a full range of materials, developed by the project team.

There will be recommended to economies to bring the notice with project findings and recommendations to responsible authorities. Also, the project findings will be presented to other concerned parties: association of SMEs, services providers, educational organizations, etc.); to establish cooperation with them for receiving feedback and providing timely consultations.

The Final Report will be developed and published according to the Guidebook on APEC Projects and APEC Publications Guideline

Gender

The project is going to be implemented according to the Guidebook on APEC Projects in close coordination with HRDWG Program Director.

Consultants, experts, speakers, moderators are going to be selected based on their competence and experience in issues, related to the project subject, and not gender-based. Within the project implementation all points of view and opinions, irrespective of gender, will be considered and taken into account. It is obvious that the project is favorable to all groups, including women. Special attention will be paid to gender balance inside the project team and workshop participants.

Disabled women face considerably great difficulties in public and private spheres, such as obstacles within reach of health care, education, professions and employment. According to UN data, the world indicator of literacy level among disabled women is only 1 %. Within the project implementation a special attention is going to be paid to access for disabled women to lifelong learning systems.

That is why women will be actively engaged and set a target number for female participation rate as speaker and/or participants. Representatives of PPWE will also be invited to participate in the workshop as speakers.

In the long run the project will contribute to development of SMEs of APEC economies, where a large percentage of disabled women could be involved. Gender aspect will be highlighted in the frames of the workshop and in the frames of the project.

PO is committed to collecting sex-disaggregated data for all speakers and participants at the project event. This data will be included when submitting a Completion Report to the Secretariat upon completion of the project, as well as providing guidance to future POs on their gender parity targets


Targets

Female Participants (%)

50

Female Speakers/Experts (%)

50

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

V

4

Leadership, Voice and Agency

5

Innovation and Technology

V


Work Plan

Time/Activity

Task

Deliverable

1. January 2022

Contracting.

PO to prepare the contract with APEC Secretariat.

PO to provide draft procurement documents to Secretariat for review’

Tendering procedure in APEC

Presenting the Contract onto APEC Secretariat.

Signing the Contract.

Contractor is defined.

Contract with APEC.

2. March-August 2022 

 Overview of Lifelong Learning Systems

PO to prepare:

Invitation of experts

List of experts from APEC economies.

Contractor to commence research lifelong learning systems in 4 identified economies’, make an Overview of Lifelong Learning Systems.

Overview of Lifelong Learning Systems in 4 identified economies’.

3. 1 April 2022

Monitoring Report

PO submits the APEC Project Monitoring Report to the Secretariat

APEC Project Monitoring Report

4. August-September 2022

The workshop (including ex-ante and post evaluation)

PO develops workshop Agenda

PO completes NMP endorsement process

Contactor and PO holds the workshop and develops all the relevant documents

All the workshop materials, including Agenda, ex-ante and post-workshop evaluation surveys

5. October- December 2022

The Final Report

By 1 November 2022, PO to submit the Final Report to the APEC Secretariat for review and acceptance as an APEC publication; HRDWG members endorse the Final Report.

(The submission of the publication to the Secretariat happens BEFORE the group’s endorsement).

The endorsed Final Report

February 2023

PO submits the APEC Project Completion Report and supporting documents to the Secretariat

APEC Project Completion Report

12-18 month after the project completion

12 month after the project implementation

LTEAP survey

PO disseminates questionnaires to the project participants to collect results for project evaluation.

Report with results of the filled-inn questionnaires.



Risks

a)  Delay with contracting. Could be prevented by preparing well-timed and punctual contract documentation;

b) Lack of APEC experts’ relevant experience and skills. Could be prevented by thorough study of experts’ experience in the sphere of education, the project team will require to present CVs and all the necessary characteristics.

Substantial risks:

a) Lack of information, required for project Overview and analysis. Could be prevented by working in close cooperation with HRDWG and project co-sponsors, permanent information sharing;

b) Lack of interest to the workshop (Bangkok Thailand). Could be prevented by high-quality workshop preparation and organization; careful selection of participants, their preliminary nomination, involvement of beneficiaries into the project discussions;

c) The project workshop – restrictions due to COVID-19. (Could be prevented by organizing the project workshop on-line (as an alternative).

Generally – the project risks are low.

Monitoring and Evaluation

The project will be implemented according to the Guidebook on APEC Projects in close coordination with Program Director, co-sponsors and other interested parties.

The project is going to be implemented also in close cooperation with all the beneficiaries, which will have a possibility to make queries for necessary information and will be timely informed about all the project issues.

All the project outputs will be previously discussed with beneficiaries, and it will provide for a high quality of the project materials. Cooperation is planned in on-line mode.

At least half of the workshop participants are going to be women. They will be involved into the workshop discussions and development of the project recommendations.

The project will have positive outcomes, which could show up in the long-term.

Evaluation Focus

Indicators

Target Goals

Evaluation Method

Reporting

Outputs

1.   % of participants report substantial knowledge increase

1. No. of experts engaged

15

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

2.    No. of attending economies

15

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

3. No. of travel eligible economies

8

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

4. % of participating men/women

50/50

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

5. Content developed and deployed

30 Oct. 2022

Certification by PO

Contract

2.   Workshop

6. No. of experts engaged

15

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

7. No. of attending economies

15

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

8.   No. of travel eligible economies

8

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

9.   % of participating men/women

50/50

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

10.  Content developed and deployed

15 Oct 2021

Certification by PO

Completion Report

3.   Final Report (including project recommendations, materials and presentations of the workshop)

11.     No. of pages

100

Certification by PO

Email to the Secretariat

12.Submission to the Secretariat

15 Oct 2022

Submission to the Secretariat

Email to the Secretariat

Outcomes

1.   Best practices in approving Overview of Lifelong Learning Systems’

1.   Implementation of international best practices by economies

2022 to 2023

Tracking economies a year after event

Report to Working Group

2.   Participants knowledge of the best practices of Lifelong Learning Systems’

2.   % of participants report substantial knowledge increase

75%

Ex-ante and ex-post evaluations

Completion Report

3.   developing APEC economies report substantial knowledge increase

25%

Ex-ante and ex-post evaluations

Completion Report

4.   women report substantial knowledge increase

33%

Ex-ante and ex-post evaluations

Completion Report

3.   Recommendations made on implementing of the best practices of Lifelong Learning Systems’ in APEC economies.

5.   No. of recommendations made

10

Included in the Final Report

Report to Working Group

The APEC longer-term evaluation of APEC

Projects

All APEC economies will be invited to take part in the project workshop.

Key indicators are as follows:

1)       Input of vulnerable groups in employment market (including self-employment);

2)       Potential participation of people with disabilities in economy;

3)       Increase of infrastructure development (asses to Internet, etc.)

4)       Increase of welfare development (medical care, education, social services);

5)       Increase of lifelong learning systems, including digital, for vulnerable groups, in particular, people with disabilities,

Project beneficiaries will provide all the necessary information and materials, required by the project team. It is also planned to share the project information with beneficiaries by on-line mode and during the workshop.

In addition, there will be made the workshop evaluation to measure the success of the project and the workshop. The project team will develop an application form and disseminate among the workshop participants and HRDWG members.

All the project events and activities are going to be executed under the strong control from project team and HRDWG. The results of this control will help to avoid deviations in project schedule and content, which will guarantee the successful project completion. All the workshop participants will be invited to fill-in questionnaires, where they will be able to estimate the project outputs and impact. Pre-Workshop evaluation will be executed by the PO.

All the project outputs will be accounted for and required as part of the submission of completion report to the Secretariat within two months after project completes.


Linkages

Project Overseer will work closely with co-sponsors for ensuring compliance of the project content with their expectations. During project implementation the project team will hold consultations with HRDWG Program Director for providing participation of all the interested parties. The project outputs will be presented to all the project participants.

APEC supports projects with involvement of governmental bodies, private sector, scientists, and representatives of international and non-governmental organizations. Close cooperation with other APEC fora allows considering all the aspects of the problem, and developing a system and coordinated approach. Financial support of the project from APEC fund will help to reach one of the main APEC goals – improvement of collaboration and connectivity between APEC economies. 

There have been APEC project “Promoting Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Economic Activities”, implemented in 2016, which has been touched upon issues of need of economic and social support for people with disabilities. The project team will examine and accommodate its data and outputs. 

This project will contribute to “APEC Connectivity Blueprint 2015-2025”: «we commit to strengthen physical, institutional, and people-to-people connectivity». Lifelong learning could help disabled people to obtain a new profession, and to improve their social and economic mobility, including digital skills. All of these would be sufficient reasons for including disabled people in economic, social and public processes on equal terms, which will promote growth of connectivity between people.

Sustainability

The workshop participants will be asked to develop a short implementation plan for how they intend to implement their learnings from the Workshop.  Within a year after project completion the project team will disseminate a short questionnaires to collect results of the project, which have been implemented. 

Recommendations, developed in the frames of the project, could be applied by each APEC economy for development of lifelong learning systems for disabled people. Responsible authorities will have an opportunity to receive the full informational support from the project experts.

Workshop materials and the project reports will be available in documents APEC base for all the interested parties. 

Upon the project completion, the next step is to monitor project recommendations application and use, to develop relevant measures by responsible authorities to increase the number of disabled people involved in educational programs in APEC economies. For this purpose, it is recommended to develop special methodology and organize interviews of responsible public authorities, international organizations and educational associations.

Methodical project profitability:

The following outputs are going to be developed: description of lifelong learning systems, including digital, for people with disabilities in APEC economies: regulatory framework, scope, existing systems and patterns, analysis of statistic database and availability of services, especially in rural areas; measures to work with stakeholders, including responsible authorities.

As a follow up, the recommendation resulted from the workshop should be followed up increasing and improvement of different measures, taken by stakeholders, for developing of lifelong learning systems for disabled people.

There could be capacity building for the society in APEC region.

Project Overseers

The Project Overseer – Mr. Victor Smirnov, Acting Director of the Department of International Cooperation of the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Mr. Smirnov is a high-level professional in the field of his activities. He has a good experience in developing and implementation of APEC educational projects.

Ms. Kristina Dovmalyan – Chief Specialist of the Department of International Cooperation of the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education, is responsible for carrying out the activities connected with APEC and she will assist the project team in the implementation of the project.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

No.

Specific Tasks

No. of Hours

Hourly Rate (USD)

Total Amount (USD)

1

Identifying of contractor vendor with adequate skills

20

40

800

2

Analysis of regulatory framework of lifelong learning systems, of existing systems and patterns of lifelong learning systems, current statistics

Two related tasks of the project investigation were combined into the one. 4 frameworks are going to be analyzed in the following areas - labor, social, educational, etc. Statistics in the field of education and employment of vulnerable groups will also be analyzed, taking into account the changes brought by Сovid-19.

80

80

6,400

3

Analysis of availability of services of lifelong learning systems, especially in rural areas

It is going to be defined in the process of the project implementation. It will include case studies, bottlenecks (for example, problems of material and technical equipment of educational organizations located in small territories), perspectives and ways of development, etc.

95

80

7,600

4

Analysis of existing bottlenecks in lifelong learning systems for people with disabilities

80

80

6,400

5

Identifying and contacting 6 speakers and moderator for their availability

10

40

400

6

Creating Invitation for Government Officials and non-government officials and confirming their attendance

10

40

400

7

Identifying and inviting academic and business representatives and confirming their participation in the workshop

10

40

400

8

Preparing of 2-day workshop: developing workshop scenario, organising venue and equipment, developing questionnaires for participants, developing the General Information Circular, etc

20

40

800

9

Compare the best practices; developing draft recommendations for APEC economies; updating recommendation, based on the results of the workshop (round table discussions, experts’ opinion, etc.)

We expect min 5 practices and min 10 recommendations from 4 economies. However, the final number of practices will be determined only after the project investigation

100

80

8,000

10

Preparation and writing the final report, design of the Final Report (around 100 pages)

56

20

1,120

Total

481

32,320



Waivers

Not Applicable.

Are there any supporting document attached?

No 
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