Project Title

Digital Innovation and Educational Opportunities 

Project Year

2021   

Project Number

PPSTI 01 2021 

Project Session

Session 1   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

PPSTI 01 2021 

Project Title

Digital Innovation and Educational Opportunities 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

General Project Account 

Sub-fund

None 

Project Year

2021 

Project Session

Session 1 

APEC Funding

60,000 

Co-funding Amount

30,000 

Total Project Value

90,000 

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)

Chile 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Australia; Canada; China; Indonesia; Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Peru; Philippines; Russia; Chinese Taipei 

Expected Start Date

01/02/2022 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2022 

Project Proponent Name 1

Sharapiva Kakimova 

Job Title 1

International Relations Coordinator 

Organization 1

National Agency for Research and Development 

Postal Address 1

Not Applicable 

Telephone 1

(56-2) 24354342 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

skakimova@anid.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

Sharapiva Kakimova 

Project Summary

The project seeks to identify, analyze and promote innovative solutions created to foster online education (e.g. apps) in at least five APEC economies and draw recommendations on how those solutions can improve the region's quality of education. Pandemic makes evident inequalities between digital connectivity and quality of education (UNESCO) and forced educational institutions to seek innovative solutions. A recent OECD study reveals that women use internet less than men in APEC’s economies and develop fewer software applications. The project will give priority to identifying innovative solutions created by women to address this gap. Innovative solutions will be shared with economies through online consultations to analyze their feasibility for each economy. Selected solutions will be showcased during a series of virtual seminars (2-3 time-zones separately and/or jointly) where representatives from HRDWG will be invited. Through the HRDWG the solutions will seek broader distributions among relevant institutions within each economy.

Relevance

Relevance – Region: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a cross-cutting impact across the globe, exposing the weaknesses and vulnerabilities of our educational systems. Most economies had to shift to on-line education, however, educational system was not ready to do it. It took several months for some economies, in order to be able to connect students with teachers. In Chile, for instance, at the beginning, most schools used e-mails communication, so parents had to take teachers role in addition to other tasks. So, during the pandemic  on-line education and home office became realities for many people in the world. COVID-19 related studies on education in different economies (OECD, UNESCO) revealed several difficulties related to on-line education that include poor preparedness of educational system to shift to on-line education, poor internet connectivity especially in rural places and absence of digital equipment to be able to connect from homes among many pupils. Several innovative solutions (e.g. apps) among the APEC region and beyond were created to address those difficulties, especially related to the process of study. The project seeks to recollect those solutions, analyze them and share those most effective and innovative with the APEC economies in order to improve the quality of education in general and minimize gaps between and within economies of access to quality education that use of selected solutions can prove. By demonstrating it, the project also seeks to encourage the use of technology at educational institutions of the region.

Once the innovative solutions are collected, on-line consultations with economies will be conducted to see what solutions/apps are more pertinent for the region. As technological advancement goes along with socio-economic development, technological disparity is inevitable. By sharing those solutions, the project seeks to address the problem of technology and knowledge gap among APEC economies. It also contributes to transfer innovative technologies to the less developed economies in APEC. 

Relevance – Eligibility and Fund Priorities: Recovery from the pandemic is one of the main topics for APEC and the world. This year, it is also reflected in the GPA priorities. The project seeks to contribute to Inclusive Economic Participation through Digital Economy and Technology by offering digital innovative solutions (e.g. apps) to different relevant actors in one of the economic areas, education. It also reflects GPA´s priority on Driving Innovative Sustainability, as solutions that project seeks are innovative and will be shared with most of the economies encouraging the use of innovation in daily lives. The fund´s priorities on Increasing Inclusion and Sustainability for Recovery and Pursuing Innovation and a Digitally-Enabled Recovery, are directly related to the two aforementioned priorities as use of innovative technological solutions for education can foster recovery processes in economies is greater day by day.

Relevance – Capacity Building: The project encourages capacity building by enabling economies, especially the developing ones, to obtain and develop knowledge, skills and technical know-how to improve their education through usage of innovative digital solutions/apps that were developed/implemented during the pandemic. In order to be able to do it, the project will introduce the best innovative digital solutions within the region and encourage its trail by some schools in different economies, so economies can introduce solutions to teachers and their respective schools  The core element of the project is related to education and innovative solutions developed within different economies and the result of the project, after identifying and analyzing innovative solutions in different APEC economies, will boost capacity of educators as well as pupils. The project will seek to provide a brief video for each innovative solution with explanatory presentation on its use that will be used to teach potential users. The videos will have to be self-explanatory and allow teachers to learn how to apply/use the innovative solutions in their schools. In case more information or capacity building is needed, the teachers may reach out to PO who can establish connection with the developer of the solution/app. In order to identify what solutions are best fit for the region´s economies, the project will share all solutions with bacis information on their functionalities, minimum technology requirements, areas covered, etc., between the economies, so each economy can prioritize/choose at least 10 solutions, The 5 solutions selected by most economies will selected to create videos for broader use and will be shared with HRWG as well, so to provide broader access of relevant actors to them ensuring greater capacity of users within the APEC.

Objectives

The objective of this project is to improve quality of education within the APEC region by identifying, analyzing and promoting innovative solutions created to foster online (or technology based) education (e.g. apps) in different economies through encouraging use of best solutions by offering capacity building activities  that can allow provision of better education in the post-pandemic recovery period and address knowledge disparity between the economies and within a certain economy. It also seeks to contribute to promotion of gender equality through prioritizing solutions created by women.

Alignment

Alignment - APEC:  This project is in line with various APEC priorities, strategies, and statements. To name some:

1) 2021 APEC New Zealand Priorities on (a) Pursuing Innovation and a Digitally-Enabled Recovery by focusing on digital technologies, and (b) Increasing Inclusion and Sustainability by promoting inclusiveness for all users. 

2) 2020 APEC Malaysia Priorities on (a) Digital Economy and Technology as the project uses digital approach to promote cooperation between economies. 

3)  APEC Connectivity Blueprint for 2015-2025 as the project addresses institutional and people-to-people connectivity. 

4) APEC Chile 2019 priorities on (a) Women, SMEs and Inclusive Growth as it tries to promote solutions developed by women and on (b) Digital Society as the project focuses on digital innovative solutions. in open to various actors from all economies and it is based on digital platform as a cooperation base. 

5) The project supports ECOTECH priority of developing human capital through capacity building, harnessing technologies for the future and supporting innovation and inclusive growth. 

Alignment – Forum:  This project contributes directly to PPSTI goals and objectives, as its very core involves innovative solutions from within the region and promotes cooperation in STI between different stakeholders. The project also uses a technological approach to promote cooperation and to develop post-pandemic recovery recommendations through technology use. 

The project is also in line with the PPSTI´s Policy Statement on CTI Communication (2017), that seeks to foster sustainable, innovative, and inclusive growth. In addition, this project is directly related to PPSTI 2021 Priorities on (a) Leveraging Diverse Knowledge Systems for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth and (b) Strengthening Digital Networks and Tools to Support Capacity Building and Advance Science, Technology and Innovation as it focuses on digital innovative solutions that can contribute to post-pandemic recovery and provide equal access to education in different economies, and also supports capacity building of relevant stakeholders in educational area.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: The project seeks to achieve the following outputs:

1) Research: Digital innovative solutions (apps) from at least 5 economies are collected, including those created by women. The digital innovative solutions will include apps for teaching as well as for learning, websites, games, video tools or other similar products. For collection purposes, a format to be filled will be designed that will allow compare the solutions and identify its main objectives and clients. The main criteria for selection of the solutions is that each of them contributes to improve the process of learning, preferably at school. The project does not have control over solutions and their duration, however, it might influence them by providing access for potential users in different economies. Information on all recollected solutions will be presented to economies through on-line consultations (questionnaire and group discussions during virtual seminars may be used) with the request to evaluate them and prioritize them. Consultations results will be analyzed against solutions´ impact and its extent on challenges that economies might have experienced during the pandemic related to infrastructure, government policy and other relevant issues. Each economy will have to identify challenges and place each solution´s impact on the process of overcoming those challenges. Solutions will also be analyzed in terms of applicability for each economy and possible costs. Consultations will be done through questionnaires, desktop research of contractor, virtual consultations and possible discussions of virtual focus groups. The idea to collect solutions from economies represented different continents and different level of development. However, the project will seek inputs from as many economies as possible. Desktop research will also include analysis of APEC projects related to education for the last 3-4 years in order to identify possible relevant actors and make sure no duplication is made. The result of consultations will allow identify best 5 existing solutions for the region. In case a particular economy is interested in particular solution that was not selected as one of the 5 solutions, the project can establish connection between the developer and the economy. The research part should also include information about use of technological solutions in each economy (at least 10 and possibly all economies. Already available information from different reports on the matter can be used) with information on the availability of digital infrastructure and territories it covers in each economy, quality of internet connection, level of usage of technologies at educational institutions, etc. (at least 20% of all collected solutions).

2) Virtual Seminars and Consultations:

a. Innovative solutions shared with economies through online consultations to analyze their feasibility for each economy (at least 60% of response rate). Once the solutions are collected, they will be shared with economies with request to first identify what are 2-3 most important elements for any digital innovative solution to be applied in each economy, revise recollected solutions and prioritize them against the important elements identifies at the beginning if possible. In case there is no clarity in the use of app, clarifying interviews with the developers will be required. 

b. The best five solutions showcased during 2 virtual seminars that can allow connecting different time-zone economies in comfortable time at least once. Seminars will have maximum duration of 2-3 hours. Seminars will start with presentations of solutions and end with discussions (depending of number all participants may be divided into smaller groups of yup to 10) on them and periodization. Solutions developed by women will be emphasized. As seminars will be conducted virtually, there is time limit for showcasing solutions and discussion. Therefore, there might be need to organize at least two sessions. In addition, in case only few economies reply to the questionnaire about the recollected solutions, there might be need to present findings of research during seminar before selecting 5 best solutions for the region. Participants will be asked to discuss about practical applications of the solutions in their economies, challenges that could be faced and opportunities that solutions can open. HRDWG will be invited to actively partake in the questionnaire and seminars as well.    

c. The best solutions are shared with HRDWG with request for broader distributions among relevant institutions within each economy.- Virtual sessions might be recorded not for distribution, but for reporting purposes.

3) For the purpose of developing stronger connection between seminar participants and apps developers a temporary virtual platform will be developed that will allow registration of participants and their connection through chats and B2B meetings. The platform will also have relevant materials (all collected apps and other relevant information) and allow all registered participants to revise the apps and documents. The platform will also have access to the seminars and allow participants to choose one of the seminars in the time comfortable for their time-zones.

4)  Short videos of selected 5 best innovative solutions (in English or with English subtitles) where each developer explains clearly benefits of the solution, its objectives, required technological capacity and public orientation to ensure proper promotion of the solutions in the region.

5) Final report on the project and its activities including all case studies collected (highlighting the 5 best solutions) is submitted and published as APEC publication. Final report should have from 30 to 50 pages and have general structure that will include: executive summary, background information, objectives, outputs and outcomes, methodology used for each and analysis of findings and recommendations for the future. The report will include results of conducted survey and also discussion results of the virtual seminars. In addition, report will highlight information of all recollected digital innovative solutions, their selection criteria and explain gender factor used during analysis of the information. The report will have extensive explanation on selected 5 best solutions as well.

Outcomes: Based on the expected outputs, the project expects to achieve the following outcomes:

1) Greater knowledge and use of digital innovative solutions in the region through shared experience (survey at the end of the project);

2) Strengthened cooperation between different economies in the area and connection between different relevant actors with the possibility to work jointly in the future (survey of participants and developers and their interest/willingness to strengthen cooperation);

3) Improved quality of education in the region – the project intents to conduct survey one year or so after the project end which will identify whether economies could use one or more of the solutions, how and, in case it did not happened, reasons behind it.;

4) Inclusive and equal access to a quality education in the region in general and economies in particular (the same could be used to identify it);

5) Elevated gender equality in digitalization process of the region (the survey conduct);

6) Higher interest for innovative digital solutions among female population of the region (survey one year or so after the project end).

Beneficiaries: The project´s activities will benefit the following groups:

a) Participants of the workshop (mainly government officials and policymakers, some private sectors representatives, academia and possible NGOs related to the topic)  and the digital innovative solutions developers as primary beneficiaries. The project will seek broad participation in the project´s surveys as well as seminars that may include representatives from public and private institutions related to the area that may include representatives of public and private sector related to education as well as digital platforms/apps developers. In addition, the project will seek participation of representatives of related groups of APEC and other international organizations like UNESCO. 

The project´s report and videos will benefit the following groups:

a) Government officials, institution and policymakers related to the topic;

b)  Teachers and students at public and private academic institutions;

c)  Schools and academic institutions;

d) Innovation solutions creators, especially females in area of education that may be from public and private sector;

e) Educational system institutions of the region like ministries and/or local level governments related to the area of education;

f) General public and economies from improved educational quality and inclusive access to the solutions.

Dissemination

The project will seek dissemination of project´s recommendations and videos of selected 5 solutions through the following:

a)  Virtual seminar participants;

b) International networking: PPSTI, HRDWG and other related foras, ANID´s international collaborators and network, as Global Research Council, embassies, etc.;

c) Local networking: ANID´s local network of relevant actors (researchers, academic and educational institutions, etc.);

d)  Final report publication on APEC website;

e) Final report publication on other relevant platform (ANID and others).

f) Available on-line platforms. These may include ANID´s platform, platforms of other relevant actors in Chile (economy-wide and local levels actors related to the area) and other economies, APEC´s platform as the final report will be an APEC publication and others.  

The major focus of the dissemination actions is to ensure that the selected digital innovative solutions for education are widely disseminated to the appropriate target communities in the region and to support developers, especially female ones, to seek new markets and new users.

Gender

Targets for innovative solutions

Targets for virtual seminars

Female Developers (%)

30%

Female Participants (%)

30%

Female Developers involved in the creative teams of selected best solutions (%)

30% (at least two solutions out of 5 have female developers in its teams)

Female Speakers/Experts %)

30%

The PO is committed to collect sex-disaggregated data for all speakers and participants (and not only the APEC funded) from the project event. This data will be included as part of the submission of the Completion Report to the Secretariat when the project completes and will serve to guide the future POs on their own gender parity targets.

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)

Comments

1

Access to Capital and Assets

yes

Through introduction of digital innovative solutions

2

Access to Markets

yes

Through introduction of the solutions to other economies and providing opportunities to showcase their apps

3

Skills, Capacity Building, and Health

yes

Through introduction of selected digital innovative solutions during seminars

4

Leadership, Voice and Agency

yes

Through providing opportunities to introduce created products for a wider population and promotion of selected apps

5

Innovation and Technology

yes

Through collecting and promotion of digital innovative solutions



Work Plan

Time

Task

Deliverables

May - Jun 2022

Initiate planning and draft TOR for contractor(s)

TOR is ready

June - Jul 2022

Contractor(s) hiring

A signed contract

Aug – Sep 2022

Identification of innovative technological solutions and their recollection

Request for the solution is sent to all economies through PPSTI and HRDWG

Sep 2022

Analysis of recollected solutions and preparation of survey for economies

The analysis of the solutions is done and the survey is ready

1 Oct 2022

Submit the APEC Project Monitoring Report

APEC Project Monitoring Report

Oct 2022

On-line consultations with economies (survey) and selection of 5 best solutions

The survey sent to all economies through PPSTI & HRDWG and based on responses collected 5 best solutions are selected

Oct 2022

Preparation of agenda and other related materials for virtual seminars (at least two). Preparation of list of potential participants

Draft agenda, general information circular, list of potential participants and other relevant documents are ready and distributed

Oct – Nov 2022

Preparation and recording of video presentations of selected solutions.

5 short pitch type presentations for each solution is ready and sent to economies in advance

Oct – Nov 2022

Drawing draft recommendations for usage of selected innovative technological solutions to improve quality of education for post-pandemic recovery.

Draft documents in form of general information circular are ready and distributed

Nov 2022

Realization of virtual seminars to discuss recommendations, showcase of selected apps, draft plan of action to implement the recommendations

A multiday virtual seminar is conducted, draft recommendations are ready and draft plan for implementation of solutions is ready.

The deliverables for the virtual seminar(s): (1) Seminar agenda (2) Event Attendance List (3) Post-seminar survey. The seminar sessions may be recorded only for reporting purposes.

Nov 2022

Preparation and realization of on-line consultations with economies of draft documents

The survey responses from economies is finalized, and sent back to participating economies for their final approval

1 Dec 2022

Preparation and submission of final draft report for Secretariat review and forum endorsement, and its dissemination and videos.

Report is ready and aligned with APEC publication standards

Feb 2023

Submit the APEC Project Completion Report and supporting documents to the Secretariat

APEC Project Completion Report

6-12 months after project completes

Participation in the Longer Term Evaluation of APEC Projects (LTEAP)

Risks

Risk description

Preventive/Contingency actions

Not having enough stakeholders/actors interested to submit digital innovative solutions for educational purposes.

13 sponsoring economies are part of the key informants, likewise information requests will be sent to HRDWG and other relevant actors of ANID locally and internationally. Additionally, experts in the defined areas will be consulted, and by means of the information method "snowball" will be sought to reach a higher number of apps submitted

Poor interest within economies

In case there is a little interest within economies, the project will seek to showcase some collected apps as an examples to raise interest. Non interested economies will be invited to partake in virtual seminars with more participants allowed. 

Low interest from HRDWG

In case HRDWG is not interested in the project sent through PPSTI PD, the support will be sought through APEC members’ coordination body and through Chile´s focal point.

Poor surveys responded risk to identify best solutions

In case the PPSTI and HRDWG counterparts will not respond to the surveys sent the PO will seek support from domestic and international networks in general in order to identify best solutions.

Poor interest in virtual seminars assistance

To prevent this risk virtual seminars will be for no more than 2,5 hours and will use methodology for active participation. Videos of selected digital innovative solutions will be sent earlier to increase interest to interact with the creators.

Poor internet connectivity of some registered participants

This risk is difficult to mitigate, however, PO will ensure that all participants have advanced information about the timing of the events and also minimum technical capacity required for connection. PO and contractor will also provide opportunities for participants to check their connectivity prior to the events. 

Poor dissemination results

In order prevent this risk, the project will seek dissemination through different ways (platforms, international and local networks, through relevant institutions and foras, etc.)


Monitoring and Evaluation

Category

Evaluation focus

Indicator

Target goals

Evaluation Method

Reporting

Output

Digital innovative solutions (apps) from at least 5 economies are collected.

Number of economies contacted with request

21

e-mails sent

Final report

Number of economies submitted solutions

5

Solutions received

Final report

Number of solutions collected 

10

Solutions received

Final report

Output

Expert in education and digital educational applications is hired

Contractor/contractor institution is hired

1

TOR is ready and contract is signed

Signed contract

Output

Digital innovative solutions (apps) created by women are collected (at least 25% of all collected solutions).

Number of economies contacted with request and with emphasis on apps developed by female participants (request will be sent through PPSTI and HRDGW)

21

e-mails sent

Final report

Number of economies submitted solutions developed by women

2

Solutions received

Final report

Number of solutions collected 

30% of submitted solutions

Solutions received

Final report

Output

Innovative solutions shared with economies through online consultations

Number of economies contacted with request

21

Number of surveys sent

Final report

Number of economies responded

14 (including Chile)

Responses received

Final report

Output

The best five solutions showcased during a series of virtual seminars

Virtual seminars conducted

2

Number of seminars conducted

Final report

Videos of selected digital innovation solutions prepared

5

Number of videos prepared

Final report

Videos of selected digital innovation solutions developed by women prepared

1

Number of videos prepared

Final report

Seminars´ documents (agenda, list of potential participants/speakers, platform for conducting seminars) are prepared

1

Number of participants attended

Final report

Output

The best solutions are shared with HRDWG

Solutions are shared with HRDWG

1

e-mails sent

Final report

Output

Recommendations and Plan of Action to implement solutions within the region

Recommendations are drawn during virtual seminars

5

Record

Final report

Plan of Action for recommendations implementation is ready

1

Record

Final report

Output

Final report is submitted and published as APEC publication.

Report completed

1

Report submission

Final report

Report published on APEC website

1

Report publication

APEC website

Output

Completion report is submitted

Report completed

1

Report submission

Completion report

Outcome

Experience in digital innovative solutions development is shared

Number of economies´ representatives attended the on-line events

11

Registered record

Final report

Number of the institutions´ representatives attended the on-line events

15

Registered record

Final report

Number of economies that received report/videos with selected innovation solutions

21

Registered record

Final report

Outcome

Strengthened cooperation between different economies in the area and connection between different relevant actors with the possibility to work jointly in the future

Number of actors connected

60

Registered records

Final report

Number of economies connected

21

Registered record

Final report

Outcome

Improved quality of education in the region

Number of educational institutions that received selected solutions

30

Registered records

Final report

Outcome

Inclusive and equal access to a quality education in the region in general and economies in particular

Number of educational institution adopted at least one selected digital innovative educational solution

10

Long-term goal beyond project´s span

N/A

Outcome

Elevated gender equality in digitalization process of the region

Number of female developers of digital solutions for educational purposes compare with male developers

30/70

Long-term goal beyond project´s span

N/A

Outcome

Higher interest for innovative digital solutions among female population of the region

Increased number of female developers of innovative digital solutions

N/A

Long-term goal beyond project´s span

N/A


Linkages

Through COVID-19 pandemic the world and APEC region as part of it faced with new reality when digital connectivity becomes part of our everyday life. As focused on digital innovative solutions, this project is relevant not only for APEC stakeholders, but also for a broader world. Within APEC, the project aims to invite and share its outcomes with PPSTI members and other APEC stakeholders that are closely related to capacity building and education, such as human resource development working group. The idea is to share selected digital innovative educational solutions with as many educational institutions as possible through PPSTI and HRDWG and other relevant actors. The OCDE report on The Role of Education and Skills in Bridging the Digital Gender Divide – Evidence from APEC economies clearly shows that there is gender gap in digitalization process not only access to technologies, but also in software developers. The project seeks to address existing gender gap for software creation andt will share its outcomes with Policy Partnership on Women and Economy group. It is expected that some solutions identified through the project are developed by SMEs, so, the project will seek support and share outcomes with SMEs and ABAC groups too. The project can be used as a part of APEC Connectivity Blueprint for 2015-2025. It is also directly related to APEC Internet and Digital Economy Roadmap (AIDER) of the Digital Economy Steering Group (DESG).

Sustainability

Once the APEC financing for the project is completed, it is expected that the selected solutions will still be displayed on available website (ANID´s main website and other relevant actors´ platforms). The idea is to seek display from co-sponsoring economies. The project develops Plan of Action to implement recommendations developed during virtual seminars that will be shared with all economies through relevant foras and institutions that are expected to implement recommendations.

Through connecting apps developer during seminars the project seeks to create alliances between developers and between developers and educational institutions that should last for a longer period. Annual survey (one year after the project end date) of developers and economies will be conducted to see whether some solutions increased number of their beneficiaries and whether there is an intension to use some solutions in the future. The survey will try to identify problems that institutions face while implementing some solutions and also problems that prevent institutions from implementing the solutions. This surveys can also demonstrate whether the use of the solutions brought improvements in the quality of education in the region (some particular economies), provided inclusive and equal access to a quality education in the region in general and economies in particular. The surveys will also analyze elevated gender equality in digitalization process of the region. The surveys will also incorporate the 2-3 important elements for any digital innovative solution to be applied in each economy that was mentioned by each economy during the first survey of the project and will seek whether the level of those elements was increased and to which extent the increase can be attributed to the project´s activities.

Based on survey´s results PO is willing to seek further funding from APEC or other funding sources, including funds from local actors (private or others) to promote solutions.

Project Overseers

Sharapiya KAKIMOVA graduated from Kazakh State Polytechnic Institute in 1993 as a system engineer. She obtained a Master of Arts degree in the field of international relations and later her Ph.D. on Peace Studies from Hiroshima University with specific focus on public administration and its reform in post conflict contexts in general and in Afghanistan in particular. She worked in various governmental institutions of Kazakhstan for six years and was responsible for external aid coordination. Dr. Kakimova has participated in many courses related to the international cooperation. She joined United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) twice as an Associate, in 2002 and in 2003, and has been a Training Assistant with UNITAR Hiroshima Office from January 2004 until January 2009, when she moved to Chile. From March 2011 to August 2013, Dr. Kakimova has been holding full time teaching position at Los Lagos University of Chile where she was giving lecture on International Relations Theory and responsible for the process of practice and graduation within the Faculty of Administrative and Political Sciences. In September 2013, Dr. Kakimova joined ANID (ex CONICYT), first with Scholarship Program and since March 2015 she formed part of International Cooperation Program where she is in charge of cooperation with Asia-Pacific Region and Americas. She has been focal point for APEC from February 2018 and have experience of managing APEC projects and concept notes. For this project, she will be working closely with relevant researchers (names to be confirmed) and relevant public and private organizations.  

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

The project is will seek support from five contractors:

1. Expert institution on digital educational solutions (Contractor 1)

2. Seminar support service (Contractor 2)

3. One visual media company in order to create attractive visual material of best selected digital innovative solutions in educational area (Contractor 3).  

4.  Translation Service - the selected solutions may not be available in English, so the idea is to translate materials related to the solution into English for broader dissemination (Contractor 4).

5. Virtual Platform developer for hosting of seminars (Contractor 5).     

Contractor 1 – Digital Educational Solutions

No.

Specific Tasks

No. of Hours

Hourly Rate

1.             

Collect and streamline data on technological capacity of at least 10 economies (internet connectivity and its capacity, distribution of the capacity within the economy, etc.). Already internationally available sources can be used.

70

50

2.             

Collect and streamline general data on use of digital tools by educational institutions with at least 10 economies (institutions´ connectivity, platforms use, classes on-line, etc.). In addition, general information of number of schools and pupils will be requested.

70

50

3.             

Collect, comprehend (and in case necessary conduct interviews with developers) and analyze recollected solutions

50

50

4.             

Design survey for the economies and share recollected (and analyzed) solutions for selection of 5 nest solutions for the region

40

50

5.             

Work closely with video designer (and translator) and the selected solutions developers in order to ensure that the final products can actually build capacity of the viewers on use of the solutions

15

50

6.             

Conduct virtual seminar (multiday) to share results and solutions and to demonstrate videos of the best 5 solutions selected and analyze promotion/diffusion strategy of those solutions within the region. Support preparation of post-seminar evaluation.

15

50

7.             

Develop long-term plan/strategy for dissemination and use of the solutions within the region

30

50

8.             

Write draft final report with all information about activities, outputs and possible outcomes and share it with economies for final review and revision.

90

50

9.             

Correct and submit final report

20

50

Total:

400

20,000

Contractor 2 – Seminar Preparation Support Service

No.

Specific Tasks

No. of Hours

Hourly Rate

1

Develop General Information Circular on Collection of Digital Innovative Solutions within the region.

30

50

2

Prepare and conduct virtual seminar (multiday) to share results and solutions and to demonstrate videos of the best 5 solutions selected and analyze promotion/diffusion strategy of those solutions within the region. Prepare and conduct post-seminar evaluation.

70

50

Total:

100

5,000

Contractor 3 – Visual Media Services

No.

Specific Tasks

No. of Hours

Hourly Rate

1

Analyze selected solutions and create strategy for visual material and coordinate it with Contractor 1 and PO. Depending on solutions strategy can be differ for each.

30

50

2

Create attractive visual material of best selected digital innovative solutions based on strategy developed. Visual material for each solution should not be longer than 10 minutes and should attract attention and demonstrate uniqueness and usefulness of each solution, so they are attractive for potential users..

170

50

Total:

200

10,000

Contractor 4 – Translation Services

No.

Specific Tasks

No. of Hours

Hourly Rate

1

Translation of selected solutions documents and video footage developed by Contractor 3 into English. Coordinate work with Contractor 1, Contractor 3 and PO.

100

50

Total:

100

5,000

Contractor 5 – Virtual Platform Developer

No.

Specific Tasks

No. of Hours

Hourly Rate

1

Develop strategy for platform design and its futures in coordination with Contractor 1 and PO.

30

50

2

Develop platform for seminars that includes different tools like publication of related materials, survey developments and recollection of results.

120

50

3

Support organization of on-line events and consultations and provide information after each event with statistical data.

35

50

4

Provide technical support during the events.

15

50

Total:

200

10,000


Waivers

Not Applicable.

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