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Asian Productivity Organization(APO)

Formed under a Convention on April 14, 1961, Asian Productivity Organization (APO) is the world’s regional inter-governmental organization dedicated to increase productivity in member countries in Asia and Pacific through mutual cooperation, thus accelerating economic development and better standard of living of its people. The 20 member countries of the APO span the region and its work affects the lives of millions.

The APO offers a wide range of training courses, seminars and workshops, study missions, and demonstration projects in its 20 member countries and the professionals and enterprises both from public and private sector can benefit from these programs.

APO Regional and National Awards 2021

NPO Deadline for receiving nominations: 24th July 2020
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International APO Program

Nominations are invited for the following APO Programs.

Title Venue Start Date End Date Deadline
International Training Programs:
20-AG-06-GE-WSP-B: Workshop on Agricultural Transformation for Food Security Manila, Philippines 05-Oct-2020 09-Oct-2020 03-Jul-2020
20-RP-12-GE-CON-A: Conference on Smart Public Service Delivery Manila, Philippines 16-Sep-2020 18-Sep-2020 25-Jun-2020
20-IN-88-GE-SMN-A: Study Mission to a Nonmember Country on Smart Cities and Urban Mobility London, UK 14-Sep-2020 18-Sep-2020 29-May-2020
20-AG-28-GE-WSP-A: Workshop on Empowerment of Small-scale Farmers in Adopting Internet of Things Technologies Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 07-Sep-2020 11-Sep-2020 05-Jun-2020
20-IN-90-GE-WSP-A: Workshop on Deriving Positive Impacts of Industry 4.0 for Productivity Taipei, Republic of China 07-Sep-2020 11-Sep-2020 03-Jun-2020
20-RP-23-GE-WSP-B: Workshop on Scenario Planning Development Bangkok, Thailand 31-Aug-2020 04-Sep-2020 08-May-2020
20-IN-22-GE-TRC-A: Training of Trainers on Basic Automation through Simulation of Factory Operations Taipei, Republic of China 24-Aug-2020 28-Aug-2020 12-May-2020
20-AG-20-GE-CON-A: 5th International Conference on Biofertilizers and Biopesticides: Marketing and Commercialization Taipei, Republic of China 18-Aug-2020 21-Aug-2020 05-May-2020
20-RP-28-GE-WSP-B: Workshop on the Productivity Promotion Movement in the Digital Age Phnom Penh, Cambodia 10-Aug-2020 14-Aug-2020 01-May-2020
20-IN-32-GE-TRC-A: Training of Trainers and Consultants in Green Productivity Taipei, Republic of China 20-Jul-2020 31-Jul-2020 30-Mar-2020
20-IN-97-GE-TRC-A Training of Trainers on Critical Big Data Analytics to Drive Productivity Bangkok, Thailand 20-Jul-2020 24-Jul-2020 01-Apr-2020
20-IN-87-GE-WSP-A: Workshop on Data Assessment for Public-sector Productivity Improvement Suva, Fiji 20-Jul-2020 24-Jul-2020 01-Apr-2020
20-AG-03-GE-TRC-B: Training of Trainers on Village Tourism Development Yogyakarta, Indonesia 20-Jul-2020 24-Jul-2020 23-Apr-2020
20-AG-04-GE-WSP-B: Workshop on Policy Initiatives for Attracting Youth and Preventing Attrition in Agriculture Malang, East Java, Indonesia 13-Jul-2020 17-Jul-2020 03-Apr-2020
20-RP-25-GE-CON-A: Conference on Emerging Disruptive Technologies for Economic Transformation Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 23-Jun-2020 25-Jun-2020 30-Mar-2020
20-AG-29-GE-TRC-A: Training of Trainers on Developing future-ready Agribusiness Social Enterprises Manila, Philippines 15-Jun-2020 19-Jun-2020 16-Apr-2020
19-AG-30-GE/SPP-OSM-A: Multicounty Observational Study Mission on Emerging Models of Controlled-environment Agriculture Tokyo, Japan 08-Jun-2020 12-Jun-2020 06-Feb-2020
20-RP-22-GE-CON-A: Conference on Education for Future Industry Jakarta, Indonesia 02-Jun-2020 04-Jun-2020 28-Feb-2020
20-AG-16-GE-TRC-B: Organic Agroindustry Development Leadership Course in Asia Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 01-Jun-2020 05-Jun-2020 03-Feb-2020
20-IN-11-GE-WSP-A: Workshop on Consultancy Skills and Strategies for Industry 4.0 Taipei, Republic of China 25-May-2020 29-May-2020 28-Feb-2020
19-AG-31-GE/SPP-OSM-A: Multicounty Observational Study Mission on Modern Farm Machinery Tokyo, Japan 18-May-2020 22-May-2020 30-Jan-2020
20-IN-76-GE-WSP-A: Workshop on Smart Service and Technology for Enhancing Productivity in the Service Sector Seoul, Korea 18-May-2020 22-May-2020 20-Feb-2020
20-IN-85-GE-CON-A: Conference on Successful Models of Smart Public Service Delivery Dhaka, Bangladesh 10-May-2020 12-May-2020 15-Feb-2020
18-RP-42-GE-DON-C-04: Research on Case Studies of Manufacturing Transformation Strategies for Industry 4.0 (Coordination Meeting: 15 to 17 July 2020, New Delhi, India) Pakistan 01-May-2020 31-Oct-2020 31-Jan-2020
20-IN-36-GE-WSP-A: APO Developmental Workshop for Practitioners of Business Excellence Singapore 27-Apr-2020 30-Apr-2020 06-Feb-2020
19-AG-02-GE-WSP-B: Workshop on Digital Agribusiness for Women Entrepreneurs Coimbatore, India 20-Apr-2020 24-Apr-2020 24-Feb-2020
20-IN-80-GE-TRC-B: Training of Trainers on Lean Manufacturing Systems Dhaka, Bangladesh 12-Apr-2020 16-Apr-2020 31-Jan-2020
20-IN-95-GE-CON-A: International Conference on Blockchain Solutions for Productivity Seoul, Korea 07-Apr-2020 09-Apr-2020 15-Jan-2020
20-AG-27-GE-WSP-A: Workshop on Shaping the Future of Rice Value Chains and Policies Tokyo, Japan 06-Apr-2020 10-Apr-2020 15-Jan-2020
20-AG-1 9-GE-TRC-B: Training of Trainers on Building Sustainable Supply Chains for Agriculture Bandung, Indonesia 23-Mar-2020 27-Mar-2020 20-Dec-2019
20-AG-12-GE-WSP-B: Workshop on Sustainable Productivity Models in Agriculture Dhaka, Bangladesh 22-Mar-2020 25-Mar-2020 03-Jan-2020
19-AG-27-GE-SMN-B: Study Mission to a Nonmember Country on Future Food Business Models San Francisco, CA, USA 15-Mar-2020 20-Mar-2020 11-Nov-2019
International Workshop on Advanced Postharvest Technology for Horticultural Crops Islamabad 09-Mar-2020 13-Mar-2020 31-Jan-2020
20-IN-02-GE-TES-C: Technical Expert Services (TES)
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Pakistan 01-Jan-2020 31-Dec-2020 15-Feb-2020
19-RP-31-GE-WSP-B: Workshop on Sustainable Productivity Tokyo, Japan 16-Dec-2019 20-Dec-2019 28-Sep-2019
19-AG-22-GE-WSP-B: Workshop on Food Safety Regulations and Related Issues Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR 16-Dec-2019 20-Dec-2019 13-Aug-2019
19-IN-54-GE-TRC-A: Training of Trainers on Big Data Analytics for Public-sector Productivity Bangkok, Thailand 25-Nov-2019 29-Nov-2019 20-Aug-2019
19-AG-28-GE-WSP-B: Workshop on Rural Community Development for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Nadi, Fiji 18-Nov-2019 22-Nov-2019 23-Aug-2019
19-AG-29-GE-WSP-A: Workshop on the Formulation and Study of Spatial Development, Climate Change and the Environment for Agricultural Transformation Manila, Philippines 18-Nov-2019 22-Nov-2019 09-Aug-2019
18-AG-44-GE-WSP-B: Workshop on Value Added Agriculture Islamabad, Pakistan 18-Nov-2019 22-Nov-2019 21-Oct-2019

Information for applicants

Please read instruction before applying for any course.

APO Biodata Form : Download   Instruction for applicants : Download
Nomination letter for Government Sector : Download   Nomination letter for Private Sector : Download
List of required documents : Download   APO Guide for Participants: Download



APO Liaison Office
National Productivity Organization
Ministry of Industries & Production
Government of Pakistan
11th Floor, Shaheed-e-Millat Secretariat
F-6/1, Islamabad, Pakistan
Fax:    051-9244088
Muhammad Sohaib,            Email:     Mob: 03325490277
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