Towards ASEAN 4.0: ASEAN Digital Innovation Program

Event: 8th International Skills Forum: Future of Skills and Jobs in the Age of Digital Disruptions

Towards ASEAN 4.0: ASEAN Digital Innovation Program

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Youth, who account for more than 33% of ASEAN’s population, undoubtedly play a key role in bringing the region closer to its aspirations as outlined in the ASEAN Community blueprints. However, 24% of ASEAN youths are not in education, employment or training. ASEAN Digital Innovation is an initiative by Microsoft and ASEAN foundation that bring up a blended-learning model for young people in 8 countries to upgrade their digital skills including coding, data science, artificial intelligence to be ready for the Future of Work in ASEAN. 

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Indonesian Urban Sanitation Group Meeting

The Urban Sanitation Joint Government/Partners Group meeting aimed to share experiences and lessons learned from Indonesia and other countries on approaches to raise awareness, create demand, and change behavior to enhance access to sanitation in Indonesia. 

Below are learning materials as shared during the Urban Sanitation Group meeting held on 18 September at the ADB resident mission in Jakarta.

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Resilient Atoll Nations in Productive Oceans

The conference on Resilient Atoll Nations in Productive Oceans, organized by the ADB, brings together high-level government officials from the four atoll nations—Kiribati, Maldives, the Marshall Islands, and Tuvalu—along with experts and development partners

Toward the Low-Carbon City - Integrated Approach of Seoul (RUS)

Event: 2nd International Forum on Low Carbon Development for Cities: Acting Together for Low Carbon, Livable, and Prosperous Cities

Toward the Low-Carbon City - Integrated Approach of Seoul (RUS)

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This presentation outlines Seoul's urban transformation from the 1950s to the current day, emphasizing an integrated approach to urban transport, water and sanitation, and energy.

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High-Level Roundtable on Asian Cities: Fostering Growth and Inclusion

Urbanization is widely believed to be an engine of growth. Cities host dynamic firms and create productive jobs, with agglomerations resulting in better matches between workers and jobs, strong input-output linkages, and more knowledge spillovers. But there is some concern that the nature of urbanization underway in developing countries today may undermine the potential for cities to serve as engines of growth and generate productive and well-paying jobs for workers at large.

Social Enterprise Solutions Servicing Rural Communities and Sustainable Tourism Development in Indonesia

Event: Asia Clean Energy Forum 2019

Social Enterprise Solutions Servicing Rural Communities and Sustainable Tourism Development in Indonesia

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Local start-up Sumba Sustainable Solutions are partnering with rural women to reduce their domestic workload using solar-powered corn and rice mills in remote villages in Sumba, Indonesia. The mills are coupled with household Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) solar light and phone charger systems in a sustainable social business model currently servicing 2500 customers.

Preserving Biodiversity in the Philippines’ New Clark City Project

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Preserving Biodiversity in the Philippines’ New Clark City Project

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ADB is supporting the New Clark City (NCC) in assessing impacts on water resources and biodiversity. In this session, scientists presented findings on NCC's flora, fauna, and aquatic ecosystems, including an analysis of land-use change and future scenarios vis-a-vis urban development. Integrating biodiversity-friendly, nature-based approaches was discussed. 

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From Plastic Waste to Transitional Shelters—The Circular Economy for Healthy Oceans

François Lesage, CEO of Plastic Flamingo, shared the social enterprise’s creative way to help address marine plastic pollution and post-disaster recovery—a transitional shelter made from 100% recycled plastic waste. He discussed the value of the circular economy not only for healthy oceans, but also for green cities. 

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8th International Skills Forum: Future of Skills and Jobs in the Age of Digital Disruptions

In this age of disruption and automation, how do we remain responsive and relevant in the world of work?

Developments in artificial intelligence and robotics are seen as major threats to jobs that require routine tasks. There are also growing concerns about rising inequalities and how technology is contributing to wider economic gap. On the positive side, technology provides opportunities to enhance human capacity and productivity.

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Agile Governance in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Innovation is said to promote productivity. Organizations, therefore, need to look into those factors that bring in innovation to remain relevant and become agile.