Intense use of digital technologies important for creating opportunities
The ultimate aim of the research and policy presentations during APEC Study Centers Consortium Conference (ASCCC) is to enhance people’s livelihood within respective economies
The ultimate aim of the research and policy presentations during APEC Study Centers Consortium Conference (ASCCC) is to enhance people’s livelihood within respective economies.
In concluding the ASCCC yesterday, conference chairman and Director of the PNG National Research Institute, Dr Osborne Sanida said the intense use of digital technologies are important for creating opportunities for inclusive growth and social and economic development.
“We had good discussions on innovation and technology. Technology is vital for inclusive growth and development so the question is how we can promote opportunities that technology brings and also address the constraints so that we can use it in a positive way.
“Going forward, this conference will have both immediate and non-immediate results, immediately, the conference output will be presented as a report to the SOM Chair.
“The report will also be given to PNG APEC Study Center and to Chile as the next host of APEC,” said Dr Sanida.
The theme of the conference “Inclusive growth opportunities in an increasingly connected region” included four sub themes:
• Regional economic integration and connectivity;
• Structural reform and competition;
• Digitalization and;
• Innovation and technology
There were 74 abstracts submitted for the conference, 25 were selected and presented at the two days conference.