APEN-JAIF Project – Ci-HRD Project Wrap-up Conference APEN – A powerful Engine for the ASEAN Connectivity (Bandung, Indonesia, May 13, 2017)

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APEN held the APEN-JAIF Project – Ci-HRD Project Wrap-up Conference under the JAIF (Japan ASEAN Integration Fund) scheme at Institut Teknologi Bandung of Indonesia (ITB) jointly hosted with ITB. In the conference, On behalf of West Java Cooperative and Small Enterprises Department, Dr. Dudi S. Abdurachim delivered keynote speech, and on behalf of Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Mr. Cakra, ST, MT, ME, Head of Technical Application Unit for Construction Technology delivered keynote speech. Further three invited speakers, Dr. Deni Rahayu (Head of Policy Analysis Department in BP2D), Dr. Dani Ramdan, MT (Head of Sports and Youth Board West Java Province) and Ir. Niniek Agustini, MBA delivered speeches from different points.

Following those speeches, each APEN JAIF Project members presented the final results of CIS and multiversity project which has been completed by Japan and ASEAN countries. The APEN JAIF members shared the experiences and insight in conducting the research on SMEs as well as the condition of higher education system and multiversity in each country.

APEN JAIF Project 2nd Joint Committee Meeting 2017 Toward Wrap up Conference and Final Report of APEN JAIF Project (Bandung, Indonesia, March 8, 2017)

APEN held the Second Joint Committee Meeting under the JAIF (Japan ASEAN Integration Fund) scheme at Institut Teknologi Bandung of Indonesia (ITB) jointly hosted with ITB. The meeting was held taking the opportunity of the heads of each APEN Chapter in ASEAN gathered for APEN JAIF Multiversity Workshop 2017. In the meeting, each project leaders presented what are the outcomes of the project and discussed how to disseminate the outcomes. After such presentation by each project leaders, plenary discussion toward Wrap-up Conference and Final Project Report compilation was held.

ITB-APEN Multiversity Workshop 2017 – Toward Final Report of Multiversity Project (Bandung, Indonesia, March 7, 2017)

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APEN held the Multiversity Workshop under the JAIF (Japan ASEAN Integration Fund) scheme at Institut Teknologi Bandung of Indonesia (ITB) jointly hosted with ITB. On behalf of the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Indonesia, Dr. Masrianto made a keynote speech.  Following the speech, representatives of APEN member universities explained about the outcomes of APEN JAIF Multiversity Project and discussed how to disseminate this education system in AMS.

CIS Dissemination Seminar (JAIF:Japan ASEAN Integration Fund) (Phnom Penh, January 19th, 2017)

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APEN held the CIS (Credibility Index for SMEs) Dissemination Seminar under the JAIF (Japan ASEAN Integration Fund) scheme at Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) jointly hosted with ITC. On behalf of the government of Cambodia, H.E. Son Koun Thor, Minister Attached to Prime Minister made an address.  H.E. Yea Bunna, General Director to H.E. Son Kounthor, showed the present Cambodian SME policy.  Representatives of APEN member universities explained about the progress of JAIF CIS project and discussed about the harmonization and utilization of this system.

CIS Dissemination Seminar (JAIF : Japan ASEAN Integration Fund) (Vientiane, January 17th, 2017)

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APEN held the CIS (Credibility Index for SMEs) Dissemination Seminar under the JAIF (Japan ASEAN Integration Fund) scheme at National University of Laos (NUoL) jointly hosted with NUoL.  Representatives of APEN member universities explained about the progress of JAIF CIS project.  On behalf of the government of Lao PDR, Dr. Sthabandith Insisenmay, Director General of Center for Macroeconomic Policy and Economic Restructuring (CMER) explained about the status of SME in Lao PDR. Representatives of business sectors in Lao PDR showed their views on SME development in Lao PDR.