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Women's Economic Empowering, New Media Digital Upskilling
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   Supporting the trends to enhance women's competencies in the digital age, WDA proposed “Women's Economic Empowering, New Media Digital Upskilling (WEDU),”which successfully gained co-sponsorships from 9 economies. Based on capacity building and digital transformation, the aim of the APEC-funded project is to develop transversal skills of women and potential groups in order to build sustained competitive advantage.

   On October 26-27, 2020, WDA hosted the Forum“Building Digital Competency, Driving Inclusive Growth: Yes, WEDU”mixed virtual and physical elements. The forum objectives are to analyze the impacts and opportunities of digital technology, and rethink pathways in TVET that is aligned with the needs of the labour market. Sessions were attended by more than 150 participants, including policy makers and officials, members of think tank and research institutions, and representatives of Australia, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Chile.

   Responding to the core value of sustainable, innovative and inclusive growth, WDA will continue to coordinate efforts to boost international cooperation and improve workforce competencies through a series of activities of the WEDU project in 2021.