Joint CAREC-PRC and Second ASEAN-PRC Digital Economy Workshop: Empowering Digital Future

20 May - 2 Jun 2024

The CAREC Institute, in collaboration with ADB CAREC Secretariat, ADB-PRC Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative and Center for International Studies on Development and Governance of the Zhejiang University, will host the Joint CAREC-PRC and Second ASEAN-PRC Digital Economy Workshop: Empowering Digital Future from 20 May to 2 June 2024 in Hangzhou, PRC.

This workshop directly aligns with vision and mission of the CAREC Digital Strategy 2030. It aims to equip member countries with the knowledge and tools necessary to harness the digital economy’s full potential for inclusive economic growth, social well-being, and enhanced regional competitiveness. The workshop helps participants learn about the current status and experiences of China’s digital economy development, encompassing digital trade, digital governance, digital finance, intelligent manufacturing, industrial Internet, and related fields. It will improve leadership and governance in the digital economy and highlight the importance of digital skills and competencies.

A new policy research report will be produced based on the workshop discussions, exploring key takeaways from China’s digital economy model, including its strengths and challenges. The report will also take notes on participants’ questions and concerns about digital economy development in their perspective countries and how a new series of capacity building workshops could contribute to strengthening universal digital literacy for CAREC participants. Based on these insights and workshop discussions, the report will propose policy recommendations for policymakers in areas like promoting investment in digital infrastructure, harmonizing digital legislation, and developing digital skills.

We warmly welcome experts and professionals engaged in digital development from CAREC and ASEAN member states, including representatives from government, industry, and academia with professional backgrounds in digital economy, digital management, and e-governance, to participate in this workshop.

All workshop materials, including presentations, will be available on the CAREC Institute’s E-Learning Platform for continuous access and knowledge sharing.

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