Leapfrogging skills development in e-commerce in South-East Asia in the Framework of the 2030 Development Agenda

Some excerpts from the Golden Book are presented below:

“The workshop has been inspiring featuring several experienced experts offering some valuable insights. The shared use cases and insights about the digital identity are very relevant to my job in the area related to digital government initiatives.”

“This knowledge will be useful for me to build the similar principle in building systems and data practice within the corporation as well as public sector, e.g. building enterprise data governance as foundation to build enterprise analytics.”

“I loved the session on e-commerce especially since we handle trade and industry and we are currently promoting e-commerce and how MSMEs should go into it.”

“I like the various perspective and shared experience from the participants on the Digital identity and e-commerce. The input and feedbacks given also benefits others in implementing the digital identity framework at their countries.”

“The course really creates beautiful insights in terms of looking into different perspectives of different countries.”

“The collated insights from the use case studies and a series of discussions allowed me to appreciate the value of having well founded policies that induce harmony across the region.”

Hybrid Restitution Workshop (Jakarta December 2021)

“This course helped me understand conceptual frameworks, institutional arrangements, compilation and methodology of collecting data, and how to systematically disseminate information,” said Durairaj Kumarasamy from India.

Arina Tinkova from Russia said: “The course helped me understand the processes behind the export and import values that we see in our databases.”

Ines Maria Silva Correia from Curaçao said: “I got detailed information on how to compile trade statistics and the rules to consider, such as privacy and legal issues. It was also interesting to learn how other countries produce good quality figures.”

Cynthia Aryshandy from Indonesia said: “This training provided an excellent platform to better understand IMTS and compare the practices of developing and developed nations. The participation of many countries also facilitated information exchange.”

Serrah Maria Acquita Mulipola from Samoa said: “The course contributed immensely to my knowledge and understanding of trade statistics and the importance of metadata. One challenge that we currently face in our country is limited access to information, particularly trade statistics. However, I now understand that agencies such as the customs office and the central bank always have trade statistics available at any time.”

Blended learning course on International Merchandise Trade Statistics 2021

The following summarizes selected comments from the golden book 2019:
«Valuable experience, very related to my work. Many thanks to everyone who share in this course.»
«It was terrific! I have learned a lot. In a comprehensive point of view the face to face activity was very interesting and useful.»
«The scope of the course is comprehensive and broad, and related to my work areas. All speakers have very deep knowledge on the topics discussed. Participants were actively participating by raising questions and comments. Overall, a very good training experience. We will be further studying about the nowcast methodology and consider its possible uses during our compilations; study on the possibility on disaggregating future data according to the EBOPS classification.»

Blended learning course on Trade in Services Statistics 2019

“Estimados Organizadores, Facilitadores y Compañeros virtuales, agradezco enormemente estas ricas experiencias. Les felicito a todos por este gran aporte para nuestro ámbito latinoamericano. En verdad me asombra y es de gran estimación ver de forma comparada los avances en los distintos países sobre Comercio Electrónico y sus principales temas asociados.

Agradezco a todos por sus interesante aportes y construcción en conjunto de esta experiencia. Un abrazo desde Colombia.”

Ingrid Mundarain(Curso de formación a distancia sobre los aspectos legales del comercio electrónico)

“Espero que se presenten nuevas oportunidades para seguir actualizados en los aspectos legales del comercio electrónico, y en todo lo que se relacione con las TICs, que que éstas avanzan a paso acelerado.”

Claudia Milena Botero Giraldo( Curso de formación a distancia sobre los aspectos legales del comercio electrónico)

“Ha sido muy enriquecedor el contenido del Curso, la dinámica y la actualización de conocimientos. Mucho son los temas que hay aun por desarrollar, espero que tengan en agenda otros nuevos cursos para que cosechen éxitos, y no dudo que incluyendo estas oportunidades, la integración de tantas personas de varias nacionalidades puede conducir a la formación de una comunidad virtual global en torno al tema tecnológico y sus diversas perspectivas.”

Leonardo García(Curso de formación a distancia sobre los aspectos legales del comercio electrónico)