Recent advancements in ICT innovations and value chains that have been observed in APEC region can be sources of solutions to strengthen the livelihood development capacity and entrepreneurial skills for women. However, there is a lack of a more holistic framework in APEC region to address the pressing challenges for women to gain access to these new innovations and business opportunities. This conference aims to facilitate the sharing of best practices on how member economies use ICT innovations to enhance women’s capacities of doing business and to foster an equitable workforce participation of disadvantageous women.
The ICT related policies, strategies and measures discussed in the event are not restricted on female-specific programmes; however, a commitment to the empowerment of women through ICT innovations and relevant value-added services is a prerequisite.
The APEC Conference on Innovation and ICT for Women Business was held on June 28-29, 2013 in Taipei. The conference was attended by 150 delegates from 12 APEC member economies’ public and private sectors.
Experts and representatives from many international organizations and conomies were invited to discuss the importance of ICT innovations on women’s livelihood development. After enthusiastic deliberations, the participants have reached the following key findings and recommendations.
II. Date: 28-29 June 2013
III. Venue: Howard Civil Service International House, Taipei
IV. Host: Department of Gender Equality/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs
V. Co-host: Ministry of Women's Empowerment and Child Protection, Indonesia
VI. Organizer: Foundation for Women’s Rights Promotion and Development, Chinese Taipei