Additional Secretary MoI&P and CEO NPO represented Pakistan in the APO Sustainable Productivity Summit and Strategic Planning Workshop from 10-12 Tokyo, Japan
Capt. (R) Ajaz Ahmad, Additional Secretary MoI&P/Alternate Director APO and Mr. Abdul Ghaffar Khattak, CEO NPO represented Pakistan in the APO Sustainable Productivity Summit held on 10th July, 2018 and Strategic Planning Workshop for Senior Planning Officers of NPOs held from 11-12 July 2018, Tokyo, Japan. The Summit was attended by over 270 senior-level policymakers, researchers, and industry experts from 22 countries, including the APO member economies and the workshop was attended by 44 participants from 20 different countries.
APO Secretary-General Dr. Santhi Kanoktanaporn stated that accelerating economic and technological changes had generated multiple global challenges ranging from climate change to emerging crises in food, energy, water, financial markets, and the global economy. “At the same time, those changes have also brought development and prosperity to much of the world. Central to this story of change has been productivity, in the form of new ideas, technologies, and skills that drive growth. Productivity will remain the key engine of growth in the future.”
The objective of the summit was to orient member countries on “the next big thing” and technologies shaping the future of productivity and drive maximum benefits for their economies. The objective of the workshop was to raise awareness of emerging trends identified by the APO and to design strategies to address emerging issues, customized for individual member countries.
In the two-day Strategic Planning Workshop APO Directors and Heads of National Productivity Organizations reviewed specific requirements and draft future development programs. The workshop consisted of an APO-identified scenario planning and response exercise, Specific National Program (SNP) consultative discussions, and a consolidation session.
Participants during the Strategic Planning Workshop Mr. Abdul Ghaffar Khattak, CEO NPO during the APO Sustainable Productivity Summit