The APO alumni play an important role in generating multiplier effects in national and regional productivity networks. By sharing and disseminating productivity know-how and improving productivity skills and competencies in their workplaces after attending APO projects, the alumni are strategically important in broadening the productivity movement in member countries.
Currently, 11 member economies, comprising Bangladesh, Fiji, India, Indonesia, IR Iran, the ROK, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, have APO alumni bodies. They share similar objectives, interests, and concerns that are closely related to their countries’ national productivity and competitiveness enhancement agendas. However, the structure, scope of activities, operation, and management methods of each differ. This is the result of situational differences, such as the main parties involved, limitations in organizational capacity, and available resources.
APO activities also lead to the creation of international groups that support the productivity movement such as the Asia Pacific Association of Educators in Agriculture and Environment (APEAEN) which was born from a 1997 APO project. They provide avenues for expanding APO alumni activities beyond national borders.
List of Active APO Alumni Bodies
List of International Groups:
APO Alumni News
Interview with SR Asia founder
APO Alumni Fiji established
Echo session on managing and securing information using the ISO 27000 standard
APO Alumni Association in Korea formed
APEAEN holds 4th International Conference
Productivity Association of Pakistan Launched
Philippine APO Grantees Meet in Manila and Davao
APO Society Talk on the Toyota Production System-Kaizen for Continuous Improvement
Annual General Meeting of the APO Society for Bangladesh
IPDA General Assembly Meeting
APO Alumni Announcements
[3-6 Aug 2009] APEAEN 4th International Conference on Agricultural Education and the Environment