The APO » Alumni
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.
|Member Country||Organization Name||Year Established|
|Bangladesh||APO Society for Bangladesh||1991|
|Fiji||APO Alumni Fiji||2012|
|India||APO Alumni Association of India (AAAI)||2008|
|Indonesia||Indonesia Productivity Professionals Association (IPPA)||2007|
|Islamic Republic of Iran||Iran Productivity Development Association (IPDA)||2005|
|Republic of Korea||APO Alumni Association of Korea||2009|
|Pakistan||Productivity Association of Pakistan||2009|
|Philippines||APO Grantee’s Forum||2000|
|Singapore||Singapore Productivity Association (SPA)||1973|
|Sri Lanka||Productivity Association of Sri Lanka (PASL)||2008|
|Thailand||APO Society of Thailand||2001|