The South East Asian Regional Computer Confederation (SEARRC) will hold its first Executive Council meeting of 2018 in Tokyo, Japan on the 6th of April. The meeting will be hosted by SEARCC in partnership with The Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ).

SEARCC connects economies through its membership links with computer societies and ICT institutes across the region. The meeting will see member economies from several South East Asian countries come together to collaborate and share the ICT developments within their country.

Items on the agenda include finalising details for SEARCC’s biggest events, such as the International awards; the International Schools Software Competition (ISSC); and the annual SEARCC conference.

The most notable topic on the agenda is the progress of the SEARCC self-funded APEC regional project within the APEC Telecommunications Working Group (APEC TELWG). The aim of the project is to promote a ‘Common ICT Skills Framework’ within the Asia-Pacific region.

The SEARCC ICT skills framework project directly aligns almost directly with APEC goal 3.3 of the strategic action plan which, within the objective of enhanced people to people connectivity, identifies an action to promote a common ICT Skills Recognition Framework (ICT SRF) within the APEC region. The project also aligns with a number of other objectives within the plan.

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