Senior Research Fellow Nam Sang-yirl of KISDI will preside over the 63rd regular meeting of the APEC Telecommunications and Information Working Group
- TELWG seeks new ways of cooperating in the information and telecommunications sector that could bring new growth to the digital economies of the Asia Pacific region -
KISDI (President Kwon Ho-yeol) announced that Senior Research Fellow Nam Sang-yirl will preside over the 63rd regular meeting (August 18-19, 2021 video conference) of the APEC Telecommunications and Information Working Group (TELWG) as the chairperson of the working group.
New Zealand, the chair country of APEC in 2021, hosted this regular meeting on the theme of "Join, Work, Grow. Together" and focused on the growth of the digital economy through the use of innovation and digital technologies as the top item of agenda, as well as stressing the need for cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region to ensure a full recovery when the COVID-19 crisis finally ends.
To remain in tune with this agenda, TELWG plans to brainstorm ways of collaborating in the information and communication space that could contribute to the further growth of the digital economy. Especially at this meeting, a joint conference with the Digital Economy Steering Group (DESG) and the public-government conference (August 20-21, video conference) will also be held to further work out the details for implementing the APEC Internet and Digital Economy Roadmap (AIDER).*
* Welcomed at the 2017 APEC Summit Conference, this roadmap presents 11 priority areas for promoting policy cooperation within APEC in the Internet and the digital economy.
South Korea will give a presentation on "The Digital New Deal 2.0" and "The Plan for the Joint Use of 5G by Farms and Fishing Villages” as the best practices of the strategies currently being pursued by the country to expand connectivity and improve inclusivity, which form the basis of national digital transformation. With this presentation, South Korea hopes to share the latest information about policy and regulatory trends with Asia-Pacific member countries, and expects that collaboration between countries can be pushed forward.
Dr. Nam Sang-yirl of KISDI expressed his hope that the 63rd meeting would be an event at which participants could seek opportunities for economic recovery and innovative growth using ICT and new digital technologies, while simultaneously identifying regional challenges such as the need to enhance digital inclusivity and build infrastructures, as well as discussing cooperation on advancing the digital economy