The Permanent Secretary for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Salaseini Daunabuna as Fiji’s Asian Productivity Organization(APO) Director attended the 60th Session of the APO Governing Body in Vientiane, Laos People’s Democratic Republic this week.
Daunabuna highlighted that at this Governing Body, members discussed the strategic direction and programmes of APO and the way forward with emphasis on achievements by 2020.
“Discussions held were on improving labour productivity of member countries, raising competitiveness of member countries and recognition as the leading international organization on productivity enhancement.”.
She further highlighted that Fiji since joining the APO has benefited by participating in a number of productivity enhancing initiatives and programs undertaken by the APO for its member countries.
“The APO is leading the productivity movement in the Asia-Pacific Region and Fiji’s membership of the organization is testament of our drive to enhance productivity in the country,” she added.
“Over the years, Fiji has adopted a number of key learnings from member countries in enhancing productivity.”
“Fiji joined the APO in 1984 under the Fiji National Training Council (FNTC) banner, the Organization in Fiji that directly links to the APO.”
The National Training Productivity Center (NTPC) under the Fiji National University and the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations are Fiji’s counterparts with the APO.”
The Fiji APO Director was accompanied by the APO Liaison Officer Iliana Maiesia.