On the sidelines of the seminar on “Implementing Best Practice Regulatory Principles and Proportionate Regulation to Support MSME Access to Finance” jointly organized by ADFIAP and the Australian APEC Study Centre (AASC) at RMIT University from March 5-9, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia, ADFIAP Secretary General visited the Centre and met with its Director, Mr. Ken Waller, to discuss further cooperation between the two institutions.
ADFIAP and AASC collaborated together for the two-component capacity-building project (a symposium in Manila and a seminar in Melbourne) under the AUSAid-supported Australian Commonwealth Government’s Public Sector Linkages Program. Both ADFIAP and the AASC have common advocacies and synergies in the areas of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), financial inclusion, infrastructure finance and in sustainable development programs, in general.
The Australian APEC Study Centre at RMIT University http://www.apec.org.au/ is a leading centre in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of advocacy of APEC’s objectives of promoting open trade and investment, structural reform and regional integration through training programs, supporting institutional capacity building, symposia, dialogues and publications. It does this together with its component facility, the Melbourne APEC Finance Centre http://www.apec-melbournefincen.org.au/