Singapore Medical Students Learning through Virtual Reality and Gamification

Due to COVID-19, access to the operating theatres in hospitals is restricted, which means medical training must balance practical learning experiences while ensuring the safety of their students. NUS have released how they are enabling their medical students from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine to experience the process of patient safety and […]

New a service-matching app for HK’s elderly

In recent years, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Hong Kong have adopted the concept of TimeBank to promote mutual help among elderly people and to encourage them to make good use of their free time. By providing volunteering services, elderly people can earn and save time credit in exchange for services later such as escorts, household […]

Firming up Australia’s cybersecurity ecosystem

As part of its efforts to improve Australia’s cybersecurity posture, the federal government recently released its 2020 Cyber Security Strategy Industry Advisory Panel report, which has received overall widespread support. The report recommends more transparency about government investigative activity, more protection for critical infrastructure, better real-time blocking of attacks, and strengthened incident response and victim […]

Game changer: Indonesia Quarantine Full Automation System

The Ministry of Agriculture’s Indonesia Quarantine Full Automation System (IQFAST) innovation from the Agricultural Quarantine Agency (Barantan) is to be the Top 45 Public Service Innovations in 2020 as announced by the Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic (PANRB) online. The Minister of Agriculture, Syahrul Yasin Limpo, had presented the Barantan’s application directly to the Sinovik […]

Department of Science and Technology, Philippines offers free livelihood training online

The Department of Science and Technology-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) is offering free online, webinar training in support of forest-based and allied sectors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. DOST-FPRDI’s Chief Training and Manpower Delivery Services Section (TMDSS) Dr Maria Cielito G. Siladan emphasised the importance of online platforms in continuously providing technical assistance […]