ASEC welcomes delegates from NTT DATA to discuss ASEAN Cultural Heritage Digital Archive project

JAKARTA, 16 July 2019 – On 16 July 2019, five delegates from NTT DATA, Japan, visited the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) to discuss the on-going ASEAN Cultural Heritage Digital Archive (ACHDA) project with the Culture and Information Division (CID). ACHDA project aims to raise ASEAN awareness and ASEAN identity through supporting the AMSs’ effort in digitising their cultural heritage collections and promoting public access to digitised archive of AMSs. Proposed by the CID with support from the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting for Culture and Arts (SOMCA), the two-year project is being implemented by NTT DATA since June 2018.

After welcome remarks by CID’s Assistant Director Mr. Tan Ghee Thong, Mr. Motoo Kotera Vice President and Head of Social Innovation Division, Social Infrastructure Solution Sector of NTT Data, thanked CID for its assistance in project management and provided updates. Mr. Kotera reported that both digitization and ACHDA website development is almost complete. The results of the project will be reported at the SOMCA + Japan meeting in Yogyakarta in September 2019 as well as the concluding forum of the project scheduled at the end of 2019.

Both parties highlighted the importance of promotion of the project’s outputs, i.e. ACHDA website and its contents, and thus agreed to discuss further the plans for effective promotion toward the planned website launch to the general public in the 4th quarter of 2019.

JAIF Management Team (JMT) attended the meeting as well as the discussion with CID and NTTDATA on promotion activities and future plans on the following day.

JMT Programme Coordinator (third from right), delegates from the NTT DATA, and representatives from the Culture and Information Division of ASEAN Secretariat

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