Digital Makers Asia Pacific

DMAP is a community of Software Engineers, Designers, and Developers including APEC App Challenge alumni who want to empower digital innovation across the Asia-Pacific region.

Through policy, community outreach, mentorship and education, we focus on long-term solutions that bridge communities with policy makers.

Vision of DMAP

We strive to create initiatives and tools that expand digital skills across the Asia-Pacific region. DMAP also aims to serve as a bridge between communities and policymakers, to promote a local-based focus on digitalization, expand the benefits of digital tools and skills, and drive inclusive growth.

Providing Mentorship

Growing the next generation of digital makers by providing online and in-person mentorship programs in local languages to those in Asia-Pacific economies

Expanding Network

Connecting digitally-focused individuals locally (in their own region) and internationally (in other Asia-Pacific regions) through in-person events and digital meetups

Empowering Communities

Empowering students and economies using open source projects and make a positive impact in APEC communities

Developing New Skills

Equipping individuals with the necessary skills to help them to tackle issues in their local community and prepare them for future opportunities

Projects That We Are Involved In

We are actively contributing to multiple humanitarian projects. Open sourcing and mentoring each other are always the core philosophy of the DMAP community. Feel free to reach us out if there are any questions or requests!

APEC App Challenge

In collaboration with APEC, we organize the annual APEC App Challenge which inspires developers to tackle real world problems. The App Challenge has been previously conducted in Vietnam (2017), Papua New Guinea (2018), Chile (2019), Malaysia (2020), New Zealand (2021), and recently Thailand (2022).


MySukarela, a collaboration between the Malaysia Red Crescent Society and The Asia Foundation, serves as a platform to connect volunteers with nearby non-profit organizations (NGO) conducting humanitarian work.

Let's Code Asia

A platform for empowering kids with coding skills in their local language. Our goal is to empower kids and mentoring them to prepare them for their brighter future. At the moment most of the kids’ coding resources are in English, and there is no strong presence of mentors in less-privileged economies. That’s why we decided to change that, translating coding resources for kids in their own language, and mentoring them locally.

Meet DMAP's Members

Our community aims to support any of your tech-related endeavors, provide a forum for you to mentor one another, and develop leadership skills thereby multiplying your impact.

    DMAP - Launching Video

    DMAP was launched during the APEC CEO Summit 2021, a virtual gathering of the world’s most powerful CEOs, business leaders, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, prime ministers and presidents of APEC economies.

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    DMAP is supported by

    The Asia Foundation

    DMAP was launched during the APEC CEO Summit 2021

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