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Southeast Asia’s tech industry goes from a gallop to a canter

Opinions

Southeast Asia’s tech industry goes from a gallop to a canter

30 December 2022

ASEAN , Start-up , Technology

By Giulia Ajmone Marsan, Strategy and Partnership Director: After a couple of years of spectacular growth, tech start-ups and tech giants alike are now facing …

Asean's international status is rising

Opinions

Asean's international status is rising

27 December 2022

ASEAN

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: It might sound pompous to keep stating the strategic importance of Southeast Asia over the past year due …

ASEAN Envoys, Dialogue Partners Urge ERIA to Undertake New Fields of Research

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ASEAN Envoys, Dialogue Partners Urge ERIA to Undertake New Fields of Research

02 December 2022

ASEAN

Jakarta, 2 December 2022: Aiming to promote research and other cooperation in the post–COVID-19 pandemic era, several diplomats of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations …

ERIA President Says International Production Networks in Asia Remain Robust and Resilient Against Various Shocks

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ERIA President Says International Production Networks in Asia Remain Robust and Resilient Against Various Shocks

13 November 2022

ASEAN , Cambodia

Phnom Penh, 11–13 November 2022: Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic has brought into question the fragility of global value chains, research shows that international production networks …

Asia’s Digital Future the Focus at Comprehensive Asia Development Plan 3.0 Symposium

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Asia’s Digital Future the Focus at Comprehensive Asia Development Plan 3.0 Symposium

09 November 2022

ASEAN , Cambodia , Comprehensive Asia Development Plan , Symposium

Phnom Penh, 9 November 2022: The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has caused trade disruptions; a drop in foreign direct investment; and scarring effects on poverty, …

ASEAN Economic Outlook: Building Strategies for Resilient and Sustainable Recovery

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ASEAN Economic Outlook: Building Strategies for Resilient and Sustainable Recovery

26 October 2022

ASEAN , Economic , Webinar

Manila/Jakarta/Bangkok, 26 October 2022: Developing Asia continues to recover from post-pandemic crisis and the ASEAN region growth is expected to reach an average of 5% …

Good Regulatory Practices: Why It Matters to ASEAN?

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Good Regulatory Practices: Why It Matters to ASEAN?

17 October 2022

ASEAN , Capacity Building

Jakarta, 17 October 2022: Good regulations should be designed to be, 'fit for purpose, effective, and efficient', as stated in the new ASEAN Handbook on …

ERIA Contribution to the ASCC Warmly Received

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ERIA Contribution to the ASCC Warmly Received

13 October 2022

ASEAN , Cambodia

Phnom Penh, 13 October 2022: The president of ERIA, Hidetoshi Nishimura, made a presentation to the 28th ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Council Meeting about ERIA’s …

ERIA launches E-S-I Knowledge Lab in Ho Chi Minh City

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ERIA launches E-S-I Knowledge Lab in Ho Chi Minh City

07 October 2022

ASEAN , Entrepreneurship , Strategy and Partnership Programme , Viet Nam

Ho Chi Minh City, 7 October 2022: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), supported by The Asian Network, launched on 7 …

Enhancing Connectivity Towards ASEAN Community Post 2025 Vision

News , Press Releases

Enhancing Connectivity Towards ASEAN Community Post 2025 Vision

04 October 2022

ASEAN , Connectivity

Phnom Penh, 4 October 2022: The Royal Government of Cambodia hosted the 13th ASEAN Connectivity Symposium in Phnom Penh yesterday. Being the first ASEAN Connectivity …

13th ASEAN Connectivity Symposium Held in Phnom Penh

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13th ASEAN Connectivity Symposium Held in Phnom Penh

03 October 2022

ASEAN , Cambodia , Connectivity

Phnom Penh, 3 October 2022: More than 150 participants from government, business, and academia joined the 13th ASEAN Connectivity Symposium held on 3 October 2022 …

ERIA, The Asian Network Launch E-S-I Knowledge Lab in Brunei

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ERIA, The Asian Network Launch E-S-I Knowledge Lab in Brunei

30 September 2022

ASEAN , Brunei Darussalam , Entrepreneurship , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Bandar Seri Begawan, 30 September 2022: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), supported by The Asian Network, launched the Entrepreneurship, Start-ups, …

ERIA Presents Deliverables at 102nd ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Services Meeting

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ERIA Presents Deliverables at 102nd ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Services Meeting

28 September 2022

ASEAN , Industry and Manufacturing

Manila, 28 September 2022: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) presented two deliverables to the 102nd ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Services …

Aussie ties out of the woods, raring to go

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Aussie ties out of the woods, raring to go

27 September 2022

ASEAN

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: 'Thais that bind: secret mission ends Aussie's torment," read the front page headline of The Australian on Nov …

ASEAN on Point Public Forum: Ensuring Food Security in Post-Pandemic ASEAN

Multimedia , News

ASEAN on Point Public Forum: Ensuring Food Security in Post-Pandemic ASEAN

26 September 2022

ASEAN , Webinar

Jakarta, 26 September 2022: The global community’s transition into a post-pandemic world has been met with additional challenges resulting from climate change, ongoing supply chain …

ERIA, The Asian Network Launch E-S-I Knowledge Lab in KL

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ERIA, The Asian Network Launch E-S-I Knowledge Lab in KL

23 September 2022

ASEAN , Entrepreneurship , Malaysia , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Kuala Lumpur, 23 September 2022: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and The Asian Network launched on 23 September 2022 …

Indonesia’s 2023 ASEAN Chairmanship Tops Topics of MoFA, ERIA Meeting

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Indonesia’s 2023 ASEAN Chairmanship Tops Topics of MoFA, ERIA Meeting

20 September 2022

ASEAN , ASEAN Chairmanship , Courtesy Visit , Indonesia

Jakarta, 20 September 2022: A group of experts from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of the Republic of Indonesia met with top officials of …

Rising S Korea deepens ties with Asean

Opinions

Rising S Korea deepens ties with Asean

20 September 2022

ASEAN , ASEAN Economic Community

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: To witness the dynamism of South Korea's rise and its relationship with Asean and each bloc member, it …

SE Asia to host big powers in November

Opinions

SE Asia to host big powers in November

13 September 2022

ASEAN

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: For a 10-day period in the second week of November, the world's attention will be focused singularly on …

In the News , News

Trade, supply chains on agenda as Asian nations start two-day talks with US

09 September 2022

ASEAN , Trade , United States

Note: This article was originally published in The Strait Times. Lydia Ruddy was quoted. WASHINGTON - The first in-person, ministerial-level meeting of the 13-nation Indo-Pacific …

Courtesy Visit by Deputy Secretary General of ASEAN Secretariat

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Courtesy Visit by Deputy Secretary General of ASEAN Secretariat

02 September 2022

ASEAN , Courtesy Visit

Jakarta, 2 September 2022: In the era of digital transformation, a single digital market is necessary for ASEAN to utilise common data and pursue a …

ERIA Presents, East Asia Post Pandemic – An Integrative, Innovative, Inclusive and Sustainable Region through Digitalisation, at the EAS Senior Economic Officials’ Meeting

News

ERIA Presents, East Asia Post Pandemic – An Integrative, Innovative, Inclusive and Sustainable Region through Digitalisation, at the EAS Senior Economic Officials’ Meeting

06 August 2022

ASEAN , Cambodia

Siem Reap, 6 August 2022: ERIA presents at the Third Meeting of the ASEAN Senior Economic Officials for the Fifty-Third Meeting of the ASEAN Economic …

Opinions

Upcoming AMM Facing Uphill Tasks

26 July 2022

ASEAN

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The ASEAN Foreign Ministerial Meeting (AMM) next week will be a test of its centrality and relevancy …

ERIA and ASEAN Secretariat Host Forum on Cross-Sectoral Dialogue for Implementation Plan for the Framework for Circular Economy for the ASEAN Economic Community

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ERIA and ASEAN Secretariat Host Forum on Cross-Sectoral Dialogue for Implementation Plan for the Framework for Circular Economy for the ASEAN Economic Community

19 July 2022

ASEAN

Jakarta, 19 July 2022: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and the ASEAN Secretariat hosted the virtual Cross-Sectoral Dialogue for the …

IR 4.0, Skills Training, TVET Tackled in Cambodia Workshop

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IR 4.0, Skills Training, TVET Tackled in Cambodia Workshop

14 July 2022

ASEAN , Cambodia , Technology

Sihanoukville, 14 July 2022: ‘Thanks to the advances in artificial intelligence (AI), more responsive and adaptable robots can better interact with humans and their environment …

ERIA Talks on Energy Poverty at  Rural Development, Poverty Eradication Workshop

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ERIA Talks on Energy Poverty at Rural Development, Poverty Eradication Workshop

07 July 2022

ASEAN , Cambodia , Energy

Siem Reap, 7–9 July 2022: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) joined several international organisations and non-governmental organisations that participated in …

Cambodia’s Minister of Economy and Finance Expresses Support to Comprehensive Asia Development Plan

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Cambodia’s Minister of Economy and Finance Expresses Support to Comprehensive Asia Development Plan

29 June 2022

ASEAN , Cambodia

Phnom Penh, 29 June 2022: Cambodia’s Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Finance H. E. Ros Seilava acknowledged the continuous contribution from the Economic …

Cambodia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Expresses Support to Comprehensive Asia Development Plan

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Cambodia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Expresses Support to Comprehensive Asia Development Plan

28 June 2022

ASEAN , Cambodia

Phnom Penh, 28 June 2022: Cambodia’s Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Dr Kung Phoak acknowledged the continuous contribution from …

Cambodian Officials Learn How to Transpose Tariff Commitments from AHTN 2017 to 2022

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Cambodian Officials Learn How to Transpose Tariff Commitments from AHTN 2017 to 2022

28 June 2022

ASEAN , Cambodia , Capacity Building

Phnom Penh, 28 June 2022: Every five years, the World Customs Organisation (WCO) updates the Harmonised System (HS) of tariff classification. Once that exercise is …

Entrepreneurship, Start-ups and Innovation Knowledge Lab Launched in Singapore

News , Press Releases

Entrepreneurship, Start-ups and Innovation Knowledge Lab Launched in Singapore

23 June 2022

ASEAN , Entrepreneurship , Singapore , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Singapore, 23 June 2022: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, in partnership with the Asian Network, launched a new ERIA initiative to …

India and ASEAN at 30: What's up?

Opinions

India and ASEAN at 30: What's up?

21 June 2022

ASEAN , India

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: On its own, India stands tall and fearless. It long and continued civilisational linkages in the Indo-Pacific …

Entrepreneurship, Start-ups and Innovation Knowledge Lab Launched in Thailand

News , Press Releases

Entrepreneurship, Start-ups and Innovation Knowledge Lab Launched in Thailand

17 June 2022

ASEAN , Entrepreneurship , Strategy and Partnership Programme , Thailand

Bangkok, 17 June 2022: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, in partnership with the Asian Network, launched a new ERIA initiative to …

Delhi Dialogue XII: 30 Years of ASEAN-India Partnership

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Delhi Dialogue XII: 30 Years of ASEAN-India Partnership

16 June 2022

ASEAN , India

New Delhi, 16-17 June 2022: India organised the 12th edition of the Delhi Dialogue in New Delhi on 16-17 June 2022. The Delhi Dialogue was …

Addressing the Digital Divide in ASEAN

Opinions

Addressing the Digital Divide in ASEAN

15 June 2022

ASEAN

By Dr Giulia Ajmone Marsan: The economic dynamism of ASEAN is well-known and in recent years the region has seen the emergence of some …

ASEAN: Where US, China can Reconcile?

Opinions

ASEAN: Where US, China can Reconcile?

14 June 2022

ASEAN , China , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Southeast Asia is unenviably the region to which the major powers, be they the US, China, the …

Cambodia as ASEAN Chair A Mid-Term Assessment on Myanmar

Opinions

Cambodia as ASEAN Chair A Mid-Term Assessment on Myanmar

10 June 2022

ASEAN , Cambodia , Myanmar

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Since joining ASEAN in October 1999, Cambodia has championed issues related to bridging the gap between the …

ERIA's COO Discusses ASEAN-Japan Growth Through Supply Chain Resiliency and Sophistication

News

ERIA's COO Discusses ASEAN-Japan Growth Through Supply Chain Resiliency and Sophistication

03 June 2022

ASEAN , Japan

Tokyo, 3 June 2022: The ASEAN region has long been central in international business for Japanese companies, and the environment has undergone significant changes in …

Stronger ASEAN–US Ties Hinge on Careful Cooperation

Opinions

Stronger ASEAN–US Ties Hinge on Careful Cooperation

31 May 2022

ASEAN , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Much has changed since the first meeting between US and ASEAN officials in 1977. But after 45 …

ERIA Prepares Journalists to Report on Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship

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ERIA Prepares Journalists to Report on Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship

25 May 2022

ASEAN , ASEAN Chairmanship , Cambodia , Media

Phnom Penh, 25 May 2022: As the chair of ASEAN, under the theme ‘ASEAN A.C.T: Addressing Challenges Together’, Cambodia has chosen its crucial priority issues …

Courtesy Visit to ERIA by Alternate SOCA Leader, Cambodia ASEAN Chairmanship

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Courtesy Visit to ERIA by Alternate SOCA Leader, Cambodia ASEAN Chairmanship

25 May 2022

ASEAN , ASEAN Chairmanship , Cambodia , Courtesy Visit

Jakarta, 25 May 2022: Mr Koji Hachiyama, the Chief Operating Officer of ERIA, warmly welcomed the courtesy visit made by Dr Songheang Ai, Director of …

Entrepreneurship, Start-ups and Innovation Knowledge Lab Launched in Cambodia

News , Press Releases

Entrepreneurship, Start-ups and Innovation Knowledge Lab Launched in Cambodia

25 May 2022

ASEAN , ASEAN Chairmanship , Cambodia , Entrepreneurship , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Phnom Penh, 25 May 2022: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, in partnership with the Asian Network, launched a new ERIA initiative …

Nine Youthful Leaders Receive 2022 Head and Heart Award

News

Nine Youthful Leaders Receive 2022 Head and Heart Award

19 May 2022

ASEAN , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Jakarta/Singapore, 19 May 2022: Nine outstanding individuals from various countries who have made major contributions to their communities and countries in the fields of health, …

Thumb Ups for 'new era' ASEAN-US Ties

Opinions

Thumb Ups for 'new era' ASEAN-US Ties

17 May 2022

ASEAN , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: From now on, Asean-US relations will no longer be on 'auto-pilot' mode as has been the case …

ASEAN Economic Outlook: Pushing Growth, Regional Cooperation for a Stronger Pandemic Recovery

News

ASEAN Economic Outlook: Pushing Growth, Regional Cooperation for a Stronger Pandemic Recovery

28 April 2022

ADB , ASEAN , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Jakarta/Manila/Singapore, 28 April 2022: Two years since the COVID-19 pandemic, Southeast Asia is showing signs of recovery from it. According to a research by the …

Transposing Lao PDR’s Tariff Reduction Schedule from ASEAN Harmonised Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN) 2017 into 2022

News

Transposing Lao PDR’s Tariff Reduction Schedule from ASEAN Harmonised Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN) 2017 into 2022

22 April 2022

ASEAN , Capacity Building , Trade

Jakarta, 22 April 2022: ERIA’s Capacity Building Programme and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Lao PDR, co-hosted a technical training workshop on transposing Lao …

ERIA Meets the Government of Indonesia on AFAS Implementation

News

ERIA Meets the Government of Indonesia on AFAS Implementation

14 April 2022

ASEAN , Services

Jakarta, 14 April 2022: The ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services (AFAS) is an initiative designed to promote regional integration and the services sector in ASEAN. …

ASEAN Responds to Invasion of Ukraine

Opinions

ASEAN Responds to Invasion of Ukraine

01 March 2022

ASEAN

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Russia's all-out invasion of Ukraine that began on Feb 24 offers valuable lessons for the countries in the …

New Pragmatism on the Rise in ASEAN

Opinions

New Pragmatism on the Rise in ASEAN

22 February 2022

ASEAN

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: While the Myanmar quagmire will continue to dominate Asean's agenda under Cambodia and future chairs, one must not …

ERIA President Discusses ASEAN Social and Cultural Community Pillar with the Minister of Education, Youth, and Sport of Cambodia

News

ERIA President Discusses ASEAN Social and Cultural Community Pillar with the Minister of Education, Youth, and Sport of Cambodia

02 February 2022

ASEAN , ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community , Cambodia , Courtesy Visit

Tokyo/Phnom Penh, 2 February 2022: HE Dr Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) and Vice-chairman of the Supreme National Economic Council …

ERIA Joins the 25th ASEAN Tourism Ministers' Meeting

News

ERIA Joins the 25th ASEAN Tourism Ministers' Meeting

19 January 2022

ASEAN , Cambodia

Preah Sihanouk, 19 January 2022: Professor Hidetoshi Nishimura, President of ERIA, virtually attended a hybrid 25th Meeting of the ASEAN Tourism Ministers (25th M-ATM) held …

Cambodia's Chair: Trust and Tasks Ahead

Opinions

Cambodia's Chair: Trust and Tasks Ahead

18 January 2022

ASEAN , Cambodia

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Cambodia's reputation in regional and international affairs has long preceded Prime Minister Hun Sen's recent trip to …

ASEAN's Road to Recovery with Dr Aladdin Rillo | ASEAN Insights Podcast

Multimedia

ASEAN's Road to Recovery with Dr Aladdin Rillo | ASEAN Insights Podcast

17 January 2022

ASEAN , COVID-19 , Podcast

In this episode of ASEAN Insights, Dr Aladdin D Rillo, ERIA's Senior Economic Advisor, and ERIA’s Director of Communications and Special Advisor for US-ASEAN …

Digitalisation and COVID-19 Recovery in ASEAN with Dr Lurong Chen | ASEAN Insights Podcast

Multimedia

Digitalisation and COVID-19 Recovery in ASEAN with Dr Lurong Chen | ASEAN Insights Podcast

27 December 2021

ASEAN , COVID-19 , Digital Economy , Podcast

Today's ASEAN Insight episode with Dr Lurong Chen, Senior Economist at ERIA, focuses on Digitalisation in ASEAN and the important role it plays in the …

Building ASEAN's Circular Economy with Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi | ASEAN Insights Podcast

Multimedia

Building ASEAN's Circular Economy with Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi | ASEAN Insights Podcast

20 December 2021

ASEAN , Circular Economy , Podcast

ASEAN economic ministers adopted the Framework for Circular Economy (CE) for the ASEAN Economic Community in October 2021. The Framework sets out an ambitious long-term …

The Economics of COP 26: How to Mobilize the Trillion Dollars to Meet the Net Zero Targets?

Opinions

The Economics of COP 26: How to Mobilize the Trillion Dollars to Meet the Net Zero Targets?

30 November 2021

ASEAN , Energy , Environment

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Director of Research Strategy and Innovation, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA): The COP 26 has come and …

Fostering Next-Gen Entrepreneurs and Innovators| E-S-I Webinar #10

News

Fostering Next-Gen Entrepreneurs and Innovators| E-S-I Webinar #10

25 November 2021

ASEAN , Entrepreneurship , Innovation and Technology , Start-up , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Jakarta, 25 November 2021: In times of great disruptions, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, more innovators are needed to tackle emerging challenges. Entrepreneurs and innovators …

The Digital Creative Economy Can Be a Driver of the Post-Pandemic Economy in ASEAN

News

The Digital Creative Economy Can Be a Driver of the Post-Pandemic Economy in ASEAN

17 November 2021

ASEAN , Digital Economy , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Bali, 17 November 2021: The Digital Creative Economy offers significant economic growth opportunities for ASEAN. The creative economy is related to a broad range of …

RCEP, SDGs, and the Need for Sustainable FDI Policies

News

RCEP, SDGs, and the Need for Sustainable FDI Policies

08 November 2021

ASEAN , RCEP

Jakarta, 8 November 2021: ‘Building back better’ in Southeast Asia offers an opportunity to advance the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. This was …

Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on Southeast Asian Public Health Systems

News

Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on Southeast Asian Public Health Systems

04 November 2021

ASEAN , Healthcare

Jakarta/Manila, 4 November 2021: Asia’s think tanks play an increasingly important role in shaping the future of the region. Over the past several …

Can Glasgow COP 26 Save the Planet?  Transforming Climate Fatigue into People Centric Climate Actions

Opinions

Can Glasgow COP 26 Save the Planet? Transforming Climate Fatigue into People Centric Climate Actions

04 November 2021

ASEAN , Energy , Environment

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Director of Research Strategy and Innovation, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA): The 26th Session of the Conference …

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