Singapore, 21 July 2016 – 50 developed social enterprises and 30 private-public sector partners from around the region will participate in the ASEAN Conference on Social Entrepreneurship. The conference is the first of its kind on such a scale for Southeast Asian social entrepreneurs and will be held from 21 to 22 July 2016 in NUS Business School, Singapore.
The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute (CGI) and the ASEAN Foundation (AF) have entered into an agreement to develop highly qualified human resources in the area of science and technology within ASEAN Member States through the Chulabhorn Graduate Institute - ASEAN Foundation Post-graduate Scholarship Programme in Science and Technology.
Jakarta (01/07)– On 27 June 2016, the Human Rights Resource Centre (HRRC) hosted a Dialogue Forum with representatives of ASEAN to present the findings from a civil society consultation held in May in Bangkok: Introduction to ASEAN Community 2025: Engaging a Wider Stakeholdership in Enhancing Regional Peace and Security, That two-day consultation aimed to explore the potential roles and contributions of faith-based groups to the ASEAN 2025 Blueprints.
Since he stopped using chemicals over three-decades, Supit Oamnapa is now renowned for his ecological farming system—an innovative work that has brought him a national award in rice production in Thailand. But it was on this day that his work would be regionally, or even globally, recognised. With help from a trainer, Supit set up his first social media account — Facebook.
The event, he said, was definitely an eye-opener. Having no background in public policy, Kim Soon Tan had little knowledge on how ASEAN policies are made—like most of ASEAN nationals at the outer circle. Some may think that, as ASEAN is a regional institution, its member states cooperatively resolve their problems.
The ASEAN Foundation is calling all ASEAN university students between the ages of 18 and 25 and faculty members to be part of the ASEAN Community building process by registering for the “Second ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting 2016” or 2nd AFMAM 2016.
Bangkok (31/05)—As an interconnected community of nations, ASEAN aspires to build a united, peaceful, and prosperous region. Building on the Roadmap for an ASEAN Community 2009-2015, the Association in November 2015 issued blueprints to define, up to 2025, the characteristics, elements and the strategic measures required to achieve the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC).
Yangon (18/06) - Few know that puppetry in Southeast Asia has existed since thousands of years ago in many forms and for various purposes. The marionette style of Burmese puppetry, water puppetry from Vietnam, the ancient Indonesian art of shadow play or "Wayang Kulit" are among the rich cultural heritage of puppetry in the region.
Jakarta, 24 May 2016—The Human Rights Resource Center, with the support of the ASEAN Foundation, the Japan-ASEAN Solidarity Fund, Bahá’í International Community, East West Center, WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice, and Universitas Indonesia will convene a civil society consultation to engage faith-based groups on the goals set out in the ASEAN 2025 Blueprints.