How to support sustainable and inclusive development in Southeast Asia?

September 28, 2021. The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) organizes a conference on the theme “Southeast Asia’s challenges to sustainable and inclusive development” on 30 September and 1 October 2021. The online event will bring together key development actors from the region and will aim to foster dialogue and joint reflection on this theme.

Southeast Asia is currently facing major challenges regarding climate change, biodiversity loss, and increasing inequalities reinforced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Donors, regional and international organisations, and the private and public sectors are all working towards the same goals and facing the same obstacles.

Aimed at both development actors working in Southeast Asia and the public interested in development issues in the region, this conference will allow them to share their experiences and discuss solutions for a sustainable future in the region.

On the first day, after a plenary session to present the development challenges in the region, panelists will discuss cooperation between ASEAN and development actors to support Southeast Asian countries in their transitions.

On the second day, several round tables will explore three key issues, in line with the main priorities identified in AFD’s strategy to the region:

  • The cooperation between private and public sectors for promoting the energy transition in Southeast Asia.
  • The importance of biodiversity preservation in the context of the permanent transformation of the Mekong basin.
  • And finally the challenges of ensuring access to environmental justice for all in Southeast Asia.

Click here to discover the full program. The conference will be hosted by Rene Wyndham and Karen Coleman and will take place from 9 am to 1 pm (UTC+2) on 30 September and 1 October 2021.

To participate, register now here

About the Agence Française de Développement (AFD): Agence Française de Développement (AFD) implements France’s policy on international development and solidarity. Through its financing of NGOs and the public sector, as well as its research and publications, AFD supports and accelerates transitions towards a fairer, more resilient world. It also provides training in sustainable development (at AFD Campus) and other awareness-raising activities in France. With our partners, we are building shared solutions with and for the people of the Global South. Our teams are at work on more than 4,000 projects in the field, in the French Overseas Departments and Territories, in 115 countries, and in regions in crisis. We strive to protect global public goods – promoting a stable climate, biodiversity, and peace, as well as gender equality, education, and healthcare. In this way, we contribute to the commitment of France and the French people to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Towards a world in common. Contact: AFD – Charlotte Le Layo – Regional communications manager for Southeast Asia – [email protected] – +66 92 965 8549.

Source: Ambassade de France au Cambodge