Project SIMPLE - Erasamus+ EU programme for education

Conference Southeast Asia's challenges to sustainable and inclusive development (30 Sept 2021)

Conference Southeast Asia's challenges to sustainable and inclusive development

30 September – 1st October 2021



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 challenges.

Aiming at sharing their experience and discuss solutions for a sustainable future in the region, this conference will bring together key development actors present in France and Southeast Asia.

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 sector for promoting the energy transition in Southeast Asia;

· The importance of biodiversity preservation in the context of the permanent transformation of the Mekong basin;

· The challenges of ensuring access to environmental justice for all in Southeast Asia.

The conference will be held online, in order to gather people based in France and in Southeast Asia. It will be divided over two half days, in the morning in France and in the afternoon in Southeast Asia, to take into account the 5-hour time zone difference. The conference will be held in English only.

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