ASEAN

Save Pulau Pari: the risks of increased tourism in the ASEAN region

WRITTEN BY HWEI-SEE KAY Two hours by ferry from the bustling Big Durian, Jakarta, is Pulau Pari (Pari Island). Pulau Pari is located in the Thousand Islands regency, a popular weekend destination for those looking to escape Jakarta and an area that has been earmarked by the Indonesian government as one of the ‘ten new …

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Indonesia’s double burden

Joseph Cruickshank When the BBC released an article titled, “Indonesia’s Papua Province children starving in a land of gold”, it could be said the area of focus was too limited. Across the resource-rich archipelago, increases of economic growth and income have not been enough to lessen Indonesia’s malnutrition crisis. A 2013 World Bank report indicated that …

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ASEAN’s renewable energy resistance will leave it defenceless against climate change

“Renewable energy investments must be prioritised. And it must be a cornerstone of the region’s agenda in building a climate-resilient ASEAN.”

Thomas Da Jose writes on why ASEAN must prioritise investment in renewable energy, not just to combat climate change but to ensure the economic growth and energy security of the region.

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Youth for Sustainability

 Youth to be the driving force behind the United Nations 2030 Agenda and “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability” – the theme of Thailand’s 2019 ASEAN Chairmanship. At the recent 2018 ASEAN Summit in Singapore, Thailand announced the new theme for its ASEAN Chairmanship: Advancing Partnership for Sustainability.  Throughout 2019, Thailand aims to join hands with its fellow …

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Sport a vehicle for forging stronger ties – Interview with Bruce Djite

This week we talked to Bruce Djite, a professional footballer whose career highlights thus far have included playing for the Young Socceroos (U’20), the Australian Olympic team (U’23) and the Socceroos. From his experiences playing professionally overseas and in Indonesia, Bruce is a strong advocate for the use of sports in diplomacy and believes sport, especially …

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Deadline approaching: Australia-Vietnam Young Leadership Dialogue

The deadline for applications for the AVYLD 2019, held from May 26-30 in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City is November 30. Following the highly successful inaugural dialogue in 2017, Australian and Vietnamese delegates will come together to discuss the theme “Beyond 2019: creating a sustainable future together”. A comprehensive four-day program will enable delegates to have …

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Exchange in Thailand spurs interest in ASEAN

Joshua Dale Santos from Macquarie University was awarded a New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant and an Asia Society Scholarship to undertake an exchange program at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. The experience allowed him to deepen his understanding of the region and form lifelong relationships, an experience he describes as “eye-opening, awesome and insightful’. We asked him …

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Masy Solar lights: the way for rural communities to adopt renewable technology

Masy Solar is a humanitarian engineering project that aims to bring solar lights to the thousands of families who need it the most – poor and vulnerable households across rural communities in the Philippines. The grassroots organisation fosters community ownership of an inclusive solar energy program by empowering families, especially women and youths, with leadership and …

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ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation – What is it?

AASYP Founder and International Relations Honours student Hayley Winchcombe spent 13 months in Southeast Asia as the inaugural New Colombo Plan ASEAN Fellow 2018. During an internship with the Australian Mission to ASEAN, Hayley spent a week with the ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Program Phase II (AADCP II). What is ASEAN actually doing? Why should we …

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