30.09.-01.10.2021, online: Conference Southeast Asia’s challenges to sustainable and inclusive development


30.09.-01.10.2021: 14:00 - 18:00 (GMT+7)

Location(s): online

Organizer: French Development Agency (AFD)


Climate change, biodiversity loss, and growing inequalities are three major challenges which the region of Southeast Asia is facing. Additionally, these issues are intensified under the current COVID-19 pandemic. The two-day conference will bring together high-level development actors working in Southeast Asia (SEA). Accordingly, the event aims to discuss and reflect these topics towards a sustainable future in SEA. The main contents of the conference are as follows:

Day 1 – 30 September 2021: Plenary session on the development challenges in SEA and one round table discussing on cooperation between ASEAN and development actors to support SEA countries in their transitions.

Day 2 – 1 October 2021: three round tables presenting three key issues which are in line with the main priorities identified in the strategy of the French Development Agency (AFD) in SEA, specifically:
 – The cooperation between the 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
 – The challenges of ensuring access to environmental justice for all in Southeast Asia

The detailed program is available here.
Registration is required for each conference day. Further information: Conference Southeast Asia’s challenges to sustainable and inclusive development