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Webinar on Changing Landscape of Development Cooperation in Southeast Asia

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Day

March 25, 2021, 12:30 - 14:00

Place

Online participation via Zoom
We’ll send out passcode an hour before the meeting is set to begin.

Contents
Southeast Asian countries are facing a challenge of securing their ownership

The landscape of international development cooperation (ODA and South-South cooperation (SSC)) in Southeast Asian region is changing. It is due to the intensification of great power rivalry in the region. Under regional cooperation initiatives such as the Belt and Road initiative (BRI), Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP), and the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), China, Japan, the United States, and India are strengthening their development cooperation for the enhancement of infrastructure connectivity, sustainable development, and regional stability and security. Development cooperation now emerges as a main tool for great power diplomacy.

In the face of growing activism of extra-regional powers, Southeast Asian countries are facing a challenge of securing their ownership, or “ASEAN centrality”, in drawing their own picture of sustainable and balanced development of the whole region. Keenly aware of the importance to meet this challenge, some countries in the region are invigorating their activities as donors of development cooperation.

In this webinar, we would shed light on the realities of development cooperation in Southeast Asian region with an emphasis on the analysis of SSC by the “emerging donors” in the region. Specifically, Thailand’s endeavor to be a more active regional provider of development cooperation, Indonesia’s recent move to establish its streamlined aid agency (Indonesian AID), and Vietnam’s emergence as a provider of SSC to neighboring states, are discussed.

Programme

12:30
Opening remarks and the introduction of the joint research project
Mr. Hiroaki Shiga (Executive Senior Research Fellow, JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development, Japan)

12:40
Presentation 1: Vietnam’s SSC toward neighboring countries
Dr. Nguyen Huy Hoang (Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences, Institute for Southeast Asian Studies, Vietnam)

12:55
Presentation 2: A lesson learned from the establishment of the Indonesian AID
Dr. Yulius Purwadi Hermawan (Parahyangan Catholic University, Indonesia)

13:10
Presentation 3: Thailand: Moving forward to be an active regional provider of development cooperation
Dr. Siriporn Wajjwalku (Thammasat University, Thailand)

13:25
Presentation 4: In pursuit of ASEAN Centrality in Development Cooperation
Dr. Siriporn Wajjwalku (Thammasat University, Thailand)

13:40-13:55
Q&A session
Moderated by Mr. Ryutaro Murotani, JICA

13:55
Concluding remarks
Mr. Hiroaki Shiga

Organizer

JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development

Language

English

Fee

Free

Attention

This webinar will be recorded and may be broadcasted on JICA Ogata Research Insitute’s website. If you choose to participate in a discussion, you are presumed to consent to the use of your comments in these recordings.

Inquiry

JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development (Ms.Tahara)

E-mail:ditas-rsunit@jica.go.jp 

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