In an era of multiple crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, the 2023 Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership Report focuses on solutions at the nexus of energy, food and finance that can accelerate progress towards the SDGs. The report analyzes the confluence of transitions needed in these three intertwined systems, highlighting examples from the Asia-Pacific region, and providing policy recommendations to leverage the opportunities at this nexus to advance the SDGs in the region.

The report launch event will bring together the principals of the ESCAP-ADB-UNDP Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership, and will take place during the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD), in preparation for the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). A panel discussion with experts from the region will follow that will showcase transformations, innovative solutions and collaborations at the nexus of the food, finance and energy sectors that can advance the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in the region.


The event will bring together a diverse panel of leaders in Asia and the Pacific to reflect on the insights from the annual ESCAP ADB UNDP Asia Pacific SDG Partnership Report and consider how the SDGs can help us navigate these challenging times to ensure no one is left behind.

Target participants

Policy makers in Asia and the Pacific; private sector investors; researchers in academia and think tanks; members of the international development community; ADB Board, Management, and staff.

Resource speakers


Mitchell Hsieh

Mr. Mitchell Hsieh
Communications and Knowledge Management


Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana

Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
Executive Secretary of ESCAP

Woochong Um

Mr. Woochong Um
Managing Director General
Asian Development Bank

Christophe Bahuet

Mr. Christophe Bahuet
Deputy Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific
Director, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub

Jyotsna Mohan

Ms. Jyotsna Mohan
Regional Coordinator
Asia Development Alliance

Wongkot Wongsapai

Mr. Wongkot Wongsapai
Associate Professor
Chiang Mai University

Wyn Ellis

Mr. Wyn Ellis
Executive Director of Sustainable Rice Platform

How to register

In person: by invitation

YouTube livestream:


This is a free event.

Event organizers / partners

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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