Future of Regional Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific book launch

Event | 26 November 2020
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT +8), via Zoom

Description

Regional cooperation has been a powerful force for economic development and inclusive growth in Asia and the Pacific. Yet, the region is now facing considerable challenges, with notable disruptions to integration due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing these challenges will require coordinated action and a revitalized approach to the regional agenda, making the best use of digitalization and innovation. This edited volume provides a timely overview of regional cooperation in Asia and explores insights on how future cooperation initiatives can be implemented for a world reshaped by COVID-19. The book examines Asia’s accomplishments and challenges in providing regional public goods, leveraging trade and investment for inclusive growth, strengthening financial cooperation and building resilience to enhance future cooperation on health, carbon markets and oceans. This ADB Asian Impact session will bring together a group of distinguished policy makers and scholars to discuss the main findings of this volume and draw policy lessons for the future of regional cooperation in Asia and the Pacific.

Objectives

During the webinar, attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about various reasons and drivers of regional integration and future agenda of regional cooperation in Asia and the Pacific
  • Discuss how policy makers can leverage on regional cooperation to rebuild smart resilient future post COVID-19
  • Draw policy lessons for defining new channels of cooperation for the region

Target participants

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

How to join

Registration is closed.

Resource speakers

Webinar host

Bambang Susantono

Bambang Susantono
Vice-President
Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development
Asian Development Bank

Moderator

Yasuyuki Sawada

Yasuyuki Sawada
Chief Economist and Director General
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Opening remarks

Dato Lim Jock Hoi

Dato Lim Jock Hoi
Secretary-General
ASEAN

Keynote address

Bambang Brodjonegoro

Bambang Brodjonegoro
Minister for Research and Technology / Chairman of National Agency for Research and Innovation
Indonesia

Presentor

Cyn-Young Park

Cyn-Young Park
Director of Regional Cooperation and Integration Division
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Mia Mikic

Mia Mikic
Director of Trade, Investment and Innovation Division
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Hal Hill

Hal Hill
H.W. Arndt Professor of Southeast Asian Economies
Australian National University

Jikyeong Kang

Jikyeong Kang
President and Dean
Asian Institute of Management

Ronald Butiong

Ronald Butiong
Chief of Regional Cooperation and Integration Thematic Group
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Asian Development Bank

Background material