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Seventh South - East Asia Multi-Stakeholder Forum "Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda and Eradicating Poverty in Times of Multiple Crises: The Effective Delivery of Sustainable, Resilient, and Innovative Solutions in Asia- Pacific" and Associated Events 

Southeast Asia is characterized by rich cultural diversity and rapid economic growth. However, it also faces significant development challenges, including food insecurity, healthcare disparities, climate change impact, governance issues, and the need for effective partnerships to derive sustainable change. In this context, digital innovation emerges as a promising tool for the region of Southeast Asia to catalyze progress and accelerate sustainable development efforts. The region can advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by leveraging digital innovation and creating sustainable solutions that address local challenges.

In preparation for the 2024 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development review of SDGs 1 (No Poverty), 2(Zero Hunger), 13 (Climate Action), 16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions), and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), focusing on eradicating poverty while addressing the impacts of multiple crises. This Forum is part of a series of five sub-regional forums taking a holistic approach towards addressing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the new global environment and delivering urgent near-term action.

The Forum will highlight salient points emanating from the discussions and aims to foster the development of partnerships to overcome challenges and achieve the countries’ sustainable development aspirations, positively impacting the environment, society, and economy.

The primary objective of this initiative is to enhance the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia by adopting innovative, resilient, and sustainable solutions to eradicate poverty, counter the impacts of crises, and promote regional cooperation for a better future.  

The Forum aims to achieve the following outcomes:

  1. Innovative Social Safety Nets: Implement innovative and technology-driven social safety net programs to ensure vulnerable populations have access to essential services, healthcare, and education. Leveraging digital solutions for efficient targeting and delivery of social assistance.  
  2. Knowledge sharing and learning: Facilitate the exchange of knowledge and best practices among Southeast Asian countries, leading to a deeper understanding of how digital innovation can be harnessed to achieve SDGs.
  3. Partnership development: Stimulate partnerships between governments, private sector actors, academia, and civil society organizations to collaborate on impactful projects with the potential for scalable, sustainable outcomes.
  4. Policy recommendations: generate evidence-based policy recommendations to guide governments and regional organizations in creating an enabling environment for digital innovation and sustainable development.

In conclusion, the Asia-Pacific region, including Southeast Asia, is not on track to achieve any of the 17 SDGs by 2030. Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and eradicating poverty in times of multiple crises requires the effective delivery of sustainable, resilient, and innovative solutions in the region. Achieving the SDGs in Southeast Asia will require strong partnerships, targeted investments, and a commitment to sustainable development. The outcomes and recommendations derived from the Forum will feed into regional and global processes, including the annual Asia-Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development (APFSD) and the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).  

Link to our associated events: 

SDG Partnership Session (By invitation only) 

Southeast Asia 2024 Voluntary National Reviews Clinic (By invitation only) 

To register click here: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=2zWeD09UYE-9zF6kFub…

06 Nov 2023
09:00
09:30
Opening session

 Welcome Remarks: 

  • Hirohito Toda, Deputy Executive Secretary for Partnerships and Coordination, ESCAP 

  • Eksiri Pintaruchi, Director General, Minstry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand 

09:30
11:30
Session 1: SDG 1 Reducing Inequalities: Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Development – Catalyzing Inclusive Development & Sustainable Progress in Southeast Asia 

SESSION 1: SDG 1 – No Poverty  

Reducing Inequalities: Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Development – Catalyzing Inclusive Development & Sustainable Progress in Southeast Asia 

AI has emerged as a powerful tool that can derive technological innovation and transformative change across various sectors by facilitating data-driven decision-making, optimizing resource allocation, and identifying innovative solutions to complex challenges.

 

This session will focus on addressing the development challenges and promoting inclusive growth in Asia and the Pacific, with a particular focus on Southeast Asia and exploring the role of AI in advancing development.

Remarks: 

  • Mike Yeh, Regional Vice President Microsoft  

  • Ruhimat Soerakoesoemah, Head, Sub-Regional Office for South-East Asia, ESCAP  

Presentation: 

  • Lee Hickin, Microsoft Asia. AI Regional Policy 

  • Gemma Chandler, Content Director, Creature & Co.

Panel:

Moderator: Jasmine Begum, Microsoft 

  • Naria Santa Lucia, GM Digital Inclusion, Microsoft Philanthropies 

  • Ashish Narayan, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 

  • Christina Schönleber, Association of Pacific Rim Universities 

  • Peter Lovelock, Head of Fair Tech Policy at Access Partnership 

  • Pranpreya Sriwannawit Lundberg, Director of International Policy Partnership Division, Office of National Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Policy Council (NXPO), Thailand  

  • Julius Cainglet, Federation of Free Workers (FFW) 

Closing: 

ESCAP 

12:30
14:30
Session 2: SDG 17 – Perspectives and Partnerships on Delivering the SDGs in Southeast Asia  

SESSION 2: SDG 17 – Perspectives and Partnerships on Delivering the SDGs in South-East Asia   

SDG 17 serves as a catalyst for achieving the broader SDGs and its role in addressing the challenges of climate change and sustainable supply chains in Southeast Asia. This session will contribute to the regional disclosure of SDG 17 implementation and its implications for net-zero perspectives. It aims to guide regional stakeholders toward innovative solutions and collaborative efforts to build a more sustainable future for the region. By reinforcing the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and delivering innovative and resilient solutions, Southeast Asia can make significant progress towards achieving the SDGs

This session will explore the role of digital ecosystems that can facilitate collaboration between governments, businesses, and civil society to achieve sustainable development.

 

Remarks: 

  • Ureerat Charoentoh, Director General, Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  

  • Dr. Netithorn Praditsarn, Vice President of Sustainability and Communications, Charoen Phokpand. 

 

Panel: 

Moderator: Dr. Anthony Pramualrata, Deputy Director, ASEAN Centre for Sustainable Development Studies and Dialogue

  • Jelena Kremenjas, General Manager Sustainability, DHL Supply Chain (Thailand) Ltd.  

  • Dr. Kitikorn Charmondusit, Vice President for Environment and Sustainability Development, Mahidol University 

  • Dr. Supatchaya Techachoochert, Environmental Manager, Mae Fah Luang Foundation 

  • Dr. Rizal Affandi Lukman, Secretary General, Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries

  • Tala BatanganReality of Aid-Asia Pacific

Closing: 

  • ESCAP 

15:00
17:00
Session 3: SDG 2 – Digital Innovations to Achieve Equitable & Sustainable Progress towards Food Security and Nutrition in Southeast Asia

SESSION 3: SDG 2 – Zero Hunger 

To generate renewed progress towards food security and nutrition in Southeast Asia, and to put the region back on track towards achieving SDG2, solutions are needed to transform food systems and to reduce and mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and increasingly severe climatic shocks, with a particular focus on vulnerable populations. While political commitment is essential to achieve these goals, digital innovations have the potential to improve the delivery of effective food and nutrition interventions and inform transformations of food systems and value chains. At the same time, the application of these technologies might also entail risks.

 

This session will take stock of the most recent trends related to food security and malnutrition to examine the potential of digital technologies to improve progress towards these targets.

 

Remarks and Moderator: 

Roland Kupka, UNICEF Nutrition, EAPRO

Presentation: 

Anusara Singhkumarwon, WFP Regional Bureau, Thailand 

Stineke Oenema, Executive Secretary UN Nutrition Secretariat 

Panel: 

  • Ellen Ruth Abella, OIC of the Nutrition Surveillance Division, National Nutrition Council, Philippines
  • Chea Samnang, Vice-Chairman, Council for Agricultural and Rural Development Cambodia

  • Constance Ching, Alive and Thrive 

  • Marlene Ramirez, AsiaDHRRA

 

Closing: 

  • ESCAP 

07 Nov 2023
10:30
12:00
Session 4: SDG 13 – Climate FDI  

SDG 13 – Climate FDI

It is critical to integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies, and planning. This should include aligning foreign direct investment (FDI) strategies with climate goals as this can support countries in their overall climate adaptation and mitigation efforts.

 

The session will focus on how aligning Investment Promotion Agencies’ (IPAs) strategies, including investment incentives, can help achieve climate goals. We would also look at how mapping MNE climate commitments to investment opportunities in host economies can create a pipeline of endorsed and vetted climate-friendly investment projects. Lastly, this session will look at how utilizing digital innovation can boost efforts in attracting climate FDI.

Remarks: Presentation: 

  • Heather Taylor-Strauss, ESCAP 

Panel: 

Moderator: Yuanita Ruchyat, Services and Investment Division, ASEAN Secretariat

  • Piyachart (Arm) Isarabhakdee, CEO, Brandi & Co
  • Henry Loewendahl, Consultant to fDi Intelligence, Financial Times 

  • Rosedalina Ramlan, Director, Business Services and Regional Operations Division MIDA 

  • Michael Lim, Crowe Consulting  

  • Dr. Butra Boonliang, Head of Climate Resilience Office and Head of Technology Strategy and Portfolio Management SCGC 

  • Hanindha Sabatta Kristy, Beranda Perempuan

Closing: 

  • Madelyn Joy Almazora, Regional Advisor Subregional Office for Southeast Asia 

13:30
15:30
Session 5: SDG 16 – Synergies on the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) in Southeast Asia

SESSION 5: SDG 16 – Synergies on the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) in Southeast Asia 

Migration can be a powerful tool for achieving the SDGs by promoting the development of social and economic remittance, knowledge, and skills transfer. By harnessing the potential of digital innovation, Southeast Asian countries can improve migration management, protect migrants' rights, and foster social cohesion between migrants and host communities.

 

This session will highlight how technology and digital solutions can be harnessed to address migration-related challenges, foster regional cooperation, and explore opportunities for integrating the principles and objectives of the GCM into national and regional policies to enhance coherence and effectiveness.

Remarks: 

  • Dr. Srinivas Tata, Director, Social Development Division, ESCAP  

  • Sarah Arriola, Coordinator, United Nations Regional Network on Migration for Asia and the Pacific and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, IOM (video statement)

Presentation:  

  • Video on the Global Compact for Migration  

Panel:

  • Jocelyn Hapal, Director of the Policy and Program Development,  Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Philippines
  • Pia Oberoi, Senior Advisor on Migration and Human Rights, OHCHR Asia and the Pacific. 

  • Maya Linstrum-Newman, Advocacy Focal Point, Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)  

  • Patuan Samosir, International Trade Unions Congress (ITUC-AP) Human Rights Director, Singapore  

  • Dewi Amelia Eka Putri, Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants

Closing:

  • ESCAP 

15:30
15:45
Closing Remarks

Wrap up and Closing Remarks:

Ruhimat  Soerakoesoemah, Head, Sub-Regional Office for South-East Asia, ESCAP

03:45
04:15
Networking and Coffee Break
Dr. Supatchaya Techachoochert
Environmental Manager, Mae Fah Luang Foundation
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Dr. Anthony Pramualrata
Deputy Director, ASEAN Centre for Sustainable Development Studies and Dialogue
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Mike
Michael Yeh
Regional Vice President, Corporate External and Legal Affairs, Microsoft Asia
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Mike Yeh is the Regional Vice President for Microsoft’s Corporate External and Legal Affairs (CELA) in Asia. He manages a team of more than 80 professionals who provide legal and government affairs support to Microsoft’s sales and business operations in the region. Yeh focuses on helping customers – both in the public and private sector – navigate novel legal, regulatory and policy issues at the intersection of technology and business.

He joined Microsoft in 2003 and previously led Microsoft’s CELA team in the Middle East and Africa based out of Dubai. Before that he was the Assistant General Counsel responsible for Microsoft’s Worldwide Public Sector and Industry team based out of Redmond, Washington. He has also worked in the Antitrust Group in Redmond and as the Director of Regulatory Affairs for Asia based out of Beijing. Yeh is skilled in a wide range of regulatory matters – from competition law to privacy and security across several jurisdictions.

Before joining Microsoft, Yeh represented clients in antitrust litigation matters and investigations by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice at Arnold & Porter in Washington D.C.

He has a law degree and a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.

Gemma Chandler
Content Director, Creature & Co
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Naria
Naria Santa Lucia
GM Digital Inclusion, Microsoft Philanthropies
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Ashish Narayan
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
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Christina Schönleber
Chief Strategy Officer, Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
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Christina Schönleber, Chief Strategy Officer at the Association of Pacific Rim Universities has extensive expertise in translating research to impact. She holds responsibilities for developing and growing APRU’s strategic policy impact to address pressing regional challenges through the association’s key program areas working closely with leading scientists and policy makers in the Asia Pacific.

Christina joined APRU from the innovation and enterprise leadership of the Royal College of Art and the University of Kent. As Head of Knowledge Exchange at the RCA in London, she set up and implementing the college’s strategic capabilities in applying latest knowledge and expertise to solve societal, environmental an economic issues. She led the development and submission of the RCA’s first major Innovate UK application gaining funding for multi stakeholder/ multi year collaboration on driverless vehicles and set up new strategic partnerships with major international corporations such as Huawei and Tata Consultancy Services.

Peter Lovelock
Peter Lovelock
Head of Fair Tech Policy, Access Partnership
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Dr Peter Lovelock is the Head of Fair Tech Policy at Access Partnership. Prior to its acquisition by Access Partnership, Peter was the Director and Co-founder of TRPC Pte Ltd. He brings more than 30 years’ experience in telecoms, technology and media to these undertakings. Peter has worked on and provided expert recommendations to ASEAN on its ICT Masterplan, to APEC on its Digital Economy roadmap and principles, to the US Government on its regional digital economy strategies, as well as regulatory and broadband advice to governments throughout the Asia and Pacific regions on their digital economy and digital transformation programs and has been involved in constructing various digital trade agreements. He has developed a widely cited typology of data localization approaches (here) and a detailed comparative analysis of the various digital trade agreements (here). Peter has also amassed significant experience as a senior strategic advisor to a number of large technology and digital platform companies, as well as to a number of multilateral donor organizations and central banks. Peter sits on the board of the International Institute of Communications (IIC).

Pranpreya
Pranpreya Sriwannawit Lundberg
Director of International Policy Partnership Division, Office of National Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Policy Council (NXPO), Thailand 
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Pranpreya Sriwannawit Lundberg is a Director of International Policy Partnership at Office of National Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Policy Council (NXPO) in Bangkok, Thailand. She oversees international collaboration related to the broad policy of higher education, science, research and innovation in multilateral and bilateral levels. She has represented the government of Thailand in a variety of international committees such as Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP) under the OECD, Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Science, Technology and Innovation (CICTSTI) under the UN ESCAP and Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) of the UN ECOSOC. She has also been on secondment as an Assistant to the Minister of Science and Technology and Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation.

Pranpreya has published several articles in academic journals and given lectures in both academic and industrial settings. She has supervised more than twenty students in the Master’s degree level within subjects ranging from industrial dynamics to innovation management. She holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Economics and Management from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Ureerat Charoentoh
Director General, Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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Dr. Netithorn Praditsarn
Vice President of Sustainability and Communications, Charoen Phokpand
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Jelena Kremenjas
General Manager Sustainability, DHL Supply Chain (Thailand) Ltd.
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Kitikorn
Dr. Kitikorn Charmondusit
Vice President for Environment and Sustainability Development, Mahidol University
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Anusara Singhkumarwon
WFP Regional Bureau, Thailand 
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Stineke
Stineke Oenema
Executive Secretary, UN Nutrition Secretariat
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Constance Ching
Alive and Thrive
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Heather
Heather Taylor-Strauss
Economic Affairs Officer, Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, ESCAP
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Yuanita Ruchyat
Senior Office, Services and Investment Division, ASEAN Secretariat
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Yuanita is a trade expert, specialising in regional services and investment cooperation and negotiations. She has a 15-year solid experience in facilitating ASEAN intra-regional trade cooperation and external trade negotiation under ASEAN framework. She was also part of ASEAN Secretariat team who serviced the negotiations of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement - one of the largest FTAs in the world - and saw it through the conclusion and signing. Currently, she is working as a Senior Officer for Investment in the ASEAN Secretariat, overseeing all investment negotiations and cooperation under ASEAN.

Henry Loewendahl
Consultant to fDi Intelligence, Financial Times
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Rosedalina Ramlan
Director, Business Services and Regional Operations Division  MIDA
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Michael Lim
Managing Director, Crowe Consulting Malaysia
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Experience

Michael Lim is the Managing Director for Crowe Growth Consulting, a division covering regional markets focused on assisting companies to catalyse growth through improving performance, innovating itself or accelerating business expansion. He is the youngest to have graduated at the age of 17, cumma-sum-laude from University of Queensland, under the faculty of Business & Economics School, in the field of Accounting and Finance with scientific research in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

His working experiences include working with top notch research company, world-class consulting firm and well-known global accounting firms before he was head-hunted to be a Global Associate Director and head the first ever turnaround consulting division globally within the 6th (sixth) largest financial consulting firm worldwide.

As a turn around specialist, with more than 17 years of experience in strategic management and turning around companies, Mr Michael Lim has analysed, consulted and implemented various projects for a number of companies ranging from small-medium sized to Multi-National Corporations and the Fortune 500s across varying industries with engagement over 25 different countries.

Education

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance)

  • Research in Artificial Intelligence

Industry Experiences

  • PRIMARY: Agricultural (poultry, abattoir, vegetable, mushroom), Mining (stone quarry, oil & gas), High Tech (power plant, electronic, precision engineering, semiconductors), Lumber logging, Plantations (palm oil, rubber, pineapple & coconut) and Shipyard
  • SECONDARY: Manufacturing (plastic, paper, steel, automotive, food, gloves, FMCG), Fleet and Logistic Management (coach/bus company), Consumer-based (wholesaler, retailer, shopping mall, optical shop, jewellery, luxury products), Automotive and Property development
  • TERTIARY: Professional (architect, interior designer, advertising & graphics accounting & tax, engineering, secretarial), Hospitality (Hotel management, medical centre, business centre, restaurants), IT-based and Handy Services (packers, plumbers, builders, renovators, movers, etc), Healthcare
  • NEW ECONOMY: StemCell, FinTech, HealthTech and InsurTech, Blockchain-related & Crypto Industry
  • PECULIAR: Funeral Parlour & graveyard, Military Cost- Benefit assessment, privatisation projects
Srinivas
Dr. Srinivas Tata
Director, Social Development Division, ESCAP
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Sarah Arriola
Sarah Arriola
Coordinator, United Nations Regional Network on Migration for Asia and the Pacific and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, IOM
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Pia Oberoi
Senior Advisor on Migration and Human Rights, OHCHR Asia and the Pacific.
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Maya Linstrum-Newman
Maya Linstrum-Newman
Advocacy Focal Point, Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)
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Maya oversees the advocacy work of the International Secretariat of the Global Alliance against Traffic in Women (GAATW). GAATW is an alliance of almost 100 NGOs from Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe that work to promote the rights of migrant women and trafficked persons.  

GAATW's members range from organizations that directly assist trafficking survivors to self-organized groups of migrant workers including domestic workers and sex workers, to advocacy organizations lobbying their governments for a more rights-based approach to migration and anti-trafficking policies.  

Patuan Samosir
Patuan Samosir
International Trade Unions Congress (ITUC-AP) Human Rights Director, Singapore
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I hold a Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science, which I obtained from Westfalische Wilhelms – Universitat Munster, Germany  

Throughout my career, I have had the privilege to work in various leadership roles, including serving as the Education and Research Director at the Confederation of All Indonesia Trade Unions (KSBSI) in Indonesia. Additionally, I have held the position of Director for the World Solidarity Movement (WSM) in the ASEAN Region, also based in Indonesia. Further, I have had the honor of being the Senior Director of Organizing and Projects at the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)-Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. 

Hirohito Toda
Hirohito Toda
Deputy Executive Secretary for Partnerships and Coordination
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Eksiri Pintaruchi
Director General, Minstry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand
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Dr. Rizal Affandi Lukman
Secretary General, Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries
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Dr. Rizal Affandi Lukman is the Secretary General of Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC). He was a past Deputy Minister for International Economic Cooperation at the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, the Republic of Indonesia with main role to oversee the coordination and harmonization of government policies related to international economic cooperation in the multilateral, regional, and bilateral forums. During his tenure as the Deputy Minister, he was appointed by the President of the Republic of Indonesia as Indonesia’s Sherpa in the G20 forum. Previously he worked at the Presidential Palace Office, serving as Assistant to the Private Secretary of the 6th President of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

He also served as Indonesia’s Senior Official in numerous bilateral cooperation frameworks such as with Japan, China, South Korea, Russia, and Singapore as well as regional and sub-regional cooperation such as APEC, ASEAN, IMT-GT, and BIMP-EAGA cooperation and has experience as a commissioner in various state-owned enterprises (PT. Krakatau Wajatama, PT. Pertamina Hulu Energy, and Perum Peruri).

He also has written various articles for academic journals, mainly on the topic of Economic Affairs, Poverty and Inequality, Monetary, Finance, and Management. He is also an active speaker in various domestic and international workshops and seminars.

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Julius Cainglet
Federation of Free Workers
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Vice President of the Federation of Free Workers (FFW), the oldest Labor Federation and trade union Center in the Philippines. 

Former focal for the Workers and Trade Union constituency Focal of the Asia Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism (APRCEM). 

Member of the Trade Union Development Cooperation Network (TUDCN) 

Workers Representative to the National Tripartite Industrial Peace Council Executive Committee of the Philippines

Former Workers Representative to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council of the Philippines

Spokesperson of the Philippine Labor Movement 

Labor Expert: International and Local Resource Person on decent work, Freedom of Association, Collective Bargaining, Negotiations, ILO Supervisory Mechanisms, Child Labor, Occupational Safety and Health and the SDGs, among others 

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Tala Batangan
Reality of Aid-Asia Pacific
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Tala Batangan is the Policy Officer of the Reality of Aid-Asia Pacific (RoA-AP), a regional network of civil society organizations working on aid and development cooperation. As a network of CSOs, RoA-AP monitors, analyzes and advocates for the effective and efficient use of aid in order to protect the rights of the poor and marginalized. Tala is also coordinating the Private Sector Engagement Task Force of the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), a platform that unites CSOs on the issue of effective development cooperation. The Task Force evaluates business compliance with the development effectiveness principles in the context of development cooperation programs, in order to exact accountability from private sector entities and ensure positive development outcomes. She is also currently taking up her Master of Arts in Asian Studies (majoring in Southeast Asia) degree in the University of the Philippines Diliman.

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Lee Hickin
AI Regional Policy, Microsoft Asia
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Dr. Jasmine Begum
Director of Legal, Corporate & Government Affairs, Microsoft ASEAN and New Markets
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Marlene Ramirez
AsiaDHRRA
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Ellen Ruth Abella
OIC of the Nutrition Surveillance Division, National Nutrition Council, Philippines
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Dr. Chea Samnang
Vice chairman, Council for Agricultural and Rural Development Cambodia
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Roland Kupka
Regional Nutrition Adviser, UNICEF East Asia & Pacific Regional Office
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Piyachart (Arm) Isarabhakdee
CEO, Brandi & Co
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Piyachart (Arm) Isarabhakdee, CEO of BRANDi and Companies, is a visionary leader specializing in sustainable business transformation. With over 11 years of experience, he and his team of consultants have transformed numerous organizations across 23 industries, shifting them from being profit-centric into sustainable and future-ready entities that consider Profit, People, and Planet.

Piyachart's expertise in sustainable business management has earned him recognition on global stages, including speaking engagements at the UN High Level Political Forum, World Economic Forum, and The Economist. He is also the author of two best-selling books, "Business as UNusual" and "BRANDiNG 4.0,” which have been translated into 5 languages.

Dr. Butra Boonliang
Head of Climate Resilience Office and Head of Technology Strategy and Portfolio Management, SCGC
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Hanindha Sabatta Kristy
Beranda Perempuan
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Jocelyn O. Hapal
Director of the Policy and Program Development, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Philippines
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Dewi Amelia Eka Putri
Program Assistant of Advocacy and Campaigns, Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM)
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Dewi works as a Program Assistant in the Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM) for Advocacy and Campaigns program. She joined APMM in 2021 and since then has actively developed her work with grassroots migrant communities and organizations across Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

One of her works with APMM is facilitating capacity building and knowledge sharing of migrants and advocates, one of which is on capacitating migrants’ advocacy using the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).

for more information, please contact

Subregional Office for South-East Asia + 66 22 88 2902 [email protected]