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ASEAN Sustainable Development Summit 2019

18 Nov 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

ASEAN Sustainable Development Summit 2019
The Future Together:
Deepening Partnership for the Sustainable Development Goals


Monday, 18 November 2019
Sunway Resort Hotel
9:00 am - 6:00 pm


 

Greetings from the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI).

The ASEAN Sustainable Development Summit 2019 (ASD2019) is an evolution of the ASEAN Ministers Workshop inaugurated in 2017 with the participation of ministers and senior public officials from almost all ASEAN countries. The 2019 series is jointly organised by the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development (JSC) and the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI).

The Jeffrey Cheah Foundation, which owns ASLI and the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development (JSC), is committed to ensuring a better tomorrow for Malaysians as well as the people of ASEAN, which includes advancing the sustainability agenda in the region. Our embrace of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals is a crucial component of this mission. This Summit will prompt the much-needed impetus for heightened cooperation among ASEAN member-states in advancing the sustainable development goals in the region.

The focus of ASD 2019 will be on the pertinent themes of: urbanisation; health; education; inequality and inclusive growth; technological transformations; climate change; and responsible corporate action. These themes are interlinked with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and are pressing concerns that must be collectively resolved to ensure a truly sustainable ASEAN region moving forward - economically, socially and environmentally.

The Summit provides a platform and practical framework for ASEAN policymakers, industry practitioners and experts to address shared challenges to sustainable development. This one-day event covers a series of ministerial and thematic panels to discuss imperatives, feasible and effective implementation strategies as well as solutions for ASEAN.

PROGRAMME

08.00 - 08.55
Registration


09.00 – 10.30
PLENARY 1:
CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES FACING ASEAN’S SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Speakers:
Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs (Chair)
Chair, Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development, Sunway University
Director, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on the SDGs

YB Hajah Zuraida Binti Kamaruddin

Minister of Housing and Local Government, Malaysia

 

HE Dr Kao Kim Hourn

Minister Delegate attached to the Prime Minister, Cambodia

 

HE Dr Safri Burhanuddin

Deputy Minister, Coordination Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs, Republic of Indonesia


10.30 - 11.00
WELCOMING ADDRESS:
THE FUTURE TOGETHER FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD

Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah AO
Founder and Trustee of Jeffrey Cheah Foundation
Chairman, Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI)


11:00 – 12:30
PLENARY 2:
INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY AND NEW DEVELOPMENT PARADIGMS
 

Speakers:

Professor Woo Wing Thye (Chair)

Director, Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development, Sunway University
President, Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia

 

HE Thongparn Savanphet

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lao PDR

 

HE Kim Rithy

Vice Governor of Kandal Province, Cambodia

 

YB Steven Sim

Deputy Minister of Youth & Sports, Malaysia


12:30 – 13:30 
Networking Lunch


13:30 - 15:00 PARALLEL TRACKS 

TRACK 1: 
THE ENVIRONMENT AND RESPONSIBLE CORPORATE ACTION

Panelists:
Tan Sri Ranjit Ajit Singh
Member of the Leadership Council, Sustainable Development Solutions Network Malaysia

Ms Chandrika Bahadur

President, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Association / Director, SDG Academy

 

Dr Chen Jit Ern

Research Fellow, Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development, Sunway University

 

Mr Wander Meijer

Director, Asia Pacific

GlobeScan

 

Moderator:

Professor Mahendhiran Sanggaran Nair

Chief Executive Officer, Monash Malaysia R&D 


TRACK 2:
INVESTING IN PEOPLE: EDUCATION, HEALTH AND PEOPLE’S WELLBEING
 

Panelists:
Ms Marcela Suazo

UNFPA Representative for Malaysia

 

Ms Jana-Chin Rue Gluting

Researcher, Center for Economic and Social Development Myanmar

 

Mr Stephen Barrett

Chief of Social Policy, UNICEF Malaysia

 

Professor Maria Socorro Gochoco-Bautista

Professor of Economics, University of the Philippines School of Economics

 

Moderator:

Professor Stephen Hall

Dean, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Sunway University


15:00 – 16:30 PARALLEL TRACKS

TRACK 3:
ADDRESSING THE IMPERATIVES POSED BY URBANISATION
 

Panelists:

YDH TPr Noraini Binti Roslan

President, Subang Jaya Municipal Council

 

Mr Dinesh Naidu

Deputy Director, Centre for Livable Cities, Ministry of National Development, Singapore

 

Mr Raja Taufik Azad bin Ahmad Suhaimi

Vice President, Quality Living

Iskandar Regional Development Authority, Johor

 

Dr Saowaruj Rattanakhamfu

Senior Research Fellow, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)

 

Moderator:

Professor Shandre Thangavelu

Vice President, Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia


TRACK 4: 
ADDRESSING INEQUALITY AND ENSURING INCLUSIVE GROWTH
 

Panelists:
Professor Shigeyuki Abe

Professor of Political & Economic Coexistence,

Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University

 

Professor Wong Chin Huat

Political Scientist and Professor,

Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia

 

Dr Dang Thi Thu Hoai

Director, Department of Sectoral Development Policies, Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), Vietnam

 

Professor Leong Choon Heng

Deputy Director, Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development, Sunway University

 

Moderator:

Professor Yeah Kim Leng

Senior Fellow, Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development, Sunway University


16:30 - 18:00
PLENARY SESSION 3:
BOLD REFORM FOR DYNAMIC SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

 

Speakers:

Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs (Chair)

Chair, Jeffrey Sachs Centre on Sustainable Development, Sunway University
Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on the SDGs

 

YB Puan Yeo Bee Yin

Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change

 

YB Puan Teresa Kok

Minister of Primary Industries Malaysia


18:00 – 19:00
Networking Tea & Refreshment



 

 

NOTES:-

  • ASLI is a PSMB / HRDF training provider.
  • The Organiser reserve the right to alter the content and timing of the programme in the best interest of the summit and is not responsible for cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances. 
  • The Organiser accept no responsibility for statements made orally or in written material distributed by any role-player at the summit. In addition, the Organiser is not responsible for any copying, republication or redistribution of such statements.

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Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI)
Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute or in short “ASLI” is Malaysia’s leading independent, non-partisan and not-for-profit think-tank. Since its establishment in 1993, ASLI has established a renowned reputation as the definitive link between the public sector, the private sector, academia and civil society in pursuit of its mission of creating a better society. ASLI is owned and governed by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation. We curate thought-provoking and intellectual dialogues in an effort to bring change in public policies for the betterment of society. We provide strategic analysis and advice on critical issues impacting the nation and beyond. In the wider Asia Pacific region (APAC), we capitalise on our influential network to harness best practices and connect strategic partners across APAC on highest-value business investment and trade opportunities to foster bilateral relations and economic growth.

 

Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development

The Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development is a regional center of excellence that advances the achievement of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, tackling the sustainability agenda through education, training, research and policy advisory. The Center has a focus on research and policy practice, delivering world-class programs to train students, practitioners and policy leaders on sustainable initiatives while working in collaboration with industry, government bodies, NGOs and universities worldwide, to develop solutions related to the SDGs. Launched in December 2016, the Center operates out of Sunway University under the supervision of Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, one of the world’s leading experts in sustainable development. The Center was borne out of a $10 million gift from the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF) to the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).

 

SDSN Malaysia

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) was set up in 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. SDSN works closely with United Nations agencies, multilateral financing institutions, the private sector, and civil society.
 

SDSN is guided by a Leadership Council, which brings together global sustainable development leaders from all regions and all sectors, including civil society, public, and private sectors. Much of SDSN’s work is led by National or Regional SDSNs, which mobilize knowledge institutions around the SDGs. Established in 2013, the SDSN Malaysia network aims to support the localization of SDGs and their implementation, develop long-term transformation pathways for sustainable development, promote education around Agenda 2030, and launch solution initiatives.

 

 

 


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Venue : Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia