On 9 February 2023, the 2 representatives of the AFSIS Secretariat, Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, and Mr. Tanabodee Kheosipalard, Statistician, were invited to be the distinguished guest for the Policy hand-in and Closing Ceremony in the Young ASEAN Leader Policy Initiative (YALPI) 2023 at Building 3, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
YALPI is an international forum that gathers and empowers youths to initiate solutions for solving current social issues to formulate policy recommendations that will impact the development of socio-political policy for addressing the ongoing problems facing the ASEAN region. This year, there were 59 ASEAN and non-ASEAN students from YALPI network universities in each ASEAN member country, and online applications applied to the program.
During the event, there were 6 policy recommendations presentations from delegates according to the theme “Rethinking a Post-COVID-19 ASEAN: An Equitable and Resilient Socio-Economic Recovery” which were related to the 2 topics, 3 policy recommendations presentations for Food Security, and 3 policy recommendations presentations for Digital Inclusion.
After the presentation, Dr. Waraporn Saelee was honored to receive the recommended policies from delegates in the Policy Hand-in Ceremony to encourage their participation in policymaking. In addition, Dr. Waraporn also delivered a speech to reflect these recommended policies created by the delegates, which AFSIS Secretariat will circulate these policy recommendations to the ASEAN Member States for their reference and consideration to apply these policies to the country in accordance with their own circumstances.
During 14-17 February 2023, AFSIS Secretariat attended the meeting and site visit on the livestock and fishery production survey with the Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE) Region 5 in Nakhon Ratchasima province, Thailand.
On 13 February 2023, AFSIS Secretariat held a meeting with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) under the Space Applications for Environment (SAFE) community with support from JAXA and MAFF of Japan in meeting room 1, Innovation building, Office of Agricultural Economics, Bangkok.
On 2 February 2023, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat conducted the virtual workshop entitled “OECD-ASEAN Workshop on Food Security: Sharing Evidence and Policy Experiences” which is a part of a wider project between OECD and ASEAN.
According to the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet) on 12 December 2022, heavy rainfall has caused floods across the southern Malay Peninsula (Malaysia) and northern Sumatra (Indonesia). In Malaysia, 2,550 people have been displaced to 29 evacuation centers across the states of Johor, Kelantan, Pahang, Perak, and Terengganu
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