ASEAN region is undergoing profound change in all areas. In pursuing “modernization” and “development”, ASEAN member states have largely adopted a range of policies that promote an increasing regional integration with one another as well as deeper entanglement with the dominant global socio-economic order. These changes have brought about tangible benefits for significant segments of the human population in many cases. For others, they have also deepened socioeconomic inequities, stunted human rights and democratic freedoms, and caused an array of ecological disruptions. In ASEAN, SDGs are yet to find its championship at the regional level. Non-state actors have the opportunity to contribute by pooling the regional expertise, and supporting development of expertise from within the ASEAN Secretariat. This project aims to strengthen science policy interface for sustainable development at the regional level by building the sustainable development science base (in the form of an edited book, to be written by activists, expert practitioners, and scientists from the region), a policy brief (to be written by senior officials and would be champions from the regional level), to be followed up by media outreach to further disseminate the state of the art science and policy.
Project • CBA2018-05SY-Indrawan