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Rethinking Harmony in Asia

Session 1: Prioritizing Food Security Challenges and Climate Sustainability


Opening remarks: H.E Dith Tina , Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Cambodia )


Moderator: Jenny Sari Winata, Program & Research Officer, Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia


Guest speakers:


Mr.Rajendra Aryal, FAO Representative/Country Director for Indonesia and Timor Leste and Liaison Official for ASEAN (Nepal)

Mr.Lilan Dayananda, Managing Director Elzian Agro (Sri Lanka)

Mrs Priyanka Kishore, Economist Advisor (Singapore)


Points discussed:


Policies that promote climate-smart agriculture and incentivize sustainable practices.

Technologies that enhance agricultural productivity.

Address the issue of food loss and waste throughout the supply chain.






Session 2: Rethinking globalization in a polarized world


Opening remarks: Mr. Yukihisa Fujita, Former Japanese politician and former Vice Minister of Finance



Moderator: Ravindra Ngo - Founder of the Asian Network (Singapore)


Speakers:

Dato Dr. Ilango Karuppannan,Former diplomat and adjunct professor at the International Institute of Public Policy and Management (Malaysia)

Mr. Ichitomo Taninai,Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy of Japan in Cambodia (Japan)

Prof. Dr. Dewi Fortuna Anwar, Research Professor at the Research Center for Politics, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN – Indonesia)

Ambassador Rtn. Anil Trigunayat,Senior Adviser Economic council of India (India)


Points discussed:


Develop strategies for dealing with global crises, such as pandemics or environmental disasters.

Strengthen international diplomatic efforts and multilateral institutions. ( ASEAN / EU / Indo Pacific)

Prioritize inclusive economic growth that benefits a broader segment of the population.







Session 3: Fostering more inclusive and just societies


Opening remarks: Mrs Akiko Yamanaka, Former Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs (Japan)


Moderator:Dr. Giulia Ajmone Marsan , Director of Strategy and Partnership at ERIA (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (Indonesia)


Speakers:

Mrs.Veronica Mendizabal Joffre,Senior Gender and Social Development Specialist at Asian Development Bank (Philippines)

Neha Bansal – Policy Specialist G20 (India)

Mr.Mahmudul Hasan, Youth and Political Governance programme of UNDP (Bangladesh)



Points discussed :

Ensure gender equality through policies that support women's rights, economic empowerment, and access to education and healthcare.

Invest in youth education, skills development, and employment opportunities.

Support entrepreneurship and small businesses in marginalized communities.







Session 4: Ensuring a safer and ethical digital world


Opening remarks: Mrs.Cheryl Miller Van Dÿck, Co-Head of EU Delegation to G20 Women20


Moderator: Kadra J. Saeed, Digital Innovation Lead at Asian Development Bank (Philippines)


Speakers:

Mrs.PeiChin Tay,Digital Government Lead at Tony Blair Institute (Singapore)

Mr. Siriwat Chhem Director of the Centre for Inclusive Digital Economy at the Asian Vision Institute (Cambodia)

Mr. Arvind Gupta, Co-Founder and Head Digital India Foundation (India) or Aakash D Guglani Digital India Foundation (India)

Ms.Isvary Sivalingam, Regional Lead - Southeast Asia, Better than Cash Alliance @ United Nations (Philippines)



Points discussed :

Develop and implement comprehensive cybersecurity strategies to protect digital infrastructure, critical systems, and personal information from cyber threats.

Promote digital literacy programs that teach individuals how to navigate the digital world safely, critically assess information, and protect their online identity.

Bridge the digital divide by providing affordable access to the internet and digital tools.

Ensure transparency in AI decision-making processes and provide avenues for challenging AI-generated decisions.





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