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ASEAN-Canada Research Partnership

The ASEAN-Canada Research Partnership will deepen Canada-ASEAN relations through research and policy dialogue on issues of mutual regional interest.

The recipient organization, the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of
International Studies at Nanyang Technological University of Singapore will work with the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada on a series of joint activities that includes research, capacity building, publishing, and policy forums.

Using expertise from both ASEAN countries and Canada, the project aims to increase knowledge about ASEAN regional integration and its impacts. Its goal is to strengthen ties between Southeast Asian and Canadian institutions, including government and ASEAN agencies, research institutes, civil society, and the private sector. It will examine topics such as: growth in the ASEAN economic area, persistent - and potentially destabilizing - inequalities within the region; the way environment and energy choices merge and conflict; and the implications of ageing populations for labour markets, health and health care, and social services.

The project represents IDRC's contribution to the ASEAN-Canada Plan of Action to implement the Joint Declaration on ASEAN-Canada Enhanced Partnership, 2010-2015. It shifts the focus from traditional aid projects to the building of knowledge and experience among peers. The work is expected to lead to an informal research network among think tanks, academic institutions, government officials, multilateral agencies, and others.

Identificador del Proyecto
Estado de Proyecto
Fecha de finalización
36 months
Funcionario del IDRC
Ann Weston
Total del financiamiento
CA$ 1,000,000.00
Far East Asia
Foundations for Innovation
Foundations for Innovation
País de la Institución
Líder del proyecto
Mely Caballero-Anthony
Nanyang Technological University


First ASEAN-Canada Forum and Public Symposium : Reflections on an Inclusive and Equitable Asean Community in 2015, 20–21 August 2013, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam; report


Given the immense socioeconomic, political and cultural diversity in Southeast Asia, ASEAN provides the
space to cultivate a sense of regional community through consensus-building and embracing diversity. In order to transform growth-centred development into people-centred development, there must be greater focus and commitment to nurturing the youth of ASEAN, and more resources and collaborative efforts must be channelled towards education and good governance. Focus sessions and presentations on a variety of topics around inclusivity are summarized. In managing inequality, particular attention has to be given to corruption and taxation.

Autor(es) : Nanyang Technological University. S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), University of British Columbia (UBC). Institute of Asian Research

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