Blue Economy Seminar
4 December 2023

In light of significant milestones achieved in the advancement of the ASEAN Blue Economy Framework, we are pleased to announce a special seminar dedicated to exploring and advancing the goals set forth in this transformative initiative. 

The ASEAN region has made notable strides in fostering sustainable, resilient, and value-driven initiatives within the blue economy domain. ASEAN Leaders adopted the ASEAN Leaders Declaration on the Blue Economy at the 38th and 39th ASEAN Summit in 2021, followed by the adoption of the ASEAN Blue Economy Framework at the 43rd ASEAN Summit. Furthermore, partnerships between South Korea and ASEAN through the Korea-ASEAN Solidarity Initiative (KASI) and with France in the Practical Cooperation Areas signify a collective commitment towards enhancing the blue economy's prominence. 

This special seminar aims to delve into the intricacies of the ASEAN Blue Economy Framework and foster comprehensive discussions on the future trajectory. By convening policymakers, academia, and practitioners from South Korea, France, and ASEAN, the event intends to elucidate key strategies, identify challenges, and explore collaborative opportunities to further fortify the blue economy's role in the region. 

Event Details

Date: Monday, 4 December 2023
Time: 2 PM to 5 PM (Jakarta Time | GMT+7) 

 

Agenda

 14:00 - 14:15

Opening Remarks

  • HE Lee Jang-keun, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea (ROK) to ASEAN
  • HE Fabien Penone, Ambassador of France to Indonesia, Timor Leste, and ASEAN
  • Mr Satvinder Singh, Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Economic Community
 14:15 - 14:20

 Welcoming Remark

  • Mr Toru Furuichi, Director General for Research and Policy Design Administration, ERIA
 14:20 - 14:25

Photo Session

 14:25 - 14:40

Overview of the ASEAN Blue Economy Framework

  • Dr Kanchana Wanichkorn, Director of Sectoral Development, ASEAN Economic Community Department
 14:40 - 15:40

Panel 1: Blue Economy in ASEAN

Moderator: Dr Dionisius Narjoko, Senior Economist, ERIA

Presentation 1: Blue Economy Potentials and Priorities

  • Dr Teguh Sambodo, Expert Staff to the Minister for Leading Sectors and Infrastructure Development, Ministry of National Development Planning

Presentation 2: Blue Financing in ASEAN

  • Dr Fauziah Zen, Senior Economist, ERIA

Presentation 3: Issues and Challenges in ASEAN Blue Economy:

  • Dr Aloun Phonvisay, Independent Consultant, Lao PDR

Discussion/Q&A

 15:40 - 15:50

Break

 15:50 - 16:20

Panel 2: Collaboration on Blue Economy

Moderator:

  • Ms Ayako Mizuno, Programme Manager of RKC-MPD ERIA

Presentation 1: Blue Economy in Korea and Possible Cooperation with ASEAN

  • Dr Hyongmo Jeon, Ocean Economy Research Department, Korea Maritime Institute

Presentation 2: Blue Economy in France and Possible Cooperation with ASEAN

  • Eric Banel, Director General for Maritime Affairs, Fisheries and Aquaculture of France, Ministry of the Sea

Discussion/Q&A

 16:20 - 16:25

Closing Remarks

  • HE Lee Jang-keun, Ambassador of ROK to ASEAN (tbc)
  • HE Fabien Penone, Ambassador of France to Indonesia, Timor Leste, and ASEAN (tbc)

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