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Introduction

The first ASEM Sustainable Development Dialogue (SDD) was hosted by Hungary in 2012 in Budapest, focusing on the ‘Role of Water in Sustainable Regional Development Strategies’. The SDD is for sharing experience and best practices between macro-regional development strategies such as the Danube Region Strategy or the Mekong Region to provide additional benefits for the subregional initiatives by significantly strengthening interregional co-operation capacities.

Seven times of SDD were organized successfully to date in both Europe and Asia. The last 7th ASEM SDD was held successfully in Budapest, Hungary on 11-12 September 2018, on the sustainable and integrated water resources management in the 21st Century: addressing Imminent Challenges.

The 8th ASEM SDD will be held in Siem Reap City, Kingdom of Cambodia on 19-20 September 2019, being hosted by Cambodia National Mekong Committee (CNMC), which theme is “Enhancing Water Partnership towards the Sustainable Development and Inclusive Growth”.

The overall objectives include:

  1. exchanging knowledge, experiences and best practices within the ASEM framework on key policy areas such as population dynamics, water, food, energy security and climate change;
  2. enhancing continued engagement in the bi-regional cooperation between the Danube and Mekong regions, especially in transforming shared challenges related to transboundary water management into opportunities for inclusive growth and sustainable development; and
  3. Strengthening opportunities for public and private partnership, North-South and South-South Partnership for sustainable and inclusive development and achieving related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Thematic Areas

  1. Topic 1: Key drivers and stress on the river basins’ natural and social systems – e.g. population growth, urbanization, water, food, energy, climate change and governance
  2. Topic 2: Transboundary River Basin Management: e.g. Cases of flood, water scarcity and drought management, monitoring quality and quantity of surface and groundwaters due to demand changes and climate conditions.
  3. Topic 3: Public and private partnership, North-South and South-South Partnership for sustainable and inclusive development and achieving related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  4. Topic 4: Science and Technology for Water Resources Management and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

Expected Outcomes

  1. Knowledge, experiences and best practices within the ASEM framework on key policy areas such as population dynamics, water, food, energy security and climate change are openly and constructively discussed and key areas for further exchange are identified and promoted.
  2. Continued engagement in the bi-regional cooperation between the Danube and Mekong regions, especially in transforming shared challenges related to transboundary water management into opportunities for inclusive growth and sustainable development, are openly and constructively discussed and key areas for further exchange are identified and enhanced.
  3. Opportunities for public and private partnership, North-South and South-South Partnership for sustainable and inclusive development and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are identified and promoted.

The dialogue will be presided over by His Excellency Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology and the Chairman of Cambodia National Mekong Committee.


8th ASEM SDD Concept Note

Agenda 8th ASEM SDD Update_160819

Agenda 8th ASEM SDD

Registration form

Administrative Note of 8th ASEM SDD

www.aseminfoboard.org

 

Contacts

Mr. Sok Khom
Director of Project and Program Department
Cambodia National Mekong Committee
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Mr. Ou Sophanna
Director of Finance and Administrative Department 
Cambodia National Mekong Committee
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