Public Policy Asia Advisor is now a member of CABC (Canada ASEAN Business Council)

The Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) was established in 2012 by private sector companies in ASEAN, and is the preeminent organization with an ASEAN region-wide mandate to promote and increase trade relations between Canada and ASEAN. In 2024, the CABC was recognized as Canada’s only entity officially associated with ASEAN. The mission of CABC is simple: [...]

50th anniversary of ASEAN-Japan relations

Our CEO, Dr Sundram was quoted recently in Kyodo News on the 50th anniversary of ASEAN-Japan relations. He said that on “the row between China and Japan over the discharge of the treated radioactive water into the sea, ASEAN has stayed neutral”. “With a comprehensive strategic partnership with China and good relations, ASEAN is careful" [...]

Dr Sundram spoke at an academic forum on “Water Governance in Asia” at University of Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Our CEO, Dr Sundram spoke on 13 Dec at an academic forum on “Water Governance in Asia” at the University of Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. His main point was that this multifaceted issue needs to be addressed with urgency due to increasing water scarcity and pollution and degradation of water quality exacerbated by urbanization, [...]

Dr Sundram calls policymakers to see public-private sector cooperation as a solution for fighting AMR

Our CEO, Dr. Sundram, participated in an antimicrobial resistance (AMR) symposium in Hanoi as part of the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) events organised by Vietnam. He spoke about food safety, technology and public-private sector collaboration to address the growing AMR menace. His main point was for policymakers to see the private sector as a [...]

“Driving Food Security and Food Systems Resilience” at the ASEAN Food & Agriculture Road to COP28 Workshop Series with focus on Vietnam

Our CEO, Dr Sundram joined as panellist for the session on “Driving Food Security and Food Systems Resilience” at the ASEAN Food & Agriculture Road to COP28 Workshop Series with focus on Vietnam. My main message was that smallholder farmers and indigenous people who depend on agriculture are most vulnerable to climate change. Technology, digitalisation [...]

Synergizing Expertise: Addressing ASEAN Food Security Challenges with Insights from the RHB Knowledge Sharing Series, Featuring Perspectives from our CEO and Prof Paul Teng

Our CEO shared his thoughts today at the RHB Knowledge Sharing Series: Navigating Nation’s Next Curveball: Food Security. His main message was food security is a complex and multifaceted issue that requires a holistic approach with sustainability, technology and the livelihood of farmers at the forefront. Read more:

ASEAN market dynamics in a global world and achieving food security

Explore the agricultural market dynamics of ASEAN and food security challenges from the US and ASEAN perspectives. Gather insights into dairy potentials in the region. Hear the views of CEO Dr Pushpanathan Sundram and Senior Advisor Dennis Erpelding of PPAA. Watch here:

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