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 [...]

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:

Our CEO delivered a keynote presentation on ASEAN Agricultural Market Dynamics in a Post-COVID World

His key message is that the geopolitics, climate change, trade distortions, short and fragmented supply chains and the high probability of El Nino are going to impact food security in the region. ASEAN will have to take the necessary measures with urgency and prepare for the likely impacts as a region. The future depends [...]

Our CEO for Frontiers: Talking about Food security in ASEAN

We are so honored to informed that our CEO, Mr Pushpanathan Sundram article's about food security in ASEAN is published in one of the top ten journals, Frontiers. Food security in ASEAN: progress, challenges and future This article examines the progress, challenges and future of food security in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) [...]

2022 Outlook: ASEAN’s economic future

We explore what ASEAN needs to do to emerge as a powerful regional bloc 25.01.2022 An interview with Pushpanathan Sundram CEO of PublicPolicyAsia Advisors & former Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for the AEC We continue our short conversations with some of our regular contributors about their outlook for 2022. Here, we speak with Pushpanathan Sundram, [...]

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