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BIMP-EAGA Youth Forum on Sustainable Development

The Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) sub-regional cooperation program was established in 1994 to address the socio economic development of less developed, marginalized and far-flung areas; and narrow the development gaps across and within the sub-region. The vision of BIMP-EAGA is the realization of socially acceptable and sustainable economic development, which leads to the full participation of EAGA in the ASEAN development process. Its immediate goal is to increase trade, investments and tourism in the sub-region by facilitating the free movement of people, goods and services; development of vital infrastructure in the sub-region; and coordination of the management of ecosystems and common resources to ensure sustainable development. The short to medium term goal is to ensure that EAGA becomes a major location in ASEAN for high value-added agro-industry and natural resource-based manufacturing and high-grade tourism, and in the longer term to ensure that non-resource based manufacturing is established in the sub-region.

ASEAN Community 2015 will bring us in the region without limitation, entering the era of all people belong together or people to people contact. As a young generation, youth should be more understand about ASEAN Community. This is very important because the youth is one of the parties who would receive the impact of the openness era. If young generation really understand about the international society through ASEAN Community 2015 that will be very use full for the country and for them self.

Based on the explanation above, people to people contact is really important, especially for youth. One of the way for discussing, sharing directly is the existing forum for youth. Through BIMP EAGA Youth Forum, youth can discuss and sharing about the interaction, progress of BIMP EAGA member states to face ASEAN Community 2015.the program has objectives, such as Understanding the concept of “BIMP-EAGA” as a cooperation between trans border countries  Understanding the challenges and opportunities for member countries that exist in the BIMP-EAGA in the face of the ASEAN Economic Community 2015 and understand the current developmen in sustainable development in BIMP-EAGA region. This program has outcome  Youths understand about BIMP EAGA and ASEAN Community 2015.  Venue of the event in Universiti Malaysia Sabah and Universiti Brunei Darussalam on 29th may- 05th June 2014. The Activities “BIMP-EAGA Youth Forum 2014are Seminar/Lecture,Forum,Group discussion and Friendship Games.

CSEAS AT A GLANCE

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies was formally established in 2005 as an independent Think Tank and formal scholarly interest in Southeast Asia. The Center currently collaborates with other area programs in global and comparative research and activities. The Center had 3 division including division of economic studies, division of socio-cultural studies and division of politics and strategic studies. The Center provides support for research, conferences, workshops, seminars, and study groups. It welcomes visiting scholars who wish to conduct their research on Southeast Asia in Indonesia, and collaboration with other Southeast Asian research institutes worldwide.

In 2016, CSEAS became a member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions: Networks (UN-SDSN), UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN-SDSN) has been operating under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Development Goals (SDGs).

In 2017 CSEAS became a member of the Asia Consortium of Non-Traditional Security Studies in Asia (NTS-Asia). NTS-Asia Consortium as a network of non-traditional security research institutes and think tanks in Asia Pacific.

Our activities focus on how to translate the 17 Goals of Sustainable Development Goals into regional level and achieve the implementation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in ASEAN to complement one another.

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

WORLD FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM AT CSEAS 

Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Indonesia is pleased to announce the World Fellows Program. The selected Fellows will spend 1-6 months in residence at CSEAS during which time they will work on research project.

The World Fellows Program is intended to benefit mid-tier to senior-tier career professionals looking to improve their research competence. Preferred candidates will have a minimum of a master’s degree and a proven ability to conduct independent and objective social scientific policy research. They must display relevant experience; examples include a strong background in academia, government, the military, non-profit work or the private sector. All applicants must be sponsored by their employing organization. Candidates are welcome from all countries in the World.

Applicants may focus their research on any substantive policy area that CSEAS does work on, including sustainable development, environmental affairs, maritime issues, regional economic integration and other related international affairs and development issues.

While in residence, World Fellows will be provided with office space to conduct their research and writing, computing and telephone access, and administrative support. World fellows will be paired with a CSEAS researcher who will assist them for networking and outreach within CSEAS and in the broader policy communities of Jakarta and other parts of Indonesia.

Applications

A complete application package will include:

  • One page candidate biography plus photo;
  • curriculum vitae or resume highlighting the candidate’s education, work experience, and other relevant particulars including research languages and areas of functional expertise (not to exceed three pages);
  • A two-page description of the proposed topic of inquiry and research plan, including sources of funds for funding research (such as travel costs and data collection costs).
  • A statement from the candidate’s proposed sponsoring organization (employer) committing to fund the fellow while in residence at CSEAS.

If you are interested in our programme, please send your CV and related documents to cseas.information@gmail.com