The SDSN SE Asia is a regional network of organizations and thought leaders across SE Asia/ASEAN with a mission to interact, champion and spearhead sustainable development initiatives, and to help scale up solutions throughout ASEAN.
The network will be facilitated by a regional Leadership Council, supported by a secretariat based at the Creative Campus, Kura Kura, Bali. Collaboration amongst countries in the region will be critical to the success of the SDSN SE Asia Regional Network. The regional Leadership Council will help mobilize the participation of critical stakeholders including government, academia, civil society and business, and help increase the visibility and reach of the network. Members of the Leadership Council are from around the region, and are noted champions of sustainable development.
The SDSN Southeast Asia was launched by the President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhyono, on Oct 6, 2013, in Bali, Indonesia. The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy for Indonesia, Mari Pangestu, also a member of the SDSN Leadership Council, and Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the SDSN and a Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were present along with a number of ministers, high level officials and researchers of sustainable development from across the region. The launch was the highlight of the inaugural International Conference on Sustainable Development, at the High Level Leaders Segment of APEC, October 5-6, 2013. Also launched by the President was a National SDSN for Indonesia. The theme of the International Conference was Tri Hita Karana, signifying the Balinese philosophy of achieving harmony and balance between nature, humans, and god.
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