How Southeast Asia Can Prepare for Jobs of the Future

Arming the workforce with Fourth Industrial Revolution skills is key.

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AR Shows the Effects of Human-Caused Degradation of the Environment in India, Thailand, and the Philippines

'Show, don’t tell’ environmental storytelling campaign has reached half a million people so far and counting.

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4 Ways Governments Can Benefit from Cloud Computing

With its potential to save billions for governments, moving public services to the cloud is one way for countries to digitally transform.

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Empowering Women in Public Service in Lao PDR

An ADB program designed to create opportunities, especially for women through trainings, fellowships, study tours, and human resource development activities, is proving to be a game changer.

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Asia Pacific Can Still Be Carbon-Neutral by 2050, but Much Needs to Be Done

The region needs to avoid fossil fuels, switch to low-carbon fuels, deploy more renewable energy projects, and improve energy efficiency, among others.

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ADB Launches Hackathon to Spur Employee Collaboration 

Deadline for applications on 4 August.

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Inside the ADB’s Efforts to De-Risk Green Finance

Tech for Impact's Teymoor Nabili interviews Anouj Mehta, unit head of ADB's Innovative & Green Finance Hub, on innovative schemes to finance green projects.

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SEADS 2021 Highlights

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Opening Keynote: Masatsugu Asakawa, President, ADB

Opening Keynote: Masatsugu Asakawa, President, ADB

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Keynote: Carlos Dominguez, Secretary, Department of Finance, Philippines

Keynote: Carlos Dominguez, Secretary, Department of Finance, Philippines

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Keynote: Jacquelline Fuller, Vice-President, Google and President, Google.org

Keynote: Jacquelline Fuller, Vice-President, Google and President, Google.org

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New Solutions for a Post-COVID-19 World

New Solutions for a Post-COVID-19 World

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Immunization for All: Providing COVID-19 Vaccines across Southeast Asia

Immunization for All: Providing COVID-19 Vaccines across Southeast Asia

COVID-19 Updates

People queueing for a vaccine in Manila.

The inaugural meeting focused on how to increase the supply of COVID-19 vaccines across Asia and the Pacific.

Cambodian migrants workers arriving from Malaysia at the Phnom Penh International Airport.

Far too few deaths in the region are registered with a medically certified cause of death.

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AstraZeneca/Oxford-developed vaccines to reach countries in the coming weeks.

SEADS Webinar

Cloud Computing as a Key Enabler for Digital Government across Asia and the Pacific

Moving public services to the cloud offers governments the opportunity to be more agile and serve citizens better and more efficiently.

Solutions

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Research in Southeast Asia shows large potential returns to businesses arising from productivity increases, creating 169 million jobs by 2030.

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Countries are upgrading payment systems and updating regulatory frameworks to promote financial innovation and improve security.

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As the Philippines rebounds from the pandemic, strengthening labor market programs will be critical to help workers and enterprises make the transition.

Spotlight

Coral reef of Philippines
Augmented Reality Shows the Effects of Human-Caused Degradation of the Environment in India, Thailand, and the Philippines

'Show, don’t tell’ environmental storytelling campaign has reached half a million people so far and counting.

Publications

Cambodia agriculture

This report from ADB examines Cambodia's agriculture, natural resources, and rural development sector and provides a strategy and road map for future growth.

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This report examines how ADB member countries responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures they took to support their economies.

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This report examines the implications of the pandemic on the Sustainable Development Goals, and opportunities for recovery.

Events

July

28

2021

Webinar

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM Manila Time, PHT

September

6 - 10

2021

Online Training

03:00 PM - 06:20 PM KST

What is SEADS?

The Southeast Asia Development Solutions—SEADS—is a knowledge and innovation platform under the Asian Development Bank. In tandem with its partner program, the Southeast Asia Development Symposium,  SEADS aims to help crystallize thinking on relevant and critical issues in the region, and support countries in becoming prosperous, knowledge-based, and sustainable.

 

Sowing SEADS of Growth

INNOVATIONS
Discover the latest cutting-edge breakthroughs that can help countries tackle pressing challenges.

SOLUTIONS
Hear from leading minds and trailblazers from industry, technology, the public sector, and academia.
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CONNECTIONS
Interact with problem-solvers and next-generation thinkers from Southeast Asia and beyond.