Upcoming Event

Effective Solutions to Collectively Combat Antimicrobial Resistance 

7 December 2021
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Seoul Time | Online

Antimicrobial resistance is responsible for approximately 700,000 deaths every year—a death toll that is estimated to rise to 10 million annually by 2050 if no action is taken. This webinar will examine solutions to fight this "silent" pandemic.

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Vaccines against Antimicrobial Resistance: The Solution to End the Invisible Pandemic

Marianne Holm and Jerome Kim of the International Vaccine Institute warn about the growing dangers from antibiotic-resistant super bugs in this op-ed special for SEADS. They say stopping antimicrobial resistance requires strategic targets for vaccine development and deployment against priority pathogens.

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How Big Data Is Helping Transform Indonesia’s Public Transport System

Thanks to big data, the national railway company is able to provide a more people-centric approach to transport. 

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Housing, Buildings Are Key to Sustainable Development

In this op-ed, Cosima Stahr from SWITCH-Asia Sustainable Consumption and Production Facility and Rebecca Ochong from Habitat for Humanity International examine solutions to help minimize the impact of the building sector on climate change.

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How the Republic
of Korea Is Helping Southeast Asian Countries amid COVID-19

Support to a series of dialogues which shares cutting-edge knowledge and best practices with senior government officials is helping countries accelerate recovery from the pandemic.

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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

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A case study examines how an ambitious program of delivering cash assistance to 18 million households was carried out.

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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

ASEAN Economies: The Road to Recovery

In this webinar from Refinitiv and SEADS, experts weigh in on the outlook for Southeast Asia in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Solutions

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A case study examines how an ambitious program of delivering cash assistance to 18 million households was carried out.

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Converting farm wastes into fuel for heating and processing purposes also reduces rural pollution.

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In this op-ed piece, AlphaBeta's Bingxun Seng prescribes a holistic framework to help small businesses survive shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spotlight

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Vaccines against Antimicrobial Resistance: Short- and Long-Term Solutions to End the Invisible Pandemic

Marianne Holm and Jerome Kim of the International Vaccine Institute warn about the growing dangers from antibiotic-resistant super bugs in this op-ed for SEADS. They say stopping antimicrobial resistance requires strategic targets for vaccine development and deployment against priority pathogens.

Publications

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The UN Principles for Responsible Digital Payments sets out guidelines for governments, companies, and international organizations to ensure online transactions meet people's needs, while protecting the most vulnerable.

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This report examines the role of social enterprises as key actors to foster innovation, awareness, and inclusion for people with disability in ASEAN.

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This case study from the ADB Institute explores the implementation challenges, successes, and lessons learned from a nationwide social protection intervention in the Philippines.

Events

November

25

2021

November

30

2021

EU SWITCH Asia Regional Policy Advocacy Component Webinar

01:30 PM - 04:30 PM Bangkok Time

December

7

2021

December

7 - 9

2021

Habitat for Humanity and SWITH-Asia Programme Hybrid Event

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM Bangkok Time

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.

CONNECTIONS
Interact with problem-solvers and next-generation thinkers from Southeast Asia and beyond.