Past Event

Southeast Asia Development Symposium 2021

17–18 March • Online

Watch Recordings

Southeast Asia in Race against Time—and Mutant Variants—to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines

To turn the tide against the pandemic, all hands should be on deck.

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Southeast Asia Needs Wide-Ranging Reforms to Sustain Recovery

New path forward needed to address the challenges of COVID-19, say speakers at the second annual Southeast Asia Development Symposium 2021.

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New ADB Studies Set Forth Blueprint for Southeast Asia’s Post-COVID-19 Recovery

The studies focus on green recovery, improving government finances, nurturing key economic sectors, and harnessing big data and other technologies for essential services.

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ADB Launches Hackathon to Find Digital Solutions to Build Smart Cities

Winner to get $20,000 in seed money to test and adapt the solution in real-world settings.

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WeavAir Wins
$10,000 ADB
Tourism Hackathon

The company bested more than 60 teams which joined the challenge.

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Latest News

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: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary General; Executive Secretary, UNESCAP

Keynote: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary General; Executive Secretary, UNESCAP

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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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Keynote: Dr. Jerome Kim, Director General, International Vaccine Institute

Keynote: Dr. Jerome Kim, Director General, International Vaccine Institute

COVID-19 Updates

vaccine

Here's why a combination of international, regional, and national initiatives is needed to ensure that no one is left behind.

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

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The funds will be used to develop countries’ readiness to distribute the vaccine to citizens.

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.

Solutions

new adb

The studies focus on green recovery, improving government finances, nurturing key economic sectors, and harnessing big data and other technologies for essential services.

smart city

To be considered smart, cities should not just be technology-forward, they should also be people-focused.

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Going green can create long-term jobs, accelerate climate resilience, protect the environment and natural capital, and catalyze capital at scale.

Spotlight

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E-Commerce Powers Businesses in Indonesia’s Fast-Growing Digital Economy

More support needed for MSMEs as many still face roadblocks to going digital.

Publications

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Volume 1 of this report looks at MSMEs in Southeast Asia and analyzes the challenges facing them.

cloud

This paper looks at how cities are adopting technology to meet rising demands on public services and infrastructure.

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This paper examines financial inclusion in Asia Pacific and how the cloud can support more accessible and flexible delivery of fintech.

Events

April

15 - 16

2021

HYBRID PHYSICAL/VIRTUAL SEMINAR

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Beijing Time (UTC+8)