Workshop on “Managing Regional and Global Governance in Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)”:
The German Development Institute, in cooperation with the German Agency for International Cooperation, Bank Indonesia and the Indonesian think tank DEFINIT, is organizing a workshop in Indonesia on the topic “Managing Regional and Global Governance in Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)” which takes place from 3 to 14 October 2011.
The target groups of the workshop are young professionals from ASEAN+3 countries. This workshop offers a unique opportunity for exchange of views on a number of relevant economic issues in the context of ASEAN and global governance.
The workshop “Managing Regional and Global Governance (MRGG) in Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for the ASEAN Economic Community“ is being jointly developed and implemented as a pilot project by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bank Indonesia (BI) and DEFINIT. Hereafter, all four organizers of this workshop will be called the organizer.
The workshop is part of the Managing Global Governance (MGG) Program, an initiative of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), implemented jointly since 2007 by DIE and GIZ. The MGG program is aimed at highly qualified young professionals from currently eight rising powers (Indonesia, Egypt, China, India, Pakistan, Mexico, Brazil, and South Africa), who work in government bodies, policy-oriented think tanks, and research institutions. By offering a qualification for young researchers and government employees the program intends to strengthen partner countries’ capacities in shaping globalization processes as well as supporting them with the implementation of national reform policies to cope with global challenges, such as poverty, and climate change. At the same time the program wants to encourage dialogue and highlevel networking between Germany/Europe and the participating countries. The aim is to establish effective, strategic partnerships on equal terms in order to identify possible collective approaches in finding solutions for global challenges.
As a 2011 pilot activity, the planned Managing Regional and Global Governance (MRGG) workshop in Asia is an innovative feature of the MGG Program: (1) it has a particular thematic focus allowing for in-depth dialogue during a limited period of time; (2) it intends to attract young professionals from ASEAN+3 countries, neighboring countries and regional organizations; and (3) it is jointly implemented by GIZ, DIE and Bank Indonesia and DEFINIT as key partner institutions in Indonesia. Building on the new role of rising powers in promoting global governance, the MRGG format reaches out to future Asian leaders to facilitate a better understanding of the interface between regional and global challenges and to interact with partners from Germany/Europe and other MGG regions.
The MRGG workshop will take place in Indonesia as one of the partner countries of the MGG Program. Indonesia has been appointed as the leader of ASEAN 2011. This position will give Indonesia a bigger role in directing the development of ASEAN Community. Therefore, Indonesia has been preparing priorities to be implemented in 2011. Having the MRGG workshop in Indonesia will give the participants opportunities to discuss strategic issues regarding the efforts of Indonesia to realize the ASEAN Economic Community. It is also expected that the participants can contribute concrete policy recommendations for the future of ASEAN Economic Community.
Attached: Program Brochure, and Application Form