The Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) was officially established in March 2006, based on the pledge from then Japanese Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Junichiro Koizumi at the Ninth ASEAN-Japan Summit held in December 2005 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
JAIF aims at supporting integration efforts to create the ASEAN Community by facilitating the implementation of the ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together, which consists of the blueprints for the ASEAN Political Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC), as well as the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) Work Plan III and the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) 2025. JAIF also aims at promoting greater cooperation between ASEAN and Japan.
Since its first financial contribution, several additional funding supports have been pledged to the original JAIF, and as of 31 May 2019, the total contribution amounts to more than USD 680,000,000.
16 July 2019
Ten young politics-oriented Cambodians will visit Japan as part of the JENESYS2019 program from July 17 to 25.
Under the theme of “Japanese multiparty democracy,” the group will attend lectures and visit legislative, administrative, and judicial institutions in Tokyo. They will also travel to Yamagata Prefecture and observe the process of a House of Councilors election. In both places, they will visit notable sites and historical buildings as well to deepen their understanding of Japan.
Through the program, it is expected that the participants, who will lead the future of Cambodia, will enrich their views on Japanese multiparty democracy as reference for the democratic development of their country.
The JENESYS2019 is an exchange programme for the youths of Japan and ASEAN.
8 July 2019
The long-awaited Pilot Course on ASEAN Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination began today in Jakarta. The Executive Director of the AHA Centre, Ms. Adelina Kamal, highlighted the important role of military as an integral part of ASEAN’s response, as military capabilities will scale up and speed up #1ASEAN1Response. She also emphasized that building relations and trust is the ASEAN Way in disaster response:
"Experience tells us that a familiar face goes a long way during disaster response. ASEAN, AHA Centre, ASEAN-ERAT may have the legally binding agreement and a role to facilitate civil-military coordination, but based on our experience, access and opportunity to support affected countries and work together on the ground would often start with good relationship and trust”. areas.
The pilot course will run until 11 July 2019. It is part of the advanced courses of ASEAN Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ERAT) managed by the AHA Centre and supported by the Government of Japan through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).
8 July 2019
The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre) launched a new emergency satellite warehouse on 1 July in Camp Aguinaldo, Philippines. Together with the satellite warehouse in Chainat, Thailand, which was recently launched during the 34th ASEAN Summit, ASEAN reaffirmed commitment to increase speed and scale of response to disasters in the region.
The said satellite warehouse shall be co-managed by the AHA Centre and the Philippines’ National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) through the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and supported by the Government of Japan through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF). The establishment of this satellite warehouse in the Philippines is a reflection of the strong partnership and collaboration between ASEAN through the AHA Centre and the NDRRMC through the OCD in disaster risk reduction and management.
2 July 2019
One ASEAN, One Response. This was the collective message highlighted during Monday’s launch of the newest Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Emergency Satellite Warehouse at the Armed Forces of the Philippines General Headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, which also coincided with the kickoff of the National Disaster Resilience Month this July.
The strategically located satellite warehouse forms part of the DELSA network of warehouses across the region that will increase the speed and scale of disaster response and supplement the existing regional stockpile managed by the World Food Programme at the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot in Subang, Malaysia.
The event also marks the strengthening of cooperation and commitment between the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre) and the Philippines to support the readiness of ASEAN in responding to disasters. The satellite warehouse is being co-managed by the AHA Centre and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), through the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and supported by the Government of Japan through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).
1 July 2019
The activation of the Disaster Emergency Logistics Systems for ASEAN (DELSA) Phase II warehouse in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City will greatly boost the organization's emergency preparedness and response capabilities.
"This warehouse, one of the two satellite warehouses built, will support ASEAN’s emergency preparedness and response capacity by housing additional stockpiles of relief items," Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in his speech during the inauguration of the DELSA facility Monday.
The DELSA Phase II warehouse will also improve the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) through the platform of cooperation and collaboration. It is supported by the Government of Japan through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).