JAIF Overview



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.

What's New


4 December 2019



On December 4th, Parliamentary Vice-Minister Nobuhiro Nakayama met with Deputy Secretary-General H.E. Kung Phoak (in charge of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community).

At the beginning, Parliamentary Vice-Minister Nakayama welcomed the visit of Deputy Secretary General Kung to Japan while referring to the “Japan-ASEAN Technical Cooperation Agreement and the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF), etc. As a mature partner, we would like to promote cooperation while sharing wisdom with each other toward 2023, which will mark the 50th anniversary of friendship." In response, DSG Kung expressed his appreciation for Japan's cooperation, including support through the JAIF, and expressed his expectation for further support by JAIF.

In addition, both sides frankly exchanged opinions on a wide range of fields ASEAN faces such as the aging society and the environment.


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2 December 2019



On November 28, 2019, H.E. CHIBA Akira, Ambassador of Japan to ASEAN, attended the Graduation Ceremony Batch Six of the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre) Executive Programme (ACE Programme) held at the AHA Centre in Jakarta, and celebrated the graduation of 18 participants. Attendees to the ceremony included Ms. Adelina Kamal, Executive Director of the AHA Centre, H.E. Kung Phoak, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community, and Mr. Harmensyah, Dipl, SE, M.M., Secretary-General of BNPB.

At his opening remarks, Ambassador Chiba mentioned that, by adding the 18 graduates of the Batch Six, the total number of ACE Programme graduates would become 97 and the target of producing over 100 expert officers was right in front of us, and expressed his intention to continue Japan’s support to the Programme.

The ACE Programme is an over 4-month training for future leaders of national disaster management offices (NDMO) in ASEAN countries conducted by the AHA Centre. The Programme is supported by the Government of Japan through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF). The Programme commenced in 2014, and the Batch Six was just concluded.


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29 November 2019



See what happened at the graduation day of our AHA Centre Executive (ACE) Programme Sixth Batch 2019 yesterday!

Congrats to the new 18 graduates from ten ASEAN countries, adding the pool of our future leaders on disaster management into 97 people!

Imagine the friendship and bonding built over 1,000 hours or 5-month intensive programme, held at our office in Jakarta, as well as in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Japan, involving 19 training partners and 23 courses, adapted and contextualised to ASEAN's needs. It's indeed a unique leadership programme!

The ACE Programme is supported by the Government of Japan through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).


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29 November 2019



The ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) recently hosted a side event on “Integrated Approaches to Mine Risk Education (MRE) for Affected Communities in ASEAN Member States” during the Fourth Review Conference of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, held on 25-29 2019 November 2019 in Oslo, Norway. The conference was attended by more than 600 mine action stakeholders from across the globe, and ARMAC took the opportunity to host a side event as part of a one-year project supported by the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) to develop comprehensive and integrated approaches to MRE.

During the Review Conference, the Government of Japan extended its commitment to support mine/explosive remnants of war (ERW) affected communities and announced that, “the Government of Japan has allocated more than USD 800 million since 1998 to support mine action, including mine clearance, MRE, victim assistance and socio-economic integration activities. MRE remains one of our priorities of support, and the Government of Japan calls for an acceleration of efforts including through enhancing innovation and effectiveness.”


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29 November 2019



Yesterday, we said goodbye to 18 graduates of the AHA Centre Executive (ACE) Programme Sixth Batch 2019, after the five-month intensive programme. Let's take a look at their journey where they built their leadership muscles in disaster management. We are proud that we now have new champions for #1ASEAN1Response, that will make our region to be more disaster-resilient and self-reliant!

The ACE Programme is supported by the Government of Japan through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).


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