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 2018, the total contribution amounts to more than USD 660,000,000. JAIF has contributed not only to advancing ASEAN integration but also to strengthening ASEAN-Japan relations by implementing various projects in the areas of disaster management, counter terrorism, maritime cooperation, economic integration, small and medium-sized enterprises development, youth exchanges, Japanese language training, and others.
17 December 2018
On December 14, 2018, H.E. Kazuo Sunaga, Ambassador of Japan to ASEAN, attended the graduation ceremony of Batch Five of the AHA Centre Executive (ACE) Programme held at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, and celebrated the graduation of 17 participants. Attendees to the ceremony included Ms. Adelina Kamal, Executive Director of the AHA Centre, and H.E. Kung Phoak, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community.
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 Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF). The Programme commenced in 2014 and the Batch Five just concluded.
14 December 2018
As a region that is prone to natural disasters, ASEAN continues to build itsresilience and capacity to manage humanitarian emergencies. Today, 17 disaster management professionals graduated from an intensive four-month course organized by the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (the AHA Centre).
The AHA Centre Executive (ACE) Programme focused on humanitarian context, leadership, logistics and data management, among others. Thanks to the support of Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund and other partners.
Deputy Secretary General of ASEAN for Socio-cultural Community Kung Phoak remarked that ASEAN’s future can be more secure with the help of these future humanitarian leaders, responders, and managers.
14 December 2018
Four months have passed with thousands of memories and tons of lessons to bring back home. Congratulations to the 17 new graduates of the Batch Five of the AHA Centre Executive (ACE) Programme .
The ACE Programme is supported by the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF). It commenced in 2014 and the Batch Five just concluded.
14 December 2018
The AHA Centre Executive (ACE) Programme is designed to prepare future leaders of disaster management in ASEAN. It is by far the most intensive disaster management training programme in the region. Through the support of Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF), the AHA Centre concluded the conduct of the Batch Five of the ACE Programme today.
11 December 2018
On December 10, H.E. Kazuo Sunaga, Ambassador of Japan to ASEAN, attended the graduation ceremony of the Attachment Programme and celebrated the graduation of 12 participants. Attendees to the ceremony included H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Dr. Huang Anh Tuan, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Political Security Community, H.E. Kung Phoak, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community, H.E. Dr. AKP Mochtan, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for Community and Corporate Affairs, H.E. Norng Sakal, Permanent Representative of Cambodia to ASEAN and Chair of IAI Task Force, and Permanent Representatives of ASEAN countries.
The Attachment Programme dispatches young governmental officials from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Viet Nam (CLMV) to the ASEAN Secretariat for one year, with a view to enhancing administrative capacities of the participants and narrowing the gap between CLMV countries and other six ASEAN countries. The program has produced excellent officials till now. The Government of Japan has supported the program through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).