Development of Capacity for the Substitution and the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of Mercury-containing Medical Measuring Devices
The Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) project was endorsed by the ASEAN Working Group on Chemicals and Waste and ASEAN Senior Officials on the Environment and funded through the JAIF. The overall goal of the project is to contribute to the prevention of the adverse impacts of mercury on health and the environment through the environmentally sound management of used thermometers and sphygmomanometers in the ASEAN Member States. The project duration is from October 2019 to September 2021. The target countries for this project are Indonesia and the Philippines. Project activities include development of guidelines on environmentally sound management of mercury-containing medical measuring devices, inventory, capacity building through in-country workshops and regional workshop.
Proof of Concept (PoC) on ICT Solutions for Over-loaded Vehicle Control
The principal objective of the ASEAN-Japan Transport Partnership is to further enhance the cooperation relations between the ASEAN member countries and Japan, taking into account the ever-rising significance of such concerns as regional economic integration, global and regional environmental issues, urgent need for transport security, and transport safety improvement with emerging technologies. Until 2021, Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) has been supporting ASEAN-Japan Transport Partnership through 7 projects in the area of 4 policy pillars, i.e.; Transport Facilitation, Transport Infrastructure, Quality and Sustainable Transport and Human Resource Development.
ASEAN Japan Partnership Program for EMC and Safety Conformity Assessment of Multimedia Equipment
JBMIA were approved subsidiary program by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and have been entrusted with JAIF Project since 2018 to carry out project of Capacity Building for Conformity Assessment for ITE in ASEAN Member States and ASEAN Japan Partnership Program for EMC and Safety Conformity Assessment of Multimedia Equipment.
The project on Development of VTS Operator’s Capacity implemented by Japan Aids to Navigation Association (JANA) is supported by Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).
The opening ceremony was held on 23 October 2018 attended by Director General of the Marine Department, Malaysia, Vice director General, Japan Coast Guard, Dean of IALA WWA, 20 trainees, instructors and other guests.
ASEAN-Japan Cybersecurity Capacity Building Centre
As the world becomes more interconnected and more devices are linked to the Internet, maintaining a safe and secure environment for citizens and businesses is an enormous challenge for governments, especially when cyber criminals constantly deploy innovative malicious tools to attack unsuspecting targets around the world. Moreover, the shortage of competent cybersecurity experts in the public and critical information infrastructure (CII) sectors further increases cybersecurity risk and exposes nations to potential cyber-attacks that could severely impact social and economic well-being.
The ASEAN-Japan Cybersecurity Capacity Building Centre (AJCCBC) was funded by Japan ASEAN Integration Fund with the aim to develop a cybersecurity workforce of 700+ over 4 years to enhance the capacity of cybersecurity experts and specialists in the AMS by providing trainings and other activities to participants from AMS.
JAIF has been one of the key support mechanisms for a range of ASEAN disaster management functions – in particular elements such as the Disaster Emergency Logistic System for ASEAN (DELSA) and the AHA Centre Executive (ACE) Programme – throughout the AHA Centre’s first six years of existence.
Since its establishment in November 2011, the AHA Centre has benefitted from over USD 33 million for a range of projects, with over USD 7 million currently designated to projects in the pipeline, seeing the Government of Japan – through JAIF – forms the largest contributor to the AHA Centre’s programmes thus far.
Enhance Awareness Programs on the Dangers of Mine/Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) among ASEAN Member States
In May 2019, the Japanese Government through the Japan ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) provided the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) with an approximate amount of USD 156,000 funding to enhance Mine Risk Education (MRE) in a number of countries across the ASEAN region.
The funding go towards supporting a one-year project to develop a comprehensive and integrated approach to MRE that will build on the best practices of ASEAN Member States in educating their populations on the dangers of landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). This project includes enriching ARMAC’s dissemination of mine/ERW related information to the public through a redesign of its website and social media accounts.
Promotion of Biomass Energy for Agricultural Communities and Rural Development in ASEAN Region
This project is aimed to promote bioenergy development for sustainable agriculture and strengthen national policy on sustainable bioenergy developement in ASEAN. Recognising the multiple importance and benefits of biomass energy for agricultural communites and rural development, the Japan-ASEAN Intergration Fund (JAIF), under the Emergency Economic Assitance (EEA) has offered a funding facility to support this project.
The ASEAN Cultural Heritage Digital Archive (ACHDA) celebrates the rich and diverse cultural heritage of ASEAN, and showcases a veritable treasure trove of exemplary artefacts and history.
Initiated in February 2018, ACHDA is made possible under the auspices of the ASEAN Senior Officials for Culture and Arts (SOMCA) and is supported by the Government of Japan through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).
ACHDA has digitalised more than 160 items from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.
Taxonomic Capacity Building to Support Market Access for Agricultural Trade in the ASEAN Region
This project will develop and strengthen capacities in taxonomic knowledge to identify and manage quarantine risks associated with agriculture commodities and to accurately diagnose pests and diseases among the ASEAN Member States (AMS).
Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) through the ASEAN Secretariat funded Phase 1 and Phase 2 of this project, from 2015 – 2020.
Disaster Risk Reduction by Integrating Climate Change Projection into Flood and Landslide Risk Assessment
The ASEAN Project on Disaster Risk Reduction by Integrating Climate Change Projection into Floodand Landslide Risk Assessment (ASEAN DRR-CCA) is an initiative under the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management Working Group on Prevention and Mitigation, supported by the Government of Japan through Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).
The project aims to demonstrate the integration of climate projections into flood and landslide risk assessment; and equip ASEAN Member States with tools and techniques on risk assessment and mapping for better land-use planning. This will ensure they are better equipped with appropriate solutions to address future risks.