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 Integration Fund (JAIF), under the Emergency Economic Assitance (EEA) has offered a funding facility to support this project.
Promotion of ASEAN Smart City Network (ASCN) by Commencing a High-Level Meeting
ASEAN and Japan collaborate to promote the concept of smart cities in each member city of the ASEAN Smart City Network (ASCN). The first ASEAN-Japan Smart Cities Network High-Level Meeting was held in October 2019, gathered approximately 800 participants. The Meeting aims to share the ASEAN countries’ needs and Japan’s know-how and technologies, also providing a place for matching among public institutions and private organizations.
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.
Development of ASEAN Common Qualification Scheme for Quality Control Experts
Japanese Standards Association (JSA), under the ASEAN cooperation project Development of ASEAN Common Qualification Scheme for Quality Control Experts supported by the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund, (JAIF), supports the ASEAN countries and contributes to the promotion of economic growth of the ASEAN countries by utilizing our experience in quality control education, which is QC KENTEI (Quality Management and Quality Control Examination).
ASEAN SDGs Frontrunner Cities Programme – Upgrading the ASEAN ESC Model Cities Programme
The ASEAN SDGs Frontrunner Cities Programme (SDGs-FC) is a new initiative under the ASEAN Working Group on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (AWGESC) funded by the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF). It aims to support ASEAN cities to achieve inclusive, sustainable, resilient and dynamic development in line with ASEAN Vision 2020. The programme strategically builds on the ASEAN ESC Model Cities programme (2011 – 2017), which had supported and recognised 40 frontrunner cities in their innovative practices/policies in bottom-up environmental management.
Implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Programme aims at providing a set of tools for countries across ASEAN to develop and upgrade specific/micro small business in common sectors, providing entrepreneurs and those who work with them guidance on how to establish, run and improve the business – boosting competitiveness and improving services.
Capacity Building of ASEAN TV Broadcasters through Documentary Program Production on ASEAN-Japan Cooperation (Commemoration of 50th Anniversary of ASEAN)
The series of ASEAN Now and the Future – Connectivity and Economic Corridors, look back over the history of cooperation for peace, stability, growth and prosperity between Japan and ASEAN. It explains how the broadcasting stations of the four participating countries in this program production assistance project – Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar – tackled the program production work.
How did the production staff of each state broadcaster endeavor to depict the present situation and future of ASEAN? This program reviews the aims and production processes of each program in the series.
Association of Southeast Asian Nations Joint Operations Against Cybercrime
In July 2018 INTERPOL established the ASEAN Cyber Capability Desk, with support from the Singapore Government and the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) to address the growing cyberthreats in the region. In 2020, it was renamed as the ASEAN Cybercrime Operations Desk to better reflect its functions and operational relevance to the ASEAN countries.