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NOTICE: The recent outbreak of the Wuhan CoronaVirus (officially designated COVID-19 by WHO) first in Mainland China and next with reported confirmed cases in Asia and globally, is of much concern, especially to countries with less developed healthcare infrastructure.

Out of an abundance of caution, we will minimize all our public facing engagements and proceed only on a case-by-case basis. Our immediate emphasis will be to help support global health policy dialogues and channel these to the appropriate government officials, health policy experts and administrators. We thank you for your understanding.

Our sincere best wishes and gratitude to all the brave front line health responders, emergency staff, doctors and  medical professionals in Mainland China along with other affected countries who are doing a service to humanity under very difficult circumstance.

A special thanks to the many journalists and net citizens who are reporting from Wuhan and other places within Mainland China, under difficult conditions, to keep the global community informed.

With much appreciation to the global scientific community and health care professionals from various Governments who are working tirelessly behind the scenes to help contain this deadly virus.

The Wuhan CoronaVirus (COVID-19) outbreak will also significantly impact the lives and economic trajectory of people and countries near and far from Mainland China over the near term. The longer term effects will be the subject of much debate and academic studies.

To help contribute towards a positive discussion, we ask you to share with us your thoughts at [email protected]


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization

We thank Dr. Thet Thet Khine, Member of Parliament, House of Representatives & Founder of the People’s Pioneer Party, Republic of the Union of Myanmar for delivering the first:

Nineteenth Amendment Annual Lecture
supporting Women’s Right, Educational Equality and Economic Policy Leadership

(Download Lecture: Advancing Women’s Rights in the 21st Century)

This Annual Lecture aims to celebrate the upcoming Centennial adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution which guaranteed that all women who are citizens of the United States have the right to vote in state and federal elections.

We hope that by establishing this Nineteenth Amendment Annual Lecture, we can inspire the next generation women leaders in Asia to be change agents to further help support Women’s Right, Educational Equality and Economic Policy Leadership.

We are pleased to announce the formation of the Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment Policy Group within the Indo-Pacific Dialogue initiative at the Asian Economic Forum

We are also delighted to be releasing our first Policy Paper titled:

Four economic building blocks for a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific”

We are also thankful to all the global policy stakeholders that engaged with us during the week of November 18th, 2019 in Washington D.C.

The Asian Economic Forum is embarking on a journey to explore how economic policies in Asia could meaningfully impact Climate Change.

Our immediate focus of conversations will be initially in South East Asia.

Climate Change Economics is the name of our Policy Group wherein we are embarking on a series of discussions that encompass the challenges associated with Climate Change in South East Asia.

The next subsequent stakeholder discussion on Climate Change Economics is to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam – dates and location to be announced soon.

We are pleased to have launched our Discussion Series titled “Engagement with Policy Stakeholders” and  Editorially supported the Myanmar Economic Forum on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

The subject of the Discussion was: Myanmar 2020 and Beyond.

We are extremely pleased by the attendance and engagement which focused primarily on the virtues of Anti-Money Laundering Compliance issues and the path towards national legislation for this cause.

Non-Resident Fellowships

To highlight valuable data, insights and perspectives to policy makers within the Asia geography and beyond, we are in the process of bringing together a small group of domain experts and practitioners as Non-Resident Fellows to the Asian Economic Forum.

The first of these Non-Resident Fellows will be collaborating from within the:

Climate Change Policy Group & Renewable Energy Policy Group at Climate Change Economics

As proponents for long term sustainable economic development and advancement of Asian economies and the stability of their underlying financial markets, the Asian Economic Forum initiated in 2018 the first Indo-Pacific Dialogue to gain valuable insights and perspectives on the US engagement strategy for this region.

The first Indo-Pacific Dialogue took place on Friday, December 07th, 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

A short video at:   (Video Credits).

A White Paper of this initiative is now available in the form of an Executive Summary accompanied by Contributing Notes and a related Policy Paper.

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