The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) a legal entity comprising ten state members and two observers. For a grandly regional harmony, it set up ties with China, Japan and South Korea in 2006, referring to “ASEAN PLUS THREE”. Over a decade, it has retained a consensus-based, non-conflictual way of addressing problems that enabled the relevant policymakers to utilise compromise, consensus and consultation in the informal decision-making process towards a harmonious plane for the region encompassing 500 million people.
ASEAN leaders prioritise a consensus-based and non-conflictual way of addressing regional security, natural resources protection and management (incl. water, energy, environment, climate), etc. Upon a matured platform underpinning the Lancang-Mekong River Cooperation framework, GWP China has improved cooperation relationships between relevant countries that include the ASEAN members.
Facilitating the Lancang-Mekong Water Cooperation Center (LMWCC), the Yangtze River Conservancy Commission of the Ministry of Water Resources (YZCC) and the ASEAN, GWP China promotes interregional exchange and communications between the young professionals and governmental officials in China on June 25-July 3, 2018. The conveners invited 30 international youth representatives from each ASEAN country to visit Hohai University which is renowned for hydrologic research, water governance and integrated management located in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. YZCC illustrated demonstration projects on the Yangtze River Basin to the visitors in Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province.
YZCC illustrates demonstration projects on the Yangtze River Basin to the visitors
For firming intellectual resources, GWP China brought personnel properties, including Yunzhong Jiang, Regional General Secretary of GWP China; Fany Wedahuditama, Regional Secretary General of GWP SEA & envoy of Indonesian authority; and Yumiko Yasuda, Network Officer of GWP & expert of transboundary river cooperation. They facilitated participants getting an actual and profound comprehension of multiple-stakeholders platform/partnership (MSP) although it comes prevailing and abstract to majority in the international/water community.
20+ years of networking pursuit polished a unique value of GWP who comes top competent inventor/ranger of the multiple-stakeholders platform. MSP, in return, enables GWP to assist partners from different regions via programmes, events, media campaigns and knowledge products. This fortune of GWP network has reinforced free and equal dialogues between the Lancang-Mekong tributary facilitated youngsters, academic professors and river basin powers making concrete and practical knowledge of MSP after their discussions and interactions during the event.
Leaders from GWP and LMWCC discuss about further cooperation