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Australia-ASEAN Council grant recipients special projects, 2019-20

Project title Recipient Project description AAC Grant (GST inc. where applicable) Grant funding location
Southeast Asia and COVID-19: A Deeper Look Asia Society Australia The project aims to identify trends and describe what these changes mean for the region’s future economic, security and political trajectory. The project will produce short analytical papers and policy perspectives across six key areas, including public health, trade, and Southeast Asian regionalism. The project will also include interviews with leading regional experts and short videos. $21,175.00 Australia
ASEAN-Australia Strategic Youth Partnership – Digital Program ASEAN-Australia Strategic Youth Partnership (AASYP) This is a three-part digital program consisting of:  AASYP Reset – a regional creative problem-solving challenge encouraging young Australians and ASEANers to develop and pitch solutions to the region’s most pressing problems; AASYP Spark - a resource hub for young leaders around the region; and the ASEAN-Australia Future Series – webinars dissecting ASEAN-Australia relations with the biggest thinkers in the business. $10,576.50 Online
Young Entrepreneurs & Leaders Speaker Series Social Good Outpost The series will bring young Australian experts and speakers to select countries in the ASEAN region, hosting week-long delegations around cutting-edge issues that drive opportunities for collaboration. In 2020-2021, this includes five digital delegations involving workshops, Q&As, forums, keynote speeches and events with leading young Australian and ASEAN experts. $54,450.00 Online
Australia-ASEAN Co-Lab 2020 Generate Worldwide The Australia ASEAN CoLab brings together 20 young social entrepreneurs from across Australia and Southeast Asia to develop solutions to challenges created and amplified by the COVID-19 global pandemic. The young leaders are competitively selected from the ten ASEAN member countries and Australia. Throughout the six week digital program, this selected group of innovators will participate in leadership, entrepreneurship, cultural and networking workshops, and events. $86,900.00 Online
Australian Business in ASEAN COVID-19 Impact Survey: July 2020 AustCham ASEAN AustCham ASEAN has undertaken the Australian Business in ASEAN COVID-19 Impact Survey: July 2020 to better assess the challenges business across ASEAN has faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a supplementary survey to the initial COVID-19 Impact Survey undertaken in April 2020 and has provided a great amount of comparative data through which AustCham ASEAN can assess which relief assistance measures business has used across the region as well as the biggest challenges faced in each of the unique jurisdictions across the region as AustCham ASEAN works harder to encourage ASEAN integration. $15,000.00 Online
Creating Gender Equality through Trading Opportunities Femeconomy To deepen the understanding of how gender equality procurement principles can be applied in Australia, Laos and Vietnam, Femeconomy will host four intercultural virtual round tables. These sessions will explore the barriers and enablers in accessing trading opportunities for women owned businesses and share insights across the three geographies. $23,320.00 Australia, Laos, Vietnam
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