In December 2020, the Municipal Peace and Order Council (MPOC) of San Jose de Buenavista in Antique Province passed Resolution No. 07 (see link below) in support of the Community-based Dialogue (CBD) sessions on human rights promotion and protection initiative undertaken since 2008 at the national, regional and provincial levels. It aims to provide venues to facilitate dialogue and collaborative efforts among relevant stakeholders on the ground in order to address human rights issues and concerns. The lead convenor at the regional level is the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and co-convenor is Process-Panay Foundation, Inc.
In June 2021, the Asia-Europe Environment (ENVforum) organised an online workshop series on circular plastic use for participants from ASEM countries. Inspired by Design Thinking methodology, the workshop series revolves around Plastic Waste and 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), looking into theory, practical examples, and empowering participants to design and implement solutions for environmental problems related to plastic waste.
The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) High-level Policy Dialogue on the 25th anniversary of ASEM was held in Hanoi on the 22nd of June with the face-to-face and virtual participation of leaders and scholars from 53 ASEM countries.
HSF Vietnam, in collaboration with its long-standing partner ILSSA, held a virtual technical meeting on the characteristics, challenges and regulation of the Gig Economy. Assoc. Prof. Andrea Herrmann from Utrecht University, a renowned expert on Gig Economy, participated in providing inputs to various relevant Vietnamese stakeholders.
The National Institute for Economic Research (NIER) and the Hanns Seidel Foundation Laos (HSF) cooperated in opening a training studio at the NIER’s office for the purpose of supporting social and economic development in Lao PDR.