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AFSIS Secretariat meeting with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and APTERR Secretariat

Update by Webadmin 2024-03-29 07:59:17

On 23 February 2024, the AFSIS Secretariat joined a meeting by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and APTERR Secretariat on the topic of AFSIS-related issues.

The objective of the meeting is to interview and present the status of the work of AFSIS concerning the ASEAN Integrated Food Security (AIFS) Framework and Strategic Plan of Action on Food Security in The ASEAN Region (Spa-Fs) 2021-2025. Especially, the status of the work of AFSIS about Strategic Thrust 1,3 and 7 of the SPA-FS (2021-2025).

On this occasion, Dr. Sumaya Ngandee AFSIS manager presented the operation of AFSIS and introduced a brief overview of AFSIS activities, including the AFSIS mechanisms and its role in strengthening food security in the ASEAN Plus Three. Furthermore, she also updated the current situation of the Project for Strengthening ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) Function for Emergency (SAFER), which has the objective of strengthening AFSIS and emergency.

After an interview, ADB staff appreciated the importance of AFSIS and the value of activities in multidimensional AFSIS that can be further developed and beneficial to ASEAN member countries. In addition, ADB provided useful suggestions and ideas to enhance the sustainability of AFSIS which AFSIS will carry out to seek possible cooperation to improve the AFSIS mechanisms to be a sustainable organization.

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