Development of the ASEAN Plan of Action in Science, Technology and Innovation (APASTI) 2026-2035
The ASEAN Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation (COSTI) works to leverage Science & Technology to address common problems faced in the ASEAN region and to raise the level of scientific and technological advancement in ASEAN Member States (AMS). The work of the Committee is guided by the ASEAN Plan of Action on Science, Technology & Innovation (APASTI), which in its first edition covers the period 2016-2025.
Adopted in November 2015 the APASTI 2016-2025’s Priority technology areas include Biotechnology; Food; Marine; Materials; Meteorology & Geophysics; Microelectronics & Information Technology; Science & Technology Infrastructure & Resources Development; Sustainable Energy; and Space Technology & Application. To support the implementation of the APASTI 2016-2025, a detailed Implementation Plan (AIP) has been developed. It outlines key strategic actions and components comprising of the priorities; targets/deliverables; specific activities; timelines; indicators derived from the work plans of nine ASEAN Sub-Committees under the purview of COSTI. Now in its seven-year of implementation, it is considered timely to take steps towards the preparation of the next APASTI 2026-2035, which will set the vision, goals, and strategic thrusts of the STI sector of AMS for the coming decade.
In the project, CDRI is tasked to support the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) to develop the ASEAN Plan of Action in Science, Technology and Innovation (APASTI) 2026-2035: Phase I. Specific tasks include:
- Support the IfM in preparing the inception report including the overall approach, and detailed framework.
- Conduct desk-based research on the implementation of the APASTI 2016-2025 in Cambodia and consultation with stakeholders.
- Support the IfM to prepare and finalise the project completion report.