Co-hosted by Chulalongkorn University Office of the Higher Education Commission and UNESCO, Bangkok, the 2nd phase of the ASEAN Way Forward for SDGs and COP21 kicked off with participants from seven ASEAN countries, SEAMEO Centre for Sufficiency Economy Philosophy, SEAMEO Centre for Tropical Biology, International Rural Sociology Association, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability UNU-IAS, Thai Higher Education institutions and APAARI.

One of the goals of the project is to establish an ASEAN network of scholars on social and sustainability sciences and identify and conduct research that will serve as a foundation for policy recommendations. Dr Ravi Khetarpal participated in the Session III on Research Topics on Agri-food system studies, Agricultural Research and Higher Education Reform. The meeting concluded that ASEAN has to work collaboratively with other regional and international organizations on promoting sustainable development and sustainability sciences.

The event was held on 20-21  August 2018 at the Berkeley Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand