|AIT (ASIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY) Knowledge Partner
just north of metropolitan Bangkok, Thailand, the Asian Institute of
Technology (AIT) was established in
1959, and is poised to be re-established as an intergovernmental
organization. It is a leading international institution
of higher learning in engineering and technology, environmental
resources and development, and management. Through its extensive
network of partners in the region and around the world, it promotes
technological change and sustainable development in the Asia and Pacific
region through higher education, research, outreach and capacity
development in order to fulfill its mission: to develop
highly qualified and committed professional who play leading roles in
the region’s sustainable development and its integration into
the global economy. Striving to be Asia’s knowledge center and thought
leader in technological innovation for sustainable development,
the Institute aims to foster a vibrant, prosperous Asia that leads the
world in innovative responses to two of the greatest challenges
of the 21st century: global climate change and poverty. In addition to
its main campus in Bangkok, Thailand, AIT currently has
centers in Vietnam and Indonesia. It plans to open satellite campuses in
a number of countries in the region.
In addition to offering degree courses
(bachelor, master’s and doctoral), the institute offers short courses /
training programs and
consultancy services. AIT also houses a number of research and outreach
centers, such as the Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology;
ASEAN Regional Center of Excellence on the Millennium Development Goals
(ARCMDG); Yunus Center at AIT established in
partnership with Professor Muhammad Yunus, recipient of the 2006 Nobel
Peach Prize; CSR Asia Center at AIT; and the Center of
Excellence on Sustainable Development in the Context of Climate Change
(SDCC). The institute is also home to regional offices for
international organizations such as the United Nations Environment
Programme (UNEP) and Telecoms sans Frontières, which are
actively working on various development issues of Asian countries.
MALAYSIA-EUROPE FORUM (MEF) Regional Partner
• The Malaysia-Europe Forum (MEF) aims to promote Malaysia in Europe and vice versa through the exchange of
views, furthering of mutual interests and enhancement of links between and among European and Malaysian
business leaders, professionals, scientists, academics and humanitarians at a non-governmental level.
• One of the main aims of this not-for-profit organisation which is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur with branch secretariats
in Brussels, London and Berlin, is to play a non-governmental role to forge greater understanding between Europe and
Malaysia, and thereby advance Malaysia’s global agenda.
• The MEF also aims to facilitate business and professional networking opportunities between Malaysia and Europe as well
as enhance international confidence in Malaysia, promote greater international understanding and clarity of Malaysia’s
economic and social policies by way of dissemination of facts, and to endeavour, wherever possible, to support worthy
causes that benefit Malaysia’s reputation abroad.
• Operational since 2009, the MEF has hosted and organized roundtables and conferences in Kuala Lumpur, London, Brus
sels and Munich.
• The MEF provides platforms for frank and open dialogue, thus creating ideas and forging greater understanding within a
civil society forum, facilitated by lively and creative people from Malaysia and Europe, covering topics such as sustainable
business, transparency, good governance, environmental, education and cultural affairs and all matters affecting global
citizens of today.
COGNITO, INDIA Associate Partner
Cognito helps organizations internalize sustainability, report on their triple bottom-line performance and leverage
sustainability to create a more robust, respected and remunerative business.
Cognito is where good ideas meet better people. It’s where exploration and discovery join hands every day. Its where strat egy,
design and production rally together to create engaging communication.
Cognito helps assimilate collective knowledge of global industry experts, ignite dialogue and explore future paths on key issues
across industries through seminars, conferences, workshops and webinars.