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ANNUAL FORUM AND RESEARCH WORKSHOPS

The EADN Annual Forum enables members of the East Asian research community to convene for research networking; for presentation, discussion and critique of research proposals and research results; and for updates on regional developments, issues and challenges, and research priorities; as well as on GDN activities and initiatives.

The main participants are representatives of EADN member institutes, and researchers of research projects funded or to be funded by EADN or GDN. Invitations are extended to the GDN Secretariat and other regional networks as well as to regional organisations such as the Asian Development Bank and ASEAN Secretariat.

EADN Research Workshops and the EADN Steering Committee meetings are organised back-to-back to the Annual Forums.

Annual Forums have been held since 1999:

  • Inaugural EADN Annual Forum, 28-29 June 1999, at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, with 24 participants.
  • 2nd EADN Annual Forum, 5 June 2000, at the Grand Copthorne Hotel in Singapore with 35 participants. This was held back-to-back to the 2000 Asian Development Forum (ADF) held on 6-7 June 2000 and co-organised by the World Bank Institute, the Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank Institute, and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
  • 3rd EADN Annual Forum, 25-27 June 2001, at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, with 33 participants.
  • 4th EADN Annual Forum, 24-25 June 2002, at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, with 37 participants.
  • 5th EADN Annual Forum, 10-11 October 2003, at the Hilton Hotel in Singapore with 57 participants. The Forum was postponed in June due to the outbreak of SARS in East Asia.
  • 6th EADN Annual Forum, 16-17 November 2004, at the Emerald Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, with 48 participants.
  • 7th EADN Annual Forum, 2-3 November 2005, at Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel, Hong Kong SAR, with 45 participants. This Forum was co-organized by Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) and Hong Kong Policy Research Institute (HKPRI). This was also held back-to-back with the Forum on "A Tale of 2 Regions: China's Pan-PRD Development and ASEAN—Cooperation for Mutual Benefit" held on 4-6 November 2005 at Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel, Hong Kong SAR and Asia International Hotel, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, and co-organized by HKPRI and Guangdong Academy of Social Sciences.
  • 8th EADN Annual Forum, 12-13 January 2007, at Beijing Friendship Hotel, Beijing, China, wit 46 participants. This Forum was co-organized by Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) and Institute of Asia Pacific Studies (IAPS), China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and the Global Development Network (GDN). The Forum was jointly held with the 8th GDN Annual Conference on Shaping a New Global Reality: The rise of Asia and its Implications on January 12-19, 2007. The Conference was co-organized by GDN, Beijing Municipal Government, and Peking University. Nearly 600 participants from 93 countries gathered to discuss the theme over seven days of workshops, plenary and parallel sessions.
  • 9th EADN Annual Forum, 28-29 February 2008, at the Emerald Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, with 48 participants.
  • 10th EADN Annual Forum, 21-22 May 2009, at the Emerald Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, with 53 participants.
  • 11th EADN Annual Forum, 3-4 August 2010, at the Imperial Queen's Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, with 64 participants.

Research Workshops held are:

  • Interim Workshop on Social Impact of the Asian Financial Crisis
  • Interim Workshop on Indicators and Analyses of Vulnerabilities to Economic Crisis
  • Final Workshop on Indicators and Analyses of Vulnerabilities to Economic Crisis
  • Interim Workshop on Income Distribution and Sustainable Economic Development: The East Asian Experience
  • Final Workshop on Income Distribution and Sustainable Economic Development: The East Asian Experience
  • Interim Workshop on Urban Poverty and Social Safety Nets in East Asia
  • Interim Workshop on Labour Migration and East Asian Integration
  • Interim Workshop on Explaining Growth