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Bioeconomy in action: alternative inclusive pathways to sustainability in Southeast Asia

SEI Asia is hosting a regional workshop in partnership with Thailand Biodiversity-based Economy Development office (BEDO). Our objective is to advance the sustainable bioeconomy through concrete action plans and innovation systems that spur wider sustainability transformations in Thailand and Southeast Asia.

3 April 2023 at 09:00

ending at 12:30

Thailand and Online

Graphic: SEI Asia

Graphic: SEI Asia.

The workshop will allow stakeholders to co-create scenarios and pathways for bioeconomy in Southeast Asia, with some special emphasis on experiences in Thailand but also considering global developments.

The programme agenda will highlight actions, strategies, and policies in applying bioeconomy specially to increase climate resiliency, sustainable livelihood, and fostering regional partnership to improve well-being and achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event is designed to provide an opportunity for participants and speakers to jointly explore the direction of bioeconomy development and opportunities to further integrate the concept in sectors such as agri-food systems, agribusiness, energy, and other relevant sectors.

Participants will co-create the results, with the guidance of facilitators. These results will also be compared with regional workshops being held in Africa and Latin America and will then feed into the Global Bioeconomy summit.


  • To contribute on how to advance a sustainable bioeconomy at different levels, and in different socio-economic and geographical contexts, beyond visions and strategies, and moving towards implementation and concrete action plans;
  • To better articulate the alternative pathways for innovation systems and platforms for artisanal and/or community-based bioeconomy development in Thailand and Southeast Asia and show how these pathways can add value and spur wider sustainability transformations.

Please note that the webinar is open to public and the afternoon workshop is invitation-only.

How to register

Fill out the following form to register for the webinar on 3 April 09:00-12:15 (GMT+7)

Join us in exchanging knowledge, ideas and personal experiences as we work together to turn the bioeconomy transition into tangible action!

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SEI participants

Francis X. Johnson
Francis X. Johnson

Senior Research Fellow

SEI Asia

Mónica Trujillo

Research Fellow

SEI Latin America

Philip Osano
Philip Osano

Centre Director

SEI Africa

Kuntum Melati

Research Fellow

SEI Asia

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