Side Event at the 55th Session of the Commission on Population and Development: Economic Development and Demographic Dividend Among ASEAN Countries.

April 27, 2022

21 April 2022: During the 55th Session of the Commission on Population and Development, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) facilitated a side event on the topic of “Economic Development and Demographic Dividend Among ASEAN Countries.” The side event was hosted by the National Population and Development Board (POPCOM) of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia.

The event was a South-South Cooperation opportunity to share knowledge pertaining to country experiences, as well as policy recommendations for the achievement of demographic dividends, highlighting opportunities for sustained cooperation.  The side event was a product of the ongoing South-South cooperation between Indonesia and the Philippines on population and development issues.

Objectives

The objectives of the side event included:

  1. To share and discuss the current economic status and level of demographic dividend of Indonesia, Philippines, and other ASEAN countries;
  2. To share and benefit from the strategies employed by both countries in mitigating the impact of global pandemic in terms of economy, education and health

Watch the Recording

Agenda

Moderator: Mr. Lolito R. Tacardon, Deputy Executive Director, Commission on Population and Development, Philippines
1. Opening remarks
  • Ms. Diene Keita, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Mr. Bjorn Anderson, Regional Director, Asia and Pacific, UNFPA
  • Prof. Rizal Damanik, Deputy for Training, Research and Development, National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN), Indonesia
  • Dr. Karl Kendrick Chua, Chair of the Board of Commissioners of the Philippine Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary
  • Ms. Anjali Sen, Country Representative, UNFPA Indonesia
  • Dr. Leila Saiji Joudane, Country Representative, UNFPA Phillipines
2. Inspirational Message
  • Ambassador Enrique A. Manalo, Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations, New York
3. Speakers
  • Professor Rizal Damanik, DVM, MRepSc, PhD, Deputy for Training, Research and Development, BKKBN
    • Government Effort in maximizing and harnessing Demographic dividend towards inclusive economic development in Indonesia
  • Dr. Omas Bulan Samosir, Ph. D. Demographic Institute University of Indonesia
    • Ways Forward on Population and Sustainable Development in particular sustained and economic growth
  • Dr. Michael Dominic C. Del Mundo, Assistant Professor, University of the Philippines Population Institute, Philippines
    • A Study on the Development of Demographic Dividend Estimates for the Regions of the Philippine
  • Ms. Jinnanggoon Rojananan, Deputy Secretary General National Economic and Social Development Council Thailand
    • Population Development Plan: A Long Term Foundation for Thailand Development (2022- 2037)
  • Dr. Sang-Hyop Lee, Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa
    • Development of Demographic Dividend and the ASEAN
4. Closing remarks
  • Dr. Juan Antonio A. Perez III, MD., MPH, Undersecretary and Executive Director, Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM)
  • Professor Rizal Damanik, DVM, MRepSC, PhD, Deputy for Training, Research and Development, BKKBN