Regional: ASEAN Peace Initiatives

Addressing rising extremism amongst youths was a key challenge brought up originally by our Filipino members.  This is an issue that we quickly realise needs addressing in many other Southeast Asian countries too.  We have been convening multiple roundtables with experts and practitioners on counter-terrorism and conflict, to promoting inclusivism and tolerance amongst communities, looking to tap into role models and to convene meaningful dialogues on the issue.  Our key belief for this initiative is to tackle this with the local communities upstream before it even becomes a security challenge downstream.