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API Regional Project

Theme: Community-based Initiatives for Human-ecological Balance

The API Community seeks to foster greater regional consciousness by promoting relationships among cultures, engaging in collaborative activites, and confronting issues whose relevance goes beyond locality and nation. One such issue is the current global environmental crisis.

Promoting a holistic approach, the API Community recognizes the socio-cultural contents of environmental dilemmas. Launched in November 2008, the API Regional Project focuses on the theme of Community-Based Initiatives for Human-Ecological Balance.

The API Regional Project, whose activities are set to run for at least the next three years, promotes extensive collaboration across national boundaries. By engaging in the project, API Fellows hope to serve as mediators, linking the people of various countries together as they conduct activities in the specified sites within each of the API Participating Countries: Biwa-ko in Japan; Batanes in the Philippines, Khiriwong in Thailand; Kalicode in Indonesia; and Tasik Chini in Malaysia.

The API Regional Project seeks to look into the responses of local communities to environmental challenges relating to the four (4) areas of forest degradation, water quality, urban environment and marine coastal ecology. In doing so, the links between mountains, forests, rivers and seas are highlighted. It is hoped that lessons can be drawn from community wisdom, initiatives and experiences—both successes and failures—which can be shared with the wider public towards developing better responses for the future.

For more information, please visit API Regional Project website at http://api-rp.com/.


RC Reports Appeared on API Newsletters

- Report as of Febrary 2013
- Report as of February 2012
- Report as of February 2011
- Report as of July 2010
- Report as of January 2010
- Report as of July 2009
- Report as of January 2009
- Report as of August 2008
- Report as of March 2008
- Report as of September 2007

RC Documents

- API Community Vision
- Charter of the Regional Committee

RC Members (As of June 2013)

From Indonesia:
Rina Shahriyani Shahrullah (Fellow Year 2007-2008); and
Yuli Nugroho (Fellow Year 2005-2006).

From Japan:
Kohei Watanabe (Fellow Year 2009-2010); and
Tetsuya Araki (Fellow Year 2002-2003).

From Malaysia:
Jose Mary Fernandez (Fellow Year 2006-2007); and
Mustafa Kamal Anuar (Fellow Year 2002-2003).

From Philippines:
Cristina P. Lim (Fellow Year 2008-2009); and
Theresita V. Atienza (Fellow Year 2004-2005).

From Thailand:
Patporn Phoothong (Fellow Year 2011-2012); and
Pornsiri Cheevapattananuwong (Fellow Year 2011-2012).


Dicky Sofjan (Indonesia Fellow Year 2007-2008)

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