ASEAN’s response to Industry 4.0

A people-centred solution

To first improve the quality of regional governance, ASEAN must shed its inherent elitist mindset in order to better serve its constituents – the ASEAN people. One way of doing so is to engage with civil society organisations (CSO) which is currently a dormant and underused cog within the ASEAN machinery. A review of CSO engagement released by the ASEAN People’s Forum (APF) in 2017 concluded that “the level of commitment of ASEAN is perceived to be only on the level of rhetoric, and not as intentional, owing to the fact that enabling environments are not present to facilitate people participation.”

Source: https://theaseanpost.com/article/aseans-response-industry-40

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