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The Asian Vision Institute creates centres to address specific issues and programmes under their mandate. Each centre is entitled to develop its own action plans and raise funds to support its projects and programmes.

1. Mekong Centre for Strategic Studies (MCSS)

There are three programmes under this centre:

  1. Geopolitical analysis;
  2. Foreign policy analysis; and 
  3. Human security.

Research projects focus on geopolitic and geopolitical analysis with a focus on the geopolitics of the Mekong Region, Cambodia’s foreign policy, great power politics, small states’ diplomacy, human security, and ASEAN.

The flagship event of the centre is the annual Mekong Strategic Forum, which promotes understanding of the geopolitics of the Mekong Region, promotes regional cooperation in addressing human security, and deepens regional economic integration and connectivity.

2. Centre for Governance Innovation and Democracy (CGID)

There are three programmes under this centre:

  1. Public sector innovation;
  2. Policy innovation for an inclusive society (with a focus on centrist democracy and social market economy); and 
  3. Urban development and innovation.

Research projects focus on:

  1. Democratic governance, including civic participation and responsible citizenry, linking technology and artificial intelligence in the democratisation process;
  2. Innovations in government and institutional reforms, including public leadership and public policy consultations, using data and technology in conducting policy research to provide evidence-based policy analysis; and 
  3. Dynamic City Development Initiatives, including the use of technology in core projects and pilot projects, in selected urban areas or major towns.

The flagship event of the centre is the annual Asia Governance Innovation Forum to promote dialogue and knowledge sharing on governance innovation with case studies and lessons learned from Asian countries.

3. Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS)

There are three programmes under this centre:

  1. Ecological risk analysis;
  2. International partnership for sustainable development; and 
  3. Social innovation for sustainable development, with the participation from civil society.

Research projects focus on sustainable development experiences in Asia, with a focus on Cambodia and the Mekong region, and rural development and innovation.

The flagship event of the center is the annual Mekong Sustainable Development Dialogue with a focus on case studies of sustainable development from the region.

4. Centre for Culture and Peace Studies (CCPS)

The centre has three programmes:

  1. Culture-governance connections;
  2. Religious harmony; and 
  3. Culture-peace-development nexus.

Research projects concentrate on creative industry, technology and cultural connectivity, cultural governance, cultural diplomacy, and culture-peace-development nexus.  

The flagship event is the annual Asia Diversity Forum, in cooperation with the Asian Cultural Council (ACC), with the aim to promote dialogues and knowledge on how to promote and harness cultural diversity for peace, unity and prosperity.

5. Centre for Inclusive Digital Economy (CIDE)

Our research projects focus on the digital transformation of all sectors and industries to increase productivity and efficiency, while considering the economic, social, and geopolitical implications of digital technologies. Example topics are: 5G, AI, Blockchain, IoT, FinTech, E-commerce, Cybersecurity, Internet Governance, Data Privacy, etc.

CIDE programmes include the “Young Digital Leaders Programme” for capacity building and the “Cambodia 2050 Talk Show” to raise public awareness on Cambodia’s development goals.

The flagship event of CIDE is CyberKIT, a forum on cybersecurity, in collaboration with the Kirirom Institute of Technology (KIT).