On 17 August 2021, AIPA Secretary-General had a meeting with Mr. Peter Collier, Chief of Party, USAID Wildlife Asia. USAID invited the AIPA Secretary-General to participate as a keynote Speaker at a Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) Partnership Forum – Entering a New Era of Regional Partnership. This event is co-hosted by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation of the Kingdom of Thailand, the ASEAN Secretariat, and USAID Wildlife Asia in collaboration with WWF, Asian Development Bank, World Bank Global Wildlife Program, Global Environment Facility, and United Nations Development Programme.
The event will take place on 21-23 September 2021. AIPA Secretary-General will be presenting in Session V on 22 September under the topic “ASEAN Regional Priorities for Countering Wildlife Trafficking”, which will be focusing on sustaining and strengthening the CWT movement by working at the regional, national, local levels, and the important role that regional and national institutions play together with its leaders, and champions.