In continental Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam – and the link with China), CIRAD is working with its partners – research bodies, universities, agricultural departments – to gain a better understanding of the major issues involved in combating climate change, preserving biodiversity and improving health, with a view to helping to draw up national or regional public policies. In the Greater Mekong region, the agricultural sector is highly dynamic, with the emergence of new global players, and remains highly diversified. Moreover, Southeast Asia and its Chinese neighbour are hotspots in terms of the risk of emerging infectious diseases. The many research-action projects carried out jointly with our partners aim to support the development of the sub-region, in favor of the rural world and global health, in the face of the economic weight of the major emerging neighbours.
The post of communications officer for this regional directorate has been created with the aim of raising awareness of CIRAD’s activities and results in the region among the various target audiences.
The priority communication targets are local and regional decision-makers (politicians, officials from ministries or regional organisations such as ASEAN, APAARI, ASAIHL, WOAH, FAO, etc.), donors (European Union delegations, AFD country and regional office, etc.), the media, and CIRAD’s current and potential partners (research, NGOs, etc.).
Secondary targets: Final beneficiaries of the research, students and the general public with an affinity with our fields.