The search is on for the Recipients of the ASEAN People’s Awards. Ten outstanding individuals and/or organizations from ASEAN Member States will be honored for their contributions to ASEAN community building. The Recipients will be recognized at the next ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur this November where their work will also be exhibited to the public. The awarding ceremony will be held at the sidelines of the 27th ASEAN Summit in Malaysia to be witnessed by the Leaders of ASEAN.
The ASEAN People’s Awards will appreciate and promote the achievements and inspiring contributions of organisations and/or citizens to ASEAN community building efforts in the areas of political, social and cultural development, economic integration, youth, livelihood, education, volunteerism, community development and empowerment, among others. The Recipients will be awarded with a trophy and cash grant of USD10,000 each. One Recipient from each Member State will be selected by the respective National ASEAN Secretariats.
The ASEAN People’s Awards was formally announced in April by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak during the opening of the 26th ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur.
The ASEAN People’s Award is established to honors ASEAN Member States’ citizens and/or organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward the creation of a united, prosperous and caring ASEAN Community.
The Awards appreciate and promote the achievements and inspiring contributions of organizations and/or citizens (individuals) to community building effort, including, among others, in the areas of political, social and cultural development, economic integration, youth and livelihood, education, volunteerism, community development and empowerment.
The ASEAN Peoples’ Awards (APA) will be given to 10 ASEAN Member States’ organizations and/or individuals, each representing one AMS. They will be selected by the respective National Focal Point of each Member State.
- To appreciate and promote organizations and/or citizens of ASEAN Member States who have made excellent and inspiring contributions and achievements within the broader context of ASEAN’s community building effort, including, among others, in the areas of political, social and cultural development, economic integration, youth and livelihood, education, volunteerism, community development and empowerment of peoples.
- To celebrate and showcase the inspiring achievements and contributions of outstanding ASEAN organizations and/or individuals and the positive impact they have made on others in the community.
- To support and encourage their efforts by providing a one-off grant for use in their current and/or new initiatives, to further contribute to the ASEAN community building process, which may also include their national social-economic development initiatives.