The annual regional premier award of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has recognized the efforts of the Singapore-based ASEAN Studies Center (ASC) of ISEAS — Yusof Ishak Institute in promoting greater understanding and awareness of the association towards regional cooperation and integration.
The ASEAN Prize 2020 was presented to the institute during the opening ceremony of the 37th ASEAN Summit held 12 November.
The director of ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Choi Shing Kwok, who is also head of ASC, expressed his deep appreciation upon receiving the prestigious award. He said, “The accolade is a recognition of the collective efforts of the entire ASC team, past and present. I am sure this will further inspire ASC to continue building on our efforts and mission of promoting research and understanding of ASEAN from a regional perspective.”
Now in its third year, the ASEAN Prize honors the outstanding achievements of individuals or organizations who foster and promote ASEAN identity and spirit, champion its ways and have significantly contributed towards ASEAN’s community building efforts.
Administered by the ASEAN Secretariat, the ASEAN Prize 2020 is sponsored by the Temasek Foundation of Singapore and Yayasan Hasanah of Malaysia. The recipient will receive a trophy and a cash prize of US$20,000.