Asia Development Dialogue is a multi-sectoral dialogue platform led by OXFAM with support of the Rockefeller Foundation. Recognizing the importance of multi-stakeholder dialogue and joint solutions to tackle critical urban challenges today, the platform brings together diverse stakeholders from government, the private sector, academia, and civil society into the conversation on urban development.

For more information, contact: info@asiadialogue.org


Our Mission:

1. To initiate multi-sector dialogue on urban challenges for government leaders, senior civil servants, NGOs, private sector, and academics.

2. To enable innovative, process driven analyses of urban governance challenges.

3. To promote knowledge sharing and partnership on inclusive local economic development, water, sanitation & hygiene, urban resilience and women’s participation in cities.


What is local economic development?

  • Women’s Economic Leadership
  • Enterprise Development & Income opportunities
  • Social Welfare and protection
  • Citizens Voice and organization

What is urban resilience?

  • Disaster governance and preparedness
  • Urban Land Tenure and Property Rights
  • Urban Food Security


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  • Q: Why Dialogue on Asia?
    • The Asia region is widely recognized to be at the cusp of a historic change which can transform the Asian societies, make them more inclusive, eradicate poverty and bring equality and a higher quality of life.

      However, beyond economic growth, there is also recognition that for the region to realize the aforementioned positive changes, much more needs to be done on many fronts such as addressing inequality, governance challenges, identity based politics etc.

      Many of these issues cut across countries and need to have a broader-based regional analysis and understanding on chronic and emerging national and ‘regional’ issues which need collective thinking, joint analysis and solutions. However, there are very few regional platforms which promote such cross-disciplinary analysis and sharing of views and experiences.

  • Q: What makes your Forums unique?
    • Most of Asia’s problems today need joint solutions, not only among countries but also among players of different sectors. What sets us apart is our commitment to creating dialogue among remarkable individuals from diverse fields, whose knowledge and experience can provide sound and interdisciplinary analysis of Asia’s priority issues, and more importantly, whose collaboration will make a difference to the region.

      Another distinct feature of our forums is that they are not stand-alone events but rather the series with interlinked themes. We see these diverse platforms as a starting point of creating a vivid learning community, where dialogue lives on. By nurturing this crucial space for interaction, we do beyond facilitating discussions: we connect and engage change makers.


Email: info@asiadialogue.org

Tel: (+66) 2 632 0033

Mailing Address:

Oxfam Asia Regional Centre
4AB Fl., Q. House Convent Bldg.,
38 Convent Rd., Silom, Bangrak,
Bangkok 10500

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