On January 25, 2024 – In a significant stride towards collaborative sustainability initiatives, The Digital Belt and Road International Center of Excellence (DBAR ICoE-Bangkok), under the leadership of Director Dr. Monthip Sriratana, NRCT, along with Dr. Allan Sriratana Tabucanon, Faculty of Environmental and Resources Studies, MU, and Dr. Wenchao Xue Assoc. Professor and Director, AIT-BRRC has convened a significant meeting with the ASEAN Centre for Sustainable Development Studies and Dialogue (ACSDSD) at Mahidol University, led by Mr. Chirachai Punkrasin, Executive Director and his proficient team.

The collaboration discussion between DBAR ICoE-Bangkok and ACSDSD spanned joint research projects and potential collaborations on Big Earth Data in SDGs monitoring and progress reporting and promoting the data resources and facilities of DBAR in terms of implementation. This strategic partnership holds immense promise for propelling sustainable development initiatives applying Big Earth data for SDG study in the ASEAN region. The collaborative efforts are anticipated to strengthen professional networks, elevate research capabilities, and contribute substantially to realizing SDGs.