The Southeast Asia Partnership for Adaptation through Water (SEAPAW) is an initiative of the Singapore International Foundation, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum.

 

Aimed at galvanising collective action to tackle pressing challenges posed by climate change in Southeast Asia, SEAPAW is a multi-stakeholder regional platform to address the critical challenges of climate change, with a focus on water-related issues.

 

SEAPAW will be officially launched on 19 June 2024. Stay tuned for further details and opportunities to get involved.

Background

 

In its 2024 Global Risks Report, the World Economic Forum lists "Extreme Weather Events" and "Critical Change to Earth Systems" as top global risks for the next decade. The United Nations Environment Programme’s Adaption Gap Report 2023 highlights that global adaptation efforts are insufficient, requiring around $300 billion annually in additional financing to adequately prepare for climate change. These challenges in tackling such critical issues necessitates a unified effort from public, private, and philanthropic sectors to develop and implement sustainable solutions.

 

The Singapore International Foundation is a firm believer in the power of collective action to address global challenges. By facilitating collaboration between stakeholders across Southeast Asia, SEAPAW tackles pressing water-related concerns resulting from climate change - a threat that demands our collective regional response. 

 

SEAPAW exemplifies SIF's commitment to being a catalyst for change towards a more resilient future for Southeast Asia.

 

We will continue to build meaningful partnerships to uplift lives.

 

Related Stories

 

Southeast Asia faces a growing challenge as the effects of climate change intensify, impacting communities across the region. Singapore International Foundation, with its extensive experience in water-related community projects and strong regional ties, is actively involved in addressing these critical issues alongside committed community partners.

 

The following stories showcase some of these efforts and the communities working together to build a more water-secure future.