Institutional Partners

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is engaged with partners both in Canada and across the Pacific. These partnerships enable us to widen our networks, inform our research, and establish ourselves as the primary resource for Canada-Asia research and policy advice.

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Chile Pacific Foundation

Since its founding in 1994, the Chile Pacific Foundation (Fundación Chilena del Pacífico) has played an important role in advocating for Chile's free trade projection towards Asia Pacific markets. The Foundation has been proactive in promoting a broad array of initiatives that aim to foster Chile's economic and overall integration with Pacific economies.

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Located in Chile's capital of Santiago, the Foundation, which also holds the Chilean secretariat for the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), works in close collaboration with the public sector through a number of government agencies, most notably Chile's Undersecretary of International Economic Affairs (Subrei).

The Foundation is a private-public institution that encourages cross-cutting dialogue in Chile with the purpose of developing free trade oriented policies for the Pacific region. The Foundation continues to develop Chile's opinion leaders' understanding of the Pacific and its potential for trade and economic growth.

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IITM-Pravartak Technologies Foundation + Canada’s Digital Technologies Supercluster

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is proud to partner with IITM-Pravartak Technologies Foundation, the India-based technology innovation hub supported by the India Institute of Technology, Madras and Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster to explore the opportunity for industry and research collaborations between Canada and India in regenerative agriculture and the role that digital technologies, computational chemistry, cyber-physical systems, machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics, and automation can contribute towards a sustainable agricultural future.

The MoU that activated this unique India-Canada digital collaboration was signed on November 6, 2020 and capped three weeks of the Digital Technology and AI for Precision Agriculture virtual workshop series co-hosted by APF Canada and IITM-Pravartak Technologies Foundation. Two of these workshops are available as recorded webinars:

Workshop One: Towards Sustainability: A Discussion on Regenerative Agriculture

Workshop Two: Emerging Technologies in Precision Agriculture

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INDIGI-X Virtual Exchange for Indigenous Professionals

INDIGI-X facilitates the connection of Indigenous professionals around the world, encouraging collaboration and economic growth. Working in partnership with the High Commissions in Canada and New Zealand, INDIGI-X promotes the international trade of ideas, culture, and commerce between Indigenous Nations.

Twice each year, 24 delegates are invited to join the organization's six-week Virtual Exchange program that offers a platform for Indigenous professionals around the world to work together, identify business opportunities, and engage in international trade. APF Canada partnered with INDIGI-X in February, 2021 and looks forward to working with all partners across the Pacific to continue to expand this innovative exchange over the coming years.

For more information about the program visit www.INDIGI-X.com.

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Korea Artificial Intelligence Ethics Association

The Korea Artificial Intelligence Ethics Association (KAIEA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the safe and ethical implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) around the world. The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) signed a memorandum of understanding with KAIEA to support co-operation in AI and artificial intelligence ethics projects between South Korea and Canada on October 5, 2020.

Through this partnership, APF Canada and KAIEA have a common purpose of promoting bilateral and multilateral co-operation in AI governance, and a commitment to close joint project and joint research on AI ethics. Both organizations will actively co-operate in activities such as information exchange and mutual promotion. In particular, the two organizations will jointly promote the establishment and standardization of global AI ethics guidelines with international organizations such as the United Nations, jointly hold international conferences and seminars on AI and AI ethics, and discuss both countries’ policy activities on AI ethics.

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National Bureau of Asian Research (U.S.A.)

APF Canada has recently partnered with the U.S.-based National Bureau of Asian Research’s Asia Policy journal as a content and distribution partner. Asia Policy is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal presenting policy-relevant academic research on the Asia Pacific that draws clear and concise conclusions useful to today’s policy-makers. The journal is published quarterly in January, April, July, and October. As a consortium partner, APF Canada will contribute to the Asia Policy editorial board and advisory committee.

Based in Seattle, Washington, with a branch office in Washington, D.C., the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) has developed a reputation as a global go-to think tank on Asia policy. As a nonpartisan organization, NBR has cultivated relationships for more than 30 years with top specialists and the highest-level decision-makers in the Executive Branch and Congress of the U.S. federal government.

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Observer Research Foundation

The Observer Research Foundation (ORF) is India's largest independent, non-profit, public policy think-tank set up with the objective of aiding and informing policies for a sustainable and strong India in a prosperous and equitable world. ORF's aim is to encourage voices from all quarters, geographies, and genders, including those that fall in and those that question dominant narratives. It is this plurality of thought and voice – in a country of more than one billion individuals – that ORF seeks to carry abroad, while simultaneously bringing contemporary global debates to India.

ORF pursues these goals by providing informed and varied perspectives, conducting in-depth research, and curating stimulating discussions. The research activities of ORF cover a wide range of disciplines, including strategic studies, economy and growth, technology and media, energy, climate change and sustainable development, and political economy.