ILSI Southeast Asia Region (ILSI SEA Region) is a regional branch of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), a nonprofit, worldwide organization whose mission is to provide science that improves human health and well-being, and safeguards the environment.
ILSI’s activities focus primarily on nutrition and health promotion; food and water safety; risk science and toxicology; and sustainable agriculture and nutrition security.
ILSI SEA Region initiates and coordinates scientific programs, research, as well as knowledge and information dissemination in Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. In Southeast Asia, our activities span across the 10 ASEAN countries of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam.
Headquartered in Singapore, ILSI SEA Region oversees a Country Office in Australia, as well as Country Committees in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
ILSI was established in 1978 and is headquartered in Washington, DC, USA. The organization carries out its work through a global network of 15 branches across the world, the ILSI Research Foundation, and the ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute. ILSI has specialized consultative status with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
ILSI receives funding from industry members, governments, and foundations.
ILSI SEA Region seeks to achieve ILSI’s mission by fostering collaboration among experts from academia, government, and industry, to provide a balance of perspectives and ensure that the scientific outcomes of our activities are useful at the local, national and international levels.
Our activities include:
Scientific Meetings and Conferences
We organize and facilitate scientific meetings, including workshops, seminars, symposia and conferences, for local, regional and international audiences. Through these events, ILSI SEA Region provides a credible and neutral platform for the sharing of the latest scientific knowledge and regulatory updates, as well as the productive exchange of ideas and dialogue among our tripartite stakeholders – industry, academia, and government.
We conduct programs and activities for key stakeholders in the region, including health professionals, educators, and government officials, to enhance scientific knowledge and understanding, as well as strengthen capabilities in science-based decision making for improving public health.
Research and Community Projects
ILSI SEA Region seeks to enhance scientific resources and support scientific research in the region through private-public partnerships between industry, government, academia, research and scientific institutions, as well as nonprofit organizations and foundations. Such collaborations are based on strict principles of scientific integrity, ethics and transparency.
In a diverse region with varying levels of socio-economic development, many population groups remain vulnerable to critical public health problems such as inadequate nutrition, food safety and food security issues. ILSI SEA Region aims to translate science and technology into sustainable solutions through collaborative projects that bring direct benefits to communities and populations.
Publications and Communications
Important outcomes of ILSI SEA Region’s activities and programs are disseminated to our stakeholders and the wider public through our scientific publications, as well as published articles in scientific journals. We also disseminate regular updates of our organization’s news and activities through our website, monthly NewsFlash, and Science InSight – our biannual ILSI SEA Region newsletter.
Enjoy copies of NewsFlash at: ILSI SEA Region NewsFlash
Enjoy copies of InSight at: ILSI SEA Region InSight
Code of Ethics
Integrity, Independence and Transparency
Integrity, independence and transparency are principles that guide ILSI Southeast Asia Region’s scientific programs. By maintaining our neutrality and independence, we have worked closely and effectively with our key stakeholder groups from academia, industry, international organizations and governments.
A copy of ILSI’s Code of Ethics is available for download (PDF): Code of Ethics
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