Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific

About us

Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) is an Institute-wide center of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). AIT RRC.AP bridges the gap between the scientific understanding of sustainable development processes and sound policies at national and regional levels. Our goal is to provide resources for policy setting towards sustainable development, acting as a science-policy interface by regional networking, processing and assessing information and knowledge for governments, local communities and other stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region. AIT RRC.AP, has served as a Secretariat for several networks and Multilateral Environmental Agreements. The Centre has provided support for the development and implementation of national strategies and policies in several fields of sustainable development.

Our work on Waste and Resource Management

AIT RRC.AP works with various actors and stakeholders along with resource use and waste value chain, to co-develop solutions, build capacities, manage knowledge, and set policy agenda to drive the transition to sustainable waste and resource management. We catalyse innovation by providing stakeholders, principally governments, the private sector, INGO’s, CSO’s with tools, frameworks, and mechanisms to contextualize, and scale innovations that support the transitions to sustainable waste and resource management.

Our work on Air Pollution

AIT RRC.AP contributes to several initiatives aiming to address air pollution and atmospheric environment issues in the region based on science. Our activities in this topic include secretarial management and support, scientific research, advisory services and knowledge exchange, and capacity building.

Capacity Building Programme on Developing Concept Notes for the GCF Simplified Approval Process

Guided by an experienced climate change adaptation expert and including direct insights from the GCF Secretariat, this seven-module course will equip you and your team with practical know-how and tools to draft a high-quality concept note to access the GCF via the SAP funding modality. The course is expected to go live in the coming months. Stay tuned!

AIT RRC.AP has been building the capacities of stakeholders involved in project development, implementation, and financing to accelerate direct access to climate finance since 2016.

This course is a contribution to the Asia-Pacific Adaptation Information Platform (AP-PLAT) thanks to the support of the Ministry of Environment of Japan, in collaboration with the GCF Secretariat’s SAP Team.



RRC.AP, 3rd Fl. Outreach Building Asian Institute of Technology 58 Moo 9 Paholyothin Hwy Km 42 Klong Luang, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand

Contact person

Asmita Poudel
Ric Dennis Canullas
Jonathan Brenes
Solomon Kofi Huno
Phurba Lhendup


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