The ASEAN-Korea Environmental Cooperation Unit (AKECU)

The ASEAN-Korea Environmental Cooperation Unit (AKECU) was established at National Instrumentation Center for Environmental Management (NICEM) on August 7, 2000. As an institutional basis for collaborations in environmental research and education between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) and Korea. AKECU has its field office at the University of Philippines at Los Banos, Philippines. AKECU has launched a research and education project entitled “Restoration of degraded forest ecosystems in the southeast Asia tropical regions” in cooperation with six ASEAN countries. The project is financed for 5 years by the Specific Cooperation Fund established between Korea and ASEAN.