The Association of Academies and Societies of Science in Asia (AASSA) works to enhance collaboration and cooperation among academies, societies and scientists in Asia and Oceania. Since its inauguration in 2012, the Secretariat has been hosted by the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST).

AASSA is the regional affiliated network in the Asia-Pacific of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), which is a global network of more than 140 national, regional and global academies of science, medicine and engineering. AASSA collaborates with academies in IAP’s three other regional networks, namely EASAC (Europe), IANAS (North- and Latin-America) and NASAC (Africa), on actions that support the special role of science and provide independent evidence based advice to policy makers as they seek solutions to address the world's most challenging problems.

This document pulls together the key conclusions and recommendations from four regional meetings and workshops organized by AASSA and its member academies during 2019.