East-West Center Foundational Strategy 2023-2027 East-West Center Foundational Strategy 2023-2027
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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to climate change impacts, geopolitical tensions, and many other pressing issues affecting Asia and the Pacific, the development of a plan seeking to chart out a new era of renewed impact for the Center became a top priority.

Led by EWC President Suzanne Vares-Lum, a wide range of stakeholders—including EWC boards, staff, participants, partners, and alumni—collaborated to create this strategic framework. Planning activities included assessing regional needs; selecting priority areas where the Center can make a difference; focusing on EWC’s distinctive strengths and competencies; and establishing key institutional goals and strategies.

The results of these activities are captured in this document, which focuses on the Center's five primary priorities over the next five years (2023-2027):

  • Developing and Equipping Leaders
  • Convening Impactful Dialogues
  • Partnering with the Pacific Islands
  • Fostering Environmental Solutions
  • Supporting Good Governance

Under this framework, EWC’s programs will be prioritized, aligned, and implemented in line with these strategies to achieve the Center’s mission and vision.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to climate change impacts, geopolitical tensions, and many other pressing issues affecting Asia and the Pacific, the development of a plan seeking to chart out a new era of renewed impact for the Center became a top priority.

Led by EWC President Suzanne Vares-Lum, a wide range of stakeholders—including EWC boards, staff, participants, partners, and alumni—collaborated to create this strategic framework. Planning activities included assessing regional needs; selecting priority areas where the Center can make a difference; focusing on EWC’s distinctive strengths and competencies; and establishing key institutional goals and strategies.

The results of these activities are captured in this document, which focuses on the Center's five primary priorities over the next five years (2023-2027):

  • Developing and Equipping Leaders
  • Convening Impactful Dialogues
  • Partnering with the Pacific Islands
  • Fostering Environmental Solutions
  • Supporting Good Governance

Under this framework, EWC’s programs will be prioritized, aligned, and implemented in line with these strategies to achieve the Center’s mission and vision.