Last update: 15 August 2017

GREASE (Gestion des Risques Emergents en Asie du Sud-Est) is a regional network on Emergent Risks Management in South East Asia. It is currently coordinated by the CIRAD/Kasetsart University office (office of the international affairs of the Veterinary Medicine Faculty) in Bangkok.

“GREASE participates to the geographical partnership strategy of CIRAD, centering on the implementation of research and training platforms in partnership”.

The core members of the network consist of national research centers in the fields of Animal Health and Agriculture in Thailand (KU), Vietnam (NIVR), Laos (NUOL), Cambodia (NAVRI), The Philippines (CMU) and Indonesia (UGM), involved on a long lasting partnership with CIRAD (France) in Southeast Asia.
Associated partners also participate in the network through diverse collaborations for the implementation of Research Projects or Workshops and Trainings activities: Pasteur Institute in Cambodia, Thammasat University, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Mahidol University in Thailand, IRD and CNRS in France and Southeast Asia, OIE and FAO-RAP in Southeast Asia and University of the Philippines Los Baños in Philippines. Other research institutions from Malaysia, Singapore, and Southern China may join the network in 2014.

Core members

Agricultural research institutes for development Logo © CIRAD, France

CIRAD (Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement) is a French agricultural research centre working for development in developing countries and French overseas region. It has a mandate to contribute to sustainable development through research, trials, training and the dissemination of scientific and technical information. For recent years, some collaborative research projects have been conducted between Cirad and other Partners on epidemiology and ecology of Transboundary Animal Diseases and Emerging Animal (including zoonotic) Infectious Diseases in the sub region. Cirad considers that this partnership is a strategic and a priority one among its many activities in the world.

See also: CIRAD in continental Southeast Asia, CIRAD in Southeast AsiaCirad in Southeast Asian islands, AGIRs Research Unit, Cirad annual reports

Central Mindanao University Logo © CMU, Philippines
Central Mindanao University (CMU) is a university of higher learning strategically located in southern Philippines that is actively committed to the total development of people for a globally sustainable environment and a humane society.
Gadjah Mada University Logo © UGM, Indonesia

Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. UGM is developing multidisciplinary collaborations to achieve its vision and mission.
Kasetsart University Logo © KU, Thailand
Kasetsart University (KU) is a university devoted to the task of accumulating and developing intellectual knowledge in Thailand. It thrives for the growth in academic wisdom including ethical and moral excellence. In addition, it has a responsibility to play a leading role in keeping the Thai heritage alive and to ensure that it continues to grow to enrich the civilization of the nation.
National Institute for Veterinary Research Logo © NIVR, Vietnam

National Institute for Veterinary Research (NIVR) is a Vietnamese national institute in charge of Research and Training in the field of Veterinary research. 
The National University of Laos Logo © NOUL, Laos

The National University of Laos (NUOL), Faculty of Agriculture (Nabong campus) is a national institute in charge of Teaching, Research, and Capacity Building in agriculture and Consultancy.
National Veterinary Research Institute Logo © NaVRI, Cambodia
National Veterinary Research Institute (NaVRI) is a Cambodian national institute. The mandate of NaVRI is to conduct surveillance and research, investigate disease outbreaks, and consolidate information on all matters pertaining to Animal Health and Food Production and Safety.

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Associated partners

Asian institute of technology Logo © AIT, Thailand

Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. AIT promotes technological change and sustainable development in the Asian-Pacific region through higher education, research and outreach. Established in Bangkok in 1959, AIT has become a leading regional postgraduate institution and is actively working with public and private sector partners throughout the region and with some of the top universities in the world. Recognized for its multinational, multi- cultural ethos, the Institute operates as a self-contained international community at its campus located 40 km (25 miles) north of Bangkok, Thailand.
The French National Center for Scientific Research Logo © cnrs, French

CNRS or the French National Center for Scientific Research is a government-funded research organisation, under the administrative authority of France's Ministry of Research. CNRS is the largest fundamental research organisation in Europe with researchers in all fields of knowledge through seven institutes.
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École Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse, France
Mahidol University Logo © Thailand

Faculty of Tropical MedicineMahidol University (MU), Thailand. Mahidol University is a higher education organization university offering a multitude of programs in diverse fields of study and being one of the country's top-ranked universities. it is opened to the world thanls to the internationalization of its teaching/learning and training through exchange of faculties and students, collaboration with overseas partners, and publication of research papers in international journals.
The Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Logo © FAO, France

FAO-RAP in Southeast Asia. The Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is located in Bangkok. Its mission is to help member countries halve the number of undernourished people in the region by 2015 by raising agricultural productivity and alleviating poverty while protecting the region’s natural resources base. Its multidisciplinary teams were built around three core areas: (a) agricultural production systems; (b) economic, social and policy assistance; and (c) natural resources and the environment.
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IRD in Southeast Asia. The IRD (Institut de recherche pour le développement) is a French research organism, original and unique on the European development research scene. Emphasizing interdisciplinarity, the IRD has focused its research for over 65 years on the relationship between man and its environment, in Africa, Mediterranean, Latin America, Asia and the French tropical overseas territories. Its research, training and innovation activities are intended to contribute to the social, economic and cultural development of southern countries. The IRD has been present in Southeast Asia since 1985.
The World Organisation for Animal Health in Southeast Asia Logo © OIE, Thailand

OIE in Southeast Asia, The World Organisation for Animal Health is the intergovernmental organisation responsible for improving animal health worldwide. Its objectives are to ensure transparency in the global animal disease situation, collect, analyse and disseminate veterinary scientific information, encourage international solidarity in the control of animal diseases, safeguard world trade by publishing health standards for international trade in animals and animal products, Improve the legal framework and resources of national Veterinary Services and to provide a better guarantee of food of animal origin and to promote animal welfare through a science-based approach. The OIE Sub-Regional Representation for Southeast Asia (OIE SRR-SEA) is located in the compound of the Department of Livestock Development (DLD) of Thailand in Bangkok.
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Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU), Vietnam is a large-scale clinical and public health research unit based in Viet Nam. We are hosted by the Hospital of Tropical Diseases (HTD) in Ho Chi Minh City, and the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases (NHTD) in Hanoi. We also have sister units in Kathmandu, and Jakarta. As a Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme, we have received considerable support from the Wellcome Trust since our establishment in 1991.
Pasteur Institute of Cambodia Logo © IPC, Cambodia

Pasteur Institute of Cambodia (IPC), The Institut Pasteur du Cambodge is a research and public utility under the patronage of the State of Cambodia. It belongs to the International Network of Pasteur Institutes with whom it develops ongoing collaborations. The activities of the IPC are oriented towards biomedical research and surveillance of infectious diseases, in partnership with institutes and national centers for infectious diseases and hospitals. Research developed at the IPC are based on the diagnosis, biological characterization and molecular epidemiology of viruses (influenza, dengue, HIV …), bacteria (tuberculosis, salmonella, legionella, leptospirosis …) and malaria with particular emphasis on the identification and study of the mechanisms of resistance of these microorganisms to treatment. IPC, in cooperation with universities and vocational schools in Cambodia, promotes knowledge on infectious diseases for the benefit of public health through education and training in universities and for continuing education. IPC also provides a platform for comprehensive medical and biological analyses which is unique in Cambodia.
Tammasat University Logo © Thailand

Thammasat University, Thailand. Thammasat University aims to provide equal educational opportunity in the fields of Social Sciences, Humanities, Science and Technology and Health Sciences. The curriculum focuses on graduate study and international programs to produce graduates who are competent, committed to fairness, democracy and the public’s interests.
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Tropical Disease Research Laboratory (TDR), Khon Kean University (KKU),Thailand is an independent, interdisciplinary laboratory of Khon Kaen University (KKU) established in 2005 under the support of the Faculty of Medicine (by allocating 5 new laboratory rooms) and the International Collaborations in Infectious Disease Research (ICIDR) Program from NIAID, National Institute of Health (NIH), United States (who provided budget grant for equipments and research supplies). The laboratory is affiliated with the Division of Experimental Pathology, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine
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The School of Environment Science and Management (SESAM) was established in 1977 in response to the country’s move to address the pressing concern of environmental degradation through instruction, research, and public service. SESAM envisions to be the center of excellence in the fields of environmental science and environmental management, consistent with the aspirations of the Filipino people, in a manner that fully respects the limits of nature. University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) complies with the conditions of good governance as set by National Budget Circular 542 issued by the Department of Budget and Management.
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Veterinary Public Health Centre for Asia Pacific (VPHCAP), Chiang Mai University (CMU), Thailand is the knowledge and collaborative center for trading and safety of food originated from animals, animal diseases and cross border animal epidemics. VPHCAP is a self-dependent and international acknowledged organization.

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Last update: 15 August 2017

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