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22 Dec 2022

ASEAN Handicraft Promotion and Development Association

ASEAN Handicraft Promotion and Development Association (AHPADA), a non-governmental organisation associated with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), works to create an awareness of Southeast Asian craft products and its artisans. It also acts as a regional forum for craft organisations and practitioners in the ASEAN member states to address issues concerning the revitalisation, promotion and development of crafts.

AHPADA's activities include the organisation of seminars and workshops to educate on Southeast Asian craft traditions and practice and to deliberate on heritage preservation, craft innovation and product development and promotion. It also organises and participates in craft-related exhibitions and trade fairs.