Monthly Report No.107 (March 31, 2020)


Dear AC21 members,


Greetings from the AC21 General Secretariat.

We hope that you are all safe and well during these challenging times. Please continue to stay in close contact by sharing information with us at < >.


Please find updates and information below.


News & Updates


(1Cancellation of AC21 STC meeting in Vancouver on March 21, 2020

The AC21 STC meeting, which was scheduled in Vancouver on March 21, 2020, was canceled due to the heightened risk of COVID-19 and the unforeseeable measures taken by the World Health Organization (WHO) and government of respective countries. The decision was made earlier this month and shared with the STC members, considering all the current variables that could affect the feasibility of the Vancouver meeting. We thank our STC members’ continued patience, understanding, and support through these times.


(2) AC21 STC ZOOM Meeting in April 2020

Our next AC21 STC ZOOM meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 20:00-21:30 JPN time. The meeting will highlight on revisions of the SPF2021 Guidelines and Articles.

*This meeting will be held only for STC members, to streamline relevant activities, and facilitate effective discussion at the meeting.


(3) Announcement of AC21 Special Project Fund (SPF) 2020 Awardees

The SPF 2020 application closed on January 31, 2020. We are delighted to announce that five proposals have been selected after careful evaluation by our STC members. The recipients’ list is shared on our web site:


(4) Call for papers: IF 2020 at Kasetsart University on December 6-10

Call for papers for IF 2020 at Kasetsart University on December 6-10 are available at our website:

Abstract submissions are due Thursday, April 30, 2020

Please carefully read “Call for papers” and nominate speakers to:

AC21 IF Kasetsart University: (please cc:
* academics, administrators, and postgraduate students of AC21 member universities/institutions are welcome.


Thank you for your continued support for AC21 and its activities.

If you would like to share news or event information with the other members through this Monthly Report, please send them to AC21 General Secretariat at


Kind regards,

AC21 General Secretariat