April 4, 2014

JAKARTA, April 7, 2014 – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States today launched a program to place scientists in ASEAN ministries and help the region’s countries make greater use of science to improve public policy and support national development..

Managed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the U.S. Mission to ASEAN, the ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellows Pilot Program will support eight scientists as they work for one year in their home country ministries to expand the use of science and technology to analyze existing data in decision making.

"As ASEAN continues its community-building process, there is a significant role for science and technology to inform policy choices in many disciplines," said ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Deputy Secretary General Alicia dela Rosa Bala at the inauguration ceremony. 

March 17, 2014

USAID/RDMA hosted a successful Informational Meeting on March 12, 2014 for those interested in pursuing a new funding opportunity for people-to-people reconciliation projects in Thailand’s Deep South. If you couldn't attend the meeting, you can view a summary of the meeting by reading the summary below and attached. More details about the solicitation can be found here:  

Applications for Thailand must meet all the criteria outlined in the solicitation and be emailed to by March 28, 2014 at 5pm, Bangkok time. Submissions that are late or incomplete will not be considered.

March 14, 2014

In 2013, the U.S. Government launched the U.S.-Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Technical Assistance to Advance Regional Integration project to reinforce its belief that APEC is the premiere forum for advancing trade and investment policy in the Asia-Pacific region.

March 14, 2014

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security is a five-year project (2013-2018) supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Department of State to strengthen institutions and develop regional policies to advance ASEAN’s vision for political-security and social-cultural integration.

March 13, 2014

The Asia-Pacific region has become a key driver of global politics and economics and is closely tied to America’s security and prosperity. Today, Asia represents more than half the world’s population, and is the most dynamic and fastest-growing region in the world with a middle class of about a billion people. Robust economic growth, rapid technological change and increasing interconnectivity make Asia a progressively important market for U.S. exports and a key U.S. foreign policy priority. 

March 12, 2014

Today policymakers and climate change experts from around Southeast Asia opened a dialogue in Hanoi on how to finance low-carbon “green growth”. Government officials from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam are meeting representatives of global climate change funds, state and private banks, and businesses to discuss options for funding green investments in sectors ranging from energy and transport to agriculture and manufacturing.


Last updated: April 07, 2014

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