September 24, 2014

USAID, together with USAID's Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) project is hosting a two-day Mobiles for Development Forum in Bangkok, Thailand on January 20 and 21, 2015.

The Mobiles for Development Asia Forum is a follow up to the successful one-day forum held in January 2014. That forum focused on showcasing successful examples of the use of mobile tools for development and discussing challenges/opportunities in designing and applying mobiles to development (click here for more details on the previous forum).

The Mobiles for Development Asia Forum 2015 seeks to expand upon those themes by catalyzing conversations and actions to create a more holistic and inclusive approach to mobiles for development, thereby resulting in lasting and genuinely impactful interventions. By popular demand, we have expanded the forum to two days to allow for a more in-depth exploration of these topics. 

June 16, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) today agreed to work together to design and implement activities to enhance food security and biodiversity conservation in Asia and the Pacific.

USAID supports small and medium enterprises in ASEAN with information about online tools.
June 3, 2014
Representatives from 150 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) gathered in Kuala Lumpur today to learn more about how to boost their regional and global competitiveness by using e-commerce platforms and tools. The United States and the U.S. private sector in partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) sponsored the ICT-focused workshop through the US-ASEAN Business Alliance for Competitive SMEs (Business Alliance), a collaborative effort between the US-ASEAN Business Council and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Slot Machine band performs at MTV EXIT Live in Udon Thani 2014 concert to raise awareness and combat human trafficking.
May 24, 2014

Over 7,000 young people from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries attended two “MTV EXIT Live in Udon Thani” concerts supported by USAID to learn about the dangers of human trafficking and modern day slavery. The concert lineup featured multi-platinum artists Bodyslam, ASEAN collective Project E.A.R., Slot Machine, Palmy and more, and was broadcast live-to-air on Thailand’s MCOT 360 HD, MTV Thailand and N Channel reaching as many as 500,000 people.

May 16, 2014

 Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people across Asia continue to face discrimination and violence because of their sexual orientation and gender identity, and are unable to access the same rights and services as other citizens of their countries.

May 16, 2014
 The six countries of the Coral Triangle Region – Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste this week launched an innovative platform to highlight the role of women leaders in protecting and sustaining the world’s epicenter of marine biodiversity.


Last updated: September 24, 2014

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