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Going Beyond the Lab: ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellowship Integrates Scientists into Policymaking
May 4, 2015

JAKARTA, May 4, 2015 –  The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Committee on Science and Technology and the U.S. Mission to ASEAN today announced a second group of fellowships to ASEAN scientists to further drive policy debates and data-based decision making to address some of the region’s most challenging development issues.

Supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the program’s second year, the 2015 ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellowship includes 14 early-career scientists, selected through a highly competitive process, from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. 

“The ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellowship provides amazing opportunities for early career scientists who are ready to explore how to apply science for policy-making,”  said Nina Hachigian, U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN. “Science and technology are critical for solving policy problems, whether they have to do with domestic policy, foreign policy or development.”

November 12, 2014

Promoting gender equality and advancing the status of women and girls is vital to achieving all development objectives of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID’s Regional Development Mission for Asia is committed to collaborating with a range of development partners to bridge gender inequity gaps in all programming, with a particular emphasis on the following priorities:

·      Advancing inclusive growth by strengthening women’s economic empowerment;

Acting Mission Director Carrie Thompson talks with participants at the Regional Policy Dialogue on Empowering Women Entrepreneur
November 5, 2014

Good morning. It is a great pleasure for me to be here today and to extend a warm welcome to everyone in this Regional Policy Dialogue. I wish to thank the ASEAN SME Working Group as well as the US-ASEAN Business Council for their support in organizing this meeting. I would also like to thank the speakers and resource persons from the public and private sectors and from international organizations for their participation today. They are giving their valuable time to share their rich experiences, good practices, and successes in the area of women’s economic empowerment to help us recommend a strong agenda for ASEAN in the future.

October 29, 2014

Being LGBT in Asia: the Indonesia Country Report provides an overview of LGBT rights in Indonesia including the effects of laws, policies, culture and social attitudes, and religion, based on research, consultation and the National LGBT Community Dialogue that was held in Bali in June 2013.This overview is followed by an examination of the Indonesia experience of prot

October 29, 2014
This report documents the presentations and discussions from the China National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community Dialogue (August 16-18, 2013, Beijing), the Asia-China Transgender Community Roundtable (November 11, 2013, Beijing), as well as additional desk research.
 
The China LGBT Community Dialogue brought together participants from all over Mainland China (not including Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan). Approximately 60 people participated in Day 1 of the Dialogue from 40 institutions and organizations, representing the full range of China’s LGBT community alongside representatives of the central government, the court system, universities, legal experts and legal-aid organizations and a broad range of civil society organizations. Over 140 participants took part in the next two days of Dialogue from a larger number of NGOs and CBOs from all over China. Ten transgender participants from across China and five transgender community experts from Hong Kong SAR, India, Nepal, the Philippines and Thailand too part in the China-Asia Transgender Community Roundtable. The Dialogue and Roundtable were jointly convened by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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