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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.”

September 15, 2014
This report reviews the legal and social environment faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Thailand. It encompasses the findings of the Thailand National LGBT Community Dialogue held in March 2013
in Bangkok, Thailand and additionally includes findings from a desk review, additional interviews, and analysis of published literature on LGBT issues in and about Thailand.
 
September 15, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Infectious Disease Emergence and Economics of Altered Landscapes program is a three-year, $2 million initiative that investigates how changes to landscapes contribute to disease emergence.

September 15, 2014

The Lower Mekong basin is rich in biodiversity.  However, in many areas there are considerable knowledge gaps regarding existing biodiversity and the threats it faces. Through the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting three regional networks of scientists to better understand some of the region’s most pressing biodiversity challenges.

September 15, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Control and Prevention of Tuberculosis project is a five year effort, which runs from October, 2011 to October, 2016, to reduce the incidence and mortality of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Burma, China and Thailand.

September 15, 2014

The Mekong River watershed is one of the most productive and biodiverse in the world, with a freshwater fishery that supports the livelihoods of 60 million people. Unfortunately, the Mekong region is susceptible to the negative effects of climate change, which are aggravated by existing and proposed hydropower dams that trap sediment and prevent it from replenishing areas downstream, particularly in the river’s delta.

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Last updated: May 04, 2015

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