The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) today announced a scaled-up program to engage volunteers across Southeast Asia to support development and enrich cultural exchange.
The Mobile Solutions for Development in Asia Award, supported by USAID, seeks to identify & recognize promising mobile solutions that have the potential to impact development outcomes in climate change, food security, health, governance, and biodiversity in Southeast Asia.
The top five applicants will be invited to present their solutions to an audience of development professional and technology companies in Bangkok on January 6th, 2014.
1st and 2nd place winners will receive cash awards and additional recognition. Applications are due November 28th.
Full details and application are available at: https://www.screendoor.io/mstar/mobile-solutions-for-development-in-asia...
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.
U.S. Agency for International Development, Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA) has announced a three-year, $2 million award to EcoHealth Alliance to address land use alteration as a significant driver of both disease emergence and climate change in Asia.
The Philippine Government crushed over five tons of confiscated ivory tusks from approximately 850 elephants worth an estimated P420 million (US$10 million) to show its support against illegal ivory trade. This is the first known mass destruction of elephant ivory outside of Africa, where the vast majority of the trafficked tusks originate.
Last updated: March 14, 2014