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The Asia-Pacific region has become a key driver of global politics and economics. Asia represents over half the world’s population, and is the most dynamic and fastest growing region in the world, experiencing robust economic growth, rapid technological change and increasing interconnectivity. However, Asia also faces critical development challenges in areas like the environment and natural resources management, disaster risk reduction and infectious diseases that cross national borders. USAID seeks to increase the application of science, technology, innovation and partnerships (STIP) to achieve, sustain and extend the Agency’s development impact in Asia. To this end, USAID supports a range of activities and events in Asia.
To catalyze increased engagement between the development and science and technology communities we are launching a Frontiers in STIP workshop series:
The first event in the Frontiers in STIP workshop series, this event will bring the science and technology sector together with the development community in a novel way to discuss the rising challenges and opportunities facing Asia as the result of rapid urbanization and climate change. The objective of the workshop is to accelerate urban climate change adaptation by bridging science-to-action knowledge gaps and encouraging partnerships between city officials, technology innovators, development planners, academic researchers and implementers.
Last updated: August 22, 2014