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October 22, 2014

JAKARTA – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Microsoft announced the launch of the Imagine Cup World Citizenship Competition in Indonesia. The competition asks students aged 16-25 to form teams and create original Microsoft software applications that address development challenges in the fields of education, democracy and governance, and environment. One team in Indonesia will win Rp 50,000,000.

“Technology can empower people from students to heads of global corporations, to make a difference. USAID is proud to support this technology competition to empower young people to make a positive change in people’s lives in Indonesia and around the world,” said USAID Deputy Mission Director Derrick Brown. “USAID admires students who think about the greater good and strive to turn their innovative ideas into the next big thing.”

In previous years, contestants created innovations ranging from an app that photographed a person’s eye and detected signs of anemia, a Microsoft Xbox Kinect technology that taught people how to use sign language, to an education app that used animation to teach children mathematics.

March 19, 2014

Vice Minister of Education and Culture, Prof. Dr. Musliar Kasim and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Program Director, Nancy Fisher-Gormley officially opened the National Level Training of Trainers for Primary Schools in Good Practices in Teaching and Learning and School Management.

February 11, 2014

In an ongoing effort to prevent and control infectious disease outbreaks globally, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), a leading global medical technology company, announced today a collaboration to strengthen Indonesia’s national reference laboratory systems.

February 7, 2014

In response to the ongoing eruptions of Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra, United States Ambassador Robert Blake offered $100,000 to support the Government of Indonesia’s response. The U.S. government, through the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing humanitarian relief items to people residing in evacuation centers.

A happy mother and a healthy baby
February 3, 2014

The United States will provide more than $1 million of funding for maternal health research as part of the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program.  The United States will award grants to Indonesian researchers for collaborative research with American scientists in maternal and neonatal health.

U.S. Embassy Chargé d'affaires Kristen Bauer gives remarks at the launch of the Joint U.S.-Indonesia Research Study on Maternal
January 30, 2014

A major, new policy report was launched 30 January 2014, aimed at accelerating progress to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in Indonesia.  The report, "Reducing Maternal and Neonatal Mortality in Indonesia:  Saving Lives, Saving the Future", was developed by a joint committee from the U.S. National Academies and the Indonesian National Academy of Science.  The launch was attended by over 100 scientists, researchers, community organizations, and media.  

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Last updated: November 17, 2014

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