The United States government and the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry today launched a new rainforest standard for carbon credits in Bali Barat National Park. Based on long-standing collaboration between the University of Indonesia and Columbia University in the U.S., this landmark initiative will help to reduce the loss of Indonesia’s tropical forests and biodiversity.
The U.S. Consul for Sumatra, Kathryn Crockart, joined senior officials of the Government of North Sumatra Province and Provincial Health Office to celebrate Indonesia’s Mother’s Day.
On November 6, 2013, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Andrew Sisson announced that 31 Indonesian young professionals received scholarships under USAID’s Program to Extend Scholarships to Achieve Sustainable Impacts (PRESTASI) program. Scholarship recipients were chosen from 840 applications from across Indonesia.
Indonesia is the largest country in Southeast Asia and the most populous Muslim-majority nation in the world. With nearly half its population living in poverty, the country’s growing economy and diminishing natural resources present both great promise and challenges for its future. Indonesia’s size, young democracy and strategic location in the region have made it an important economic, trade and security partner to the United States.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director Derrick Brown and Indonesian Ministry of Health Director General Dr Tjandra Yoga Aditama launched USAID’s $12 million Community Empowerment of People Against Tuberculosis (CEPAT) health program. The CEPAT program supports the Government of Indonesia’s efforts to combat Tuberculosis (TB) and increase access to early and effective TB diagnosis and treatment.
Last updated: September 24, 2014