In addition to responding to disasters when they occur, USAID/OFDA helps build local response capacity and reduce risks associated with natural hazards. In January 2012, USAID/OFDA established a sub-regional office in Jakarta to enhance in-country program monitoring, coordination, and information management. The sub-regional office works closely with USAID/Indonesia, Government of Indonesia (GoI) disaster response authorities, and humanitarian partners to prepare for and respond to disasters.
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.
Leaders from approximately 30 districts across Indonesia attended the National Policy Forum on Teacher Deployment to discuss strategies on how to equally distribute teachers based on local schools’ needs, teacher qualification, and student-to-teacher ratio. The Forum was hosted by the Ministry of Education and Culture (MOEC) and the U.S. Agency for International Development Prioritizing Reform, Innovation, and Opportunities for Reaching Indonesia’s Teachers, Administrators and Students (USAID PRIORITAS) program.
The U.S. Agency for International Development in cooperation with the Government of Indonesia, World Wildlife Fund/Indonesia, Transparency International/Indonesia and the Indonesia Working Group has developed technical guidelines for implementation of Aceh’s local forestry protection plan. The guidelines were presented to the provincial government at an event in Banda Aceh, August 25, 2014.
The U.S. Agency for International Development, the National Science Foundation, and the National Cancer Institute have announced awards to 12 research projects in Indonesia. The awards are for collaborative research that advances the scientific and technical capacity of both the United States and Indonesia in critical areas of development. Four of the awards are for research pertaining to health; the other eight are for projects related to environmental conservation, climate change mitigation, and disaster risk mitigation.
Last updated: January 28, 2015