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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.

October 14, 2014

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.

September 25, 2014

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.

September 5, 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.

U.S. CDC's Maureen Culbertson (far left) and scientists from the Indonesian Ministry of Health play Indonesian angklung's at the
August 19, 2014

Ministers of Health and Agriculture and senior health officials from more than 30 countries gathered in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 20-21, 2014, to advance the Global Health Security Agenda, a global strategy to protect people around the world from infectious diseases.

July 10, 2014

USAID/Indonesia held a meeting on July 7, 2014, at the Mandarin Hotel, Jakarta, to present USAID's plans for its future forestry program and get feedback from various development partners.

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Last updated: November 25, 2014

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