Asia Regional Program Updates

Last updated: March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017

Today, the United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) announced the final stage in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) World of Food Innovation Challenge (link is external), undertaken in partnership with private-sector equipment and software companies: Cisco, Intel, National Instruments, as well as IC², the interdisciplinary research unit for the University of Texas at Austin.

March 7, 2017

The USAID Nove Pravosuddya Justice Sector Reform Program (New Justice Program) is seeking concept papers for the implementation of activities aimed at strengthening civil society engagement in the process of justice sector reform, including civil society organizations (CSOs) engaging judicial institutions, courts, and executive and legislative branches of government in the reform process.

Specific objectives of the activities are:

February 10, 2017

For the second consecutive year, a young video producer from Vietnam was selected as the winner of the ASEAN Youth Video Contest. Jos Quyen designed, developed and produced the video short entitled “Real Action, Real Volunteering,” which depicted youth volunteerism in Vietnam and its relation to the ASEAN Community spirit in a creative graphic animation form

January 24, 2017

DHAKA, January 24, 2017 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) together with Kasetsart University and Winrock International announced the winners of the Tech4Farmers Challenge that sought ways to improve the agricultural productivity and income of smallholder farmers in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma) and Nepal.

Announced at the Asia Agricultural Innovation Summit Series in Dhaka, the first winners of the regional challenge are:

November 28, 2016

A native of Phnom Penh, Muyleang Kim spent her whole life in the city and was not familiar with agriculture. As a college student she chose to major in agricultural technology and management because she wanted to learn more about the sector and contribute to the development of Cambodia’s agriculture.

Kim is one of the youth leaders who participated in the Syngenta-USAID Ag Student Connections Program 2016 in Hanoi, Vietnam, with support from the USAID Feed the Future Asia Innovative Farmers project.