Asia Regional Program Updates

October 3, 2016

The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) will offer funding through its Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program for Indonesian scientists to conduct joint research with U.S. scientists. USAID is especially soliciting research proposals in two topics: (1) strengthening science, technology, engineering and math education at both secondary and university levels; and (2) causes and consequences of biodiversity loss, especially scientific research needed to inform policies on wildlife trafficking. Applications are open on October 3, 2016 and concept notes are due January 13, 2017.

September 29, 2016

On September 28, 2016, with the support of the U.S. Government and the European Union, the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) launched its Regional Review on Laws, Policies and Practices within ASEAN relating to the Identification, Management and Treatment of Victims of Trafficking, especially Women and Children.

September 26, 2016

With support from the U.S. Government through the ASEAN-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security project, the ASEAN International Commission on Human Rights/Malaysia organized the 3rd Annual Youth Debate from September 22 to 23 Kuala Lumpur.

September 23, 2016

This week, 50 representatives from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) across the Mekong region met in Myanmar to share successes and challenges in effectively involving local communities in environmental impact assessment processes.  

September 16, 2016

BANGKOK, September 16, 2016 – A five-year, U.S.-sponsored program to combat wildlife trafficking in Asia has significantly increased law enforcement collaboration and public awareness while reducing endangered species sales in several hotspots, experts announced at a press conference in Bangkok yesterday. 


Last updated: October 18, 2016