Asia Regional Program Updates

Last updated: March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017

USAID/Senegal is working with the Government of Senegal, teachers, parents, students and businesses to ensure all Senegalese children receive 10 years of quality education, especially girls and vulnerable children. This includes building schools, supporting teacher training, increasing supplies of books and access to the Internet, and increasing enrolment and opportunities for out-of-school young people in conflict environments in the south.

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: