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February 5, 2019

In Indonesia, the government is steadily opening up access to official data. Reporters like Marina Nasution from DAAI TV Indonesia Bingkai Sumatera take their role in communicating this information to the public very seriously. Last year, Marina attended training on investigative journalism supported by the United States Agency for International development (USAID) and Indonesia’s Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI). At the training, she learned how to access public data, to understand its significance, and to incorporate it in her reporting.

November 6, 2018

With help from USAID, through the LESTARI program-- which supports Indonesia to improve sustainable land use and conserve biodiversity-- farmers in the area are turning away from citronella and toward coffee, a more forest-friendly crop that doesn’t rely on clearing land for cultivation or burning wood for processing. The program has also helped farmers develop a coffee nursery, share knowledge about environmentally friendly farming techniques and secure legal access to the land. Over 650 farmers, including Mr. Yusdi, are now making a better living by growing coffee instead of citronella.

USAID JAPRI
September 5, 2018

All people deserve the opportunity to earn an income to support themselves and their families. Through the Kunci initiative, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) partners with the Government of Indonesia and the private sector to equip 200,000 poor and vulnerable youth aged 18-34 with the skills and resources needed to compete in Indonesia’s job market. With support from Kunci, more young people from five provinces will be able to reach their full potential and contribute to Indonesia’s economy. 

USAID PRESTASI Scholars 2018
August 27, 2018

On Tuesday, Acting Mission Director for U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), David Hoffman and the Director General of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia (RISTEKDIKTI), Prof. dr. Ali Ghufron Mukti, M.Sc., Ph.D, hosted a reception to send off 24 Indonesian professionals to earn their post-graduate degrees in the United States. These professionals are the recipient of the USAID Program to Extend Scholarships and Training to Achieve Sustainable Impacts (PRESTASI) scholarship program.

The release of 100th Orang Utan
August 16, 2018

The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) released the 100th Bornean Orangutan rehabilitated in Central Kalimantan with support from the United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The release represents joint progress towards better protecting this iconic, critically endangered species and marked over 100 orangutans released in partnership between USAID and BOSF from 2016-2018. The event, held in Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park, was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Nature Conservation Agency (BKSDA), Central Kalimantan Forestry Office, Katingan District Government, BOSF, local and national media and USAID LESTARI.

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Last updated: February 06, 2019

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