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August 4, 2015

JAKARTA (August 4, 2015) – The U.S. Chargé d'Affaires hosted a reception to send off 22 scholarship recipients departing to pursue postgraduate studies in the United States and Indonesia underthe U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) PRESTASI program. The goal of the program is to improve the performance and leadership skills of Indonesian professionals in support of the country’s development. The scholars were selected from among more than 689 applicants; 13 will study in the U.S., the other nine in Indonesia. All will begin their studies in the 2015 academic year.

“These scholarships are an opportunity for Indonesia’s future leaders to gain the knowledge and experience that will help them to contribute to a brighter future for Indonesia,” said Chargé d'Affaires Kristen Bauer.

Silvera Marolita Erari of Papua received a scholarship to pursue studies in the field of health. She said that when she returns from the U.S., she wants to use her new knowledge to improve research and data management related to epidemiology in Papua.

December 24, 2014

USAID, along with other US government agencies, including the Departments ofDefense and Agriculture, provided over $400 million in emergency aidto Indonesia.In the months and years following the disaster, USAID worked with the Government of Indonesia, NGOs and other development partners to rebuildthe infrastructure, livelihoods, spirit, and resilience of the province.

October 24, 2014

In addition to responding to disasters when they occur, USAID/OFDA helps build local response capacity and reduce risks associated with natural hazards. In January 2012, USAID/OFDA established a sub-regional office in Jakarta to enhance in-country program monitoring, coordination, and information management. The sub-regional office works closely with USAID/Indonesia, Government of Indonesia (GoI) disaster response authorities, and humanitarian partners to prepare for and respond to disasters.

October 22, 2014

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.

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.




Last updated: October 08, 2015

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