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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.

February 7, 2014

In response to the ongoing eruptions of Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra, United States Ambassador Robert Blake offered $100,000 to support the Government of Indonesia’s response. The U.S. government, through the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing humanitarian relief items to people residing in evacuation centers.

A happy mother and a healthy baby
February 3, 2014

The United States will provide more than $1 million of funding for maternal health research as part of the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program.  The United States will award grants to Indonesian researchers for collaborative research with American scientists in maternal and neonatal health.

U.S. Embassy Chargé d'affaires Kristen Bauer gives remarks at the launch of the Joint U.S.-Indonesia Research Study on Maternal
January 30, 2014

A major, new policy report was launched 30 January 2014, aimed at accelerating progress to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in Indonesia.  The report, "Reducing Maternal and Neonatal Mortality in Indonesia:  Saving Lives, Saving the Future", was developed by a joint committee from the U.S. National Academies and the Indonesian National Academy of Science.  The launch was attended by over 100 scientists, researchers, community organizations, and media.  

Members of a community organization attend a training session.
January 28, 2014

Today, the U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Kristen Baur and Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo launched the Community Empowerment of People Against Tuberculosis (CEPAT) health program in Jakarta. Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) the program supports community-based outreach and care for tuberculosis (TB).

A worker constructs an infiltration pond in Mojokerto District.
January 22, 2014

The U.S. Government announced the creation of 900 new water infiltration ponds in Mojokerto to alleviate water shortages in the district. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in close collaboration with the Coca-Cola Foundation Indonesia, constructed the ponds which are expected to both increase water supply and reduce flooding.

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Last updated: August 19, 2015

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