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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.

USAID Indonesia Mission Director Andrew Sisson (left) answers questions by journalists.
January 21, 2014

The United States government and the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry today launched a new rainforest standard for carbon credits in Bali Barat National Park.  Based on long-standing collaboration between the University of Indonesia and Columbia University in the U.S., this landmark initiative will help to reduce the loss of Indonesia’s tropical forests and biodiversity.

U.S. Consul for Sumatra Visits Community Health Center
December 23, 2013

The U.S. Consul for Sumatra, Kathryn Crockart, joined senior officials of the Government of North Sumatra Province and Provincial Health Office to celebrate Indonesia’s Mother’s Day.

The 31 USAID PRESTASI scholarship recipients were chosen from 840 applications from across Indonesia.
November 6, 2013

On November 6, 2013, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Andrew Sisson announced that 31 Indonesian young professionals received scholarships under USAID’s Program to Extend Scholarships to Achieve Sustainable Impacts (PRESTASI) program.  Scholarship recipients were chosen from 840 applications from across Indonesia.   

October 27, 2013

Indonesia is the largest country in Southeast Asia and the most populous Muslim-majority nation in the world. With nearly half its population living in poverty, the country’s growing economy and diminishing natural resources present both great promise and challenges for its future. Indonesia’s size, young democracy and strategic location in the region have made it an important economic, trade and security partner to the United States.

USAID CEPAT Launch Event
September 3, 2013

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director Derrick Brown and Indonesian Ministry of Health Director General Dr Tjandra Yoga Aditama launched USAID’s $12 million Community Empowerment of People Against Tuberculosis (CEPAT) health program. The CEPAT program supports the Government of Indonesia’s efforts to combat Tuberculosis (TB) and increase access to early and effective TB diagnosis and treatment.




Last updated: October 08, 2015

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