The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) will offer funding through its Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program for Indonesian scientists to conduct joint research with U.S. scientists. USAID is especially soliciting research proposals in two topics: (1) strengthening science, technology, engineering and math education at both secondary and university levels; and (2) causes and consequences of biodiversity loss, especially scientific research needed to inform policies on wildlife trafficking. Applications are open on October 3, 2016 and concept notes are due January 13, 2017.
The United States and the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education (RISTEK DIKTI) held an event today to celebrate advancements in higher education in Indonesia over the past five years. Approximately 150 people attended the event including honored guests RISTEK DIKTI Directorate General of Institutional Development Dr. Patdono Suwignjo, United States Chargé d’Affaires Brian McFeeters, and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Erin McKee.
A new Women’s Livelihood Bond will enable over half a million Southeast Asian women to access credit to improve their livelihoods. As the world's first bond that focuses on both financial and social returns, the Women's Livelihood Bond is backed by a loan guarantee from the U.S Agency for International Development's (USAID), in partnership with Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The bond, structured and managed by Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), launched in September 2016.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced approximately $1 million in grants through the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program for six research partnerships between Indonesian and American scientists. The research will address research questions in topics such as climate change mitigation, infectious disease, and science education.
As a recognized expert in program and activity design and implementation functions, the Development Program Specialist represents the Program Office (PRO) on one or more Development Objective (DO) teams and Technical Offices and assists other PRO staff in carrying out the Program Office’s core functions (project/activity design, planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation).
Last updated: October 18, 2016