ASEAN-U.S. Fellows promote science-based policy during ASEAN Science and Technology Week

Group Photo (Mission Image)Bogor, Indonesia – Seven ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellows (S&T Fellows) joined ASEAN’s Science & Technology Week in Bogor, Indonesia, participating in workhsops and presentations. They also participate in the ASEAN-U.S. Consultation on Science and Technology, attending as part of their year-long fellowship focused on issues related to biodiversity, climate change, disaster risk and reduction, and water management. The S&T Fellows, who are working within government ministries in Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam are seeking to further integrate scientific-based policy decision-making into their host governments’ activities and are five months into their year-long programs. During sideline discussions with several Fellows, the scholars expressed interest in pursuing a career in policy development stemming from their current work.