Second Multi-stakeholder Consultation on the Training-of-Trainers Program to Address Disinformation and Promote Media Literacy

Jakarta, September 8th, 2021:  On International Literacy Day, the U.S. Government through the USAID-ASEAN Partnership for Regional Optimization in the Political Security and Socio-cultural Communities (PROSPECT) project reaffirmed its support in ASEAN’s Senior Officials’ Meeting on Education and Development (SOMED)  to develop a Training-of-Trainers (ToT) program for educators to counter disinformation and promote media literacy for regional youth.   Today, over 60 representatives from the ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN-affiliated entities, ASEAN Sectoral Bodies—including from SOMED, ASEAN Senior Officials on Youth (SOMY), ASEAN Senior Officials ...
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ASEAN Youth Social Journalism 2021 Winners Announced

August 31, 2021, aspired to become social journalists, 18 competitively selected youth from across Southeast Asia took part in the ASEAN Youth Social Journalism (AYSJ) Contest 2021, conducted virtually with support from the ASEAN Foundation, the Embassy of Ireland, and the U.S. Government in partnership with ASEAN’s Senior Officials Meeting on Youth.  Recognizing that youth have ...
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Philippines Harnesses Momentum in Launching Customs Declaration Document Exchange

PRESS RELEASE  Manila, August 20 2021: The Philippines Bureau of Customs (BOC), in cooperation with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), successfully adopted the Business Processing Analysis (BPA) report in developing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Customs Declaration Document (ACDD) management system on May 6. This milestone will help link the Philippines’ ...
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ASEAN National Finalists Compete in Science Prize for Women Competition

ASEAN National Finalists Compete in Science Prize for Women Competition JAKARTA, May 10, 2021 – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Committee on Science, Technology, and Innovation (COSTI), the U.S. government—through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)—and Underwriters Laboratories are pleased to announce the national finalists for the Underwriters Laboratories-ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for ...
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Landmark ASEAN Study Sheds New Light on Women, Peace, and Security Stature in Southeast Asia

Jakarta, INDONESIA March 8, 2021 – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) launched the ASEAN Regional Study on Women, Peace and Security on March 8, International Women’s Day. The groundbreaking study presents evidence-based recommendations to support member states in enhancing women’s meaningful participation in peacebuilding and conflict prevention, resolution, and post-conflict processes, in line ...
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Launch of the 2021 Underwriters Laboratories-ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women Focusing on Clean Air and Clean Water

JAKARTA, January 15, 2021 – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Committee on Science, Technology, and Innovation (COSTI), the U.S. Government’s U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Underwriters Laboratories, a non-profit organization dedicated to the discovery and application of scientific knowledge, launched the Underwriters Laboratories-ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2021 call for applications ...
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2nd ASEAN Youth Social Journalism Contest 2021

The 2nd ASEAN Youth Social Journalism Contest 2021 is inviting youth “Social Journalists” to submit an essay and campaign ideas describing a theme of “#ASEANYouth and COVID-19 ─ Response, Recovery, and Resilience”. We are inviting the talented ASEAN’s youth to share and promote fact-based and compelling messages showcasing the importance of ASEAN youth at the ...
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3rd Meeting of the ASEAN Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Advisory Group

3rd Meeting of the ASEAN Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Advisory Group October 21, 2020 Virtual Meeting October 21, 2020. The United States, through the U.S Agency of International Development (USAID), continues its commitment to promote and protect the rights of women in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region. In collaboration with UN ...
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ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship Workshop Showcases ASEAN Scientists’ Contributions During COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship Workshop Showcases ASEAN Scientists’ Contributions During COVID-19 Indonesia, 8 October 2020 – The ASEAN Foundation with support from the ASEAN Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation and the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), launched the virtual 2019/20 ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship Close ...
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Regional Inter-Sectoral Workshop on the Renewal of the ASEAN Roadmap for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour by 2025

Over 60 million children in Asia and the Pacific undertake work that is likely to harm their development and jeopardize their education. The United States (U.S.) Government – through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is supporting the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) eliminate the worst forms of child labor in the ...
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Winner of ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women 2020 Announced

JAKARTA, 31 August 2020 – The ASEAN Committee on Science, Technology, and Innovation (COSTI), the U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Underwriters Laboratories, proudly announced Dr. Chan Yoke Fun from Malaysia as the winner of the ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2020 and Dr. Shefaly Shorey of Singapore as honorable ...
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National Finalists for 2020 ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women Announced

National Finalists for 2020 ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women Announced JAKARTA, 4 May 2020 – The ASEAN Committee on Science, Technology, and Innovation (COSTI), the U.S. Government – through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Underwriters Laboratories, are proud to announce the national finalists for the 2020 ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women. Selected ...
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Regional Workshop on Community Empowerment for Raising Inclusivity and Trust through Technology Application

Regional Workshop on Community Empowerment for Raising Inclusivity and Trust through Technology Application (CERITA) January 21-22, 2020 Jakarta, Indonesia   The United States Government through the ASEAN-USAID PROSPECT is supporting the Habibie Center’s program for Promoting Regional Resilience to Eradicate Violent Extremism through Inclusivity and Tolerance in ASEAN (PREVENT). The first activity under the program ...
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Consultation Workshop on the Implementation of ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers

Consultation Workshop on the Implementation of ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers Hanoi, Vietnam  December 18, 2019 December 18, 2019. The U.S. Government, through USAID, is supporting ASEAN Member States and the ASEAN Committee for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers (ACMW) in upholding ...
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Bali Work Plan 2019-2025 Multi Sectoral Task Force and ASEAN Partners Meeting

Bali Work Plan (2019-2025) ASEAN Partners Meeting December 12, 2019 Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia   December 12, 2019.  The U.S. Government, through USAID, supported the Working Group on Counter Terrorism, working under the auspices of the Senior Officers Meeting on Transnational Crime (SOMTC), in gathering over 80 participants—including delegations from ten ASEAN Partners; international organizations, including United Nations ...
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ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights Consultation on Freedom of Opinion and Expression in ASEAN

December 8th, 2019. The U.S. Government through the ASEAN-USAID PROSPECT project is supporting the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (Indonesia and Malaysia) to hold a regional consultation on Freedom of Opinion and Expression. Building upon the momentum created by the “High-Level Dialogue on Managing Freedom of Expression in the Information Age” held in Medan, Indonesia in ...
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ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship’s Capacity Building Week Kicks Off for 52 ASEAN Scientists

Malaysia, 6 December 2019 — The ASEAN Foundation, with support from ASEAN, the U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, has kicked off the ASEAN Science and Technology (S&T) Fellowship’s capacity building week in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, in collaboration with the HEAD Foundation, Malaysia’s Higher ...
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ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting Training of Trainers

December 4, 2019. As part of an ongoing effort to engage youth to more frequently contribute to ASEAN processes and strengthen shared ASEAN identity, the U.S. Government, through the ASEAN-USAID PROSPECT project, is supporting the expansion and replication of the ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting (AFMAM) by holding a three-day Training of Trainers (ToT) Program ...
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Press Release: Launched Today, the Sixth ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women Sponsored by UL Focuses on Preventive Healthcare

Launched Today, the Sixth ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women Sponsored by UL Focuses on Preventive Healthcare JAKARTA, 22 November 2019 – The official commencement and call for applications for the sixth annual ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women competition, sponsored by UL, was launched earlier today. The contest is supported through a collaborative effort among the ...
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StartOpps Study Tour Initiative

ASEAN broadens linkages with Northeast Asia: USAID sponsored 20 ASEAN women entrepreneur mentors as part of the StartOpps Study Tour initiative launched on November 18 in Taipei. This inaugural exchange emphasizes engagement in how Taiwan’s startup ecosystem works to mentor and cultivate the next generation of women entrepreneurs, promotes sharing of best practices between ASEAN ...
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National Policy Dialogue on the Implementation of ACMW

November 12, 2019 The U.S. Government is supporting ASEAN Member States and the ASEAN Committee for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers (ACMW) in upholding fundamental human rights of migrant workers through constructive, direct engagement with civil society. Today, over 35 representatives from civil society, the ASEAN Commission on the Protection ...
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Program Highlight: Regional Finals of the ASEAN Impact Challenge

Bangkok, Thailand. October 31 – November 3, 2019 – The United States Government, through the ASEAN-USAID Partnership for Regional Optimization within the Political-Security and Socio-Cultural Communities (PROSPECT) project, continues to strengthen innovative entrepreneurship by providing an opportunity for young start-up innovators, or “Start Impact Innovators,” from all 10 ASEAN Member States, to tap into business expertise ...
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ASEAN and US Announce the Winner of the ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women 2019

Press Release: ASEAN and US Announce the Winner of the ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women 2019 SINGAPORE, 10 October 2019 – Today Dr. Zhou Yan of Singapore of the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore won the 2019 ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women sponsored by UL for her extensive research and work on energy efficient water ...
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National Consultation and Policy Dialogue on the Implementation of ASEAN Consensus on Migrant Workers

September 9, 2019 Bangkok, Thailand Bangkok, September 9th, 2019. The U.S. Government is supporting ASEAN Member States and the ASEAN Committee for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers (ACMW) in upholding fundamental human rights of migrant workers through constructive, direct engagement with civil society. Today, around 50 representatives from Thailand’s Ministry ...
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Council of ASEAN Chief Justices (CACJ) Working Group

Council of ASEAN Chief Justices (CACJ) Working Group on Judicial Education and Training (WG-JET) 2019 – 2025 Work Plan Development Meeting September 5-6, 2019 Jakarta, Indonesia Jakarta, September 5th. Through the ASEAN-USAID PROSPECT project, the United States Government continues to support the Council of ASEAN Chief Justices (CACJ) through its Working Group on Judicial Education ...
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Regional Symposium on Implementing Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda in ASEAN

Phnom Penh, Cambodia August 22-23, 2019 The United States Government through the ASEAN-USAID Partnership for Regional Optimization within the Political-Security and Socio-Cultural Communities (PROSPECT) project continues its commitment to promote and protect the rights of women in ASEAN. Working closely with the ASEAN Secretariat, the ASEAN Committee on Women, and the ASEAN Commission on the ...
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