Indonesia, 8 August 2019 – Maybank Foundation and the ASEAN Foundation today have signed a three-year extension agreement for the eMpowering Youths Across ASEAN programme. The signing was held at the new ASEAN Secretariat building launched earlier today by the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo in conjunction with the 52nd ASEAN Day celebration.
JAKARTA, 8 August 2019 – In conjunction with the celebration of the 52nd ASEAN Day, ASEAN Farmers’ Organisations Support Programme (AFOSP), one of the ASEAN Foundation’s flagship programmes under community building pillar, was showcased in the ASEAN-EU Cooperation and Scholarship Day exhibition.
The Awarding Ceremony of the 5th ASEAN Youth Video Contest was held on 19 July 2019 in Vientiane, Lao PDR, at the Gala Dinner of the Eleventh ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Youth. The Deputy Secretary-General of Lao Youth Union as the Chair of SOMY, H.E. Somkiao Kingsada, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community, H.E. Kung Phoak, and the representative of the U.S. Mission to ASEAN, Mr Brian Ferinden presented the awards to the top 3 winners of the Contest, namely Mr Elia Pramana from Indonesia, the representative of Ms. Deanna See from Singapore and Mr Anouluck Davong from Lao PDR as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners respectively.
This year, ten (10) scholarships are available for ASEAN nationals (except Thai citizen) who are interested to pursue a Master’s Degree at the Chulabhorn Graduate Institute (CGI). Selection of successful applicants will be based on merit.
INDONESIA, 23 June 2019 – The ASEAN Foundation with support from ASEAN, the U.S. Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Mission to ASEAN is pleased to announce 17 scientists from the nine ASEAN Member States as 2019/2020 ASEAN Science and Technology (S&T) Fellows. The fellows were selected for their track record of achievements and potential to advance evidence-based policy-making in ASEAN.
The ASEAN Youth Social Journalism Contest 2019 is inviting youth “Social Journalists” to submit an essay describing a theme that “explores the importance of responsive and transparent government in their day-to-day lives, promoting the ideals of fairness, equity, and transparency in their communities and at the ASEAN regional level”. Talented ASEAN youth are invited to share and promote fact-based and compelling messages showcasing the importance of reliable and transparent governance in ASEAN and its Member States through media platforms.
Since we were kids, we were raised to view agriculture as a job of last resort. The stigma of farmer as someone who works in dirty-soiled- clothes with little reward still stuck in one’s head.
As reported by FAO in 2016, agricultural areas occupy 10, 2% of total land areas in Lao PDR. With Lao PDR being a landlocked country, agricultural products are the primary source of income for its civilians. However, Lao Farmer Network (LFN) research suggests that youths in Lao PDR tend to depend on their family’s farm rather than innovating to produce better income. Hence, LFN has initiated several new alternative forms of agricultural marketing approaches. One of these is the “farmer basket” program, which is known to be successful.