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.
The ASEAN Foundation is organising its 5th ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting 2019 (5th AFMAM 2019) in Thailand. The 5th AFMAM 2019 targets students of tertiary education level from across ASEAN region to understand diplomacy and how decision makers of ASEAN Member States address regional issues at the various ASEAN meetings.
INDONESIA, 14 March 2019 – The ASEAN Foundation and Microsoft have announced today the launch of the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme, aimed at equipping underserved ASEAN youth aged 15 to 35 with future-ready skills.