The ASEAN Foundation, in partnership with ASEAN and the U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is pleased to announce 17 scientists from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Brunei Darussalam as 2018/2019 ASEAN Science and Technology (S&T) fellows. The fellows were selected for their track record of achievements and potential to advance science-based policy-making in ASEAN.
ASEAN Farmers Organisations Support Programme (AFOSP) was being presented as one of European Union projects in EU-ASEAN Cooperation Avenue as part of the commemoration event of Europe Day that was held in Bank Mandiri Museum.
ASEAN Foundation through its flagship ASEAN Farmers’ Organisation Support Programme (AFOSP) contributed to the strengthening of ASEAN young entrepreneurs by conducting “Validating Your Business Idea” workshop during the ASEAN Youth Expo 2018 which was held on 3 May 2018 in Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel, Jakarta.
Almost 80% of the population in Lao PDR work in agriculture sector, while approximately 50% of rural youths are also engaged in this sector (FAO). One of them is Phoutthasone Phaengvilay (Noy), a twenty-four year old woman who has been involved in agribusiness since 2008.
The agriculture sector is the backbone of Myanmar economy which contributes 37.8% of GDP and employs 70% of labor force[i] (FAO). Agricultural productivity is affected by many factors, one of them is the participation from the young generation.
Than Shwe; Co- founder of Rakhawanna Yuwa Association and program officer of NEED Myanmar realizes that aging farmers is one of the crucial issues in agricultural. Therefore, he is committed to be agriculture development worker to give contribution back to society by empowering youth to be next agripreneur.
The ASEAN Foundation and SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the continuation of their strategic collaboration into 2018, following a successful collaboration in its first year to bring about social impact in ASEAN. Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the ASEAN Foundation and SAP, both organisations will jointly roll out initiatives under two strategic pillars next year, namely Education and Entrepreneurship.