The Philippines, 14 October 2018 – Today 37 ASEAN scientists from the 2018/19 ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship and three previous fellowship cycles gathered in Cebu, the Philippines, to participate in a 3-day science communication and policy advocacy workshop organised by the ASEAN Foundation with the support of ASEAN and the U.S. Government through U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The workshop aims to empower fellows and fellowship alumni alike to get better insights on how a policy is developed and to acquire the ability to influence and enhance the policy development process.
This year, eight (8) scholarships are available for ASEAN nationals (except Thai citizen) who are interested to pursue a Master Degree at the CGI (The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute). Selection of successful applicants will be based on merit.
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.