Indonesia and United States Celebrate 100th Joint Orangutan Release

Central Kalimantan — The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) released the 100th Bornean Orangutan rehabilitated in Central Kalimantan with support from the United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The release represents joint progress towards better protecting this iconic, critically endangered species and marked over 100 orangutans released in partnership ...
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U.S. and Indonesia Celebrate Indonesia’s Future Leaders in Send Off Ceremony for USAID PRESTASI Scholars

JAKARTA – On Tuesday, Acting Mission Director for U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), David Hoffman and the Director General of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia (RISTEKDIKTI), Prof. dr. Ali Ghufron Mukti, M.Sc., Ph.D, hosted a reception to send off 24 Indonesian professionals ...
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U.S. and Indonesia Encourage University Research Partnerships and Private Sector Collaboration at Annual Conference

Bogor – Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education (KEMRISTEKDIKTI) Director of Research and Community Services Prof. Dr. Ocky Karna Radjasa, M.Sc., and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Mission Director David Hoffman opened the first Collaboration for Innovation conference at Institut Pertanian Bogor International Convention Center yesterday. This is the first annual ...
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Two Talented Indonesian Scientists Selected for 2018/2019 ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship

INDONESIA– The United States Embassy congratulates Dr. Ahmad Agus Setiawan and Dr. Muhammad Makky on their selection as fellows for the ASEAN Science and Technology (S&T) Fellowship 2018/2019, sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), ASEAN and the ASEAN Foundation. Dr. Setiawan and Dr. Makky were selected for their track record of achievements ...
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Ambassador Donovan Highlights “Partnerships Across the Oceans” on a Visit to Surabaya

United States Ambassador to Indonesia, Joseph R. Donovan Jr., traveled to East Java from 8-9 May, where he highlighted the strong ties between the United States and Eastern Indonesia. During his visit, he attended the opening of the new Peace Corps office, met with alumni of United States Government-sponsored exchange programs, toured the Cheng Hoo ...
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MCC Compact Celebrates US-Indonesia Partnerships to Promote Economic Growth, Better Health, Strengthened Government Services for Indonesians in NTB

Surabaya – A delegation from the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) joined United States Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph R. Donovan Jr. in Lombok to mark the closure of MCC’s compact with the Government of Indonesia. Ambassador Donovan and the MCC delegation, led by Vice President and Secretary of the MCC Board Jeanne Hauch and ...
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Ambassador Donovan Reaffirms Commitment to U.S.- Indonesian Strategic Partnership in North Sulawesi

United States Ambassador to Indonesia, Joseph R. Donovan Jr., concluded his recent trip to North Sulawesi where he demonstrated the U.S.’ ongoing commitment to the U.S.-Indonesian Strategic Partnership across all segments of Indonesian society, including through military-to-military engagement, promoting commercial ties, educational exchanges, and expanded trade ties. While in Manado, Ambassador Donovan participated in the ...
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Ambassador Donovan Promotes U.S.-Indonesian Economic, Strategic and People-to-People Ties in South Sulawesi

United States Ambassador to Indonesia, Joseph R. Donovan Jr. completed his first visit to South Sulawesi, highlighting the continuing strength of the U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Partnership. During his two-day visit to Makassar, he met with South Sulawesi Governor Syahrul Yasin Limpo, toured the Mars Sybioscience Facility, PLN (Perusahan Listrik Negara) Dispatch Center, and met with alumni ...
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American Higher Education Within Reach: University Fairs Promote Educational Opportunities in the U.S. for Indonesians

The U.S. Embassy and EducationUSA will host three free university fairs across Indonesia to introduce students to the many benefits of higher education in the United States.  Approximately, 40 U.S. universities, colleges, and community colleges will participate in the fairs.  The university fairs will provide Indonesian students and their parents a chance to learn more ...
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Ambassador Donovan Promotes Strength of U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Partnership in Semarang

Jakarta – This week, United States Ambassador to Indonesia, Joseph R. Donovan Jr., emphasized the importance of the U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Partnership for expanding commercial and people-to-people ties between Central Java and the United States.  The Ambassador’s two-day visit to Semarang included meetings with Mayor Hendrar Prihadi, representatives for the Central Java Branch of the Indonesian ...
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United States, Indonesia and BOS Foundation Release Four Rescued Orangutans in Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park

JAKARTA – The United States Embassy, the Government of Indonesia, and the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation announced the successful release of two male and two female rescued orangutans to the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park on Borneo Island. The four orangutans raised the total number of rescued orangutans in the national park to ...
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Indonesia and the United States Launch New Project to Advance Health of Mothers and Newborns

JAKARTA-On Mother’s Day (December 22, 2017), the United States and Indonesia announced the launch of Jalin, a five-year $55 million project that will help save lives of the poorest and most vulnerable mothers and newborns in Indonesia. Through Jalin, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Indonesian Ministry of Health (MOH) will improve ...
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International Student Enrollment in the U.S. Tops One Million for the Second Time

November 15, 2017 –   From November 13-17, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education will celebrate International Education Week (#IEW2017) by encouraging Americans and international students to seek opportunities to study abroad, make connections with peers in other countries, and ultimately see themselves as actors in and shapers of both their ...
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United States Provides $1.1 Million Grants for Four U.S. – Indonesia Research Collaborations

JAKARTA – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced four Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) between Indonesian and American scientists. Administered by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, these four research partnership grants will gather evidence to inform policy and management decisions in: peatland restoration; Science, Technology, Engineering and ...
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United States Congratulates Indonesian Finalist for the ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women

JAKARTA – The United States Embassy congratulates Dr. Fitriya N. Dewi for being chosen as a finalist for the third annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-U.S. Science Prize for Women, sponsored by ASEAN, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL). She was chosen for her exceptional research on the impact of rapid urbanization on ...
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University of Indonesia Student Wins the 4th Annual Youth Debate on Human Rights for ASEAN Countries

JAKARTA – University of Indonesia Student Catherine, who goes by one name, was selected as one of the five winners of the 4th Annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Youth Debate, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State. The Youth ...
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U.S. and Indonesian Navies Embrace Long-Standing Partnership during CARAT

The U.S. and Indonesian navies will come together for the 23rd Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) bilateral exercise and skills exchange, September 7-13. The exercise will take place on the ground in Surabaya and in the waters and airspace of the Java and Bali Seas.  The training is aimed at deepening maritime security cooperation between ...
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U.S. Embassy Jakarta Announces New Counselor for Public Affairs and Press Attaché

JAKARTA – The U.S. Embassy Jakarta announces Susan Shultz as the new Counselor for Public Affairs and Rakesh Surampudi as new Press Attaché and Spokesperson. As Counselor for Public Affairs, Ms. Shultz heads the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) that promotes and advances the U.S. – Indonesia Strategic Partnership through @america, our American Cultural ...
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USAID OCEANS Announces New Partnership to Combat Illegal & Unsustainable Fishing in Indonesia

JAKARTA, August 22, 2017 – The United States Agency for International Development’s Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) and Yayasan Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI), have announced a new partnership for reducing illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Through the partnership, they will establish an innovative system for promoting sustainable fisheries and marine biodiversity conservation.  ...
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50 Young ASEAN Volunteers Gather in Indonesia for Disaster Resilience Program

Bandung – Fifty young volunteers from 10 ASEAN countries have gathered for four weeks in Bandung, Indonesia, to participate in the annual ASEAN Youth Volunteer Program (AYVP) supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). For the month of August, participants will learn about natural disasters, how to mitigate risks, and build resilience. ...
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U.S. Partners with International Pole & Line Foundation to Combat Illegal Fishing in Indonesia

JAKARTA – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) launched an electronic catch documentation and traceability (CDT) system for tuna to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and seafood fraud in Indonesia, the world’s largest tuna-fishing nation. The CDT system will support collection of key ...
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Launch of ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women

JAKARTA (May 4, 2017) – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global safety science company, launched today the third annual ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women. The 2017 prize will be awarded to a talented, early career woman from the ...
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Commercial Deliverables for Commercial Signing Ceremony

Vice President Mike Pence and Indonesia Vice President Jusuf Kalla celebrated over $10 billion dollars in trade and investment agreements that demonstrate the strength of the U.S.-Indonesia economic relationship. The deals include the delivery of cutting-edge U.S. technologies to help meet Indonesia’s energy needs and process waste into valuable byproducts. U.S. companies are also supporting ...
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Statement by Ambassador Donovan on the Visit by the Vice President of the United States Michael R. Pence to Indonesia

The visit of the Vice President to Jakarta reflects our continued commitment to the Strategic Partnership we have with Indonesia.  His engagement with Indonesian leaders will serve to strengthen our Strategic Partnership through discussions centered on deepening our economic engagement, boosting our cooperation on shared regional security priorities, and increasing our people to people contact ...
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United States and Indonesia Partner on Energy Development

JAKARTA – From March 27-31, 2017, fourteen senior level officials from Indonesia’s National Planning and Development Agency, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and the National Electricity Company visited San Francisco and Sacramento, California to learn new ways to effectively plan and integrate renewable energy sources into Indonesia’s electricity grid. The Executive Exchange Program, ...
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U.S. and Indonesia Launch Five Collaborative Centers of High Quality Research in Indonesia

JAKARTA – U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission, Brian McFeeters, together with the Minister of Research Technology & Higher Education, Muhammad Nasir, launched a 20-million US dollar research program for five (5) Centers for Collaboration Research (CCRs) in Indonesia. “The establishment of these CCRs will help to develop, foster, and sustain research in science, technology, and ...
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USAID and Walton Family Foundation Launch New Partnership To Protect Indonesia’s Fisheries and Marine Biodiversity

Denpasar – Representatives from the United States Agency for International Development and Walton Family Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding today at the Economist World Ocean Summit to improve Indonesia’s marine biodiversity conservation and fisheries management. At the signing, U.S. Ambassador Joseph R. Donovan Jr. said, “This is an exciting collaboration that we hope will ...
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Award-Winning Schools Use Active Learning to Improve Education Quality

MAKASSAR – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Erin McKee and U.S. Consul General in Surabaya Heather Variava visited education institutions in Makassar and Maros, South Sulawesi, today to see the impacts of USAID’s long-term partnership with the government of South Sulawesi, educational training institutions and schools to improve the quality ...
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U.S., Indonesia, TNC, and WWF-I Announce $3.3 Million in New Grants to Protect Forests in Kalimantan

JAKARTA –Tropical Forest Conservation Act Kalimantan (TFCA Kalimantan), a partnership program among the United States Government, the Government of Indonesia, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and the Yayasan World Wide Fund for Nature – Indonesia (WWF-I), approved 14 new grants worth $3.3 million to local Indonesian non-governmental organizations (NGOs). These NGOs will work with forest-dependent communities ...
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International Student Enrollment in the U.S. Tops One Million for the First Time

International Student Enrollment in the U.S. Tops One Million for the First Time Students from Indonesia Increased by 6.6% to 8,727 November 14, 2016 – The 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released today, indicates that the number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities surpassed one million for the first time ...
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U.S. Promotes Blue Economy and Ocean Preservation in Bunaken National Marine Park

Manado, Indonesia – Chargé d’Affaires Brian McFeeters, Consul General Heather Variava, and marine scientists and professors from Sam Ratulangi University, participated in a follow-on event to the 2016 Our Ocean conference at Bunaken National Marine Park on November 1.  There they viewed the rich marine diversity of Bunaken and learned about Indonesia’s efforts to preserve ...
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Gadjah Mada University Students Awarded Grand Prize of the YSEALI World of Food Innovation Challenge

SIEM RIEP, November 1, 2016 – The United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) awarded first place of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) World of Food Innovation Challenge to a team of three Indonesian students from Gadjah Mada University. The team’s MINO Microbubble Generator technology increases oxygen in water and as a result, enlarges tilapia fish size by 40 percent, improving fish survival rate by nine percent, ...
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Gadjah Mada University Students Named Finalists in International Food Innovation Challenge

JAKARTA – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) announced that a youth team from Gadjah Mada University was chosen as one of the three finalists in the YSEALI World of Food Innovation Challenge, which seeks technology solutions for challenges in agriculture, aquaculture, and fisheries. MINO Microbubbles ...
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U.S. Calls for Grant Applications from Indonesian Researchers

JAKARTA – The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) will offer funding through its Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program for Indonesian scientists to conduct joint research with U.S. scientists. USAID is especially soliciting research proposals in two topics: (1) strengthening science, technology, engineering and math education at both secondary and university levels; ...
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United States and Indonesia Partnership Supports World-class Education

Jakarta – The United States and the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education (RISTEK DIKTI) held an event today to celebrate advancements in higher education in Indonesia over the past five years. Approximately 150 people attended the event including honored guests RISTEK DIKTI Directorate General of Institutional Development Dr. Patdono Suwignjo, United States ...
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United States Provides $1 Million in Research Funding to Six Indonesian Scientists

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced approximately $1 million in grants through the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program for six research partnerships between Indonesian and American scientists. The research will address research questions in topics such as climate change mitigation, infectious disease, and science education. “The United States is proud ...
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Pacific Partnership 2016 Departs Indonesia, Completing Final Mission Stop

PADANG, Indonesia (Aug. 31, 2016) Pacific Partnership 2016, embarked aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), departed its fifth and final mission stop, Padang, Indonesia, Aug. 31, completing two weeks of humanitarian assistance disaster response collaboration and training, medical and engineering subject matter expert exchanges, cooperative health engagements and community relation events. This year marks ...
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United States Supports Indonesia’s Efforts to Stop Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing

The Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have partnered to bring a team of seven experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide training from August 22-26 to Indonesian officials from the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Customs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ...
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United States and Indonesia Launch $8.4 Million Project to Advance Social Justice

Chargé d’Affaires Brian McFeeters, Secretary General of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights Dr. Bambang Sariwanto, Head of the National Law Development of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights Agency Dr. Enny Nurbaningsih, National Commission on Anti-violence against Women Commissioner Indri Suparno, and other officials attend the launch of the USAID and The ...
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New United States Embassy Jakarta Compound Demonstrates Commitment to Strong Ties with Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia – In an important symbol of America’s commitment to an enduring Strategic Partnership with Indonesia, U.S. Ambassador Robert O. Blake today along with US Ambassador to ASEAN Nina Hachigian and Director-General for Protocol and Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Andri Hadi marked the completion of the initial structural phase of the new ...
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Indonesia-U.S. Aviation Working Group Seminar

Indonesia-U.S. Aviation Working Group Seminar “Enhancing Indonesia-U.S. Aviation Cooperation” Indonesia-U.S. AWG Seminar to Mark One-Year of Aviation Cooperation JAKARTA, Indonesia – The Indonesia-U.S. Aviation Working Group (AWG) seminar today marks the one-year anniversary of successful U.S.-Indonesia cooperation on aviation.  Since its establishment with the MOU signing between Minister of Transportation Ignasius Jonan and Ambassador Blake ...
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American Group Dance Heginbotham Strengthens People-to-People Ties through Dance

Jakarta –Part of the annual DanceMotion USA program that brings American contemporary dance to audiences worldwide, Dance Heginbotham visited Jakarta, Jailolo of North Maluku, and Yogyakarta March 21 – April 8, 2016 and strengthened the people-to-people relationships between the United States and Indonesia. In Jakarta, Dance Heginbotham held choreography composition classes, dance workshops, and a ...
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United States Releases New Public Service Announcement with Slank on World Tuberculosis Day

JAKARTA – On World Tuberculosis Day (March 24, 2016), U.S. Ambassador Robert Blake launched a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) video at @america, encouraging Indonesians to get tested and treated for tuberculosis (TB) if they have a persistent cough. The video prominently features Indonesian rock band Slank who gave a surprise performance at the @america ...
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United States Embassy Statement on the Presence of Omar al-Bashir at the OIC Summit

The United States is concerned over Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s travel to Indonesia for the OIC summit. President Bashir has been charged by the International Criminal Court (ICC) with war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, and warrants for his arrest remain outstanding. While the United States is not a party to the Rome Statute, ...
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Statement by U.S. Ambassador Robert O. Blake on the Supreme Court Verdict

We are shocked and disappointed by the decision announced by the Supreme Court to sentence two international school teachers. In August 2015, the Indonesian High Court found that there was not sufficient evidence to support the teachers’ conviction. It is not clear what evidence the Supreme Court used to overturn the High Court’s decision. The ...
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USAID Scholarship Program for Advanced Degrees Now Accepting Applications

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) PRESTASI scholarship program is now accepting applications from Indonesian public servants and other accomplished professionals interested in attaining postgraduate degrees in the United States or Indonesia. Scholarship opportunities are available for Indonesians interested in pursuing degrees in the fields of public policy, economics, political science, public administration, environment, ...
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United States Announces New Sustainable Energy Prize for Women Scientists

The United States announced today the second annual ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women supported by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the U.S. Mission to ASEAN and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with UL. By 2035, ASEAN’s energy needs are projected to more than double to meet the region’s targeted ...
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U.S. Ambassador Announces New Support for Indonesia’s Climate Change Goals

Today at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry-sponsored “Climate Festival” U.S. Ambassador Robert Blake expressed his government’s strong support for Indonesia’s climate change goals and announced two new projects aimed at bolstering the work of the newly formed Peatland Restoration Agency. The two projects, funded under the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Compact with Indonesia, will help ...
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U.S. Ambassador’s Visit to North Maluku and Papua Focuses on Environmental Preservation, Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Farming

U.S. Ambassador Robert O. Blake visited Papua and the North Maluku during the week of January 18th making stops in Ternate, Manokwari, Nabire and Jayapura.  The primary purpose of the trip was to visit USAID programs aimed at reducing poverty and protecting the environment in the region through the promotion of sustainable farming methods, the ...
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Clarification of Issuance of Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

Following the heinous attack that took place today in Jakarta, the U.S. Embassy issued two Emergency Notifications for American Citizens living in Indonesia. These e-mails were sent from an emergency response network with a Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) + 7 time stamp. The e-mails, sent at 11:44WIB and 12:36WIB respectively, were sent to registered American ...
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U.S. Condemns Terror Attack in Jakarta

The United States strongly condemns today’s heinous attack on Indonesian police, citizens and foreigners.  We extend our condolences to the families of those killed, and wish a quick and full recovery to those injured. We stand in solidarity with our Indonesian partners and reaffirm our determination to continue to work with the government to combat ...
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New U.S. – Indonesia Partnership to Manage and Protect Forests

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Center for International Forestry (CIFOR) have launched a partnership to address critical environmental issues in Indonesia concerning forestry management and biodiversity protection. The partnership will include collaborative research and providing scholarships for emerging Indonesian leaders to attend U.S. universities. The ...
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US Announces New Round of Research Grant

The U.S Agency for International Development will offer funding through its Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program for Indonesian scientists to conduct research on climate change, education and wildlife trafficking.  Applications are now open, and proposals are due January 15, 2016. PEER is a competitive awards program that invites scientists in developing countries ...
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US Announces New Round of Research Grant

The U.S Agency for International Development will offer funding through its Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program for Indonesian scientists to conduct research on climate change, education and wildlife trafficking.  Applications are now open, and proposals are due January 15, 2016. PEER is a competitive awards program that invites scientists in developing countries ...
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Readout of Secretary Carter’s Meeting with Indonesian Minister of Defense Ryamizard Ryacudu

For Immediate Release October 26, 2015  Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following statement: Secretary of Defense Ash Carter hosted Indonesian Minister of Defense Ryamizard Ryacudu this morning at the Pentagon to discuss ways to strengthen the bilateral defense relationship between the two countries. They discussed the regional security environment as well as opportunities ...
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United States Partners with Indonesia to Address Forest Fires and Haze

U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Robert O. Blake, Jr. announced that the United States will contribute an initial $2.75 million USD in assistance to support Indonesian efforts to address the effects of the forest fires and haze.  Ambassador Blake noted: “This assistance is part of the United States’ wider effort to support Indonesian activities to suppress ...
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Saving Our Oceans: U.S. & Indonesia Partner to Combat IUU, Preserve Marine Biodiversity

At the 2015 Our Ocean Conference in Valparaiso, Chile, October 5-6, participants committed to over 80 new initiatives on marine conservation and protection valued at more than $2.1 billion, as well as new commitments on the protection of more than 1.9 million square kilometers (nearly 735,000 square miles) of the ocean.   The United States’ initiatives ...
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United States Announces Launch of Global Innovation Competition

Today the United States announced the launch of the third annual Making All Voices Count Global Innovation Competition (GIC 2016). Submit your idea for a project that uses technology – of any sort – to improve the relationship between government and citizens in 12 countries, including Indonesia.  Ideas must tackle one of the following themes: ...
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United States Announces Launch of Global Innovation Competition

JAKARTA – Today the United States announced the launch of the third annual Making All Voices Count Global Innovation Competition (GIC 2016). Submit your idea for a project that uses technology – of any sort – to improve the relationship between government and citizens in 12 countries, including Indonesia.  Ideas must tackle one of the ...
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U.S. Congressional Delegation Meets President Jokowi, Urges Stronger Economic Ties

A U.S. Congressional delegation arrived in Indonesia ahead of the 70th Independence celebration and met with President Jokowi on August 15. The U.S. delegation led by Representative Vern Buchanan from Florida, included Representative David Price from North Carolina, Representative Jim McDermott from Washington, Representative Susan Davis from California, Representative Dina Titus from Nevada, and Representative ...
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The United States Engages with Indonesia to Advance Cooperation on Geothermal Energy

On August 6th, the United States and Indonesia conducted a workshop with regulatory, financial, and technical experts, as well as high-level government officials, to advance geothermal development in Indonesia.  The United States and Indonesia agree to increase collaborations and explore opportunities over the coming weeks and months to accelerate private investment in geothermal energy.  The ...
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U.S. President Obama Honors Muslims Around the World with White House Iftar: “Whatever our faith, we’re all one family”

On Monday, June 22, U.S. President Barack Obama hosted his seventh annual Iftar dinner at the White House, noting to Muslims in the United States and around the world that “whatever our faith, we’re all one family”.  In addition to inviting members of the diplomatic corps and elected officials, he also honored young leaders and ...
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United States Contributes $5 million to the Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund‏

On June 19, the U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director Andrew Sisson signed an agreement awarding $5 million USD to the Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund (ICCTF) alongside the Ministry of National Development Planning Deputy Minister and ICCTF Board of Trustees Chairwoman Endah Murniningtyas. This contribution will fund Indonesian non-governmental organizations’ (NGOs) climate change ...
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United States and Indonesia Further Defense Cooperation, Sign Arrangement to Recover the Remains of American Personnel in Indonesia

On Friday, June 12 in Jakarta, The United States and Indonesia furthered their deep defense cooperation with the signing of an arrangement allowing the U.S. Government to conduct joint research leading to the investigation and excavation of U.S. service member remains from Indonesia. Concluding years of coordination between the United States Defense Prisoners of War/Missing ...
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United States and Indonesia Further Defense Cooperation, Sign Arrangement to Recover the Remains of American Personnel in Indonesia

On Friday, June 12 in Jakarta, The United States and Indonesia furthered their deep defense cooperation with the signing of an arrangement allowing the U.S. Government to conduct joint research leading to the investigation and excavation of U.S. service member remains from Indonesia. Concluding years of coordination between the United States Defense Prisoners of War/Missing ...
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U.S.-Indonesia Deepen Cooperation on Aviation, Sign MOU on Increased Technical Aviation Support

On June 9, U.S. Federally Funded Research and Development Center MITRE signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airnav Indonesia, as well as with Angkasa Pura II, agreeing to cooperate on technical aviation support.  Held at the residence of U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Robert Blake, this MOU signing came at the conclusion of the U.S. ...
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U.S.-Indonesia Deepen Cooperation on Aviation, Sign MOU on Increased Technical Aviation Support

On June 9, U.S. Federally Funded Research and Development Center MITRE signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airnav Indonesia, as well as with Angkasa Pura II, agreeing to cooperate on technical aviation support.  Held at the residence of U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Robert Blake, this MOU signing came at the conclusion of the U.S. ...
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During Aceh Visit U.S. Reinforces Commitment ‎on Multi-Country Resettlement Effort for Vulnerable Migrants

On Tuesday, June 2 in Aceh, Indonesia, Anne C. Richard, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, spoke to media from ‎Kuala Cangkoi (TPI Lapang camp): “This is my second time visiting Indonesia, and I am happy to be in this beautiful country although what brought me here is a very difficult ...
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During Aceh Visit U.S. Reinforces Commitment ‎on Multi-Country Resettlement Effort for Vulnerable Migrants

On Tuesday, June 2 in Aceh, Indonesia, Anne C. Richard, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, spoke to media from ‎Kuala Cangkoi (TPI Lapang camp): “This is my second time visiting Indonesia, and I am happy to be in this beautiful country although what brought me here is a very difficult ...
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Statement by Marie Harf, Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State

“The U.S. welcomes the decision by Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand that they will work together to uphold their responsibilities under international law and provide humanitarian assistance and shelter to 7,000 vulnerable migrants stranded at sea in Southeast Asia. The United States urges other countries of the region and the international communities to support them in ...
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Statement by Marie Harf, Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State

“The U.S. welcomes the decision by Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand that they will work together to uphold their responsibilities under international law and provide humanitarian assistance and shelter to 7,000 vulnerable migrants stranded at sea in Southeast Asia. The United States urges other countries of the region and the international communities to support them in ...
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United States Announces $26 Million Expansion of USAID PRESTASI Scholarship Program

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a $26 million expansion to its Program to Extend Scholarship and Training to Achieve Sustainable Impact (PRESTASI). Under the expanded scholarship program, Indonesian public servants can earn postgraduate degrees in the United States or Indonesia in the fields of public policy, economic growth, political science, public administration, ...
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United States Announces $26 Million Expansion of USAID PRESTASI Scholarship Program

JAKARTA – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a $26 million expansion to its Program to Extend Scholarship and Training to Achieve Sustainable Impact (PRESTASI). Under the expanded scholarship program, Indonesian public servants can earn postgraduate degrees in the United States or Indonesia in the fields of public policy, economic growth, political science, public ...
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U.S. Assists Trafficking Victims Stranded in Indonesia

The U.S. Government plans to contribute approximately $225,000 in emergency victim assistance funds to help support the efforts by the Government of Indonesia and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to rescue hundreds of Burmese, Cambodian, Lao, and Thai fishermen who are victims of forced labor and stranded in Eastern Indonesia.  This is in addition to ...
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U.S. Assists Trafficking Victims Stranded in Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia – The U.S. Government plans to contribute approximately $225,000 in emergency victim assistance funds to help support the efforts by the Government of Indonesia and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to rescue hundreds of Burmese, Cambodian, Lao, and Thai fishermen who are victims of forced labor and stranded in Eastern Indonesia.  This is in ...
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MCC Celebrates Two Year Anniversary of Partnership with Indonesia

Today the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Millennium Challenge Account-Indonesia (MCA-I) celebrated the second anniversary of the five-year compact in partnership with Indonesia.  This $600 million USD program—focused on natural resource management, renewable energy, maternal and infant health, and procurement modernization—is built around one goal: reducing poverty through economic growth.  U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Robert ...
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U.S. Ambassador’s Statement on the Verdict of the JIS Case

Jakarta, Indonesia – We have been closely following the case of the JIS teachers.  Any case involving allegations of child abuse is sensitive.  Serious questions have arisen in this case regarding the investigative process and lack of credible evidence against the teachers.  In light of this, we are deeply disappointed with this outcome.  We look ...
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MCC Celebrates Two Year Anniversary of Partnership with Indonesia

Jakarta – Today the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Millennium Challenge Account-Indonesia (MCA-I) celebrated the second anniversary of the five-year compact in partnership with Indonesia.  This $600 million USD program—focused on natural resource management, renewable energy, maternal and infant health, and procurement modernization—is built around one goal: reducing poverty through economic growth.  U.S. Ambassador to ...
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An American Education is within your reach, U.S. Education Fair brings representatives from 40 schools to Indonesia to outline educational opportuniti

In an effort to help Indonesian students learn more about educational opportunities in the United States, the U.S. Embassy and EducationUSA announce the launch of the Spring 2015 University Fairs in three cities in Indonesia. Nearly 40 U.S. universities, colleges, and community colleges will participate in the university fair.  The event will help explain the ...
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U.S. Education Fair brings representatives from 40 schools to Indonesia to outline educational opportunities in the U.S.

JAKARTA – In an effort to help Indonesian students learn more about educational opportunities in the United States, the U.S. Embassy and EducationUSA announce the launch of the Spring 2015 University Fairs in three cities in Indonesia. Nearly 40 U.S. universities, colleges, and community colleges will participate in the university fair.  The event will help explain ...
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U.S. Apple Recall Applies Only to One Producer, All Other Apples are Safe

Jakarta — On January 6, 2015, Bidart Bros. voluntarily recalled Granny Smith and Gala apples because environmental testing revealed contamination with Listeria monocytogenes at the firm’s apple packing facility in California. The U.S. provided this information to the Government of Indonesia shortly thereafter.  At this time any illnesses associated with the Bidart Bros. product have only ...
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U.S. Apple Recall Applies Only to One Producer, All Other Apples are Safe

On January 6, 2015, Bidart Bros. voluntarily recalled Granny Smith and Gala apples because environmental testing revealed contamination with Listeria monocytogenes at the firm’s apple packing facility in California. The U.S. provided this information to the Government of Indonesia shortly thereafter.  At this time any illnesses associated with the Bidart Bros. product have only been ...
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U.S. Ambassador Robert Blake Leads U.S. Delegation to Batam‏

On January 29-30 Ambassador Robert O. Blake led a delegation of twelve U.S. companies and business associations to Batam as part of ongoing efforts to identify trade and investment opportunities for U.S. companies and deepen commercial and diplomatic ties with key cities throughout Indonesia. While in Batam, the Ambassador and delegates met with Kepulauan Riau ...
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U.S. Ambassador Robert Blake Leads U.S. Delegation to Batam

Batam, Indonesia – On January 29-30 Ambassador Robert O. Blake led a delegation of twelve U.S. companies and business associations to Batam as part of ongoing efforts to identify trade and investment opportunities for U.S. companies and deepen commercial and diplomatic ties with key cities throughout Indonesia. While in Batam, the Ambassador and delegates met with ...
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Community of Democracies to Host Regional Civil Society Consultations and Workshops in Jakarta

Over fifty civil society activists from Indonesia and across South East Asia will take part in the upcoming round of civil society meetings and workshops organized by the Community of Democracies and the U.S. Department of State in Jakarta on January 21 -23, 2015. The Community of Democracies began civil society consultations in May 2014 to ...
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Community of Democracies to Host Regional Civil Society Consultations and Workshops in Jakarta

Over fifty civil society activists from Indonesia and across South East Asia will take part in the upcoming round of civil society meetings and workshops organized by the Community of Democracies and the U.S. Department of State in Jakarta on January 21 -23, 2015. The Community of Democracies began civil society consultations in May 2014 to ...
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Leveraging the Power of Social Media for Social Good

On the afternoon of January 13 at Jakarta’s Digital Valley, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Rudiantara, U.S. Ambassador Robert Blake, and Indonesian NGO KOPHI launched the “Social Media for Social Good” program, a series of digital literacy workshops set to take place in six cities around Indonesia throughout 2015: Jambi, Makassar, Bangka, Samarinda, Kupang, ...
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Leveraging the Power of Social Media for Social Good

JAKARTA – On the afternoon of January 13 at Jakarta’s Digital Valley, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Rudiantara, U.S. Ambassador Robert Blake, and Indonesian NGO KOPHI launched the “Social Media for Social Good” program, a series of digital literacy workshops set to take place in six cities around Indonesia throughout 2015: Jambi, Makassar, Bangka, Samarinda, ...
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U.S. Government Supports Justice Sector Efforts to Protect Indonesia’s Biodiversity

JAKARTA – More than 40 members of the Indonesian justice sector and law enforcement agencies gathered together for the opening of a three-day Integrated Justice Sector Workshop on Managing Cases to Protect Indonesian Biodiversity at the Shangri-La Hotel on January 12, 2015.  The conference is co-hosted by the Indonesian Supreme Court and the U.S. Government, through the ...
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U.S. Government Supports Justice Sector Efforts to Protect Indonesia’s Biodiversity

More than 40 members of the Indonesian justice sector and law enforcement agencies gathered together for the opening of a three-day Integrated Justice Sector Workshop on Managing Cases to Protect Indonesian Biodiversity at the Shangri-La Hotel on January 12, 2015.  The conference is co-hosted by the Indonesian Supreme Court and the U.S. Government, through the U.S. ...
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USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) Arrives in Jakarta for First Port Visit in Southeast Asia

JAKARTA, Indonesia – The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia Dec. 22 as part of a 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance. This port visit is Fort Worth’s first in Southeast Asia, and also marks the first LCS visit to Indonesia, an archipelagic nation comprised of ...
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USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) Arrives in Jakarta for First Port Visit in Southeast Asia

The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia Dec. 22 as part of a 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance. This port visit is Fort Worth’s first in Southeast Asia, and also marks the first LCS visit to Indonesia, an archipelagic nation comprised of 17,000 islands and ...
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United States Opens ‘Build Back Better’ – An Exhibition Reflecting on Life in Aceh 10 Years After the Tsunami

JAKARTA – The United States Embassy officially opened the exhibition, “Build Back Better  – an exhibition reflecting on life in Aceh 10 years after the Indian Ocean Tsunami” at @america in the Pacific Place Mall on Thursday. The exhibition is open to the public free of charge on Sundays and Mondays through January 26, 2015. ...
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United States Opens ‘Build Back Better’ – An Exhibition Reflecting on Life in Aceh 10 Years After the Tsunami

The United States Embassy officially opened the exhibition, “Build Back Better  – an exhibition reflecting on life in Aceh 10 years after the Indian Ocean Tsunami” at @america in the Pacific Place Mall on Thursday. The exhibition is open to the public free of charge on Sundays and Mondays through January 26, 2015. Developed by ...
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The Consulate Announces the Visit of The U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and the U.S. Navy ship “USS RODNEY M. DAVIS”

MEDAN – The USS RODNEY M. DAVIS, a U.S. Navy frigate with a crew of 200 sailors will visit Medan, North Sumatra, from October 23-27, 2014. On October 25, the U.S. Secretary of The Navy, Ray Mabus, will arrive in Medan to meet with Sailors aboard the frigate and attend a reception for Indonesian military officers, ...
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The Consulate of the United States of America Announces the Visit of The U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and the U.S. Navy ship “USS RODNEY M. DA

The USS RODNEY M. DAVIS, a U.S. Navy frigate with a crew of 200 sailors will visit Medan, North Sumatra, from October 23-27, 2014. On October 25, the U.S. Secretary of The Navy, Ray Mabus, will arrive in Medan to meet with Sailors aboard the frigate and attend a reception for Indonesian military officers, elected ...
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Secretary Kerry Leads Delegation to Indonesian Presidential Inauguration

On October 20, Secretary of State John Kerry led a Presidential Delegation to Jakarta, Indonesia to attend President Joko Widodo’s inauguration.  Members of the delegation included U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Robert Blake, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel, Director of the Peace Corps Carolyn Hessler-Radelet, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary ...
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United States Supports Quality Education across Indonesia

Leaders from approximately 30 districts across Indonesia attended the National Policy Forum on Teacher Deployment on October 14 to discuss strategies on how to equally distribute teachers based on local schools’ needs, teacher qualification, and student-to-teacher ratio. The Forum was hosted by the Ministry of Education and Culture (MOEC) and the U.S. Agency for International ...
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Video Statement by U.S. Ambassador Robert Blake on Indonesian Palm Oil Pledge

On September 24, the United States witnessed the signing of the landmark Indonesia Palm Oil Pledge by the CEOs of Cargill, Asian Agri, Golden Agri-Resources, Wilmar, and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which reflects the commitment of these industry giants to break the link between palm oil and deforestation.  This Pledge includes industry-leading ...
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Video Statement by U.S. Ambassador Robert Blake on Indonesian Palm Oil Pledge

On September 24, the United States witnessed the signing of the landmark Indonesia Palm Oil Pledge by the CEOs of Cargill, Asian Agri, Golden Agri-Resources, Wilmar, and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which reflects the commitment of these industry giants to break the link between palm oil and deforestation.  This Pledge includes industry-leading ...
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United States Awards Scholarships to Indonesians for Master’s Degree Study

JAKARTA – The U.S. Agency for International Development announced the second group of   scholarship recipients under the USAID Program to Extend Scholarships and Training to Achieve Sustainable Impacts II (PRESTASI II), which provides opportunities for Indonesians to earn master’s degrees in selected fields from universities in the U.S. and Indonesia. The goal of the five-year ...
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United States Awards Scholarships to Indonesians for Master’s Degree Study

The U.S. Agency for International Development announced the second group of   scholarship recipients under the USAID Program to Extend Scholarships and Training to Achieve Sustainable Impacts II (PRESTASI II), which provides opportunities for Indonesians to earn master’s degrees in selected fields from universities in the U.S. and Indonesia. The goal of the five-year (2012-2017) program ...
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Sundance Institute Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue Travels to Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Denpasar, Banjarmasin and Palangkarya, Indonesia

Sundance Institute and the U.S. Embassy in Indonesia Collaborate to Host Free Film Screenings and Guided Discussions Filmmaker Srdan Golubovic (Circles) and Editor Doug Blush (Twenty Feet From Stardom) travel with the Program Park City, UT — Sundance Institute and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities announced today that Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue will ...
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Sundance Institute Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue Travels to Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Denpasar, Banjarmasin and Palangkarya, Indonesia, Septemb

Sundance Institute and the U.S. Embassy in Indonesia Collaborate to Host Free Film Screenings and Guided Discussions Filmmaker Srdan Golubovic (Circles) and Editor Doug Blush (Twenty Feet From Stardom) travel with the Program Sundance Institute and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities announced today that Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue will host free screenings ...
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U.S. Navy Works with Indonesian Partners in Protecting, Preserving Sunken Gravesite

PEARL HARBOR – U.S. Navy underwater archeologists, in conjunction with Indonesian Navy divers, have assessed in an interim report that the wrecked vessel surveyed in the Java Sea in June is “consistent with the identification” of the World War II wreck of the cruiser USS Houston (CA 30), and that divers documented conclusive evidence of ...
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U.S. Navy Works with Indonesian Partners in Protecting, Preserving Sunken Gravesite

U.S. Navy underwater archeologists, in conjunction with Indonesian Navy divers, have assessed in an interim report that the wrecked vessel surveyed in the Java Sea in June is “consistent with the identification” of the World War II wreck of the cruiser USS Houston (CA 30), and that divers documented conclusive evidence of a pattern of ...
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Ambassador Blake Visits PT. Goodyear Indonesia, Tbk, Highlights Company’s Support to Indonesia’s Growing Auto Sector

Jakarta – On July 14, U.S. Ambassador Robert Blake traveled to Bogor, Indonesia, to visit PT. Goodyear Indonesia, Tbk’s manufacturing facilities to highlight the long-term contributions of U.S. companies in Indonesia.  Ambassador Blake congratulated Goodyear for its contributions toward improving the safety and quality of automobiles in Indonesia and across the region with its tire technology and products, as well as ...
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Ambassador Blake Visits PT. Goodyear Indonesia, Tbk, Highlights Company’s Support to Indonesia’s Growing Auto Sector

On July 14, U.S. Ambassador Robert Blake traveled to Bogor, Indonesia, to visit PT. Goodyear Indonesia, Tbk’s manufacturing facilities to highlight the long-term contributions of U.S. companies in Indonesia.  Ambassador Blake congratulated Goodyear for its contributions toward improving the safety and quality of automobiles in Indonesia and across the region with its tire technology and products, as well as ...
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Fluidic Energy: Producing Cost-Efficient, Environmentally Friendly Cellular Tower Batteries in Indonesia

U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Robert Blake visited the American-owned Fluidic Energy factory in Bogor on July 14.  Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Fluidic Energy uses metal-air battery technology and integrated intelligence to develop energy storage solutions for various peak shaving applications.  PT Fluidic Energy Indonesia (FEI) opened their Indonesian manufacturing plant in 2010, and partners with ...
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Fluidic Energy: Producing Cost-Efficient, Environmentally Friendly Cellular Tower Batteries in Indonesia

U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Robert Blake visited the American-owned Fluidic Energy factory in Bogor on July 14.  Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Fluidic Energy uses metal-air battery technology and integrated intelligence to develop energy storage solutions for various peak shaving applications.  PT Fluidic Energy Indonesia (FEI) opened their Indonesian manufacturing plant in 2010, and partners with ...
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U.S. Ambassador Highlights Comprehensive Cooperation in Papua and West Papua

Jayapura – From June 8-13, 2014, Ambassador Robert Blake traveled to the provinces of Papua and West Papua to meet with government officials, civil society leaders, alumni of U.S. exchange programs, and visit U.S. government-supported programs that combat HIV/AIDS, support marine biodiversity, and improve health care services.   Ambassador Blake’s six day visit is part of ...
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U.S. Ambassador Highlights Comprehensive Cooperation in Papua and West Papua

From June 8-13, 2014, Ambassador Robert Blake traveled to the provinces of Papua and West Papua to meet with government officials, civil society leaders, alumni of U.S. exchange programs, and visit U.S. government-supported programs that combat HIV/AIDS, support marine biodiversity, and improve health care services.   Ambassador Blake’s six day visit is part of his ...
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Be a Hero, Donate Blood — “Blood4Nation” Campaign Saving Lives

JAKARTA – On May 6-7, the U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), and NGO Blood4Life will hold a national blood drive in Jakarta and five other cities around Indonesia.  Blood4Nation seeks to promote and highlight the importance of donating blood to keep a reliable blood supply for Indonesia and provide a live-saving resource to patients ...
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U.S. and Indonesia Award Grants to Promote Forest Conservation and Combat Climate Change

JAKARTA – U.S. Ambassador Robert Blake and Indonesia Minister of Forestry Zulkifli Hasan launched the first round of forest conservation grants under the $28.5 million Tropical Forest Conservation Act (TFCA) Kalimantan.  The awards to nine organizations, which will initially work in Kapuas Hulu District (West Kalimantan) and Berau, Mahakam Ulu and Kutai Barat Districts (East Kalimantan), ...
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U.S. and Indonesia Award Grants to Promote Forest Conservation and Combat Climate Change

U.S. Ambassador Robert Blake and Indonesia Minister of Forestry Zulkifli Hasan launched the first round of forest conservation grants under the $28.5 million Tropical Forest Conservation Act (TFCA) Kalimantan.  The awards to nine organizations, which will initially work in Kapuas Hulu District (West Kalimantan) and Berau, Mahakam Ulu and Kutai Barat Districts (East Kalimantan), support ...
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Ambassador Blake Visits Chevron’s Salak Geothermal Plant to Highlight Geothermal Energy Potential

JAKARTA – U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Robert Blake visited the largest geothermal power plant in Indonesia on April 10.  The 377 megawatt Salak geothermal power plant operated by Chevron Geothermal Salak, which has contributed to national electricity needs since 1994, is an example of the important role of U.S. companies in supporting Indonesia’s energy and ...
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Ambassador Blake Visits Chevron’s Salak Geothermal Plant to Highlight Geothermal Energy Potential

U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Robert Blake visited the largest geothermal power plant in Indonesia on April 10.  The 377 megawatt Salak geothermal power plant operated by Chevron Geothermal Salak, which has contributed to national electricity needs since 1994, is an example of the important role of U.S. companies in supporting Indonesia’s energy and environmental goals.  ...
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U.S. Department of State Supports Indonesian Entrepreneurs through GIST

JAKARTA – On April 6, the U.S. Department of State and CRDF Global, in cooperation with GEPIndonesia, welcomed over 180 Indonesian entrepreneurs and angel investors to the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) DEMO Day. Top Indonesian startups pitched their science and technology business ideas to the audience at the Four Seasons Hotel and ...
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U.S. Ambassador Highlights Science and Technology Cooperation in Bandung, West Java

Bandung — On April 2, 2014, Ambassador Robert Blake traveled to Bandung, West Java to promote the business and education pillars of the U.S. – Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership.  Ambassador Blake’s visit is part of his continuing travel across Indonesia to engage local leaders, businesses, civil society and students to advance cooperation and partnership with the ...
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U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific Bringing World Music to Jakarta

U.S. Ambassador Robert Blake is pleased to welcome Pacific Clave, the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific’s world music ensemble, to Jakarta. The group will perform its uniquely American brand of world music for Indonesian audiences at the Java Jazz Festival, at a Banten pesantren and @america. Pacific Clave will kick off its Jakarta ...
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United States Provides Additional $200,000 to Support Indonesians Displaced by Mount Sinabung Eruptions

Medan – Ambassador Robert Blake provided an additional $200,000 for logistical support as part of the ongoing emergency response to the Mount Sinabung eruptions in North Sumatra.  The U.S. government is supporting operations and logistics through Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) as the agency continues to manage the emergency response to the Mt. Sinabung ...
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United States Provides $100,000 in Assistance to Support Indonesians Displaced by Mount Sinabung Eruptions

JAKARTA – In response to the ongoing eruptions of Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra, United States Ambassador Robert Blake offered $100,000 to support the Government of Indonesia’s response. The U.S. government, through the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing humanitarian relief items to people residing ...
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American Film Showcase Celebrates Youth, Diversity and Civil Society in Indonesia

JAKARTA – Today the U.S. Embassy welcomed two distinguished American filmmakers, Freida Mock and Richard Pearce, to Jakarta as part of the American Film Showcase (AFS) program. Over the next two weeks, the filmmakers will meet with Indonesians in Java, Kalimantan and Sumatera to share their perspectives on American films and to discuss their careers. While ...
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Increased Funding Supports Joint U.S. and Indonesian Research in Maternal Health

JAKARTA – The United States will provide more than $1 million of funding for maternal health research as part of the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program. The United States will award grants to Indonesian researchers for collaborative research with American scientists in maternal and neonatal health. “Collaboration is the foundation of these ...
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United States Expands Program to Combat Tuberculosis to Jakarta

Today, the U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Kristen Bauer and the provincial government of DKI Jakarta launched the Community Empowerment of People Against Tuberculosis (CEPAT) health program in Jakarta. Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the program supports community-based outreach and care for tuberculosis (TB). “USAID’s CEPAT program supports Indonesian organizations and local communities ...
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@america Welcomes 500,000th Visitor

On Saturday, January 11, the 500,000th visitor to @america stepped through the doors of the U.S. Government’s high-tech cultural center in the Pacific Place Mall in Jakarta. Syarifah Rahma was recognized by Ambassador-designate Robert Blake and received a package of English and Indonesian language books on an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet. “We opened @america on December ...
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