Indonesia Civil Society Forum 2018 Builds Skills and Sustainability

JAKARTA – Today, the United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) along with our international partners opened the Indonesia Civil Society Forum 2018 (ICSF 2018). As a learning platform designed to strengthen Civil Society Organizations’ (CSOs) skills and sustainability, ICSF 2018 will reinforce Indonesian civil society’s ability to help Indonesia ...
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Statement by USAID Spokesperson McCleskey on Additional Humanitarian Assistance for People Affected by the Earthquake and Tsunami in Indonesia

Today, the United States announced an additional $3.6 million in humanitarian assistance to help people affected by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck Central Sulawesi in the Republic of Indonesia on September 28, 2018. This funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for this response to $3.7 million.   As part of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Leveled Reading Books Support Indonesian Literacy

On May 24, Deputy Chief of Mission Brian McFeeters participated in a hand-over ceremony with the Director General of Basic Education at the Ministry of Education and Culture, symbolizing the provision of over eight million leveled reading books as part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) PRIORITAS program. In turn, the Director General ...
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Strengthening Ties Through Education, Building A Positive Future for the U.S. and Indonesia

On May 18, USAID’s Program to Extend Scholarships to Achieve Sustainable Impacts (PRESTASI) held a ceremony to mark the successful completion of English-language, leadership, and statistics training for 37 Indonesians who will pursue a master’s degree in the US in the 2016 academic year. After completion of their degree, the scholars will return to Indonesia ...
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