BRIEFLY NOTED: Program Highlights
Spring Annual Fund Matching Grant Launched
This spring, The Asia Foundation launched a matching grant campaign with a goal of raising $125,000 for the Annual Fund. From now through July 15, donations to the Annual Fund will be matched dollar for dollar. The Annual Fund provides critical support for the general operations of our projects across Asia, which span 20 countries and include more than 600 projects. For more information, please visit: Annual Fund.
U.S.-Islamic World Forum in Doha
The Asia Foundation’s director for law and governance, Kim McQuay, recently attended the U.S.-Islamic World Forum co-hosted by the Brookings Institution’s Saban Center for Middle East Policy and the State of Qatar in Doha last month. The event is recognized as the premier gathering of American and Muslim leaders for discussion of critical issues and partnership opportunities. The Forum included remarks by Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem Bin Jabor Al-Thani, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Malaysian opposition leader and parliamentarian Anwar Ibrahim, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Senator John Kerry.
From Afghanistan: Rebuilding Schools for Girls
The Asia Foundation has begun repairs on the Lama-e-Shaheed Girls’ School in Kabul – a school with an enrollment of more than 4,500 students from kindergarten through 12th grade. With funding from the Janet Ketcham Foundation, The Asia Foundation will make critical improvements on the school building, which was severely damaged during years of violent conflict and neglect, and also provide brand new textbooks and other educational materials.
HIGHLIGHTS ACROSS ASIA
Dr. Richard Haass and Ambassador Kathleen Stephens Address The Asia Foundation at New York Board Meeting
May 24, 2017
Airport Congestion in the Philippines Sees Improvements
May 24, 2017
Asia Foundation Experts Participate in ADB Yokohama 2017 Annual Meeting
May 17, 2017
Asia Foundation Hosts APEC App Challenge to Help the Asia-Pacific Region’s Small Businesses Expand
May 16, 2017
Cambodia’s Online Reform Initiative Inventory
Asia Foundation Releases Report on Disaster Preparedness During Political Transition in Nepal
April 24, 2017