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Cambodia VXW Awards

August 26, 2015

The Asia Foundation on August 24 announced the first-ever mobile applications to combat violence against women (VXW) in Cambodia. The inspiration of three young women activists from Cambodia’s VXW Awards, and built by major app developer Golden Gekko, the three apps for Android and iPhone offer features including legal information, peer support, anonymous reporting, and […]

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International Youth Day Aug. 12

August 12, 2015

International Youth Day – August 12 “Youth Civic Engagement” is the theme of the 16th annual International Youth Day on August 12. In Bangladesh, where young people make up two-thirds of the total population, and roughly half of young graduates are unemployed, The Asia Foundation is working to involve young people in their nation’s development. […]

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Asia Foundation President Meets With Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

July 29, 2015

Asia Foundation President David D. Arnold joined Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the presidential palace in Kabul last week to discuss the Foundation’s programs in Afghanistan. President Ghani praised the Foundation’s annual Survey of the Afghan People for its instrumental role with policymakers. They were joined by the Foundation’s Country Representative Abdullah Ahmadzai and Senior […]

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Myanmar Diplomats Arrive in San Francisco

July 22, 2015

Two officers of Myanmar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs arrive in San Francisco this week as part of a summer study tour sponsored by The Asia Foundation. Following programs in Washington, DC, earlier this month on globalization, U.S. foreign policy, and IT, Deputy Directors General Win Myint and Kyaw Zeya will visit Silicon Valley to meet […]

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Trans-Pacific Partnership: Impacts on the US Economy

July 15, 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement being negotiated among 12 countries, including the US, has sparked a long, heated debate across the globe. Some key areas in the agreement include: intellectual property rights, telecommunications, state-owned enterprises, investment, labor and environmental standards. On July 20 in San Francisco, The Asia Foundation co-sponsors a discussion about […]

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Panel to discuss Sri Lanka’s Electronic Citizen Report Card

July 8, 2015

Half of Asia’s population will live in cities by 2020, a looming test for infrastructure and services that will challenge urban governance. On July 14 in Washington, The Asia Foundation will introduce a recent study on strategic uses of data to meet the challenges of rapid urbanization. A panel, featuring Foundation President David D. Arnold […]

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The Asia Foundation Releases New Issue Briefs on Transboundary Rivers

June 24, 2015

South Asia depends heavily on trans-boundary rivers to meet water and energy needs, and vital resources are often entangled in conflicting policies of rival states. In a 15-month assessment, The Asia Foundation studied three transboundary rivers in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. A newly-released series of issue briefs describes how lack of transparency and excessive data […]

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Asia Foundation President visits Seoul

June 17, 2015

Asia Foundation President David D. Arnold traveled to Seoul this week to discuss South Korea’s growing development role in the Asia-Pacific. Arnold met with First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Cho Tae-yong and Minister of Unification Hong Yong-pyo in separate meetings to discuss the Foundation’s work in Korea. In an official signing ceremony, Arnold and […]

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Asia Foundation Awarded Stanford University Grant for Migrant Child Labor Research

June 10, 2015

Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) has awarded The Asia Foundation a grant for its pioneering research on migrant children working in Thailand’s seafood processing industry. Lead researcher Ellen Boccuzzi accepted the $20,000 award from Stanford’s Theories of Civil Society, Philanthropy, and the Nonprofit Sector class, which worked together to select this […]

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Books for Asia Donates to Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Centre Library

June 3, 2015

In partnership with the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia donated books to the newly established library of the Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Centre. Located at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, The CKCC library houses more than 5,000 books from Korean organizations. “Books for Asia… is aimed at empowering future Asian […]

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