September 5, 2012
In the lead-up to International Literacy Day on September 8, The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program launched Storytime in Asia, a month-long campaign that celebrates the transformative power of children’s books by providing critically needed reading material to some of the world’s poorest students.
June 13, 2012
Watch a brand new video, screened for the first time publicly on June 7 at The Asia Foundation’s Lotus Leadership Awards in New York. The film features world-renowned teacher, leader, and advocate Dr. Sakena Yacoobi…
Asia Foundation Trustee and Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry Lectures on Future of U.S. Military
May 16, 2012
In the lead up to the NATO Summit in Chicago where leaders are expected to discuss the transition in Afghanistan, The Asia Foundation’s new trustee and former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Karl Eikenberry…
April 4, 2012
In Afghanistan, physicians at training hospitals across the country struggle to update their skills and provide adequate care to patients because of a lack of equipment, materials, and up-to-date medical texts and reference materials. In 2011, The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia provided over 4,000 medical texts…
January 18, 2012
Indonesia boasts one of the most successful development stories in Asia, with a thriving economy, stable democracy, and a young, technologically sophisticated population. Despite this, Indonesia still faces stubborn development challenges such as poverty, gender inequality, overpopulated prisons, and burdensome regulations that slow down business growth.
October 26, 2011
In this new video, Nepal Country Representative George Varughese describes The Asia Foundation’s approach to community mediation in Nepal, and includes footage of mediators and disputants engaged in an actual mediation session…