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Addressing the Critical Issues Facing Asia - 60 Years
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Please note: Years listed represent the fiscal year in which the project took place. Projects from a completed fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30) are added the following fiscal year.

Displaying 254 Projects

Projects : Regional Cooperation

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America's Role in Asia project

Every four years, The Asia Foundation convenes a series of high-level workshops in Asia and the United States to review the current state and future direction of Asia-U.S. relations. The Southeast Asia meetings are held in Singapore and have been chaired by Singapore's Ambassador-at-Large, Professor Tommy Koh.

2012

10th International Burma Studies Conference – Northern Illinois University

Supporting the premier venue for scholars, policymakers, decision-makers, NGO leaders, and graduate students to meet and debate the challenges and opportunities Myanmar faces after a half century of political and economic stasis. The Foundation organized a panel featuring senior advisors to Myanmar's president.

Total Expenditures: $10,000

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

26th Asia Pacific Roundtable – ASEAN-Institutes for Strategic and International Studies (ISIS)

Sponsoring and supporting one of Asia's most policy-relevant dialogues on major security challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region in Malaysia. The theme of the conference was "Asian Security, Governance, and Order." The Foundation organized a panel featuring participants from Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia to discuss "The Role of Non-State Actors in Promoting Conflict Resolution."

Total Expenditures: $13,305

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

A Roundtable on Myanmar

Gathering strategic thinking and analysis on economics and politics in Myanmar, implications for Vietnam and the Vietnamese analysis of current changes through a roundtable discussion with senior officials and researchers.

Local Partner:

Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV)

Total Expenditures: $2,553

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

American University Symposium on United States-ASEAN-East Asia Summit Strategic Dialogue

Co-sponsoring with American University's ASEAN Studies Center and the U.S.-Department of State an off-the-record symposium in Washington, D.C. that clarified issues of priority concern to the United States, ASEAN, and East Asia Summit (EAS) member countries prior to President Barack Obama's participation in the first expanded EAS Leaders Summit held in Bali, Indonesia.

Total Expenditures: $12,042

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation (AADC)

Partnership with the Korea Development Institute (KDI) to convene an ongoing series of dialogues that bring together leading experts and practitioners from China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand, as well as partner countries and "traditional" donors, to share and contribute their perspectives on development cooperation. Additional participating countries have included Australia, Cambodia, Germany, Japan, Mongolia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Vietnam. This year's dialogues focused on the theme of pro-poor, inclusive growth.

Local Partner:

Korea Development Institute (KDI)

Total Expenditures: $179,568

Funding Sources:
Korea Development Institute (KDI)
2012

Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation (AADC)

Strengthening Thailand's international development assistance policy and South-South collaboration through a comparative study of Thai and Japanese aid to Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam and public forums to disseminate the research findings and recommendations.

Local Partners:

Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA); Thammasat University Faculty of Political Science

2012

Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation (AADC)

Engaging Chinese experts to participate in dialogues on Asian donors in development to share and discuss the policies and strategies that guide China’s development cooperation. Sponsored and co-hosted a related June 2012 conference in Beijing on Pro-Poor Growth & Development Cooperation: Experience & Lessons from Asia, with participation from experts from around Asia.

Local Partners:

China Agricultural University; Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation

2012

Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation (AADC)

Supporting a meeting and public event on “Emerging Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation” in New Delhi from March 5-7, 2012.

Local Partner:

Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)

Total Expenditures: $953

Funding Sources:
Korea Development Institute (KDI)
2012

Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation (AADC)

Convening an ongoing series of dialogues, jointly organized by the Korea Development Institute (KDI), that bring together leading experts and practitioners from China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand, as well as partner countries and “traditional” donors, to share and contribute their perspectives on development cooperation. This year’s dialogues focused on the theme of pro-poor, inclusive growth.

Local Partner:

Korea Development Institute (KDI)

Total Expenditures: $179,568

Funding Sources:
Korea Development Institute (KDI)
2012

Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation (AADC)

Supporting the sharing and strengthening of Malaysia's development cooperation approaches and strategies by facilitating the participation of Malaysian experts in an ongoing dialogue series jointly organized by the Korea Development Institute (KDI) and The Asia Foundation. Dialogues held in New Delhi and Beijing focused on the theme of pro-poor, inclusive growth.

Total Expenditures: $6,287

Funding Sources:
Korea Development Institute (KDI)
2012

Chang-Lin Tien Distinguished Visiting Fellows and Visiting Fellows Programs

This program honors the Foundation's late chair of the board and chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley. In fiscal year 2012, two prominent Asian leaders were invited to the U.S. as Distinguished Visiting Fellows for public presentations and meetings with academics and other specialists: Mr. Cheng Siwei, a prominent Chinese economist and president of the International Finance Forum, Beijing; and Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder and CEO of BRAC, based in Bangladesh and the largest development NGO in the world. In addition, two accomplished mid-career Asian professionals Asia were invited to the U.S. as Visiting Fellows: a trade specialist from Afghanistan who examined trade promotion policies; and from Thailand, an academic and clinical specialist in forensic medicine practices in support of human rights.

2012

China Study Tour for Nine American Graduate Students

Liaison with officials of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University in screening of master's degree students applicants for a study tour in China focusing on the country's internal challenges and the impact on external relations.

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