Accelerating Asian Development: Technology & Innovation at The Asia Foundation
Today, over 1 billion people living in the Asia Pacific can access critical information and communication technologies that just a decade earlier were largely out of reach. By 2020, a billion more people globally, many of whom are living in emerging Asia, will access the Internet for the first time. Underemployed, below the poverty line, and living with only the most basic education, these newly minted “netizens” will undoubtedly benefit from a new level of access to information technology. More and more people will solve real problems using eGovernment apps, voter information tools, open education platforms, online business services, and public safety databases. As these changes accelerate, The Asia Foundation is working in new ways to improve the lives of millions of people across the region. Learn more about how we are using technology and innovation to combat old challenges, and to consider how you can support this work during a time of accelerating opportunity and change.
HIGHLIGHTS ACROSS ASIA
The Asia Foundation and APEC Chile Host Panel Discussion on Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age
October 4, 2019
Wall Street Journal Quotes Abdullah Ahmadzai on Afghan Elections
October 1, 2019
On the Anniversary of Independence, How Secure Is Timor-Leste?
September 25, 2019
The Gender Lab: Engaging Boys to Advance Gender Equality in India
New York City
Friday, September 27, 2019
Mobilizing Changemakers for our Sustainable Future
Meet Akshat Singhal and Sohara Mehroze, two of our 2019 Asia Foundation Development Fellows.