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Jan 16, 2020

The Washington Census Equity Fund announces funding to 55 nonprofits and tribal organizations serving historically undercounted communities

SEATTLE, January 13, 2020 --( ASIA TODAY )-- With only a few months until Census Day, philanthropic partners in the Washington Census Equity Fund, managed by...

Dec 20, 2019

SEATTLE – Washington state’s state-funded health insurance program that serves immigrants that are elderly or disabled and ineligible for Medicaid will expand to include access to full dental benefits on January 1, 2020.

Dec 18, 2019

Phhom Penh, December 17, 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Shiseido Asia Pacific and The Asia Foundation have successfully concluded the inaugural Girls Learning & Leading (GLL) program, a scholarship program empowering marginalized young women at a critical time when many drop out of school to find paying jobs. The...

Dec 17, 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, UNITED STATES (17 December 2019) — Kacific Broadband Satellites International Limited (Kacific) has launched the Kacific1 satellite to expand high-speed broadband internet access across Asia and the Pacific. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) provided $50 million in financing to Kacific for the...

Dec 10, 2019

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to UNAIDS, “Condoms, if easily available and used consistently and correctly, are one of the most effective and inexpensive methods available to reduce the sexual transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and to prevent unintended pregnancy.” DKT...

Dec 04, 2019

Habitat for Humanity Young Leaders Build 2020 flies high on International Volunteer Day

Manila, 05 December 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Thousands of youth in Asia-Pacific commemorate International Volunteer Day by launching Habitat for Humanity’s Young Leaders Build 2020 campaign. The HYLB flag will be raised in...

Dec 04, 2019

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (4 December 2019) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) are partnering in the pilot rollout of an internationally accredited online training program to boost anti-money laundering and know-your-client (AML/KYC) capacities of...

Nov 28, 2019

November 27, 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- This week, the Women’s Economic Empowerment through Strengthening Market Systems program, funded by the Embassy of Sweden and implemented by iDE Bangladesh and The Asia Foundation, organized a successful public-private dialogue in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Nov 27, 2019

Manila, November 26, 2019 — The Asia Foundation and RTI International are working with the Department of Education (DepEd) on the implementation of Advancing Basic Education in the Philippines (ABC+), a 5-year project supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The technology and...

Nov 27, 2019

UN Ministerial Conference opens with urgent call for change to make gender equality a reality

Bangkok --( ASIA TODAY )-- Over 500 Ministers, senior policymakers, UN officials, civil society, youth and private sector representatives from across Asia and the Pacific region today gathered in Bangkok to chart...

Nov 19, 2019

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) completes the process of becoming an intergovernmental organization following the signing of the Host Country Agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Thailand. The agreement-signing ceremony was held in Bangkok on 7 November 2019 which was also attended by...

Nov 18, 2019

SUNGAI SIPUT, 15th Nov 2019: Adolescent girls from economically disadvantaged families are one of the most vulnerable groups in society. At that impressionable age, social isolation, economic vulnerability, and lack of access to information about gender and reproductive health can prevent a healthy transition from...

Nov 15, 2019

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• A step forward in the work of IFEMA and its...

Nov 13, 2019

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has been working with the Government in developing this first-ever national bid to go before the Fund.

Co-funding the initiative, Nepal’s Ministry of Forests and Environment (MoFE) is adding another $8 million for a total of more than $47 million, which will see...

Oct 31, 2019

In this under-developed area, sanitation has hitherto been lacking. “Previously, the people did not have toilets, they did not see the necessity of having a proper place to defecate,” says Raju Prajad Sah, the local Chief Administrative Officer.

He describes how open defecation has been a longstanding and...

Oct 25, 2019

The Int’l WeLoveU Foundation recently donated supplies for educational support of students at Engracio M. Castaneda Central Elementary School in La Paz Tarlac . A donation ceremony was held at 10:00AM on October 24, 2019 at the school grounds with a surprise number from the Drum and Lyre Corps.

Oct 25, 2019

Girls Learning & Leading Program Launches in Cambodia

October 24, 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Shiseido Asia Pacific, in partnership with The Asia Foundation, officially announces the launch of the Girls Learning & Leading Program (GLL), which aims to equalize access to education, opportunity and...

Oct 22, 2019

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) pledged on Friday to work hand in hand with the people of the Pacific to improve nutrition, and mitigate the worst effects of climate change, which pose an existential threat to many island nations across the region.

The commitment came at a joint meeting of...

Oct 15, 2019

Petaling Jaya, 12 October 2019 – The National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) was recently awarded with the Code of Good Governance by the Registry of Societies Malaysia (ROS).

The award was presented to NKF by YB Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin bin Haji Mohd Yassin, Minister of Home Affairs in conjunction...

Oct 04, 2019

Manila, 04 October 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Held in the lead up to World Habitat Day on October 7, the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum emphasized the importance of collaboration in the areas of land tenure, disaster resilience, social inclusion, people-centered technologies, market systems, public-private partnerships,...

Oct 02, 2019

HA NOI, VIET NAM (2 October 2019) --( ASIA TODAY )-- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed a $37 million loan agreement with Da Nhim–Ham Thuan–Da Mi Hydro Power Joint Stock Company (DHD) to finance the installation of a 47.5 megawatt (MW) peak floating photovoltaic (PV) solar power facility on the man-made...

Sep 28, 2019

Jakarta, September 28, 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- One year after the 7.4 magnitude Central Sulawesi earthquake, tsunami, and liquefaction, Habitat for Humanity Indonesia reaffirms its commitment to support the shelter needs of families in disaster-prone Indonesia.

Public and private partnerships have played a...