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Apr 02, 2020

WFP cash assistance in the Philippines helps communities prepare better and recover quicker

Whether fighting COVID-19 or a natural disaster, emergency preparedness can save lives. Utilised correctly, it can also play a vital role in empowering some of the poorest communities of the world.

For Lourdes...

Mar 27, 2020

The people and government of the US state of Hawaii will reach “beyond the possible” to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality; The SDGs are a set of targets agreed by countries around the world to reduce poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all, by 2030. Hawaii...

Mar 27, 2020

Migrants are playing an increasingly important role in the provision of health care around the world. The number of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who move from developing countries to take up posts in developed countries is expected to rise as the global population of older persons and children...

Mar 26, 2020

TOKYO -- Education services is one of three social services1 subject to study by the ASEAN-Japan Centre (AJC) for promoting social services trade.

The key economic task of education services is to build human capital meeting skill requirements of labor markets, for increasing productivity and competitiveness...

Mar 14, 2020

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (14 March 2020) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $3 million grant to support the Philippine government’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including the purchase of emergency medical supplies and the delivery of effective health care services.

Mar 05, 2020

SINGAPORE (5 March 2020) — Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa and Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat today officially opened ADB’s new office in Singapore, deepening efforts to collaborate on some of the most pressing development challenges facing Asia and...

Mar 01, 2020

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (24 February 2020) — Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa met today with Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and pledged full support for the country’s proactive development agenda.

This was the first courtesy visit by Mr. Asakawa to the Philippine President. He...

Feb 07, 2020

TOKYO - The Life Investigation Agency, (LIA), teaming with Australia’s Wildlife Rescuers, needs your help rescuing wild animals whose habitats have been destroyed by the bushfires in Australia.

The fires started in September last year and are still burning the forests in the state of New South Wales and...

Jan 30, 2020

The technology analyzes water quality with drones and artificial intelligence to predict the level of algal bloom.

Daejeon, Korea, Jan 31, 2020 - The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has developed a technology for analyzing water quality with drones and using artificial...

Jan 30, 2020

Seattle, WA --( ASIA TODAY )-- Columbia City Gallery has been awarded a $10,000 Challenge America grant to support two exhibits exploring arts and the healing process in the Asian American and immigrant communities of Southeast Seattle. The project, Healing through the Arts, includes two exhibits in the community...

Jan 27, 2020

SEATTLE – January 26, 2020 --( ASIA TODAY )-- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that it is immediately committing $10 million in emergency funds and corresponding technical support to help frontline responders in China and Africa accelerate their efforts to contain the global spread of 2019-...

Jan 22, 2020

Strong external headwinds may set back policy efforts geared towards tackling development challenges

Bangkok, 22 January --( ASIA TODAY )-- Given persistently high trade tensions and policy uncertainty, the growth outlook of East and South Asia has weakened, according to the United Nations World Economic...

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...