Ten years ago today the Indian Ocean tsunami hit land in Aceh province, Indonesia. As we mark this tragic anniversary, we also reflect on some valuable lessons learned about how we respond to disasters. Here are five.
Tag archives for Indonesia
New Promise for a Greener, More Productive Future in Indonesia
Indonesia’s Chamber of Commerce and four of the world’s biggest palm oil companies announced a zero-deforestation palm oil pledge at the U.N. Climate Summit 2014 in New York. The U.S. supports this historic announcement and will stand with Indonesia as the country pursues a future of cleaner, more sustainable growth.
Harnessing S&T for Global Development
USAID Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation shares a discussion on how science, technology and innovation is helping to tackle development challenges in Indonesia.
PEER Program Impact: Addressing Global Coral Reef Health through Science and Collaboration
In recent years coral reefs have increasingly come under threat from climate change, overfishing, pollution and disease. To tackle complex global issues such as this, USAID is tapping into the vast potential of the science and technology sector.
Working to Preserve the Coral Triangle
Scientists warn that, by the year 2030, virtually all coral reefs in the Coral Triangle Region will be threatened by ocean warming and acidification, and human activities. Read more >>
Video of the Week: Women Mobile Phone Users in Indonesia
Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with partners Qtel Group and AusAID, announced the winners of the GSMA mWomen Design Challenge, which aims to redefine the smartphone user experience for resource-poor women in emerging markets. The GSMA mWomen Design Challenge was created to simplify the smartphone user interface to help overcome reading and technical literacy […]
Empowering Women One Mobile Phone At a Time
Mobile technology in the hands of women can help enable entry into the financial mainstream and provide access to life-enhancing services Read more >>
Equal Futures Partnership Advances Global Women’s Opportunities
I am excited to have just returned from the kick-off of the Equal Futures Partnership to expand women’s opportunities around the world. The event was held in New York City and part of a number of events USAID is participating in during the United Nations General Assembly this week.
Saving the Lives of Newborns in Indonesia
Dina, age 27, delivered her first baby Diandra at an Indonesian hospital in Central Java. Hospital staff kept Diandra away from her mother in the newborn care unit and fed her formula until they deemed Dina ready and strong enough to feed the baby. Diandra fell sick with severe diarrhea and died at the hospital […]
New Teaching Methods and Resources Transform Indonesian School
The facilities were impeccable, the students were learning from enthusiastic teachers, and the school had the strong support of parents and its surrounding community. This is not a school in the United States, but rather the school I’m describing is the Sedati Gede 2 primary school, located in Sidoarjo district in the Indonesian province of […]