May 21, 2019 — Devex interviews The Asia Foundation’s Assistant Director of Evaluation and Learning Natasha Beale on how technology is transforming monitoring and evaluation. Technology is being used a lot more in M&E work, said Natasha Beale, assistant director of the monitoring and evaluation unit at The Asia Foundation
May 17, 2019 — The National Institute For Healthcare Management Foundation awards 2019 Asia Foundation Development Fellow Sohara Mehroze Shachi their Digital Media Award for her work on the series “The Weight of Numbers: Air Pollution and PM2.5.” Larry Price, Gayathri Vaidyanathan, Talia Bronshtein, Sohara Mehroze Shachi, Anna Cunningham, Brendan Borrell, “The Weight of Numbers: Air Pollution and PM2.5,” Undark Magazine, Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 This series examined the impact of particulate air pollution on the lives of everyday people and uncovered government action (or lack thereof) to address the problem, which kills millions of people each year.
8000 Polled on Reintegration Kabul, May 14, 2019 — A new survey released today by The Asia Foundation explores the many challenges returnees to Afghanistan face, including limited employment opportunities and infrastructure, insecurity, lack of housing, discrimination and stigma, as well as language and cultural barriers. The first of its kind ever conducted in Afghanistan, A Survey of the Afghan Returnees is a three-year public perception survey on returnees that addresses gaps in empirical knowledge about both returnees and host communities
May 10, 2019 — The Global Good Fund selects 2018 Asia Foundation Development Fellow Vaibhav Lodha as one of ten rising social entrepreneurs for its 2019 cohort. Founded in 2012, The Global Good Fund is a nonprofit organization that supports social entrepreneurs around the world.
May 7, 2019 — The Daily Star runs a front page feature of The Asia Foundation’s roundtable discussion on, “The Leather Sector After the Tanning Industry Relocation: Issues and Challenges.” Industry experts participate in a consultation session on the findings of the study “The leather sector after the tanning industry relocation: issues and challenges” at The Daily Star Centre in Dhaka yesterday. The event was organised by The Asia Foundation and the Research and Policy Integration for Development, a non-profit organisation. The post Asia Foundation’s Panel Featured on Bangladesh’s The Daily Star appeared first on The Asia Foundation
May 6, 2019 — Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy features The Asia Foundation’s director for Policy and Institutional Strengthening and 2016 Asia Foundation Development Fellow Carmeneza dos Santos Monteiro as a guest panelist in their podcast series Policy Forum Pod . Carmeneza dos Santos Monteiro is the Director for Policy and Institutional Strengthening at The Asia Foundation, Timor-Leste, where she leads initiatives addressing Government Accountability through Social Audit and Emerging Leaders Supporting Public Policy. The post Asia Foundation’s Carmeneza dos Santos Monteiro Featured on Australian National University’s Policy Forum Pod appeared first on The Asia Foundation .
May 3, 2019 — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) features The Asia Foundation’s India Country Representative Nandita Baruah as a guest panelist at ADB’s 52nd Annual Meeting on May 3 in Fiji. The panel discussion, “Gender-Based Violence and the Rise in Climate-Related Disasters: Applying CSO Insights to Multilateral Investments in Asia and the Pacific,” explores the link between climate-related disasters, disaster risk and gender-based violence. Nandita Baruah is the Asia Foundation’s country representative in New Delhi, India
San Francisco, April 30, 2019 — The Asia Foundation, an international development nonprofit addressing Asia’s most critical issues, is pleased to announce the honorees of their 2019 Lotus Leadership Awards in San Francisco on Wednesday, May 29 at the Four Seasons Hotel.
April 19, 2019 — Thomson Reuters Foundation News publishes an opinion piece written by Books for Asia program specialist Morgan Belveal on The Book Effect . Here’s the truth: Despite all we know about privilege, a child’s passion for reading is more predictive of their academic success than their family’s socioeconomic status.[i] Let me say that again: a child’s passion for reading is more predictive of their academic success than their family’s socioeconomic status
6:00 pm I Reception 7:00 pm I Dinner FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, 757 Market Street, San Francisco The Asia Foundation’s Lotus Leadership Awards recognize outstanding individuals and organizations for their contributions towards women’s and girls’ empowerment in Asia. Lana Condor and Jennifer Cabalquinto have achieved incredible success in their lives and careers: Condor with her breakout role in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and current role in SYFY’s “ Deadly Class ,” and Cabalquinto as CFO to one of the greatest sports franchises in the world and overseeing the building of a landmark stadium in San Francisco.