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The Asia Foundation
Addressing the Critical Issues Facing Asia - 60 Years
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Please note: Years listed represent the fiscal year in which the project took place. Projects from a completed fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30) are typically added in the following Spring. Fiscal Year 2013 projects will be added in Spring, 2014.

Displaying 189 Projects

Projects : Environment

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Community-Based Clean Water Solutions

Support for the development of "Community-based Clean Water Solutions," by selecting a section of a river and designing a future pilot project in the area with community-based clean water solutions and participation through multi-stakeholder consultations.

2012

Access4Asia

Developing and implementing a pilot environmental awareness program for schools in rural Sabah. Capturing the progress and development of the participants by creating media materials based on their learning experience.

Local Partners:

Partners of Community Organisations in Sabah (PACOS Trust); Malaysia Nature Society

Total Expenditures: $14,370

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Alternative Dispute Resolution for Environmental Conflict

Encouraging the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in cases of environmental conflict. Conducting research on current practices, training potential practitioners, working with trainees to apply ADR approaches to actual cases, and developing a draft rule on the use of ADR in environmental disputes, for submission to policymakers.

Local Partner:

Peking University Law School

2012

Climate Change Perception Survey

Conducting nationwide public perception survey of the impact of climate change on the lives and livelihoods of communities affected by, or at-risk from climate change; gathering their views on the quality of climate change adaptation programs being implemented in their communities by the government and NGOs; and soliciting their recommendations on other measures that could be taken to improve adaptation to climate change

Total Expenditures: $23,112

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Community-Based Disaster Management in China

Engaging multi-sectoral partners to improve the ability of communities and schools to plan for and respond to natural disasters, thereby reducing the impact of disasters on vulnerable populations. Activities include: developing comprehensive community-based disaster management models and training programs; providing training to communities and schools in Zhejiang, Sichuan, and Jiangxi provinces; and disseminating experiences and lessons around China.

Local Partners:

Ministry of Civil Affairs; Beijing Normal University, College of Resources Science and Technology; Chengdu Education Foundation; National Institute of Education Sciences

2012

Community-Based Environmental Monitoring Program in Laos: Improving Water Quality for Lao Citizens, Phase II

Continuing to use river monitoring to protect natural resources and enable broad Lao constituencies to participate in building the environmental sustainability of Lao PDR. Enabling community representatives to participate meaningfully in environmental stewardship, to preserve and improve water quality, and to use river monitoring to protect natural resources while promoting more sustainable economic development.

Local Partners:

Lao Front for National Construction; Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union; Lao Women’s Union; National University of Laos; Ministry of Resources and Environment

Total Expenditures: $103,020

Funding Sources:
The McConnell Foundation
2012

Developing Environmental Leadership

Support provided for environmental leaders, one each from Afghanistan, Cambodia, Indonesia, and two from Vietnam, to participate in the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program at the University of California, Berkeley.

2012

Disaster Management Leadership and Coordination

Improving disaster management capacity by: developing training programs and materials for government officials and trainers; conducting comparative research on disaster management policies and practices; and providing policy recommendations. Conducting additional research and experience sharing activities on the international disaster assistance systems and practices of China, Japan, the United States, and Australia, and drafting policy recommendations on foreign assistance.

Local Partners:

Ministry of Civil Affairs; Chinese Academy of Governance, National Institute of Emergency Management; Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation

2012

Disaster Management and Volunteerism

A U.S. observation program for officials from China's Ministry of Civil Affairs and other government and NGO partners on volunteerism in the U.S. and its role in disaster management. The six-member delegation examined policies and practices pertaining to cooperation with volunteer agencies at the federal, state and local levels in Washington, DC and Louisiana.

2012

Emergency Management Training Program for the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)

Implementing disaster risk management training for the Pohnpei State Police, Disaster Coordination Office, Micronesian Red Cross, and other key agencies in FSM. Working with the Australian Federal Police in support of the Pacific Police Development Program to strengthen police capacity to ensure better coordination of preparedness and response efforts during national emergencies and disasters.

Local Partners:

Pohnpei State, FSM Department of Public Safety (Police); Pohnpei State Disaster Coordinating Office; National Office of Environment and Emergency Management; Micronesian Red Cross

Total Expenditures: $87,332

Funding Sources:
Australian Federal Police
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