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USASCP Support Enables Plastics Recycling Company Growth

Ms. Viengvilay Phimmasone, co-founder and director of Patihoub, stands with three employees and USASCP Program Manager Ms. Helen Santiago Fink, at the Patihoub factory. The walls enclosing the factory are made of Patihoub’s primary product, recycled plastic boards. USASCP Program Manager, Helen Santiago Fink, visited Patihoub, a plastics recycling company, in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR.…

USASCP Scopes Nature-Based Solution Pilot Site in Vientiane

The U.S. delegation and the Vientiane City Office for Management and Service had a working session to review the proposed pilot project. USASCP Program Manager, Helen Santiago Fink, joined staff and partners from the Water Smart Engagement (WiSE) program to survey and scope the proposed site for a nature-based trickling filter system in Vientiane, Lao…

CET Smart City Project Pairing Initiative Sends Delegation of U.S. Experts to Singapore

The U.S.-Singapore Critical and Emerging Technology (CET) Dialogue was held in Washington, DC on October 12, 2023. The CET put forth a Smart City Project Pairing Initiative designed to pair U.S. and Singapore cities, districts, and technologies based on common priorities, industries, and characteristics to share experiences, exchange practices, and explore technologies that can advance…

USASCP Visit to 5RTECH and Da Nang Hi-Tech Park

The USASCP team met with representatives from the Da Nang Hi Tech Park and the Da Nang Hi Tech Park incubator program. Two members from the EAP/MLA Foreign Assistance team visited the Da Nang Hi Tech Park and 5RTECH, one of the six recipients of the 2022 Business Innovation Fund in Da Nang, Vietnam. The…

Science, Technology, and Innovation Cooperation (STIC) Policy Dialogue

The STIC Policy Dialogue brought together participants hailing from all ASEAN Member states. These participants attended weeklong programming that provided insight into environmental biotechnology, occurring from March 11-15. The event was held at Arizona State University’s Washington, D.C. campus, and included site visits within the city. The STIC Environmental Biotechnology Study Tour, was funded by…

USASCP Support Enables Plastics Recycling Company Growth

Ms. Viengvilay Phimmasone, co-founder and director of Patihoub, stands with three employees and USASCP Program Manager Ms. Helen Santiago Fink, at the Patihoub factory. The walls enclosing the factory are made of Patihoub’s primary product, recycled plastic boards. USASCP Program Manager, Helen Santiago Fink, visited Patihoub, a plastics recycling company, in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR.…

The U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership seeks to meet the varied challenges of rapid urbanization and help improve the lives of people in the region through collaboration.

The U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP) is a collaboration between the U.S. public and private sectors with the 26 pilot cities of the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN). Programs and activities are developed to promote engagement in smart sustainable city solutions and to advance the digital and circular economies in ASEAN cities, share best practices between U.S. cities and their ASEAN counterparts, and strengthen regional cybersecurity at the sub-national level.

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Integrated Urban Services

Systems integration project to educate stakeholders on circular economy approaches to enhance resource recovery and reuse and on opportunities to develop integrated models of basic urban services and food provision.