October 23, 2023 – October 27, 2023

Fostering Transdisciplinary Collaborators at the Nexus of Climate and Health for Global Environmental Change Research – A Way Forward

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel
The U.S. Department of State is hosting the ASEAN Health Futures Alumni Symposium from Monday, October 23 to Friday, October 27 at the Anantara Siam Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.  In partnership with the National Science Foundation, Thailand Science Research and Innovation, and Japan’s Science and Technology Agency, the Symposium seeks to bring together regional funders, researchers, and…

Energy Modeling

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory uses the Global Change Assessment Model to analyze energy and environmental trends to inform local planning efforts in the pilot cities of Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.

Health in Cities

The U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP) is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and our embassies in the region to increase resiliency of local health care infrastructure as part of the U.S.-ASEAN Health Futures initiative. An initial grant will go to Cambodia for medical records digitization in three ASCN cities.

USAID Announces More Than $440 Million for the Indo-Pacific

USAID has dedicated an additional $441 million to expand partnerships with governments, civil society, and the private sector in countries in the Indo-Pacific region in support of activities in energy, infrastructure, digital connectivity, trade, and other economic activities.

Chairman Welcomes USASCP Activities at 7th ASEAN-U.S. Summit

Chairman's Statement: "We welcomed the activities under the U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership initiative, including the U.S.-ASEAN Symposium on 9-10 July 2019 in Washington, DC. We looked forward to the planned activities under the USASCP, including workshops, sharing of best practices, development of pilot projects, private sector engagements, among others, in support of smart city development in the…

U.S. and Japan Announce Joint Development Plans with ASCN

The United States and Japan are working together to advance a shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific. Under the Japan-U.S. Strategic Digital Economy Partnership (JUSDEP), we are committed to realizing a global digital economy environment that is open, interoperable, reliable, and secure. This enabling environment is essential to the development of smart cities in…

Indo-Pacific Business Forum Showcases U.S. Commitment

The Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok promoted the value of high-standard investment, transparency, rule of law, and private-sector-led economic development. Since July 2018, the Department of Commerce has assisted more than 9,000 U.S. companies to do business in the Indo-Pacific region and facilitated more than $7.65 billion in U.S. exports.

OPIC, DFAT and JBIC Launch Blue Dot Network

The U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) today unveiled Blue Dot Network—a multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together governments, the private sector, and civil society to promote high-quality, trusted standards for global infrastructure development in an open and inclusive framework. Read Full…

USASCP Holds Listening Session at ASCN Annual Conference

The USASCP invited officials from the 26 ASCN pilot cities to speak about their smart city work and needs. The event was held at the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprason Hotel on the afternoon of August 21, the day before the opening of the ASCN Annual Meeting and ASCN Conference & Exhibition held at the nearby GMM Live…

USASCP Investing $10 Million in the Innovative

Smart cities using data-driven technology to innovate and manage city resources are a key to sustainable development in both the United States and ASEAN. The inaugural USASCP event was held in Washington, D.C. in July with representatives of the 26 pilot cities in the ASEAN Smart Cities Network exchanging views with public and private sector smart city…

Progress Made in ASEAN Smart Cities Network

ASEAN countries reported progress made in the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) during a meeting on 6-7 June in Bangkok, Thailand. National Representatives and Chief Smart City Officers from ASEAN Member States and the ASEAN Secretariat participated in the ASCN Roundtable Meeting and Conference on Smart and Sustainable Cities. It was chaired by Ajarin Pattanapanchai, Permanent…