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.…

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…

NSF Smart and Connected Communities Principal Investigators Meeting

USASCP Program Manager, Helen Santiago Fink, attended the National Science Foundation's Smart and Connected Communities Principle Investigators' Meeting (S&CC PI Meeting '24)  organized at Vanderbilt University in Nashville February 27-29.  USASCP met with U.S. university program partners under the Smart Cities – NSF  cooperation, including Virginia Tech and University of Dayton to explore continuing research interests.  Discussions were also…

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…

RIT Circular Entrepreneurship Program Maps Out 2024 Activities

From left to right: Fawad Ahmad, Clyde Erikur Hull, Mihloti Williams, Helen Santiago Fink, Khant Oak Soe U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP) Program Manager, Helen Santiago Fink, visited USASCP program implementer Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), to discuss program activities in 2024. RIT Circular Entrepreneurship Program is a two-year project led by two RIT professors, Clyde…

DOT and Boston Representative Visit to Phnom Penh Identifies Key Priorities for Pilot City Project

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) team, accompanied by a representative from the City of Boston, traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia to hold in person engagements and conduct site visits along key corridors to improve our pilot project focused on walkability, and the overall Boston-Phnom Penh city pairing. US DOT was able to arrange several…

USASCP Semi Annual Newsletter

The U.S. ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership kept busy during the 2023! Read our newsletter to learn about our activities and achievements this year. Thank you to all of our partners and implementers for supporting our programs! december newsletter

U.S. ASEAN Center Launches in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Department of State, in collaboration with Arizona State University (ASU), proudly inaugurated the U.S.-ASEAN Center in Washington, D.C.  The event was marked by insightful remarks from Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Liz Allen, who emphasized the Center's pivotal role in fortifying the U.S.-ASEAN relationship.  The ceremony featured additional remarks…

USASCP in the Mekong Sub-Region

The U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership has many programs active in the Mekong sub-region. Check out the link below to learn more about the active projects in the region under seven of our USASCP programs! USASCP-in-the-Mekong-Sub-Region-12.23Download
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