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US-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership supports YSEALI Smart Cities Regional Workshop
The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative is the U.S. government’s signature program to engage with emerging leaders in Southeast Asia. YSEALI seeks to build the leadership capabilities of youth in the region, strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia, and nurture a community of leaders who work across borders to solve shared issues.
U.S.-Singapore Strategic Partnership: Expanding Collaboration on Smart Cities
The United States and Singapore are enduring strategic partners, and we share a strong tradition of working together to promote peace, stability, and prosperity in Southeast Asia and beyond. The United States and Singapore commit to expand our efforts promoting smart, sustainable cities through the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) and the U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership.
Diplomacy Lab Project Generates ASEAN Smart Cities Research by Indiana University
The U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP) collaborated with the O’Neil School for Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University and 18 graduate students to share smart cities programming, urban tools and practices for improved urban sustainability.
Brunei Releases Digital Economy Master Plan to be a Smart Nation
The government’s Digital Economy Council has launched its first five-year masterplan towards transforming Brunei into a Smart Nation. The Digital Economy Masterplan 2025 outlines strategies for Brunei to become a Smart Nation that has a digital and future-ready society, vibrant and sustainable economy as well as a conducive digital ecosystem.
DFC – Introducing Innovative Technologies in Southeast Asia
The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation Board of Directors has approved $1 billion of investments that will advance development in Africa, Latin America, the Indo-Pacific, and emerging markets across the globe. An up to $25 million investment will support Asia Partners I LP, a fund which will invest in businesses introducing innovative technology platforms in Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Malaysia.
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USTDA Advances Iskandar Malaysia’s Smart City Priorities
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced it will provide grant funding for technical assistance that will transform how Malaysia’s fast-growing Iskandar Malaysia region manages its urban planning and development through advanced data analytics.
Webinar – Realizing ASEAN Smart Cities
A webinar dialogue on Realizing Smart Cities was jointly hosted by the ASEAN Smart Cities Network and Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). Dr. Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Senior Economist and the Principle Investigator of the ERIA study on Realizing Smart Cities, explained the drivers of Smart Cities, and provided an update on the research findings to date and ways to launch smart cities in ASEAN and beyond.
ASEAN Smart Cities: Balancing 5G And Geopolitics
With the ASEAN Smart Cities Network now in its second year, how have ASEAN’s smart city ambitions progressed and how can these hubs be smartened up going forward? How should ASEAN balance the use of 5G amid its geopolitical tensions?
USASCP presentation to the Technology Association of Oregon
The USASCP in collaboration with the State Department’s Diplomat in Residence addressed the Smart Cities Committee of the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO). The TAO, comprised of public and private stakeholders, represents the regional tech industry and provides support to entrepreneurs, facilitates connections between peers and decision makers, and promotes the Northwest as a global hub for innovation. …
ITA Connects Smart City Technology Exporters to Southeast Asia
The International Trade Administration (ITA) is spearheading programming that connects U.S. smart city technology providers and experts with ASEAN cities to promote U.S. exports, increase U.S.-ASEAN best practices exchanges, and assist ASEAN cities in their development needs. In December 2019, the United States and Singapore co-hosted a five-day workshop on Smart Cities in Singapore featuring a…
ASEAN Smart Cities Network: A Catalyst for Partnerships
Since its establishment in 2018, the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) has developed into a collaboration platform for city government participation and autonomy. Unlike ASEAN cooperation and partnerships which are generally done at the regional and state level, the ASCN’s new and innovative approach focuses on city level and scalable solutions. ASCN has become a strong basis…