Circular Waste Management IVLP On Demand

Professional Exchanges/IVLP on Circular Waste Management (Oct. 3-14 in Singapore and Washington, DC): In collaboration with the Center for Liveable Cities, 15 ASEAN participants attended this capacity building and site visit program to learn about circular economy approaches and policies for net-zero municipal waste, construction/demolition, e-waste, etc.   Program Objectives Explore comprehensive solutions to waste management through integrated urban systems…

Green Buildings Program

Green Buildings (GB) Program (Aug. 31- Sept. 7 -in Singapore) launched in collaboration with Singapore's Building and Construction Authority/Academy and hosted 25 ASEAN stakeholders across the region, including Myanmar. U.S. invited three expert speakers from the City of San Francisco, US Green Building Council and Heider Sustainability Associates,  The program was opened by the US Embassy Singapore…

Smart Cities Business Innovation Fund

Cities can play a valuable role in accelerating climate action and supporting a country's National Determined Contributions (NDCs). However, many of the climate finance mechanisms are targeted at national governments. In an effort to bring climate finance opportunities to sub-national entities and cities, the US-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP) established the Smart Cities Business Innovation Fund.  The Smart…

Third Country Training Program

The U.S.-Singapore Third Country Training Program (TCTP) is a partnership between the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the U.S. Department of State which jointly conducts capacity building course for Southeast Asian countries, in particular those in the Mekong region. TCTP supports ASEAN community-building efforts through its workshops and training seminars in developmental focused areas.…

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.

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.

Sustainable Mobility

This project will address the transportation priorities of participating ASEAN smart cities by identifying compelling solutions to urban transportation challenges being implemented by U.S. cities and using their techniques, experiences, and lessons learned to guide ASEAN partners towards implementing similarly effectively solutions within their own cities.

Research and Innovation

Translating Cutting Edge Research Projects to ASEAN Smart Cities. This program supports research that integrates social and technical dimensions, through support for scientists and engineers across a range of disciplines, in order to ensure their innovations shape cities and communities in the most productive and effective means possible.

Business Promotion

Connecting U.S. technology and service providers with ASEAN-based smart city technology and service customers to achieve sustained economic development in the region.

Water Smart Engagements (WiSE)

City Pairings of U.S. and ASEAN Cities on Water Issues to increase water security through sustainable water management solutions; to establish long-term relationships between ASEAN and U.S. utilities to foster communication and build capacity; and to increase the exchange of services, goods, science and technology.

Diplomacy Lab

Harnessing the efforts of students and faculty at universities across the United States for foreign policy research and innovation. This Program is an opportunity for students to understand both the positive and negative aspects of use of technology in city operations and come up with recommendations for governments in Southeast Asia for best practices in the adoption of smart cities technologies.