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 the Department of State’s EAP Office of Multilateral Affairs. Participants were given hands on experience and participated in robust workshops hosted by members of academia, public and private-sector experts. The STIC programs provides ample opportunity for enhanced innovation, cross-cultural relationship building, and insight into addressing both regional and country-specific challenges. EAP/MLA shared experiences of the U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP) portfolio and Water Smart Engagement Program (WiSE) that is employing nature-based solutions for a pilot project in Vientiane, Lao PDR. Both presentations provided insight into programming and contemporary examples of regional programming.