USASCP – Earth Day 2022

The Earth Day 2022 theme is "invest in our planet". Our implementing partners are working hard behind the scenes year-round on projects that invest in our planet through sustainable building, efficient transportation, investment in a circular economy, among many other efforts. We'd like to take some time to highlight the ongoing projects that a few…

Singapore Shoe Waste Recycling Ecosystem

Leading materials science company Dow and national sports agency Sport Singapore partner to establish a permanent waste collection ecosystem to support a circular economy in Singapore. Through this initiative, used shoes are collected to create sports infrastructure including jogging tracks, fitness corners, and playgrounds. The rubber soles of the shoes are ground into rubber granules…

U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership Grantee Concludes Successful Hospital Digitization Project

The $98,750 grant from EAP/MLA enabled local NGO First Womentech Asia to launch hospital management software in 20 private hospitals and clinics in Cambodia’s three Smart Cities (Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Battambang).  The program trained over 800 health professionals and digitized more than 100,000 health records.  The Ambassador and Health Ministry Secretary of State…

Cybersecurity Networking Event in Ho Chi Minh City

On March 24th, 2022, under the U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership, the U.S. Commercial Service in Vietnam organized a cybersecurity networking event. 11 U.S. suppliers of cybersecurity hardware, software, and services participated in the event. Participants included privates sector representatives from Dell, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and others. Approximately 15 representatives from local government organizations and…

Site Visit to DC Water for ASEAN Embassies, Japan and Republic of Korea

Smart Cities Site Visit to DC Water for ASEAN Embassies, Japan and Republic of Korea.

U.S. Consulate General Delegation to the Mekong River Delta Province of An Giang

The delegation met in-person with key government officials from An Giang province to discuss how the U.S. government agencies and Smart Cities companies can support the preparation and implementation of An Giang Province’s Smart Cities projects.

U.S.-Singapore Partnership for Growth and Innovation (PGI)

Joint U.S.-Singapore activities under the Partnership (PGI), include four pillars: digital economy, clean energy and environmental technology, advanced manufacturing, and healthcare. PGI activities will address shared policy priorities, such as standards and supply chain resilience, and leverage regional networks such as the Southeast Asia Manufacturing Alliance.

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.