Focus of This Profile: Grants for capacity building in Southeast Asia in thematic areas that include agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources.
Principal Office: International
The ASEAN Foundation promotes awareness and interaction among the peoples of Southeast Asia. The ultimate aim is to bring about a sustainable future for all ASEAN countries.
The Foundation focuses heavily on research, training, meetings, professional exchanges, and scholarships to build ASEAN’s human capacity. Thematic areas include attention to agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources (among many others).
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources
Projects for human resources development. The ASEAN Foundation funds human resources development (capacity building) in four program areas.
Additionally, a few grants are made to organizations outside of ASEAN (e.g., Japan and Europe), but which actively work with partners across the region.
About program areas
APPLICATION: The Foundation provides guidance on how to submit project proposals. Grant seekers download the proposal format, a project appraisal checklist, and budgeting guidelines.
About project proposals
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
The developing countries of the ASEAN region are indicated below.
Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
Note: In the Terra Viva Grants Directory, we exclude Singapore from the developing countries, although Singapore is a member state of ASEAN.
ASEAN’s main donor partners are Japan, China, South Korea, France, Canada, and the USA. Japan is by far the largest contributor. The Foundation established Friends of ASEAN to raise additional funding from corporations, individuals, and other sponsors.
The Foundation’s annual reports and other publications summarize program accomplishments and future directions.
The ASEAN Center for Biodiversity is a partner of the Foundation. The Center is a clearing house of biodiversity information at the regional level.
The Foundation’s Secretariat in Jakarta provides an email contact form and other contact information.
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