The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation supports Asian initiatives to improve governance, law, and civil society; women's empowerment; economic reform and development; sustainable development and the environment; and international relations. Drawing on nearly 60 years of experience in Asia, the Foundation collaborates with private and public partners to support leadership and institutional development, exchanges, and policy research.
The Asia Foundations Conflict and Fragility (C&F) program works to strengthen and enhance access to formal and informal institutions that can help resolve disputes, reduce grievances, advance social justice, address the root causes of conflict and violence, and reduce the risks of fragility.
The director leads the C&F team technical support to Foundation country programs in countries affected by conflict, violence, and fragility, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines (Mindanao), Sri Lanka, and Timor-Leste. At the regional level, the director leads projects that the C&F team manages in a coordinating capacity, including violence monitoring and CVE.
The director regularly engages with governments, partner organizations, present and prospective donors, diplomatic missions, national and international institutions, academic specialists and think tanks, and the media. She/he plays a prominent thought leadership role through publications, public speaking, conference participation, mentoring colleagues, and other contributions. As a member of the Program Specialists Group, she/he joins fellow program directors in pursuing more rigorous cross-thematic discourse, collaboration, and other coordinated efforts to enhance the quality of Foundation programming.
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The Asia Foundation is seeking an experienced individual for the position of Team Leader.
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Policy and Research Papers
As part of ODI’s Securing Communities project, which aims to understand different models of community policing around the world, this case study examines the development of community policing policy and practice in Timor-Leste. As with the Securing Communities project more broadly, the focus is on the diversity of objectives, approaches and methods of community policing, the ‘messy politics’ of its development and what this means for those who aim to support this policing model. This case study examines some key features of community policing policy development and practice in Timor-Leste.
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The national mood in Afghanistan is at a record low, and Afghans are pessimistic because of insecurity, corruption, and rising unemployment and slow job growth. At the same time, more Afghans, particularly rural Afghan men, now support women’s right to vote and women’s right to work outside the home than ever before. The 2016 Survey of the Afghan People polled 12,658 Afghan respondents from 16 ethnic groups across all 34 provinces, including insecure and physically challenging environments. The annual survey is the longest-running and broadest nationwide survey of Afghan attitudes and opinions. Since 2004, theSurvey has gathered the opinions of more than 87,000 Afghan men and women, providing a unique longitudinal portrait of evolving public perceptions of security, the economy, governance and government services, elections, media, women’s issues, and migration.
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This guide will acquaint development practitioners, those funding surveys, international and local NGOs, consultants and think tanks with the use of surveys in preventing or countering violent extremism (CVE). Surveys are a powerful and flexible tool with many potential applications to CVE. This guide will help practitioners ensure that their surveys yield accurate, useful data about violent extremism while gathering information ethically and safely.
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