This web site gives a brief overview of the current logic behind the
Southeast Asia Regional Office of The
describing the rationale and approach of current grant-making initiatives
and providing information on the funded programs.
Special emphasis is placed on the “Learning Across Boundaries
in the Greater Mekong Sub-region” (LAB).
This regional effort aims to support people and institutions in the
Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) to “learn across boundaries”
in developing new knowledge and effective responses to the many cross-border
and cross-cultural challenges in their sub-region. Attention is provided
to specific trans-boundary impacts of regional integration, such as
health and food security concerns for vulnerable mobile populations
and upland communities in the sub-region transitional economy.
More specifically, LAB is composed
of three shared grant-making initiatives:
in collaboration with Creativity & Culture, to enhance recognition
and appreciation for the religious and ethnic pluralism of the sub-region.
Border Health, in collaboration with Health Equity,
to stem the cross-border flow of infections diseases, especially
Communities in Transition, in collaboration with Food
Security to increase agricultural production and access to regional
markets for marginalized upland communities in border areas.
site also provides information on the grants made and the programs
funded by these various grant-making initiatives since 2001. In doing
so, this provides a venue for the involved organizations to present
their work to other interested parties so that relevant experiences
and lessons are shared with a wider constituency.
section is meant to be a general overview for the entire site, while
other sections describe in greater detail the supported activities.
In particular, the links below provide a brief institutional profile
of the Rockefeller Foundation and its Southeast Asia Regional Office,
complete with a description of the various grant-making initiatives,
and grant-making guidelines for those interested in applying.