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Virtual Introduction to The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) - USTDA Project Preparation and Partnership Building Tools for US Companies
Aug 19, 2021 / 10:00 - 11:00

Dear AmCham Members and Friends,

Meet with US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) managers to learn more about tools to support US commercial opportunities in the energy, information communications technology (ICT), transport, healthcare, and agribusiness sectors in Indonesia.

AmCham Indonesia cordially invites you to get to know USTDA’s representatives in South East Asia and the partnership-building tools they have prepared for the region. Our main speaker for this event will be Brandon Megorden, USTDA Regional Manager for Asia. This virtual event will be held on August 19, starting at 10:00 AM.

The USTDA is the US government’s international project planning agency and engages the US private sector in infrastructure projects and procurement planning at the critical early stages when the project requirements and technology options are being defined. USTDA’s tools include feasibility studies and technical assistance grants, pilot project grants, training grants, and reverse trade missions.

The USTDA is very open to collaborating with private sector companies and invites grant proposals for project preparation activities. It recently opened the floor to proposals for its Global Partnership for Climate-Smart Infrastructure, which is aimed at supporting the development of clean energy and transportation projects in developing and middle-income countries. This event can be a great opportunity for you to take a glimpse at potential international projects that your company can take part in.

Get to know more about the USTDA and the projects it has in store at our event!


Brandon Megorden
Regional Manager for Asia
US Embassy – Bangkok

Brandon Megorden is the Regional Manager for Asia at the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), a US government agency that promotes technical and commercial partnerships between the United States and emerging market economies. Based in Bangkok, Thailand, Brandon is responsible for directing business development and coordinating with public and private sector stakeholders to implement USTDA projects and programs in the Asia-Pacific region with a focus on major infrastructure sectors, including energy, ICT, transportation, healthcare, and agribusiness.

Brandon is an active member of USTDA’s Renewable Energy and Smart Cities sector teams, and Climate Change Working Group that guides the agency’s international response to climate change. Brandon formerly served as a country manager with USTDA’s Sub-Sharan Africa region leading program activities across East and Central Africa. He began his career at USTDA with the agency’s East Asia portfolio, covering China and Mongolia.

Brandon completed graduate study in Chinese and American Affairs at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, a certificate degree in Mandarin Chinese from Tsinghua University, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Political Economy from the College of Idaho.


Attending USTDA Managers:

  • Hanna Yolanda, USTDA Senior Country Representative for Indonesia (Jakarta)
  • Sithisakdi Apichatthanapath, USTDA Deputy Regional Manager for Asia (Bangkok)

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