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Carrie Thompson, Acting-Director, USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia (left) speakes to Maria Theresa Medialdia, Program
June 29, 2015

BANGKOK, June 29, 2015 – Today, the Mekong Institute (MI) and the United States Agency for International Development Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA) launched the online Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Food Security Donor Mapping Database to promote enhanced cooperation and coordination among donors and funding organizations.

The LMI Food Security Database is a publicly-available internet platform that lists foreign-supported food security and agriculture initiatives and projects in the five countries of the Lower Mekong region: Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam. The database can be accessed online at http://foodsecurity.mekonginstitute.org.

USAID and partners Microsoft, IOM and IOMX launch a crowdfunding portal, 6degree.org, during the Regional Conference on ICT to C
June 24, 2015

The U.S. Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Nina Hachigian, joined Microsoft, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and UN Agencies at a conference in Bangkok on June 23 and 24 to highlight the role that technology plays in inspiring new approaches to preventing trafficking in persons, protecting the victims and prosecuting the perpetrators.

U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN, Nina Hachigian, gives keynote address at the Regional Conference on Information Communication Technolo
June 24, 2015

It is a great honor for me to be in a room full of people committed to combating trafficking in persons.  The United States Government and I, personally, care deeply about this issue.  Let me first thank Microsoft and Ms. Tony Town-Whitley for hosting this conference and the United Nations agencies for their contributions.  The United States is proud to join Microsoft and the UN in their commitment to combat human trafficking. 

June 10, 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is funding SERVIR Mekong, a five-year (2014-2019) geospatial data for development project. SERVIR Mekong equips governments, regional institutions and other key stakeholders in the Lower Mekong countries to employ publicly-available satellite imagery and geospatial technologies such as mapping and analysis software. This information is essential for improving environmental management and building greater resilience to the negative effects of climate change.

SERVIR Mekong is one of four SERVIR hubs currently in operation across the developing world. Each hub strengthens a locally-based and regionally-focused institution to serve as a sustainable regional service provider of data, analytics, training and best practices for improved decision-making. 

June 10, 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is funding SERVIR Mekong, a five-year (2014-2019) geospatial data for development project. SERVIR Mekong equips governments, regional institutions and other key stakeholders in the Lower Mekong countries to employ publicly-available satellite imagery and geospatial technologies such as mapping and analysis software. This information is essential for improving environmental management and building greater resilience to the negative effects of climate change.

SERVIR Mekong is one of four SERVIR hubs currently in operation across the developing world. Each hub strengthens a locally-based and regionally-focused institution to serve as a sustainable regional service provider of data, analytics, training and best practices for improved decision-making.

June 10, 2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Agricultural Learning Exchange for Asian Regional Networking project brings smallholder farmers together to learn about innovative technologies that help increase crop production. The three-year, approximately $1 million project is a part of the Feed the Future Initiative, which aims to reduce poverty and malnutrition through improved agricultural and nutritional practices.

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Last updated: June 29, 2015

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