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USAID Mission Director in Cambodia, Rebecca Black, addresses participants.
March 25, 2015

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA, March 25, 2015 – With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA), the Mekong Partnership for the Environment and Private Financing Advisory Network (USAID PFAN-Asia) brought together over 40 non-government organizations, civil society and private sector representatives in the Mekong region to learn about emerging international trends in sustainable investment and environmental, social and governance integration. They met to strategize about making investments more sustainable, which reduces risk, saves money and improves their reputations.

The representatives from the private sector and civil society in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam participated in the “Business Case for Integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Factors in Investments” workshop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on March 24 and 25. Participants discussed the emerging trends and alternatives in sustainable investment, and shared strategies on how they can apply to environmental and social risk management.

The embassies of Sweden and the United States to Thailand, along with USAID and UNDP, launch a regional project to help safeguar
February 24, 2015

The embassies of Sweden and the United States to Thailand, along with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), launched a $8 million regional project to help safeguard the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Southeast and East Asia in Bangkok today.

February 23, 2015
The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), invites qualified companies/individuals to submit technical and cost proposal of the services specified. This is to support the operation of USAID Regional Development Mission Asia in Bangkok Thailand. Questions regarding this Request for Quotation (RFQ) and quotation submission must be via email only to spoomtong@usaid.gov by the time/date specified above.
 
Lower Mekong Economies Risk Losing $34 Billion Per Year from Climate Change: USAID Report
February 23, 2015

Future economic impacts of climate change in the Lower Mekong Basin are likely to be wide-ranging and could top $30 billion annually, according to a new report by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Of most concern are potentially significant reductions in the yield of crops, fish and non-timber forest products critical for livelihoods, damage to infrastructure associated with floods and sea level rise, and an increase in the incidence and severity of heat-related illnesses for workers.

February 23, 2015

Summary of the Sustainable Mekong Energy Initiative: RDMA is considering designing a project to

February 22, 2015

"Being LGBT in Asia” is a ground-breaking, first-of-its-kind initiative to support Asia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. It works to bolster basic LGBT rights across the continent and in specific focus countries including China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. In 2014, the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, through the section for Regional Development Cooperation, joined the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a lead funding partner, raising the profile of regional organizations and institutions in addressing LGBT rights issues. The program will be implemented through 2017.

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Last updated: March 26, 2015

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