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November 25, 2014

The Technology Innovations Forum – Creating a More Sustainable and Responsible Seafood Industry in Asia will catalyze conversations and actions addressing barriers and opportunities related to technology adoption to improve the responsibility and sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture operations in Asia. The forum is hosted by the USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia, together with the USAID Maximizing Agricultural Revenue through Knowledge, Enterprise Development and Trade project in Bangkok, Thailand and will be held in conjunction with USAID’s Mobiles for Development Forum Asia 2015. More information on the Mobiles for Development Forum Asia can be found here http://www.usaid.gov/asia-regional/mobiles-development-forum-asia-2015. Dates: January 22-23, 2015//Location: Bangkok, Thailand

September 5, 2014

Being LGBT in Asia: the Indonesia Country Report provides an overview of LGBT rights in Indonesia including the effects of laws, policies, culture and social attitudes, and religion, based on research, consultation and the National LGBT Community Dialogue that was held in Bali in June 2013.This overview is followed by an examination of the Indonesia experience of protecting the rights of LGBT people under seven different areas:employment and housing, education and young people, family affairs and social/cultural attitudes, media and ICT, law-human rights and politics, the special case of Aceh, and capacity of LGBT organizations, using the same methodology as described above. Case studies illustrating success or challenges are included in the relevant areas. The capacity of LGBT organizations was based on analysis of a participant survey as part of the Dialogue. The report contains findings and a list of recommendations and action points generated by the Dialogue.

September 5, 2014
This report reviews the legal and social environment faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Vietnam. It is a product of the Vietnam National LGBT Community Dialogue held in June 2013. The Dialogue
brought together Vietnam’s LGBT communities, alongside associated research and advocacy organizations, to discuss the legal, social, cultural, political and work environments faced by Vietnam’s LGBT communities. The Vietnam National LGBT Community Dialogue comprised two events: the National Conference of the Vietnamese LGBT Community, held in Ho Chi Minh City with about 30 participants, a closed meeting with only LGBT community members; and the National LGBT Community Dialogue, held in Ha Noi with about 40 participants that included CSO representatives, media and multilateral agencies. The Dialogue was organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
 
September 5, 2014

‘Being LGBT in Asia’ is a ground-breaking, first-of-its-kind joint analysis conducted by USAID and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) alongside grassroots LGBT (Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual and Transgender) organizations and community leaders to understand the challenges faced by Asia’s LGBT people. The program aims to educate and raise awareness among stakeholders about LGBT rights and the benefits of an inclusive approach to the development process.

September 2, 2014

The $3.5 million, six-year Climate Resilient Mekong program ending in 2016 helps Lower Mekong countries plan dam construction in ways that mitigate the potential impacts on the Mekong River system. The program aims to inform and influence the choices made by national governments, investors and hydropower customers with regard to the siting, design and operation of hydropower dams throughout the entire Mekong River system in order to maintain the flow of water, sediment and nutrients essential for sustaining the river’s exceptional biological productivity and allow for fish passage.

September 2, 2014

Announced by Secretary Kerry in July 2013, SIM is a U.S. Government Inter-Agency program that provides the LMI partner countries with rapid, demand-driven technical and scientific assistance to support climate-smart, environmentally sound and socially equitable infrastructure, clean energy development, and land and/or water resources use

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