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USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia Director Michael Yates address the media to promote the Wildlife Crime Tech Challeng
May 19, 2015

Welcome to USAID’s Regional Development Mission for Asia. As we prepare to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22, we would like to share some information about what the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is doing to help protect biodiversity by fighting wildlife crime.  We also would like to talk about how we are reaching out to others to find innovative ways to deal with this very important issue, including from our own Regional Development Mission here in Bangkok.

As you know, wildlife trafficking is a huge issue – and is growing in importance each day.  It is driven by international crime syndicates, who earn an estimated $19 billion from illegal trade in ivory, rhino horn, pangolin, tigers, and so many other species. And it is a tremendous challenge for authorities here in Asia and in other parts of the world to put a stop to it, with so much money at stake for those who are profiting from this crime.

November 20, 2014

In 2015, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community (AEC) is set to launch, transforming ASEAN into a region with free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labor and capital. The AEC Blueprint highlights the need for increased mobility of persons as ASEAN becomes more interconnected with a greater exchange of skilled labor.

November 18, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Control and Prevention of Tuberculosis project is a five year effort, which runs from October, 2011 to October, 2016, to reduce the incidence and mortality of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Burma, China and Thailand.

November 18, 2014

BANGKOK, November 18, 2014 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced a new project to train hundreds of instructors and students to prepare youth for employment in the Lower Mekong countries of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

Remarks by USAID/RDMA Deputy Mission Director Carrie Thompson at the Regional Workshop on Women’s Participation in Local Governa
November 17, 2014

USAID recognizes the vibrant work of women leaders throughout the region. We know your exchanges over the next few days will offer many fruitful opportunities for you to learn and benefit from one another’s experiences. The theme of the workshop is exploring the way forward. Although the workshop will last only a few days, I hope that each of you will listen carefully, participate fully, and be inspired. Learn from your neighbors. Take back a new approach to make a meaningful change when you return home. 

USAID's Steve Rynecki (left) presents the "Social Impact of the Year Award" to Rob Nazal of BPI Globe BanKO (center) in a ceremo
November 17, 2014

At the recent Mondato Summit Asia in Singapore, three “Social Impact of the Year Award” finalists showcased their efforts to make a social impact on emerging Asia with their mobile financial services (MFS) products. The winner was selected from the three finalists by a panel of judges based on their presentations during the Summit. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) commended the three finalists and awarded BPI Globe BanKO with the prize.

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