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USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia Director Michael Yates examines app to help address wildlife trafficking.
September 17, 2014

BANGKOK, September 17, 2014 – Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Freeland today launched WildScan, a new endangered species identification and response mobile application for law enforcement to use in combatting the multi-billion dollar illegal wildlife trade. 

The mobile application is designed to help law enforcement officials respond to wildlife trafficking, an illicit trade estimated at $19 billion per year and run by organized criminal syndicates. WildScan contains photos and critical information for over 280 endangered species and illegal wildlife products commonly trafficked into and throughout Southeast Asia to assist in proper identification and rapid response.

March 17, 2014

USAID/RDMA hosted a successful Informational Meeting on March 12, 2014 for those interested in pursuing a new funding opportunity for people-to-people reconciliation projects in Thailand’s Deep South. If you couldn't attend the meeting, you can view a summary of the meeting by reading the summary below and attached. More details about the solicitation can be found here: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251741  

Applications for Thailand must meet all the criteria outlined in the solicitation and be emailed to CMMAPSThailand@usaid.gov by March 28, 2014 at 5pm, Bangkok time. Submissions that are late or incomplete will not be considered.

March 14, 2014

In 2013, the U.S. Government launched the U.S.-Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Technical Assistance to Advance Regional Integration project to reinforce its belief that APEC is the premiere forum for advancing trade and investment policy in the Asia-Pacific region.

March 14, 2014

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security is a five-year project (2013-2018) supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Department of State to strengthen institutions and develop regional policies to advance ASEAN’s vision for political-security and social-cultural integration.

March 13, 2014

The Asia-Pacific region has become a key driver of global politics and economics and is closely tied to America’s security and prosperity. Today, Asia represents more than half the world’s population, and is the most dynamic and fastest-growing region in the world with a middle class of about a billion people. Robust economic growth, rapid technological change and increasing interconnectivity make Asia a progressively important market for U.S. exports and a key U.S. foreign policy priority. 

March 12, 2014

Today policymakers and climate change experts from around Southeast Asia opened a dialogue in Hanoi on how to finance low-carbon “green growth”. Government officials from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam are meeting representatives of global climate change funds, state and private banks, and businesses to discuss options for funding green investments in sectors ranging from energy and transport to agriculture and manufacturing.

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Last updated: September 17, 2014

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