Bangkok— U.S. Agency for International Development/Asia Mission Director Michael Yates and Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency Director General Piroon Laismit pledged to increase their collaboration on development in Asia today by signing an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at a public ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bangkok. The signing of the document represents an important step forward in USAID’s relationship with the Government of Thailand as a donor country.
A group of five first-year Thai engineering students won the USAID/Asia Students with Solutions 2012 Mobile App Contest, which challenged Thai university students to create mobile apps to help solve development issues. The historic flooding in Thailand in 2011 inspired the winning group, Team Optimo from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, to design an application aimed at providing real-time data on water levels by using a smart phone’s built-in capability for high-quality photos, GPS, and 3G connection.
The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing three new programs to help Thai authorities and first responders prepare for and manage future emergencies.
The United States is launching a new program to help strengthen the regional organization’s ability to ensure food security for its 600 million citizens.
The United States, building on the strong support for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) that President Obama reaffirmed at the ASEAN-United States Leaders Meeting earlier this month, is launching a new program to help strengthen the regional organization’s ability to ensure food security for its 600 million citizens.
Last updated: August 21, 2014