The U.S. Agency for International Development/Asia today announced a new initiative to combat illegal wildlife trade between Asia and Africa.
A team of U.S.-supported international specialists has recently completed an eight month installation of a new state-of-the-art disaster monitoring and response system for ASEAN at the Jakarta-based ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre). The installation was supported by the U.S. Government-funded ASEAN-U.S. Technical Assistance and Training Facility.
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.
Last updated: December 17, 2013