International Organization for Migration, Lao PDR, and US Work to Improve Disaster Preparedness
June 30, 2015

VIENTIANE - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Lao PDR, supported by the US government, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare Monday to officially commence a project to strengthen the capacity of Lao government officials to be able to manage humanitarian emergencies.

The project will focus on developing a National Disaster Management Training Framework for government officials working in relevant sectors. The project will work not only at central level, but will train officials in all provinces in the complete disaster management cycle from prevention to recovery.

With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the project intends to create an online database that will include all current, previous and future disaster trainings. This will make trainings more accessible for government officials from the district to central level in various ministries.

The project also plans to train officials from relevant ministries in a baseline disaster management course in order to ensure comprehensive understanding.

May 15, 2015

HANOI, May 14, 2015 – In a ground-breaking agreement, government officials and civil society representatives from across the Mekong region established a working group to develop a regional public participation guideline for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) this week in Hanoi, Vietnam. 

May 12, 2015

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), invites qualified companies/individuals to submit technical and cost proposal of the services specified. This is to support the operation of Asia Regional Training Center (ARTC), USAID Regional Development Mission Asia in Bangkok Thailand.

Remarks of U.S. Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Nina Hachigian at the USAID-National Instruments Partne
May 8, 2015

In the increasingly integrated regional economy, businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, will need to understand the benefits of the AEC. Along with that understanding, they will also need access to technology, innovation and finance that will help them take advantage of the opportunities the AEC offers. But businesses are made up of more than technology and capital. They are run by people. Businesses will also need a strong and vibrant workforce that will help them innovate and grow. And as you all know, ASEAN’s focus on human resource development is particularly important for the workforce of the newer ASEAN member states – Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. The good news is that these countries have booming economies and industries in ASEAN targeted sectors, such as tourism, food processing, electronics, and construction.

U.S. Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Nina Hachigian, center, discusses technology with Victor M
May 8, 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced a new partnership with U.S.-based corporation, National Instruments (NI), to provide hands-on training to aspiring young scientists and engineers in the Lower Mekong sub-region and to empower them with technical skills to help grow the region’s workforce.

Going Beyond the Lab: ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellowship Integrates Scientists into Policymaking
May 4, 2015

JAKARTA, May 4, 2015 –  The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Committee on Science and Technology and the U.S. Mission to ASEAN today announced a second group of fellowships to ASEAN scientists to further drive policy debates and data-based decision making to address some of the region’s most challenging development issues.


Last updated: June 30, 2015

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