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April 16, 2015

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Remarks by USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia at the Workshop on Countering Illegal Wildlife Trade: Collaborative Actio
January 29, 2015

As you all know, wildlife trafficking is a logistics and transport-intensive activity. Traffickers of wildlife and wildlife products have discrete smuggling methods, networks, routes and markets. And evidence indicates that legitimate transportation and distribution supply chains are also being used to traffic illegal wildlife. For example, ivory is most often hidden in shipping containers, while rhino horn is usually trafficked by air passengers.

USAID RDMA Director Michael Yates presents awards to the winner and finalists of the Mobiles for Development Forum Asia 2015 in
January 21, 2015

An innovative mobile healthcare application that connects rural patients to doctors has won this year’s U.S. Agency for International Development/Regional Development Mission for Asia’s (USAID RDMA) Mobiles for Development (M4D) Award. The contest, now in its second year, recognizes mobile services in Southeast Asia that have the potential to improve development outcomes in climate change, food security, health, governance, biodiversity or fisheries.

Michael Yates, Director of the USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia addresses the opening session of the Mobile Solutions
January 20, 2015

Good morning all, and welcome to USAID’s second Mobile Solutions for Development Forum.  USAID’s Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA), along with our partner and event co-organizer, FHI360, is privileged to have close to 100 people here today, all with amazing backgrounds and experience - from the private sector, NGOs, and the academic community, to other donors, USAID staff, and implementing partners, from many countries in the region.  I am sure your discussions will be rich and productive!

January 19, 2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Health Research Program helps generate and apply strategic, scientifically sound data in health programming in the region. Malaria, tuberculosis, pandemic influenza, HIV and other emerging infectious diseases pose a significant public health threat throughout Asia, and in particular, the Greater Mekong Sub-region. Headquartered in Bangkok, this five-year program addresses these health threats by supporting health research, building sustainable research capacity and creating a platform for researchers and other stakeholders to access and learn from the program’s initiatives.

January 15, 2015

USAID is hosting an interactive summit on March 9 and 10,

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