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July 17, 2014

MADANG, Papua New Guinea, July 17, 2014 -- In a step forward for the “Ridges-to-Reef” approach to managing Madang Province’s unique and stunning natural resources, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-supported Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (LEAF) project is bringing together local communities, decision makers, NGOs, educators and government representatives for an innovative training designed to measure the amount of carbon contained in its forests.

The biomass training will be held from July 17-25, a component of the broader Ridges-to-Reef initiative, which takes a holistic approach to natural resource management, connecting Madang’s forests from its mountainous interior to those along its lowland coastal areas.

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: July 18, 2014

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