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November 25, 2014

The Technology Innovations Forum – Creating a More Sustainable and Responsible Seafood Industry in Asia will catalyze conversations and actions addressing barriers and opportunities related to technology adoption to improve the responsibility and sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture operations in Asia. The forum is hosted by the USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia, together with the USAID Maximizing Agricultural Revenue through Knowledge, Enterprise Development and Trade project in Bangkok, Thailand and will be held in conjunction with USAID’s Mobiles for Development Forum Asia 2015. More information on the Mobiles for Development Forum Asia can be found here http://www.usaid.gov/asia-regional/mobiles-development-forum-asia-2015. Dates: January 22-23, 2015//Location: Bangkok, Thailand

October 8, 2014
The Mobiles for Development in Asia Award seeks to identify and highlight mobile services, apps, and other innovative uses of mobile technologies. Specifically, the purpose is to recognize Asia-based institutions and their M4D work that have the potential to impact development outcomes in climate change, food security, health, governance, biodiversity, and fisheries. While applications from any country in Asia are welcome emphasis will be placed on organizations and applications with deployments in Southeast Asia.
 
NASA’s Global Precipitation   Measurement satellite enhances  understanding of the earth’s water  and energy cycles.
October 6, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today announced a five-year project that will promote the use of satellite imagery to help Asia’s Lower Mekong region better predict and cope with floods and other natural disasters and increase resilience to the negative effects of climate change. 

September 24, 2014

USAID, together with USAID's Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) project is hosting a two-day Mobiles for Development Forum in Bangkok, Thailand on January 20 and 21, 2015.

USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia Director Michael Yates examines app to help address wildlife trafficking.
September 17, 2014

BANGKOK, September 17, 2014 – Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Freeland today launched WildScan, a new endangered species identification and response mobile application for law enforcement to use in combatting the multi-billion dollar illegal wildlife trade. 

USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia speaks at the WildScan app launch.
September 17, 2014
Today’s launch of the WildScan Mobile Application marks a major milestone in ASEAN-WEN’s efforts and continued collaboration to put an end to wildlife trafficking in the region, and around the world. 
Wildlife trafficking will remain a major global threat to species loss, ecosystem degradation, and to human health and security – unless we work collaboratively with all key stakeholders, as one community. This is what brings us together today – a common cause, and a shared commitment.

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