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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.

April 23, 2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) leads the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and partners with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide quality case management and prevention of malaria, strengthen surveillance, monitor control efforts and conduct operational research.

April 16, 2015

Partnership Coordinator - Regional Environment Office, U.S. Agency for International Development/Regional Development Mission for Asia

USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia Director Michael Yates addresses the USAID/UNCDF Asia Extreme Poverty Conference.
April 7, 2015

Thank you all for coming together with us to have this very important discussion. And allow me to recognize the presence of Undersecretary Gil Beltran from the Department of Finance in the Philippines, with thanks  for taking time out of your very busy schedule to attend this important event. Of course I would also like to thank Stephen O’Connell, USAID’s Chief Economist who is joining us from Washington DC, and so many other distinguished guests.

April 2, 2015

Professors from six Lao universities gathered in Vientiane on April 1 and 2 to advance climate change education in the country by launching a climate change curriculum developed with support from the U.S. Government. 

USAID Leads New Initiative to Expand Job Prospects and Workforce Development in Lower Mekong Countries
April 1, 2015

tudents in Southeast Asia may soon have education better tailored to the marketplace under a new training model piloted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with Google, Inc. It puts businesses in the driver’s seat with university partners in shaping practical education that will enable job-ready graduates to communicate well in a team and meet the needs of industry.

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Last updated: June 30, 2015

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