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Protecting Wildlife and Biodiversity: U.S., DENR & ASEAN Partners Hold Conference on Conservation Financing
March 3, 2015

More than 90 experts from the ASEAN region and the United States gathered in Pasay City to support increased financing to protect the region’s rich biodiversity.

The two-day, ‘International Conference on Conservation Finance’ was organized by the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity. Delegates from Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Burma, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines came together to discuss effective approaches to fund and sustain ecosystems.

USAID's Office of Environment, Energy and Climate Change Director Jeremy Gustafson said: “The U.S. government supports developing conservation financing programs to sustainably manage Southeast Asia’s protected areas. In the Philippines, this aligns with our long-term commitment to boost environmental resiliency and help the country become more stable and prosperous.”

US Government and Philippines Aim to Boost Higher Education  and Accelerate Inclusive Growth
February 25, 2015

The U.S. Embassy of Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Philippine S&T Development Foundation-Manila, Inc. (PhilDev), and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) are coming together in Cebu City February 26 to 28 to encourage dialogue in the science and engineering communities during the second annual IDEA (Innovative Development through Entrepreneurship Acceleration) Global Entrepreneurship Symposium.

February 10, 2015

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January 30, 2015

It is my pleasure to be with you today to witness the signing of the Bilateral Assistance Agreement for Basic Education between the Philippines and the United States of America.

As a former teacher, and the son of a teacher and school principal, I share your conviction that a quality basic education is the right of every child.

January 30, 2015

On January 30, the government of the Philippines and the U.S. government signed a new Bilateral Assistance Agreement for Basic Education that will help boost literacy in the Philippines. U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Gloria D. Steele and Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC signed the Agreement which was witnessed by the U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Brian L. Goldbeck.

January 29, 2015

The Energy Policy and Development Program (EPDP) is a four-year, PhP218 million ($5 million) project started in October 2014 to strengthen policymaking for environmentally sound energy sector development.

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Last updated: March 05, 2015

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