The U.S. government and the provincial government of Leyte hosted two conferences this week to improve service delivery and build climate change resilience.
The Philippines has emerged as a global leader in pioneering innovative solutions to addressing some of the world’s greatest development challenges. The U.S. Embassy Manila’s U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and two United States-based organizations, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), recently announced new research projects that advance the scientific and technical capacity of both the United States and partner countries in critical areas of development.
U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg visited Benguet Province from July 24 to July 25 to lead a series of activities that will further advance disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation measures in the region.
The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is bringing together more than 150 representatives of small-scale water service providers (WSPs) to attend a conference on "Accelerating Water Security and Climate Resiliency among Small Water Service Providers in Misamis Oriental.” The conference, which runs from July 23-25, 2014 in Cagayan de Oro City, is organized by USAID through its Water Security for Resilient Economic Growth and Stability (Be Secure) Project in cooperation with the Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental. The conference will help small-scale water service providers to better serve people without piped water in the province.
The U.S. Government has provided approximately Php6.5 million ($150,000) to help Typhoon Glenda victims in Albay and Sorsogon provinces return home and recover from the storm.
The U.S. Government is partnering with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to build community resilience to floods and other disaster events in Metro Manila.
The U.S. Government provided assistance to families in Barangay Campo Islam, Zamboanga City who lost their homes during a fire that gutted the community on June 4. More than 1,200 individuals from 288 families were affected.
Business leaders and officials of major water districts discussed potential partnerships and investment opportunities to help more Filipinos gain access to clean drinking water and sanitation services during the First Water Sector Forum in Makati City.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator (AA) for Asia, Denise Rollins completed her visit to the Philippines by leading events in Manila that highlighted the U.S. Government’s increasing focus on science, technology, innovation, and partnerships.
Last updated: October 30, 2014