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September 9, 2014

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.

A total of $8.5 million (370 million pesos) was awarded to 46 projects in 23 countries, with the Philippines taking home a staggering seven grants to fund work that combats tuberculosis, preserves biodiversity and boosts environmental resilience.

The grants are funded through a grant-making facility, the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program, a joint initiative designed to foster collaborative global research. Through the competitively awarded program, USAID directly supports researchers in developing countries who work with U.S. government-funded researchers.

An adult Leopard Coral Trout (Plectropomus leopardus)
August 15, 2013

The Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) Philippines Forum was held in Makati City on August 14. It was organized by the CTI-Philippines National Coordinating Committee (NCC), co-chaired by Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

United States Boosts Assistance for Disaster Preparedness Initiatives in Benguet Province
July 11, 2013

As part of its commitment to enhance the capacity of Philippine communities to prepare for, and respond to, natural disasters U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. announced the start of the third phase of the U.S. Government’s Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) program in Benguet.

U.S. Government Supports DepEd National Training of Trainers for K to 12 Program
June 5, 2013

U.S. Embassy Manila’s U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) held a trainer’s training in Cebu City in support of the Department of Education’s (DepEd) K to 12 Program.

U.S. Ambassador Launches New Mindanao Projects on Good Governance, Health, and Youth Development
May 29, 2013

In a visit today to Zamboanga, U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. met with youth groups and launched three new projects to promote good governance; improve education and maternal health care services for Mindanao residents; and offer new opportunities for Mindanao youth.

May 16, 2013

 Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique T. Ona and U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. launched 13 projects that will help enhance the overall health of Filipino families under the U.S.-Philippines bilateral health agreement.

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