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December 15, 2014

U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched the 2nd Grant Cycle of the Philippine-American (Phil-Am) Fund at the InterContinental Hotel in Makati City.

Representatives of Luzon-based civil society organizations, corporations, business chambers, academic and professional associations attended the event. Similar conferences were also held in Davao City and Iloilo City earlier to reach out to Mindanao and Visayas institutions.

USAID’s Phil-Am Fund is a five-year, Php960 million ($24 million) grant facility that provides opportunities for local civil society organizations (CSOs) in the Philippines to innovate and develop new solutions for many of the country's development challenges. The project is implemented by the Gerry Roxas Foundation with SyCip Gorres and Velayo Co. as its management advisory partner.

Launched in September 2013, the grant facility has awarded 12 grants to date. The grantees provide local solutions to address a range of issues in economic growth, biodiversity protection, combating human trafficking, strengthening basic education and fostering good governance.

TechCamp 2014
May 2, 2014

The U.S. Embassy, US Agency for International Development (USAID), and Globe Telecom join hands to address the growing frequency and magnitude of extreme environmental events worldwide following recent destructive natural calamities such as Typhoon Haiyan and the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in the Philippines, Typhoon Phailin in India, hurricanes Manuel and Ingrid and Mexico, among others.

April 30, 2014

The Arangkada Philippines Project (TAPP) is a four-year, Php41 million ($1 million) project – with additional funding from AmCham – started on September 5, 2012, and addresses the PFG intervention theme of regulatory quality is a cooperative agreement with the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. (AmCham). It aims to enhance growth of key economic reform sectors, conduct research into economic reforms and advocates for reforms to create a better business environment and strengthen the investment climate.

April 28, 2014

The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) is a multi-lateral public-private partnership initiated by the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) in cooperation with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Expert Group on Technology Transfer and supported by USAID through the PFAN Global Network. 

April 28, 2014

In November 2011, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the U.S. Government (USG) and the Philippine Climate Change Commission (CCC) to further cooperation under the Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies (EC-LEDS) program with the goal being to support LEDS development in the Philippines. 

April 28, 2014

The Coral Triangle (CT) is a geographical area that represents the global epicenter of marine life and biodiversity, with the Philippines located at the “center of the center” of world marine biodiversity. However, the marine resources of the Philippines and the region have been faced with threats of unsustainable fishing practices, land-based pollution and coastal development, including the growing threat of climate change. 

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Last updated: December 16, 2014

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