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USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker speaks at the event.
November 20, 2014

HANOI, November 20, 2014 -- Today 200 businesswomen from across Vietnam gathered in Hanoi to advance their leadership skills for sustainable business growth and to better understand the business environment during Vietnam´s period of international integration and development. The forum was supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Hanoi Association for Women Entrepreneurs (HNEW).

“Bringing together so many dedicated businesswomen from across Vietnam, highlights the importance of advancing leadership skills for women entrepreneurs nationwide,” said USAID Mission Director, Joakim Parker. “Women entrepreneurs have the potential to drive Vietnam’s development and growth. This forum should help improve their ability to respond to opportunities in Vietnam’s economic transition, including foreign investment, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and engagement with the One ASEAN Economic Community.”

November 13, 2014

Today, international experts in environmental research and policy gathered at a workshop that kicked off the new Lower Mekong Public Policy Initiative (LMPPI), supported with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health, speaks at the launch ceremony.
October 31, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today publicly launched its Healthy Markets program – an initiative to encourage local private sector investment and foster growth of a commercial market important to in the HIV response in Vietnam.

USAID Vietnam Mission Director Joakim Parker speaks at the workshop.
October 21, 2014

Wildlife trafficking undermines security and funds criminal networks. It seriously challenges national development by undermining economic growth and corroding the rule of law. Reductions in biodiversity have longer term consequences for development.

A panel discussion on challenges and opportunities for women
October 12, 2014

More than one hundred women entrepreneurs from throughout Vietnam gathered today at the Vietnam Women Entrepreneurs Forum 2014, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), to share successful business models and to discuss challenges and opportunities for women.

USAID Vietnam Mission Director Joakim Parker speaks at the Consultative Workshop
October 9, 2014

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is the first global comprehensive international instrument that protects and advances the rights of persons with disabilities, and it represents an important opportunity for Vietnam to express a united commitment to rights as it completes its first year as a member of the UN Human Rights Council. That opportunity was highlighted in the visits last spring by Senator Patrick Leahy and Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judy Heumann, who play important roles in our bilateral cooperation.

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