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Monday, February 2, 2015 - 2:00am

HANOI, February 2, 2015 - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen disaster response management. By building capacity at MARD to implement what is called an Incident Command System (ICS), USAID supports Vietnam’s efforts to continuously improve response and coordination systems to more effectively respond to all kinds of incidents and disasters.

“The ICS training program will be an important step towards helping Vietnam address the disaster risks brought about by a changing climate,” said Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia, Jason Foley, who is visiting Vietnam from Washington, DC. “The U.S. believes that adoption and localization of the internationally-proven ICS system will both strengthen coordination systems and better prepare Vietnam to work more closely with its ASEAN partners on disaster response.” Mr. Foley and the Minister of MARD signed the MOU covering this assistance.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 2:45am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced the video contest for vocational, college and university students. The contest aims to engage Vietnamese youth in addressing the country’s development challenges.

U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius speaks to reporters during the launch.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 4:00am

Vietnam’s efforts to accelerate green growth were boosted today with the launch of a new joint project in the framework of MPI, UNDP and USAID partnership to advance Vietnam’s Green Growth Strategy.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 8:45am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has just launched a first-of-its-kind project in Vietnam that aims to empower farmers, especially women, to enhance their access to land by increasing their awareness of existing land rights under current legislation.

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 5:15am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today joined the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry to formally establish a new Vietnam Trade Facilitation Alliance (VTFA) through a memorandum of understanding. The private sector-led alliance will provide policy and technical assistance to the General Department of Vietnam Customs and relevant trade facilitation agencies and authorities in Vietnam to advance Vietnam’s competitiveness.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 2:00am

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator for Asia, Anne Aarnes, will pay a working visit to Vietnam from December 10-12. During the visit Ms. Aarnes will mark the creation of a USAID-backed alliance that supports trade facilitation to help Vietnam expand the benefits of economic integration.

USAID Vietnam Mission Director Joakim Parker speaks at the event.
Friday, November 28, 2014 - 1:45am

Yesterday Americans celebrated Thanksgiving by giving thanks. I feel as though the holiday has extended a day, given how much I appreciate the wonderful news this morning that the National Assembly has ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. I am also thankful to the Vietnam Federation of Disabilities for hosting this year’s Asia Pacific Disability Forum to help ensure that those living with disability in this region are heard and supported.

USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker speaks at the event.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:00am

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).

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 4:15am

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.
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 11:15am

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.

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Last updated: February 02, 2015

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