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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 6:15am

HANOI, April 22, 2015 -- On Earth Day today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the U.S. National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institution, and the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC, will launch the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge to reward innovative science and technology solutions that help combat wildlife trafficking. This global competition will award four prizes of up to $500,000 for innovative science and technology solutions to fight this increasingly serious crime.

“There has been a sharp increase in the illegal wildlife trade in recent years, and there is growing consensus that traditional models of conservation are insufficient to protect biodiversity and preserve ecosystems,” said USAID Vietnam Mission Director Joakim Parker. “By harnessing the power of science and technology, we hope this initiative hopes to overcome key barriers in the fight against wildlife trafficking.”

Ambassador David Shear speaks at the ceremony.
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 2:45am

Vietnam and the United States today jointly commissioned a thermal treatment system that will remediate 45,000 cubic meters of dioxin-contaminated soil that has been excavated and placed inside a containment structure at Danang airport. The historic Environmental Remediation of Dioxin Contamination Project is an important milestone in the bilateral relationship and for the people of Danang.

U.S. Ambassador David Shear speaks at the launch of Ha Long Bay Alliance.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:45am

The U.S. Embassy, in cooperation with Quang Ninh People’s Committee, today launched the “Ha Long Bay Alliance,” a joint public-private effort that will bring together U.S. and Vietnamese government officials, private sector business partners, and key local and national stakeholders to help preserve and protect Ha Long Bay. The Alliance will be supported with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

The liquid and vapor treatment system has been constructed north of the containment structure.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 5:45am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Air Defense – Air Force Command of Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defense, working with the Danang Peoples’ Committee, today held a session to share information with community representatives about progress on the Environmental Remediation of Dioxin Contamination at Danang Airport Project, which was officially launched in August 2012 with approval of the Prime Minister.

USAID Vietnam Mission Director, Joakim Parker, speaks at the seminar for female entrepreneurs.
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 3:45am

 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Vietnam Women’s Union, and the Hanoi Entrepreneur Women Association (HNEW) partnered to bring together female entrepreneurs from seven Northern provinces and Hanoi to share their experiences in business management and business start-up in connection with International Women’s Day. 

USAID helps combat avian and pandemic influenza in Vietnam.
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 10:30pm

 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a new grant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to carry out a project that applies a One Health approach to reduce the threats to public health from avian and pandemic influenza (API) and other emerging infectious diseases (EIDs).

USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker delivers opening remarks at the launching event.
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 9:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) officially launched the Vietnam Forests and Deltas climate change project in Nam Dinh province on January 16.  The estimated $26 million project supports Vietnam’s goals for climate-resilient, low emission, sustainable development by improving land-use planning, forest and natural resource management and engaging communities in development of action plans to address climate change impacts.

USAID Vietnam Mission Director Joakim Parker speaks at the launch ceremony.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 9:15am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signaled its robust support for the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership with an event to launch its Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), which outlines the USAID’s development assistance program in Vietnam from 2014 through 2018.  At the event, USAID signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Justice to officially begin USAID’s new Governance for Inclusive Growth program.

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 3:30am

On the occasion of the Vietnam Development Partners Forum, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce that its Country Development Cooperation Strategy for Vietnam was recently approved after consultations with numerous stakeholders. The strategy provides the foundation and direction for USAID's development program in Vietnam for the next five years.

U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam David B. Shear speaks at the opening ceremony of the JAC meeting.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 3:45am

On December 4-5, 2013, the United States hosted the eighth meeting of the U.S-Vietnam Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) on Agent Orange/Dioxin in Danang.  This two-day meeting allowed Vietnamese and U.S. scientific experts to exchange views and expand dialogue on issues related to Agent Orange/dioxin.  The JAC has met annually since 2006 to provide scientific advice to the governments of Vietnam and the United States on dioxin contamination cleanup and research on health issues associated with dioxin.

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