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April 22, 2014

HANOI, April 22, 2014 – With U.S. Government support, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) today launched a regional network to highlight the successes of women entrepreneurs contributing to economic development and help them address challenges they face in finance, networking and training.

“I highly appreciate the efforts of the ASEAN Committee on Women and the ASEAN Secretariat as well as the initiaves of Vietnam in the development of the ASEAN Women’s Entrepreneurship Network (AWEN),” said Madame Pham Thi Hai Chuyen, Vietnam’s Minister of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs, H.E. Madame Pham Thi Hai Chuyen. Addressing the start of a two-day workshop in Hanoi, she said the Network with the members including the women entrepreneurs would contribute significantly to the promotion of the commercial and economic activities within the region and between ASEAN and other partners in order to promote gender equality, empowerment of women.

March 4, 2014

Scouring local markets to examine fish species is not where Dr. Dang Thuy Binh expected to find herself.  She dreamed of being a journalist but was inspired by her mother to study biology, for which she later found her great passion, especially marine biodiversity and conservation.

March 2, 2014

Dr. Nguyen Thi Hong Minh gives a whole new meaning to cutting edge. To understand why, you only need to look at her title: Vice Dean of the Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), School of Mechanical Engineering - Material Cutting and Industrial Instrument Department.

It's more than a mouthful, but it's also a statement of her resolve in going where few women in Vietnam, at least so far, dare to tread. She and only one other professor represent women in her department's 18-strong faculty. She's hoping that one day this will change.

March 2, 2014

Mrs. H Kem Buon, an ethnic minority woman in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, recalls a time when things were not easy for her family; they did not to make enough money to cover basic expenses. The whole income of her family with four children was then around VND20 million ($950) a year, which came from maize, rice and corn crops on their 1.4 hectares of farming land. Her family’s most valuable assets were an old house and an obsolete motorbike. 

USAID helps combat avian and pandemic influenza in Vietnam.
February 10, 2014

 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 Vietnam Mission Director Joakim Parker speaks at the Vietnam Forests and Deltas Program launch.
January 16, 2014

Climate change is a global issue that knows no national boundaries and a challenge that can best be addressed internally.  The negative impact felt by the people living in communities like Quất Lâm is shared in communities in the U.S. That’s why environment was highlighted as an important issue in the Comprehensive Partnership that was announced last year between President Sang and President Obama.   The tangible effects of climate change are one of the reasons that we are so committed to cooperating with the Government of Vietnam to address this important area.

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Last updated: April 22, 2014

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