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April 22, 2015

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.”

August 16, 2013

USAID is working to mitigate environmental degradation and increase resiliency to climate change throughout Vietnam. Specifically USAID is working to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, increase climate resilience of the populations living in the country’s deltas, improve energy efficiency in high emitting sectors, and remediate toxic contamination.

August 16, 2013

USAID/Vietnam works with the Government of Vietnam to help strengthen the country’s transition to a market-driven economy. At the Government of Vietnam’s (GVN’s) request, USAID carries out activities to support an enhanced business environment through legal and regulatory reform, competitiveness, intellectual property rights protection, infrastructure financing, and agricultural development.

August 16, 2013

Since 2008, USAID/Vietnam has worked closely with the Government of
Vietnam and the private sector to help reform the higher education
system to produce trained, job-ready graduates that have the skills
necessary to compete on an increasingly global market. Implementation
of projects under the USAID Higher Education portfolio have already
impacted over 30,000 university students by providing curriculum
support, training, and capacity building at the faculty and administrative
levels in the engineering and social work education sectors. By

USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker addresses the workshop in Hanoi.
August 14, 2013

We have come a long way. USAID began supporting HIV/AIDS programs in Vietnam in the mid-1990s. USAID and its U.S. Government partner agencies work in collaboration with and through the Government of Vietnam at the national, provincial, and district levels in support of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. USAID supports delivery prevention, care and treatment services, and advocacy for policies that will improve access to and the quality of HIV/AIDS services.

Participants discuss the HIV/AIDS policy environment in Vietnam.
August 14, 2013

The U.S. Agency for International Development Health Policy Initiative (USAID/HPI) has supported Vietnam’s legal framework and trained staff at over 300 local government and community institutions over a five-year period to more effectively engage in policy dialogue and advocate for better services for people at risk or living with HIV.

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Last updated: April 23, 2015

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