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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.”

March 29, 2013

More than 50 staff members the Vietnam National Assembly's Institute of Legislative Studies (ILS) have received training in areas of policy analysis and legislative research and nearly 200 deputies and staff of the Office of the National Assembly have participated in public policy workshops under a U.S.-supported program to help improve the quality of national legislation.

USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker speaks at Vietnam's World TB Day Event in Hanoi
March 23, 2013

I am so pleased to see the young people gathered here today. Your generation is particularly important to the cause we are here to discuss. It is a pleasure to join you today to commemorate World TB Day and emphasize this year's theme of stopping TB in our lifetime. A lifetime may seem long, but TB involves complex challenges and a lot of work.

USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker speaks at the HEEAP Conference
March 19, 2013

The U.S.-supported Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP) opened its first conference to provide leaders in government, industry and academia an opportunity to discuss and collaborate on improving engineering education throughout Southeast Asia. 

U.S. Ambassador David Shear addresses the PCI launch in Hanoi.
March 14, 2013

 

HANOI, March 14, 2013 -- It is my pleasure to join you today in launching the annual Provincial Competitiveness Index report for 2012. This event marks the eighth year of collaboration between the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the U.S. Agency for International Development in helping to improve economic governance and competitiveness across the country.

March 7, 2013

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced the launch of an essay contest highlighting the crucial role women play in advancing development in Vietnam, especially in the fields of science, engineering and technology.
The "Women in Science and Technology" Essay Contest, launched to mark International Women's Day, encourages Vietnamese students to write about how girls and women can play a greater role in science and technology in Vietnam. The submitted essays will be judged by a panel led by USAID/Vietnam and the winner will receive an Apple iPad Mini and a USAID certificate of appreciation.

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