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May 15, 2015

HAI PHONG, May 15, 2015 - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partner, Peace Winds America, have launched the Sister Cities Disaster Preparedness Program.  Numerous small and medium sized businesses will participate in the three-year initiative that promotes business resilience and public-private cooperation in partnership with the city of Hai Phong.

In May 2015, the initiative begins a business continuity training program for ten pre-selected pilot businesses.  Upon completing this program, the business leaders will be better able to protect their organizations from disaster risks by using actionable business continuity plans. These pilot businesses will serve as models for other Hai Phong businesses in preparing for continuity during future disasters.  Vietnamese trainers representing business associations, universities, and the government will join the pilot sessions for  a “Train the Trainer” program. 

U.S. Ambassador David Shear speaks at Disabilities Program Launch.
April 17, 2013

It is my pleasure to join you to mark the 2013 Vietnamese Disabilities Day and talk about our joint efforts to encourage and support Vietnamese with disabilities.

U.S. Ambassador David Shear speaks at the Vietnam One Health Conference
April 3, 2013

HANOI, April 3, 2013 -- It is my pleasure to join you in opening this important conference on One Health coordination. Vietnam is showing leadership in this area and the United States is very pleased to partner with Vietnam to effectively detect and control infectious diseases, before they damage the health and livelihoods of the people of Vietnam and the world.

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. 

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