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U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius speaks to reporters during the launch.
January 21, 2015

HANOI, January 21, 2015 -- Vietnam’s efforts to accelerate green growth were boosted today with the launch of a new joint project in the framework of MPI, UNDP and USAID partnership to advance Vietnam’s Green Growth Strategy. At the launching ceremony of the new 4-year US$4.128 million initiative, Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), Mr. Nguyen The Phuong, was joined by the UNDP Resident Representative in Vietnam, Ms. Pratibha Mehta and the US Ambassador to Vietnam, Mr. Ted Osius.

Being led by MPI, Strengthening Capacity and Institutional Reform for Green Growth and Sustainable Development in Vietnam, known as the CIGG project, is to  supports capacity building and policy development for the effective implementation of Vietnam’s national green growth strategy and achievement of sustainable development goals. Assistance will be provided at the national and provincial levels to integrate green growth and low-carbon development into sectoral and provincial Green Growth action plans.

July 24, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Vietnam Institute for Urban-Rural Planning (VIUP) under the Ministry of Construction jointly held a workshop today to showcase a new urban planning tool that protects communities and critical infrastructure from the impacts of climate change.

July 10, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched its first-ever Biodiversity Policy in Washington on July 8, setting forth an ambitious vision of conserving biodiversity globally for sustainable long-term development.

June 19, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Vietnam recently announced funding opportunities through its Vietnam Disabilities Annual Program Statement (APS). The APS represents an invitation to Vietnamese and international non-governmental organizations to submit concept papers for programs that support a more inclusive Vietnam by expanding opportunities for persons with disabilities.

Eye screening for kindergarten children in Quoc Oai district of Hanoi
June 10, 2014

Over 15,000 primary and secondary students in Quoc Oai district of Hanoi have received vision screenings with those in need receiving quality eyeglasses under an eye care project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through a grant provided to Advancing and Partners Communities/JSI.

June 6, 2014

With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), in cooperation with Nam Dinh People’s Committee and the Management Board of Biosphere Reserve of Inter-provincial Coastal Wetlands of Red River Delta, organized a two-day symposium to promote coherent climate change adaptation actions for the entire Red River Delta.

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Last updated: January 21, 2015

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