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New Partners’ Group to Build upon U.S., Thai Success  to Counter Wildlife Trafficking
September 23, 2021

A wide range of partners—including donors, international and regional bodies, and government and conservation organizations—aim to develop a partners’ group to more effectively collaborate and align planned counter wildlife trafficking investments in the region for greater impact. These stakeholders also issued the Partners’ Dialogue Highlights, underscoring the importance of the One Health collaborative approach towards preventing pandemics as well as recovering from the current pandemic.

August 31, 2021

USAID Chumchon Harapan, meaning “Community of Hope,” empowers youth leaders to become community connectors across Thailand’s Deep South.  This program aims to strengthen social cohesion and transfer ownership of community harmony to local institutions, leading to lasting peace in the communities.

August 30, 2021

The Mekong is home to some of the world’s most abundant biodiversity and is rich in natural resources critical for the region’s long-term sustainable development.  These natural resources are also the primary source of food and livelihoods for an estimated 70 million people.  The Lower Mekong countries are facing multiple environmental challenges that threaten their long-term social and economic development.  Many of these challenges are driven by fragile governmental systems and limited civil society participation in the decision-making processes that govern natural resources.

August 30, 2021

The Asia-Pacific region has the highest marine biodiversity on the planet and faces serious threats from climate change and unsustainable fishing practices.  In response to these threats, USAID is supporting regional organizations working to protect biodiversity from illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.  While individual countries have made progress to preserve biodiversity and combat unsustainable fishing practices, collaboration and enforcing global and regional standards across borders remains a challenge.

USAID-TICA Strategic Partnership Signing Ceremony
August 13, 2021

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) expanded development cooperation between the U.S. Government and the Royal Thai Government during a signing ceremony for a $5 million Strategic Partnership. Through this partnership, TICA and USAID will jointly provide development assistance to other countries in Southeast Asia. 


Last updated: September 29, 2021

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