Remarks by Beth Paige, Director of the USAID Regional Development Mission to Asia at Ceremony Introducing Thailand’s 2015 iTHINK
September 30, 2015

Wildlife trafficking has become a global issue that is threatening our world’s biodiversity as well as national security. It has been proven that wildlife trafficking is linked to other transnational crime - - such as human trafficking, drugs and arms - - and terrorists are using wildlife as a source to fund their activities. It is an urgent matter that we have to address. It is everybody’s responsibility to help stop illegal wildlife trade - - across ASEAN, Africa and beyond.

With support from the U.S. Agency for Interanational Development (USAID), the iTHINK campaign raises awareness about wildlife trafficking.  It encourages people to take action and put an end to the problem.

iTHINK Thailand invited people from various sectors to speak for the campaign as key opinion leaders. The wildlife champions represent key conservation leaders. They share their thoughts on how serious wildlife trafficking is and what they think we can do to stop it. Government officials, diplomats, news reporters and celebrities joined the campaign.

Beth Paige (right), director of the USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia, joins Thai celebrities to launch campaign to ra
September 30, 2015

Today, four new Thai “champions” against wildlife trafficking added their voices to a public campaign to help reduce the demand for wildlife products and put a halt to the illegal trade.

September 23, 2015

Gender lens investing is focused on using gender data points to see opportunity and mitigate risk for better investment decisions. These include making money available to enterprises owned by women, focusing on workplace equity and employment opportunities for women, and investing in products and services that benefit women and girls. These investments can achieve financial results as well as gender-equitable social change. In this report, USAID and Criterion Institute identify the leaders in finance and gender who are active in current activity, and committed to pursuing the vast opportunities to continue advancement of the field of gender lens investing in Asia. 

September 23, 2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Low Emissions Asian Development program works with regional governments, businesses and institutions toward sustainable, low-carbon economic development, or “green growth,” across all economic sectors. The five-year program promotes regional cooperation to develop and implement low emission development strategies, improve greenhouse gas inventories and advance carbon markets in 11 countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Ms. Julie Chung, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, delivered remarks at the opening ceremony of the Enrich Forum on Su
September 17, 2015

PHNOM PENH, September 17, 2015 — Businesses, financial institutions and civil society organizations from Cambodia’s clean energy sector met today to accelerate clean energy investment and share knowledge about Cambodia’s emerging industry trends in clean energy, particularly solar power.

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Nina Hachigian at the USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partne
September 15, 2015

When I became the U.S. Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, I knew that the issues of territorial disputes, food security, and human rights would feature prominently in my new role. What I have found during my time in the region, however, is that there is another very serious issue that sews a common thread among each of these issues: the degradation of marine and coastal ecosystems due to overfishing and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.


Last updated: October 01, 2015

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