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Friday, April 2, 2021 - 9:15am

From mobilizing over $7 billion in renewable energy investments to facilitating nearly 10,000 megawatts of renewable energy capacity (enough to power roughly 8 million homes), the United States Government’s Clean Power Asia program is making Southeast Asia cleaner and greener. 

On April 2, Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy Michael Heath gave remarks at the Renewable Energy Symposium and Electric Vehicle Challenge, the capstone of Clean Power Asia, a USAID funded regional program. “President Biden is placing climate change at the center of U.S. foreign policy,” he said. “Our USAID [United States Agency for International Development] Clean Power Asia program made huge investments in clean power and is projected to help the region avoid 30 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions over the next 15 years,” he continued.  

United States Promotes Digital Literacy in Thailand
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 7:00am

The United States government, together with Facebook Thailand and DAI, is working with nearly 400 Thai university students to promote digital literacy, critical thinking, online identity security, and positive online communications. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 3:45am

The United States Agency for International Development Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA) launched the two-year, $1.9 million Sustainable Fish Asia (SUFIA) project to improve the management of marine biodiversity and fisheries resources in the Southeast Asia and Pacific regions. 

U.S., Thailand Launch New Tool to Improve Air Quality Monitoring
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 7:00am

The United States and Thailand launched the new Mekong Air Quality Explorer Tool to support Thailand’s efforts to address air pollution challenges. The new state-of-the-art, publicly available tool uses satellite and advanced computer models to provide  more accurate forecasting of air pollution up to three days out. 

New Clinic Affirms U.S.-Thai Commitment to HIV Services in Thailand
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 3:45am

USAID, together with the Mplus Foundation, Buddhachinaraj Hospital, the Phitsanulok Provincial Health Office, the Office of Disease Prevention and Control Region 2, and the National Health Security Office District 2, celebrated the grand opening of the new Mplus Phitsanulok community health center.  

USAID Wildlife Asia Counter Wildlife Trafficking Digest Issue III
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 6:45am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, launched today the 3rd Annual Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) Digest.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 7:15am

HANOI, Vietnam – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Wildlife Asia project continues its work to stop the consumption of rhino horn in Vietnam with the  launch of a new video public service announcement (PSA) for the Chi III Initiative. The video reminds audiences that a person’s true strength comes from within, not from a status symbol such as rhino horn. The initiative gets its name from the concept of inner strength, “Chi” in Vietnamese.

USAID and National Assembly of Vietnam Hold Second High-Level Dialogue to Strengthen Counter Wildlife Trafficking Efforts
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 7:45am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Office of the National Assembly of Vietnam convened top government leaders and relevant stakeholders today for a high-level dialogue with the theme “Strengthening legislation and communication to reduce demand for illegal wildlife products.” The event is the second in a series of three dialogues organized by the USAID Wildlife Asia project aimed at ending the illegal consumption of wildlife products in Vietnam.

USAID Announce Inaugural Asia EDGE Agriculture-Energy Prize Winners
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 7:15am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today the five winners of the first WE4F Asia Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy (EDGE) Agriculture-Energy Prize.

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 8:45am

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are partnering in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic to help curb the spread of the virus and mitigate the impacts among the most vulnerable populations in Thailand, such as migrants and their families, and stateless ethnic minorities.


Last updated: August 28, 2020

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