WildScan, Southeast Asia’s leading application for species identification and response, has officially launched in Cambodia. The app is designed to help stop the illegal wildlife trade.
Today the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), in partnership with technology giants Cisco and Intel, announced the beginning of the final stage in the student competition to develop innovative technology solutions for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)’s World of Food Innovation Challenge.
Lao PDR–U.S. International and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Integration (USAID LUNA II), a four-year activity funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), helps Lao PDR further integrate into the global economy by supporting officials to develop and implement sound, modern, transparent and inclusive economic policies and regulations.
Natural resource extraction has helped fuel, on average, a 7.5 percent annual GDP growth rate in Lao PDR over the past 10 years; however, the country’s per capita income remains low at about $1,500 with poverty levels among the highest in Southeast Asia. Integration within the global economy helps generate sustainable trade and investment, and creates the conditions for improved access to economic opportunities and higher incomes across Lao society. Higher incomes are essential for Lao PDR to reach its goal of achieving middle-income country status by 2020.
SUBJECT: Solicitation for Resident-Hire U.S Citizen Personal Services Contractor (USPSC) – Regional Environment Office Partnerships Coordinator, USAID/RDMA
To All Interested Applicants:
The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking an application (AID 302-3 and resume) from U.S. citizens interested in providing the PSC services described in the attachment.
WildScan, Southeast Asia’s application for species identification available on Android devices, can now be downloaded and used on Apple devices in a move that can significant increase the reach of the tool across the region.
Last updated: July 15, 2016