Airline and airport staff in one of the world’s most active wildlife trafficking hotspots are now better equipped to detect, report and combat wildlife crime. At last week’s Wildlife Friendly Skies workshop at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, more than 240 participants received training in identifying common smuggling methods and routes, signs of trafficking, effective first-response actions and examined real-life case studies.
Nearly 100 development finance experts from the public and private sectors recently gathered at the USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia to discuss ways to generate private capital to projects that will help the region in sectors such as agriculture, clean energy, education and health. The three-day gathering brought together government employees, donor organizations, non-governmental organizations, implementing partners, private sector partners, entrepreneurs and investors to talk about innovative ideas in development finance in Asia.
Youth in Southeast Asia can now help boost regional food security by contributing their innovative technology ideas through a new prize competition announced today by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI).
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Connecting the Mekong through Education and Training is a five-year program activity that enables teachers to better prepare youth for employment in the Lower Mekong countries of Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam through the use of innovative training approaches.
USAID works to bridge the gap between the private sector, universities and vocational centers to build up the supply of skilled workers to meet the demands of local businesses. The project partners with local education providers to utilize available technology, online learning and traditional in-person workshops to promote learning and regional networking in targeted Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) countries in ways that help residents from rural and marginalized areas access educational services.
The U.S. government announced on January 28 the launch of a new $6 million program to improve the health of women and children in Laos. Over the next three years, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Nurture initiative will help reduce child nutritional stunting and improve household nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene practices.
Last updated: September 26, 2016