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. 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.
As you already know, trafficking in persons is a global human rights challenge. The criminal networks involved in trafficking make huge profits by preying upon the most vulnerable in our region. This destructive practice breaks down rule of law, corrupts global commerce, and severely disrupts the social fabric in affected communities.
Last updated: January 10, 2017