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USAID and NASA Launch Technology for Development Project in Lower Mekong
August 31, 2015

BANGKOK, August 31, 2015 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today launched “SERVIR-Mekong,” a project to promote the use of satellite imagery to help Asia’s Lower Mekong region better predict and cope with floods and other natural disasters and increase resilience to the negative effects of climate change.

SERVIR-Mekong, funded by USAID and NASA and implemented by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and its partners, will help governments and other decision-makers in Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam take advantage of publicly available satellite imagery, geospatial data and maps to make more informed decisions on critical issues such as water management, land use planning, disaster risk reduction, infrastructure development and natural resources management.

USAID Cambodia Mission Director Rebecca Black addresses workshop on good business practices for improved market competitiveness.
January 30, 2015

More than 125 small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs attended a one-day workshop in Phnom Penh today to enhance their knowledge and skills on good business practices presented by U.S. multi-national companies.

Transportation and logistics sector lends support to global efforts tackling wildlife crime
January 29, 2015

Representatives from across the transportation and logistics sector today joined customs officials, supply chain experts and wildlife professionals for the start of a two-day consultative workshop to find actionable solutions to deter wildlife smuggling activities while strengthening supply chains and corporate policies.

January 29, 2015

Seventy-three Vietnamese airport officials took part in a new global training program in Hanoi this week to help stop illegal wildlife trafficking through airports.

Remarks by USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia at the Workshop on Countering Illegal Wildlife Trade: Collaborative Actio
January 29, 2015

As you all know, wildlife trafficking is a logistics and transport-intensive activity. Traffickers of wildlife and wildlife products have discrete smuggling methods, networks, routes and markets. And evidence indicates that legitimate transportation and distribution supply chains are also being used to traffic illegal wildlife. For example, ivory is most often hidden in shipping containers, while rhino horn is usually trafficked by air passengers.

USAID RDMA Director Michael Yates presents awards to the winner and finalists of the Mobiles for Development Forum Asia 2015 in
January 21, 2015

An innovative mobile healthcare application that connects rural patients to doctors has won this year’s U.S. Agency for International Development/Regional Development Mission for Asia’s (USAID RDMA) Mobiles for Development (M4D) Award. The contest, now in its second year, recognizes mobile services in Southeast Asia that have the potential to improve development outcomes in climate change, food security, health, governance, biodiversity or fisheries.

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