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February 3, 2022

USAID is helping Southeast Asian nations transform their energy sectors and power systems and improve access to clean, reliable, and affordable energy. The USAID Southeast Asia’s Smart Power Program embodies the U.S. Government’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve global net-zero emissions by 2050.

January 20, 2022

USAID Reducing Demand for Wildlife works to end wildlife trafficking in Southeast Asia and China, focusing on elephant ivory, rhino horn, and tiger and pangolin products, which are among the top species illegally traded in these global wildlife trafficking “hotspots.” In accordance with the U.S. Government’s Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2016 (END Act) and the U.S. Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Federal Laws with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking 2017, this program addresses wildlife trafficking as a transnational crime. Wildlife trafficking drives extinctions, spreads zoonotic diseases that threaten human lives, harms livelihoods, and has links to organized criminal networks. 

January 20, 2022

USAID Reducing Demand for Wildlife works to end wildlife trafficking in Southeast Asia and China, focusing on elephant ivory, rhino horn, and tiger and pangolin products, which are among the top species illegally traded in these global wildlife trafficking “hotspots.” In accordance with the U.S. Government’s Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2016 (END Act) and the U.S.

January 13, 2022

The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), comprising Burma, Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Thailand, and Vietnam, has long been the epicenter of antimalarial drug resistance.  Since 2000, USAID has supported the monitoring of antimalarial drug resistance in the GMS to protect the efficacy of existing treatments and alternative drugs for malaria.  This regional program is critical to bolstering surveillance systems to detect and respond to drug resistance and enables GMS countries to achieve greater development outcomes.

December 29, 2021

Asia Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy (Asia EDGE) is a U.S. Government initiative to grow sustainable and secure energy markets throughout the Indo-Pacific region.  Spanning the California coast to the western shores of India, Asia EDGE supports partner governments to expand access to energy, promote energy diversification and trade, and strengthen energy security.  To assist this effort, the USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA) launched the USAID Southeast Asia EDGE Hub (EDGE Hub) activity to coordinate and enhance the effectiveness of USAID’s energy programs across Southeast Asia.

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Last updated: February 03, 2022

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