Asia Regional Program Updates

Last updated: March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Green Invest Asia is partnering with Jacobs Douwe Egberts – one of the world’s largest coffee and tea traders – and its non-profit partner, IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative, to measure the impact of the two organizations’ joint sustainable coffee activities in Vietnam.

November 20, 2019

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Green Invest Asia project recently co-organized with Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate and cocoa, a half-day coconut networking event in Bangkok to advance pre-competitive collaboration on sustainable coconut supply chains and drafting of a “sustainable coconut charter” that emulates other commodities’ sustainability agreements.

Influential Thais Ask Public to Shun Ivory and Tiger Amulets
October 7, 2019

As part of efforts to reduce the use of amulets made from endangered elephant and tigers, WildAid, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) are launching a campaign called “A good life is free of killing #ชีวิตดีต้องไร้ฆ่า” featuring spiritual and key opinion leaders.  In a video, the Venerable Phramedhivajirodom (V.Vajiramedhi), a highly respected Thai Buddhist monk; actress “Top” Daraneenute Pasutanavin; and Thai actor and director Bhin Banloerit, call on the public to avoid using “good luck charms” made from threatened wildlife for those that may otherwise use them in their spiritual practices.

Top Fashion Influencers Join USAID’s “Beautiful Without Ivory” Campaign
September 20, 2019

USAID launched a new lifestyle multi-media campaign today, “Beautiful Without Ivory”, that aims to deter women from buying and wearing ivory jewelry and accessories and reduce social acceptability of ivory products.

September 3, 2019

The United States government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), invites qualified companies/individuals to submit quotation of the services/items specified below. This is to support the operation of USAID/RDMA, Bangkok, Thailand.