Asia Regional Program Updates

Last updated: September 25, 2018

September 25, 2018

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided $50,000 to support the humanitarian assistance efforts of Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) for the people in Hokkaido, Japan, affected by the recent earthquake.

Ambassador Rena Bitter Participated in a Hand-washing Activity with Children Affected by the Recent Flash Floods in Attapeu
September 17, 2018

U.S. Ambassador Rena Bitter visited U.S. government funded relief projects for people affected by recent flash floods and met with Provincial Governor Leth Xayaphone and local officials to discuss recovery efforts during her recent trip to Attapeu Province on September 10-11, 2018 as part of the United States’ ongoing support to the Government of Laos’ efforts to help local people affected by the disaster.

September 11, 2018

Could algae address the coming food crisis and provide additional income for women? A European investment firm answered that question with a resounding ‘Yes!’ with their $3 million stake into EnerGaia, a spirulina cultivation technology firm based in Thailand and actively supported by the Feed the Future Asia Innovative Farmers project, implemented by USAID and its partner, Winrock International. To bring this critical funding to fruition, the project worked closely and carefully with EnerGaia through three stages of support: validity, viability and visibility.

The USAID Wildlife Asia project launched the third phase of the Chi Initiative in Hanoi.
August 28, 2018

Today, the USAID Wildlife Asia project launched the third phase of the Chi Initiative, a program to help decrease consumer demand for rhino horn in Vietnam.

A tuna is tagged for traceability.
August 28, 2018

LOS ANGELES, August 27, 2018 – Today, global seafood industry and government leaders gathered in Los Angeles to take part in an event organized by the U.S. Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia called the “Oceans Dialogue: Expanding Collaboration for Our Oceans” that focused on sustainable fishing and marine pollution. The USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) led a business roundtable on sustainable, traceable fisheries to encourage private sector commitments ahead of the annual Our Oceans Conference, which will be held this year in Bali, Indonesia.