Asia Regional Program Updates

Last updated: April 20, 2018

Officials in Thailand learn techniques to boost the survival rate of wild pangolins rescued from illegal trafficking.
April 20, 2018

Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Wildlife Asia activity this week organized the first pangolin care training in Thailand on techniques to boost the survival rate of wild pangolins rescued from illegal trafficking.

March 27, 2018

Young Thais truly have the power to change the world. This was the message at the launch of the “Do you know who made it?” campaign today, which asks young Thais to take the lead in making smart purchasing decisions that reinforce the fair treatment of workers in the manufacturing industry.

USAID Unveils Field Guide to Combat Pangolin Trafficking
February 15, 2018

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is marking World Pangolin Day on February 17 by unveiling a new guide to help law enforcement officers identify species and origins of pangolins, the world’s most trafficked mammals, in a bid to curb the illegal trade in wildlife.

January 31, 2018

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a five-year, $10 million initiative to assist the people and Government of Thailand in their ongoing efforts to counter human trafficking. Implemented by Winrock International and partners, the USAID Thailand Counter Trafficking in Persons (USAID Thailand CTIP) project will examine the scope of trafficked labor, empower at-risk populations and help strengthen victim protection systems.

January 25, 2018

USAID’s MekongSkills2Work Leadership Summit brought together 60 educators, private sector representatives, government officials and other partners from the Lower Mekong region for two days to share experiences in implementing the USAID Connecting the Mekong through Education and Training  (USAID COMET) model. USAID COMET, a project in support of the Lower Mekong Initiative, aims to strengthen youth employment through innovative classroom instruction combined with increased exposure to the working world through internships and the use of technology.