Remarks by Veena Reddy, Acting Mission Director, USAID Cambodia, Launch for Capacity Building Partnership Fund, Phase III
Tuesday, Noviembre 13, 2018

(as prepared for delivery)

  • Your Excellency Dr. Nath Bunroeun, Secretary of State, Ministry of  Education, Youth and Sport
  • Your Excellency  George Edgar, Ambassador of the European Union to Cambodia
  • Your Excellency  Maria Sagren, Ambassador of Sweden to Cambodia
  • Ms. Natascha Paddison, Acting Country Acting UNICEF Representative
  • Distinguished guests

Good morning,

It is a pleasure to be here today to officially launch the Capacity Development Partnership Fund, Phase III. This program signifies a unified partnership between like-minded development partners and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport.

I am delighted that USAID is a part of this important endeavor that features an integrated and multi-level approach to strengthening Cambodia’s education system.  Famed philosopher Plato once said:  “The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life”.  These words ring as true today as they did centuries ago.

We are all here today to recognize the work that has been done under the first two phases of CDPF and to mark its third and final phase. It is important this work continues to help the Ministry of Education ensure that Cambodian children receive the education they need to help prepare them for a bright future.

Wednesday, Octubre 24, 2018 - 2:00am

I am very pleased to join all of you today in celebrating the opening of the Lodwar Livestock Market.  I congratulate everyone who has worked so hard to bring this project to completion. A vibrant market system in northern Kenya helps the region in many ways: it spurs private sector investment, strengthens the resilience of pastoralists, and reduces the impact of climate-induced disasters such as drought and floods.  In recognition of its importance, the United States invested 38 million Kenyan shillings in the Lodwar Livestock Market to help upgrade its infrastructure and improve water access within the market so that buyers and sellers can focus on business.

Monday, Octubre 22, 2018 - 12:15pm

On behalf of the American people, we value our close friendship with the people of the Pacific Islands region. The U.S. and the Solomon Islands share a friendship that is based on trust and mutual interests, with our long history of defense partnerships, commercial links, and people-to-people ties. Our partnership with the University of the South Pacific builds upon our strong ties as we together promote a prosperous and stable future for the people of this country.

Thursday, Octubre 18, 2018 - 12:00pm

Vanuatu has been at the forefront of advocating for sustainable development that addresses increasingly extreme weather events and disaster risks that we all face. At the regional, national, and local levels, your leaders have identified clear priorities to strengthen the resilience of your communities, and we are here today to demonstrate our support for those priorities.

Wednesday, Octubre 17, 2018 - 2:15am

Back in 2013, the U.S. government partnered with the Department of Health to implement three major family planning and maternal and child health projects: LuzonHealth, VisayasHealth, and MindanaoHealth.

Through these three projects, USAID has contributed over 4 billion pesos to address the problems associated with lack of access to family health services and teen pregnancy.

Thursday, Octubre 11, 2018 - 1:30am

More than five years ago, the United States Agency for International Development formed a partnership with the DENR to protect the Philippine forests. Today’s event celebrates the many milestones that we have achieved together through the B+WISER project.

Tuesday, Octubre 2, 2018 - 1:45am

I am here today to reaffirm the U.S. government’s commitment to our shared vision of advancing and sustaining inclusive and resilient growth in the Philippines.

To attain this goal, USAID is a close partner of the Philippine government in joint strategies that support the government’s 10-point socioeconomic agenda. Together, we invest in human capital development and use science, technology and innovation to bolster growth. The Inclusive Filipinnovation and Entrepreneurship Roadmap, earlier unveiled by Dr. Fita Aldaba, further specifies how these strategies can be used to transform this vision into a reality.

Thursday, septiembre 27, 2018 - 7:15am

In my remarks I will explain why we are bullish on Nigeria’s Sustainable Development. I will discuss some of the salient challenges. I will share highlights of the US response through our advocacy and actions. Finally, I will suggest that there is a “special sauce” that will enrich Nigeria’s sustainable development menu.

Wednesday, septiembre 26, 2018 - 1:30am

Indeed, water is and will always be a vital natural resource that lives depend on, as well as a key input to economic growth. This is why USAID works to save lives and advance development through improvements in water supply, sanitation and hygiene, and through sound management and use of water for food security.

While the Philippines continues to make significant gains in expanding water access, more work remains to address the country’s vulnerability to extreme weather variations — such as prolonged droughts, sea level rise and intensifying typhoons.

Tuesday, septiembre 25, 2018 - 2:00am

The Pacific Island countries are at the forefront of advocating for sustainable development that addresses the increasing climate variabilities and disaster risks that we all face. At the regional, national, and local levels, you have all identified clear priorities to strengthen the resilience of your communities. I would like to start by commending you all for your leadership.

Resilient development requires that all sectors of the economy work together to prepare for the challenges ahead, including by strengthening infrastructure and social systems. We need an engaged, vibrant private sector to help promote sound development policies and practices that can reduce the impact of disasters and protect development gains. The U.S. government is pleased to work with you —our partners in Pacific governments, the private sector, and civil society — on this endeavor.

Wednesday, septiembre 12, 2018 - 10:45am

Through the leadership of the Honorable Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Bernard Haufiku, Namibia has made great strides in the fight against HIV/AIDS, establishing itself as a global leader. The recent NAMPHIA data are clear testimony to this great achievement – and indeed:  Namibia is very close to reaching epidemic control and closer than ever to achieving an AIDS- free generation.


Last updated: November 14, 2018

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