Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the CE SAIN Scholarship and Research Grant Ceremony
Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the CE SAIN Scholarship and Research Grant Ceremony
Wednesday, Octubre 18, 2017

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  • H.E. Veng Sokhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Dr. Ngo Bunthan, Rector, Royal University of Agriculture
  • Faculty, students, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen


I’m delighted to be here this morning with Minister Veng Sokhon, Rector Dr. Ngo Bunthan and the students and the faculty of the Royal University of Agriculture to see some of Cambodia’s most exciting agricultural research and teaching and to witness the awarding of some very important scholarships and research grants.

When we were together in this room last [September], we agreed to come back after a year to see for ourselves whether CESAIN was living up to its promise. After all, it’s easy to host a big opening ceremony, but the real work always comes later.

And from what I’ve seen so far this morning, I have to say I am impressed. I see a very dedicated group of faculty and students who are conducting and supporting cutting edge research and are making this center into a place where Cambodia’s top agricultural scientists are solving problems to modernize the agricultural sector.

Tuesday, Octubre 17, 2017 - 10:00am

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  • Mr. Kea Borann, Chief Executive Officer of AMK
  • Mr. Veoun Sok, Chief Executive Officer of LOLC
  • Etienne Kettenmeyer, Managing Director of RMA
  • Distinguished Guests, implementing partners and Ladies and

Good morning and thank you all for coming here today!

Thursday, Octubre 12, 2017 - 9:30am

On behalf of the U.S. Embassy and USAID Cambodia, I am pleased to be here to launch this Program Planning Workshop for the USAID WASH-FIN activity in Cambodia. WASH-FIN – or Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Finance – is a five-year global activity funded by USAID and implemented by Tetra Tech. In Cambodia, WASH-FIN will assist water and sanitation providers to access money to close the financing gaps in expanding piped water supply. We will work closely with WASH-FIN’s in-country team and core collaborators, including the Cambodian Water Supply Association, or CWA, to guide them towards the best private water providers.

Thursday, Octubre 12, 2017 - 9:30am

តាងនាមឲ្យស្ថានទូតសហរដ្ឋអាមេរិក និងទីភ្នាក់សហរដ្ឋអាមេរិកសម្រាប់ការអភិវឌ្ឍអន្តរជាតិ​ប្រចាំ​​នៅ​​កម្ពុជា ​ខ្ញុំមានសេចក្តីរីករាយដែលបានមកកាន់ទីនេះ ដើម្បីបើកសិក្ខាសាលាស្តីពីការរៀបចំផែនការកម្ម​វិធី WASH-FIN នៅក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជា។ គម្រោង WASH-FIN ឬហៅថាគម្រោងហិរញ្ញវត្ថុសម្រាប់ទឹក​ស្អាត និងអនាម័យដែលជាគម្រោងសកម្មភាពសកលមួយមានរយៈពេលប្រាំឆ្នាំផ្តល់​មូល​និធិ​​ដោយទីភ្នាក់ងារ USAID និងអនុវត្តគម្រោងដោយអង្គការ Tetra Tech។ នៅក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជា គម្រោង WASH-FIN នឹង​ជួយ​ដល់អ្នកផ្គត់ផ្គង់ទឹកស្អាត និងអនាម័យអាចទទួលបាននូវទឹកប្រាក់ដើម្បីបញ្ចប់គម្លាតហិរញ្ញប្បទាន​ក្នុង​ការផ្គត់ផ្គង់ទឹកស្អាត។

Friday, septiembre 29, 2017 - 3:30am

At USAID, we believe that education serves as a driver for development and the elimination of extreme poverty. Education is transformational for individuals and societies. It also creates pathways to better health, economic growth, a sustainable environment, and peaceful, democratic societies.

Thursday, septiembre 28, 2017 - 5:15am

The private sector plays a critical role in striving for the great potential that Afghanistan and its people have to offer.  In the most literal sense, this event is about connecting Afghan businesses with Indian investors.  With these connections comes an inherent responsibility.  Investment is a two way street.  If you – as a business person – see an opportunity to import goods or finance a start-up, naturally you are seeking a return on that investment.  What might not always be so evident, however, is that you are investing in the success of that society.  You are investing in the health of its workers. You are investing in the education of its children.  And you are investing in a nation poised to expand and share its wealth of goods, culture, and pride.

Wednesday, septiembre 27, 2017 - 9:15am

The new Feed the Future Cambodia Harvest II program will aim to accelerate growth in the commercial horticulture sector. We are focusing on this sector because Cambodia produces only one-third of the vegetables that its people consume at this time. The rest of the vegetables come from neighboring countries. Given that the agriculture industry employs over 70 percent of the population, we believe that Cambodia could be producing more healthy and nutritious vegetables to better feed its citizens. That is why we are working with the Cambodian government, businesses, universities here and abroad, and farmers to ensure that Cambodian agriculture can feed the Cambodia people.

Wednesday, septiembre 27, 2017 - 9:15am
  • សូមគោរព ឯកឧត្តម ទី សុគន្ធ រដ្ឋលេខាធិការក្រសួងកសិកម្ម រុក្ខាប្រមាញ់ និងនេសាទ
  • សូមគោរព ឯកឧត្តម លោកជំទាវ លោក លោកស្រី និងភ្ញៀវកិត្តិយសជាទីមេត្រី!
Wednesday, septiembre 27, 2017 - 5:15am

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On behalf of the Embassy of the United States in New Delhi, India, I am honored to welcome you to the Passage to Prosperity, the India-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Show.  I also want to give a very special welcome to our esteemed guests from Afghanistan led by Minister Rakash.

Minister Jaitley, Minister Raju, we are honored by your presence at this inaugural ceremony. Your participation speaks to India’s leadership in promoting peace, prosperity, and stability in the region.

Tuesday, septiembre 26, 2017 - 9:30am

វិធីសាស្ត្រ One Health ទទួលស្គាល់ថាសុខភាពរបស់សត្វ មនុស្ស និងបរិស្ថានសុទ្ធតែមានការ​ផ្សារភ្ជាប់គ្នា ហើយដោយឈរលើហេតុផលនេះ ការតទល់ទៅនឹងការគម្រាមកំហែងដល់សុខភាពទាម​ទារ​ឲ្យកិច្ចសហការពីគ្រប់វិស័យ។ យើងត្រូវគិតគូរពីការពង្រឹងកិច្ចសហការរបស់យើង។ យើងចាំបាច់ត្រូវ​ទំនាក់​ទំនងលើគ្រប់វិស័យ ដើម្បីជួយឲ្យសាស្ត្រាចារ្យទាំងឡាយបង្រៀន និងលើកទឹកចិត្តសិស្សឲ្យរៀនសូត្រ។ យើងចាំបាច់ត្រូវពង្រឹងការផ្សារភ្ជាប់គ្នារវាងសេវាមុនការបណ្តុះបណ្តាល និងសេវក្នុងពេលបណ្តុះ​បណ្តាល។ ប្រសិន​បើ​យើងធ្វើដូច្នេះ យើងនឹងមានឱកាសក្នុងការផ្លាស់ប្តូររបៀបដែលអ្នកជំនាញសុខាភិបាលកម្ពុជា​ក្នុង​ការឆ្លើយតបចំពោះការគម្រាមកំហែងនៃជម្ងឺឆ្លងពីសត្វមកមនុស្ស។ យើងមិនត្រឹមតែមានឱកាសផ្លា​ស់​ប្តូរនូវអ្វីដែលបានបង្រៀននៅមហាវិទ្យាល័យអំពីការគម្រាមកំហែងនៃជម្ងឺប៉ុណ្ណោះទេ ប៉ុន្តែក៏អាចពង្រឹង និង​​ធ្វើឲ្យប្រសើរឡើងនូវជំនាញវិជ្ជាជីវៈរបស់អ្នកជំនាញសុខាភិបាលកម្ពុជាជំនាន់ក្រោយផងដែរ។ យើងមាន​ឱកាសប្រែក្លាយនូវសុវត្ថិភាពសុខាភិបាលក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជា ក៏ដូចជាក្នុងតំបន់អាស៊ីអាគ្នេយ៍ផងដែរ។

Tuesday, septiembre 26, 2017 - 9:30am

The One Health approach recognizes that the health of animals, humans, and the environment are all linked, and for this reason, confronting health threats requires collaboration across sectors. We need to improve our collaborative thinking. We need to reach across different sectors to help professors to teach and to encourage students to learn. We need to strengthen the connections between pre-service and in-service training. If we do these things, we have an exciting opportunity to change how Cambodian health professionals respond to zoonotic disease threats. We have the opportunity to change not only how faculty look at and teach about these disease threats, but to strengthen and improve the professional skills of the next generation of Cambodian health professionals. We have the opportunity to make a difference in Cambodia’s health security and the security of the Southeast Asia region.


Last updated: October 18, 2017

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