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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:15am

At USAID, we take partnership very seriously and believe that it is part and parcel of how we operate in India.  Our mantra has been: “if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to far, go together.”Over the past few years, we’ve worked with more than 100 organizations from the private sector where we co-fund and co-design programs to address development challenges in the area of maternal and child health, tuberculosis, energy, early literacy, WASH, and financial inclusion.

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 1:15pm

Good morning.  I am honored to be with you today to celebrate the commendable progress that has been made to protect and conserve the Mara River Basin. Famous all over the world for its beautiful landscapes and rich biodiversity, the Mara-Serengeti attracts millions of tourists each year between July and October to watch the spectacular wildebeest migration. Not only does the Mara River need to be protected because of its one-of-a-kind migration phenomenon and natural beauty, but also because the Mara River is critical for people’s livelihoods in Kenya, Tanzania and throughout the entire East African region.

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 9:00am

The EPIC social business incubator is one way our Development Innovations project helps Cambodians solve problems with information and communication technologies. EPIC has helped support eleven teams of entrepreneurs to create and grow startups that solve some pressing social problems. They work to address problems like the need for English language teaching resources, the lack of expertise about food safety concerns, and the need for safe housing options for Cambodians who come to Phnom Penh to study or find work. Congratulations to all the teams, and to Impact Hub and Development Innovations, for all the hard work involved with running this program and getting us to today's EPIC Showcase.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 1:00am

For decades, USAID has been privileged to partner with India to improve land management. In this arena, Indian agencies and USAID’s joint objectives have focused on improving the productivity and health of natural resources for India’s people, and to share these successes and best practices with others around the world. Those objectives have been consistently realized.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:00am

The Government of India has set a precedent in the world by committing to increase India’s clean energy production by a staggering 175 gigawatts by 2022. Our commitment towards achieving this goal is strong and unrelenting. USAID’s bilateral program with the Ministry of Power, called Greening the Grid, will over the next five years support India’s efforts to manage large-scale integration of renewables into the Indian power grid in a cost-effective manner. And I’m delighted to note that the work under this partnership has already begun in full force.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 1:15am

At USAID, we believe that gender equality and women’s empowerment isn’t a part of development, but the core of development, fundamental to achieving our sustainable development goals.

For societies to thrive, women and girls must have access to education, healthcare and technology. They must have opportunities to control resources, lands and markets. And they must have equal rights and equal opportunities as breadwinners, peace-builders and leaders. When women and girls reach their full potential, no matter what field they may be in, they can become powerful exponents for uplifting their families, their communities and their nation, thereby building a stronger Philippines and ASEAN.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:15am

Mission Director Herbert Smith Remarks

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 9:30am
  • សូមគោរព លោកជំទាវ ជូ ប៊ុនអេង រដ្ឋលេខាធិការក្រសួងមហាផ្ទៃ និងជា​អនុប្រធាន​អចិន្ត្រៃយ៍នៃគណៈកម្មការជាតិប្រយុទ្ធប្រឆាំងការជួញដូរមនុស្ស
  •  សូមគោរព លោកជំទាវ ស្រី គឹមឆយ អភិបាលរង ខេត្តកំពង់ចាម
  • សូមគោរព លោក Peter Williams តំណាងអង្គការ IJM
  • សូមគោរពសមាជិកទាំងអស់នៃគណៈកម្មការខេត្តប្រយុទ្ធប្រឆាំងការជួញដូរមនុស្ស
  • សូមគោរពភ្ញៀវកិត្តិយសជាទីមេត្រី!

 

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 9:30am

The United States government cares deeply about countering trafficking in persons because it affects not just individuals and their families, but also communities and entire countries, regardless of their location or level of economic development. We know from experience around the world that strong coordination among government, civil society, and the private sector is critical to stop human trafficking. The Royal Government of Cambodia shares our concern and the National Committee for Counter Trafficking has provided the leadership and coordination needed to make real progress against human trafficking.  

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 2:00am

The United States Government continues to endorse the Department of Education’s commitment to advance the quality of education in the Philippines, so that every child has the best chance for success in life.

It is in this spirit of enduring friendship between the U.S. and the Philippines that the U.S government has committed over 1.9 billion Philippine pesos in education programs to the Philippines, through our flagship basic education project, Basa Pilipinas.

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