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Pursuant to a request from the Government of Kazakhstan, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched the the Environmental Restoration of the Aral Sea Activity. The goal of the activity is to provide environmental restoration measures to improve the resilience of landscapes in the Northern Aral Sea zone. The implementation of the Environmental Restoration of the Aral Sea Activity supports regional transboundary cooperation for water and environment and enhances resilience to climate change for vulnerable populations and ecosystems. 

Yesterday, during the North American Leaders’ Summit, President Biden announced new efforts that will deepen U.S.-Mexico-Canada cooperation throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. USAID will work with AMEXCID (the Mexican Agency for International Cooperation for Development / La Agencia Mexicana de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo) and the Canadian Global Affairs Department to undertake the following efforts in support of the commitments made today by President Biden, President López Obrador of Mexico, and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada.

Indonesia continues to grapple with one of the world's highest tuberculosis burdens, a problem further exacerbated by gaps in treatment coverage for drug resistance tuberculosis (DR-TB). The United States collaborates with Indonesia to improve treatment completion rates, reduce the transmission of DR-TB, and save lives. 

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced multiple initiatives to combat the climate crisis at COP26. At the World Leaders’ Summit, President Biden announced three key initiatives which USAID will play a significant role in implementing. While at COP26, Administrator Samantha Power announced a suite of additional USAID initiatives, targets, and partnerships to support these Presidential initiatives and other Agency climate priorities.

The goal of USAID’s Trade Central Asia activity is to improve region-wide trade connectivity to accelerate economic growth and increase economic opportunity in Central Asia through harmonization of customs and border procedures, increasing public-private dialogue on trade and investment, improving cross-border firm-to-firm connectivity, and addressing gender-relevant trade issues. USAID Trade Central Asia activity will support women traders and businesses in the region by reviewing current trade policies and practices for bias against women and designing activities to help women overcome these challenges.

Climate change, unsustainable use of natural resources, and environmental degradation threaten human wellbeing and economic prosperity. To slow climate change and help ensure a habitable planet, the United States supports Indonesia’s goal of striking a better balance between the conservation and use of its incredible natural resources.

With ambitious climate targets and energy demand growing five percent a year, Indonesia is striving for universal electrification while at the same time reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. Renewable energy solutions will support Indonesia to advance these goals and bring greater prosperity to all corners of the archipelago.

At USAID, gender equality and women’s empowerment are at the core of our development work. USAID is supporting women’s economic empowerment in rural Uzbekistan through its Agribusiness Development activity.

The Alliance, implemented by the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) in partnership with ELEVATE and the Asian Institute for Technology (AIT), uses a market-driven approach to strengthen sustainable and competitive manufacturing by engaging the private sector, catalyzing market forces, and advancing innovative regional initiatives that will increase the adoption of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards.

Mining Horizon strengthens the Government of Colombia’s capacity to govern artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM), and to mitigate the impacts of informal gold mining on the environment. The activity also responds to the Colombian Government’s request for technical assistance to strengthen formalization of the mining sector and to train miners in good mining practices.

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Last updated: December 05, 2021

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