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Friday, March 2, 2018 - 8:00am

Over the course of the last couple of years, USAID has been defining its strategic priorities for its East Africa regional program and formalizing its relationship with the East Africa Community.  The process has been informed by extensive consultations with our regional partners, including the EAC, with a view of aligning our organizational strategic priorities.

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 4:15am

Having access to power leads to a better quality of life for citizens. When communities have a reliable power supply, it means they are more attractive to economic investments, streets are safer, children read in the evenings with their families, health facilities can provide continuous services, and many other benefits. But extreme weather and other natural disasters can disable the energy grids that connect producers to energy consumers. Around the world, and here in the Philippines, USAID invests in energy systems that can power inclusive economic and social development.

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 1:45am

USAID is proud to partner with NATRIPAL, through the Philippine-American Fund, to strengthen your role in biodiversity conservation and environmental governance.

Biodiversity conservation and the well-being of indigenous peoples are closely intertwined. USAID engages closely with local communities to manage biodiversity in their own ancestral domains, which are often also protected areas. These efforts have resulted in more innovative, sustained and cost-effective ways to protect biodiversity.

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 1:45am

Today’s launch of the Philippine pangolin research study is a fitting way to celebrate World Wildlife Day and the recently observed World Pangolin Day.

At USAID, we believe that conservation of our world’s natural resources is development. Similarly, combating wildlife trafficking is an international development issue because it fosters security and promotes rule of law. Drawing from decades of conservation work, USAID believes that responsible stewardship of our natural resources, including wildlife, is critical pursuing a sustainable path to development that enriches natural capital instead of depleting it.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 3:45pm

This morning we're all talking about expanding access to affordable, reliable energy in Africa. Perhaps no continent and no sector is better positioned to leverage the combination of technological innovation and enterprise-driven development and what it can do to lift lives and build communities. And I'm confident that Power Africa is where these forces come together.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 4:00am

I am pleased that USAID, through the Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity or SURGE Project, has played a part in putting together and enhancing your Tourism Development Plan. I am optimistic that with everyone’s collaboration, the city and the business community will be able to exponentially grow its tourism sector, not only here in Puerto Princesa City but also in the surrounding areas.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 1:45am

I am delighted to be here in Puerto Princesa City, this being my first trip to the city and to the province of Palawan. I represent the United States Agency for International Development, commonly known as USAID. USAID is the lead the U.S. government agency for international development and disaster assistance. USAID promotes and demonstrates democratic values abroad, and advances a free, peaceful and prosperous world. I bring you the greetings of the U.S. Ambassador, the Honorable Sung Kim.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 11:30pm

The Philippines is one of the world’s 17 mega biodiverse countries, which together contain two-thirds of the earth’s biodiversity and up to 80 percent of the world’s plant and animal species. Billions of people around the world rely on forests, wildlife, and fisheries for their livelihoods. When we lose wildlife, we lose essential tools in our mutual goals to drive down poverty. This is why the U.S. government recognizes the essential role of biodiversity conservation in achieving our goal to help build prosperous, stable and equitable societies.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 9:45am

Under USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking in Persons Program, Winrock International partnered with BBC Media Action to develop a program and to provide Training-of-Trainers workshops on soft skills development. The program improves the skills of workers with limited education so they can more successfully access the job market, better identify employment options, improve their communication skills, and build their confidence. This is an important part of our larger effort at countering human trafficking.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 9:45am

ក្រោមគម្រោងប្រយុទ្ធប្រឆាំងការជួញដុរមនុស្សនៅកម្ពុជារបស់ទីផ្នាក់ងារសហរដ្ឋអាមេរិកសម្រាប់ការអភិវឌ្ឍអន្តរជាតិ អង្គការ Winrock អន្តរជាតិបានចាប់ដៃគូរជាមួយបណ្តាញព័ត៌មាន BBC Media Action ដើម្បីបង្កើតនូវកម្មវិធីមួយ និងដើម្បីផ្តល់នូវវគ្គបណ្តុះបណ្តាលគ្រូបង្គោលមួយស្តីពីការអភិវឌ្ឍជំនាញទន់។ កម្មវិធីនេះធ្វើឲ្យប្រសើរឡើងនូវជំនាញរបស់កម្មករដែលមានការអប់រំមានកម្រិត ដើម្បីឲ្យពួកគេអាចស្វែងរក​ទីផ្សារការងារបានកាន់តែជោគជ័យ មានជម្រើសការងារកាន់តែប្រសើរ  បង្កើនសមត្ថភាពប្រាស្រ័យទាក់​ទង​របស់ពួកគេ និងកសាងជំនឿចិត្តរបស់ពួកគេ។ នេះគឺជាផ្នែកមួយដ៏មានសារៈសំខាន់នៃកិច្ចប្រឹងប្រែងរួមរបស់​យើង​ក្នុងការប្រយុទ្ធប្រឆាំងនឹងការជួញដូរមនុស្ស។

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