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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:45am

It’s very clear that Cambodia will remain a country that depends on agriculture for economic growth and poverty alleviation for the foreseeable future. And despite a great deal of progress in Cambodian agriculture, there is still a lot of work to be done and a lot of room for innovation.

Cambodia should feel proud that it has produced enough rice for its people for over 20 years now. That is a very important milestone. But Cambodia still imports a majority – 70 percent – of its fruits and vegetables, so one of the next key challenges is developing the horticulture sector as part of overall agricultural diversification.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:15am

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.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 10:00am

The launch of the DCA, the second one here at the Mission, reaffirms the continued commitment of the U.S. Government to support the development of agriculture, economic growth, and food security in Cambodia. Our new partnership will enhance the access to finance for rural farm businesses and micro, small and medium enterprises in the agriculture sector throughout Pursat, Battambang, Siem Reap and Kampong Thom provinces.

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 8:00am

I’m very honored and excited to take part in launching not one, but four USAID activities in cooperation with the Government of Ethiopia’s Health Sector Transformation Plan. These new awards will improve primary health care services in both agrarian and pastoral regions and will expand access to safe water and sanitation.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 4:45pm

The Plan is fundamental to ensuring Cambodia is ready to access and effectively use climate financing. The Framework and Plan will help Cambodia address climate risks in critical sectors like agriculture, health, and water. They provide a much-needed road map for targeting resources towards the most important adaptation priorities in those sectors. The process of creating the Framework and Plan has strengthened the capacity of key institutions in Cambodia to address these issues.

Thursday, October 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, October 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។

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 4:15pm

At USAID, we are determined to break down the barriers that keep girls from learning and from leading. Today, I would like to talk about two of these specific barriers: first, the challenges that girls encounter in crisis situations, such as conflict and natural disasters; and second, child, early, and forced marriages.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 4:00pm

Every dollar we spend, every program we manage, every tool we deploy needs to move us just a little bit closer to that day when African leaders, public sector, private sector, civil society, private business in particular, can take over in a self-reliant way leadership of the challenges that their nations face. And so, that really is what all of our work should be about.

Friday, September 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.

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