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Remarks by Polly Dunford, USAID Cambodia Mission Director, USAID Development Credit Authority (DCA) Signing Ceremony
Remarks by Polly Dunford, USAID Cambodia Mission Director, USAID Development Credit Authority (DCA) Signing Ceremony
USAID/Ty Chan
Tuesday, Oktobar 17, 2017

(as prepared for delivery)

 

  • 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!

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.

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

(As Prepared for Delivery)

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, Septembar 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.

Tuesday, Septembar 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។

Friday, Septembar 22, 2017 - 5:00am

I’m proud to note that under the USAID-supported Ahmedabad Sanitation Action Lab project, more than 130,000 children have benefitted from access to safe drinking water, improved sanitation facilities and the adoption of WASH and Menstrual Hygiene Management practices.

The Urban Management Centre has done outstanding work to raise awareness about menstrual hygiene, providing courses to more than 10,000 adolescent school girls and boys in schools and communities. Globally, girls continue to either drop out of school or miss days every month. This is one way in which we are helping to break the taboo.

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