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Thứ Sáu, Tháng chín 22, 2017

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Honorable Commissioner, distinguished guests of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Ahmedabad Municipal School Board officials, teachers, students, Urban Management Centre colleagues, representatives of ASAL partners, and my colleagues from USAID, congratulations!

It gives me great pleasure to be here today as we celebrate our achievements, the many partnerships that we forged during the course of the project and of course, the role that each one of you have played in making ASAL such a glorious success.

Three years back, on October 2, 2014 when Prime Minister Modi pledged to make India clean and open-defecation free, we too made a commitment on that same day to support this national mission in this beautiful city of Ahmedabad. And three years later, we have achieved so much progress.

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.

Thứ Tư, Tháng chín 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.

Thứ Sáu, Tháng chín 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.

Thứ Sáu, Tháng chín 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.

Thứ Ba, Tháng chín 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.

Thứ Tư, Tháng chín 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.

Thứ Ba, August 15, 2017 - 10:15am

Mission Director Herbert Smith Remarks

Thứ Năm, 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.  

Thứ Năm, 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!

 

Thứ Hai, August 7, 2017 - 9:00am

I believe the purpose of foreign assistance should be ending its need to exist.  Each of our programs should look forward to the day when we can end it.  And around the world we should measure our work by how far each investment moves us closer to that day.  Now, I'm under no illusions.  In some places, that day is quite a ways off.  But we could help our partners by prioritizing programs that show measurable impact, incentivize reform, diversify our partner base, foster local capacity-building, and mobilize their own domestic resources.  In the area of humanitarian assistance, we will always stand with people when disaster strikes or crisis emerges.

Thứ Ba, August 1, 2017 - 9:00am

គោលដៅរបស់មជ្ឈមណ្ឌលឧត្តមភាពនៃប្រពលវប្បកម្មនិរន្តរភាព និងអាហារូបត្ថម្ភ គឺធ្វើការផ្លាស់ប្តូរប្រព័ន្ធម្ហូបអាហារកសិកម្មតាម​រយៈការ​ស្រាវជ្រាវ ការអប់រំ និងរបកគំហើញថ្មីក្នុងវិស័យកសិកម្ម។ ការផ្លាស់ប្តូរនេះ គឺប្រែ​ក្លាយ​ផលិត​កម្ម​ស្បៀង​អាហារ​ពីវិធីសាស្ត្រដែលពឹងផ្អែកលើដី និងកម្លាំងពលកម្មច្រើន ហើយ​ប៉ះ​ពាល់​ដល់បរិស្ថានទៅ​ជាវិធីសា​ស្ត្រ​ដែល​ជួយ​លើកកម្ពស់បរិស្ថានវិញម្តង។ 

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