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Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 2:30am

HANOI, February 4, 2016 -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today made public a Property Rights and Gender Training Toolkit, designed to give community volunteers knowledge they can use to educate communities about land rights, mitigate land disputes, and provide counseling.

“Our study has revealed that among the barriers to women’s land access in Vietnam is the lack of information about property rights and legal procedures,” said USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker. ”The toolkit aims to strengthen volunteers’ roles as advisors, especially to women farmers, and help improve understanding on rights and gender in Vietnam relating to land.”

This toolkit was developed by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and the Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS) with support from USAID under its Land Access for Women Program. Using the toolkit, the two-year pilot program  has already trained 60 grassroots community volunteers to help farmers, particularly women farmers, in the northern province of Hung Yen and the Mekong Delta province of Long An with the support of provincial authorities.

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 5:30am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched a Healthy Markets Innovation Fund – an initiative to identify and invest in innovative social enterprise ideas for HIV-related commodities and services in Vietnam.

Panel discussion: ‘Transforming Lives: a Retrospective Look at Past Experiences and Future Cooperation.'
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 6:00am

Today, the U.S. Embassy, in cooperation its Vietnamese government partners, held a signature event entitled “Advancing Prosperity: Twenty Years of U.S.-Vietnam Development Cooperation,” to highlight key achievements since the normalization of the diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1995 and outline the agenda for future cooperation.

USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker (right) and Vietnam's Vice Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quoc Hung at the signing even
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 3:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) today agreed to cooperate in strengthening adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies for sustainable low-emission development in Vietnam.

USAID Vietnam Mission Director Joakim Parker presents prizes to the winners of the USAID student video contest.
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 6:30am

HANOI, July 24, 2015 -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today held an event at the U.S. Embassy’s American Center to award winners of a video contest launched by USAID to engage Vietnamese youth in addressing the country’s development challenges.

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 4:15am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partner, Peace Winds America, have launched the Sister Cities Disaster Preparedness Program. Numerous small and medium sized businesses will participate in the three-year initiative that promotes business resilience and public-private cooperation in partnership with the city of Hai Phong.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 6:15am

On Earth Day today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the U.S. National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institution, and the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC, will launch the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge to reward innovative science and technology solutions that help combat wildlife trafficking. This global competition will award four prizes of up to $500,000 for innovative science and technology solutions to fight this increasingly serious crime.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 9:15am

Results from a recent research study on land rights were released last week at a workshop in Hanoi. The workshop also introduced the Vietnam Land Access for Women program, through which the survey was conducted in two provinces. The LAW project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and the Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS).

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 7:45am

HANOI, March 19, 2015 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Asia, Jonathan Stivers, will visit Vietnam from March 19 - 21. During the visit, Mr. Stivers will observe a signing of a statement of cooperation with the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology to expand the partnership between the United States and Vietnam in the science and technology area.

USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker speaks at the launching event of the EPT-2 program.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 4:45am

HANOI, March 10, 2015 -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched the Emerging Pandemic Threats 2 (EPT-2) program to support efforts in Vietnam to better prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats. This program is closely aligned with the key objectives of the governments’ partnership on the Global Health Security Agenda and Vietnam’s adoption of the International Health Regulations.

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Last updated: December 10, 2015

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