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Article: Improving Road Safety in Cambodia

Article: Improving Road Safety in Cambodia

October 2, 2014

When I sit in Phnom Penh’s traffic, I watch with astonishment as motorbikes (motos), tuk-tuks, bicycles, and pedestrians compete for space on the road with cars and trucks. Cambodians are very resourceful at navigating through traffic, but that has not stopped the country’s number of fatal road accidents from rapidly rising over the past decade. Each year, traffic accidents in Cambodia kill nine times more people than malaria, dengue fever, HIV/AIDS, and landmines combined.

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Lower Mekong Initiative Road Management II Workshop

Lower Mekong Initiative Road Management II Workshop

October 3, 2014

The Roads Management Workshops aim to provide participants from the ASEAN countries, particularly those in the Lower Mekong with an enhanced understanding of good design and practices in road and traffic management for safe transport and better connectivity between the countries.  Improving traffic safety through technical exchanges and harmonization of transportation design standards is planned with lessons learned and best practices.  Transportation networks are integral to  the prosperity, well being a

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Lower Mekong Initiative Road Management II Workshop

Lower Mekong Initiative Road Management II Workshop

September 29, 2014 - October 3, 2014 / Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The Roads Management Workshops aim to provide participants from the ASEAN countries, particularly those in the lower Mekong with an enhanced understanding of good design and practices in road and traffic management for safe transport and better connectivity between the countries.  Improving traffic safety through technical exchanges and harmonization of transportation design standards is planned with lessons learned and best practices.  Transportation networks are integral to  the prosperity, well being and development of a country.

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USAID/RDMA Signs Agreement with US Environmental Protection Agency to Strengthen Environmental Impact Assessments in Lower Mekong

USAID/RDMA Signs Agreement with US Environmental Protection Agency to Strengthen Environmental Impact Assessments in Lower Mekong

September 26, 2014

USAID/RDMA recently finalized a four-year inter-agency agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) as part of a Lower Mekong Initiative deliverable announced by Hillary Clinton and the USAID-supported Mekong Partnership for the Environment.

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USAID M-BRACE Showcases Intervention Projects in Phuket

USAID M-BRACE Showcases Intervention Projects in Phuket

September 26, 2014

Provincial officials, city leaders, community members and representatives from a range of stakeholder groups met in Patong, Thailand, last week to learn about intervention projects being conducted in Phuket and to discuss how the outcomes and lessons learned in these projects can help the province better address key challenges related to development, urbanization and climate change.

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Journalists Learn to Use Environmental Impact Assessments in Reporting at the Mekong Partnership for the Environment Workshop

Journalists Learn to Use Environmental Impact Assessments in Reporting at the Mekong Partnership for the Environment Workshop

September 26, 2014

Sifting through a mountain of government technical documents can be daunting to a journalist, but those who participated in “Mekong Matters: Reporting on Development Projects Using Environmental Impact Assessments” now think differently.

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USAID LEAD Trains Asian Policymakers on Low Emission Development Strategies

USAID LEAD Trains Asian Policymakers on Low Emission Development Strategies

September 26, 2014

The USAID Low Emissions Asian Development program, in partnership with the Asian Greenhouse Gas Management Center and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, held a course from September 24 to 26 in Bangkok on the fundamentals and benefits of low emission development strategies (LEDS).

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ARREST Program Launches New Mobile App to Help Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade in Asia

ARREST Program Launches New Mobile App to Help Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade in Asia

September 19, 2014

This week the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Wildlife Enforcement Network, USAID and Freeland launched WildScan, a new mobile application that identifies endangered species. It is designed to help law enforcement officials combat wildlife trafficking, an illicit trade estimated at $19 billion per year and run by organized criminal syndicates.

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Regional Learning Group Explores Social Equity Issues of the Lower Mekong Forest

Regional Learning Group Explores Social Equity Issues of the Lower Mekong Forest

September 12, 2014

USAID’s Grassroots Equity and Enhanced Networks in the Mekong (GREEN Mekong) and RECOFTC (The Center for People and Forests) organized the 2nd Regional Learning Group on Equitable Forest Governance from September 9 to 12 in Hue, Vietnam for 20 local government officials in the forestry sector from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

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