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Asian Policymakers Improve Energy and Climate Change Policy Analysis

Asian Policymakers Improve Energy and Climate Change Policy Analysis

April 4, 2014

In recent weeks, the USAID Low Emissions Asian Development program conducted two regional workshops to help government agencies track energy consumption, production and resource extraction in all economic sectors.  Using an innovative tool, the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning (LEAP) System, the government agencies learned to conduct energy policy analyses and greenhouse gas mitigation assessments.

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International Investigator Training Targets Wildlife Trafficking Hotspot

International Investigator Training Targets Wildlife Trafficking Hotspot

March 24, 2014

Law enforcement officers from Lao PDR and Thailand are now better equipped to stop wildlife trafficking after undergoing joint training at a major endangered species smuggling corridor.

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Promoting Grassroots Equity in Forests and Climate Change in the Lower Mekong Region

Promoting Grassroots Equity in Forests and Climate Change in the Lower Mekong Region

April 4, 2014

Last week, five civil society organizations (CSOs) in the Lower Mekong region won award of US$10,000 each from the USAID-funded Grassroots Equity and Enhanced Networks in the Mekong Program to promote social equity and inclusion in forests and climate change policies and practices.

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LMI Phase 2 English Language Support Project Forum: Strengthening Professional Collaboration Skills

LMI Phase 2 English Language Support Project Forum: Strengthening Professional Collaboration Skills

March 21, 2014

What happens when outstanding government officials, researchers, and lecturers from Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand from the Agriculture and Food Security, Environment and Water Security, and Connectivity LMI pillars come together for a three-day forum in Bangkok?  A successful showcasing of presentation and leadership skills, energized networking, and the development of potential collaborative projects. 

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News: Lower Mekong Countries, U.S. Boost Cooperation

News: Lower Mekong Countries, U.S. Boost Cooperation

March 21, 2014

Five lower Mekong countries and the United States are taking steps to boost cooperation in key areas to drive development in the region with the U.S. pledging further support to help address challenges faced by the region.

Around 100 delegates from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and the US met yesterday in Vientiane to discuss cooperation under the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) introduced by foreign ministers of the US and the five countries when they met in 2009 in Thailand.

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USAID Supports Regional Dialogue on Financing Green Growth in Southeast Asia

USAID Supports Regional Dialogue on Financing Green Growth in Southeast Asia

March 21, 2014

During March 12-14 in Hanoi,Vietnam, the USAID-funded Low Emissions Asian Development program organized a regional workshop on accessing finance for green growth and low emission development strategies  that brought together approximately 150 government officials and experts from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as representatives from global climate change funds, state and private banks, and businesses.

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Asian Park Chiefs Trained with New Counter-Poaching Technology

Asian Park Chiefs Trained with New Counter-Poaching Technology

March 21, 2014

From March 3-16, eighteen senior environmental officials from nine Asian countries came together in Thailand for the 4th Protected-area Operational and Tactical Environment Conservation Training (PROTECT) Managers course.

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Press Release: Lao PDR Hosts Lower Mekong Initiative Regional Working Group

Press Release: Lao PDR Hosts Lower Mekong Initiative Regional Working Group

March 24, 2014

The Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic hosted over 90 delegates from Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam, the United States and the ASEAN Secretariat on March 20-21, 2014 for the 6th Lower Mekong Initiative Regional Working Group Meeting.  The Lower Mekong Initiative is a multinational forum for addressing trans-boundary policy and development challenges in the pillar areas of

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