The ASEAN Senior Officials on Education (SOM-ED) endorsed the USAID-managed Connecting the Mekong through Education and Training (COMET) program after USAID gave a presentation on the project during their regular meeting on April 24 in Hanoi. As the first LMI signature project to be endorsed by ASEAN, this support will further LMI-ASEAN cooperation on shared goals in connectivity and education in the Lower Mekong sub-region.
This study assesses the agribusiness-enabling environment for cross-border trade in the Lower Mekong region by focusing on specific indicators of four key agricultural inputs: seed, fertilizer, pesticide, and fish fry.
On June 11-13, TIGERS@Mekong will mobilize different entrepreneurship organizations (accelerators, investors, universities, training programs and others) from each LMI country to the Mekong Ecosystem Summit. The Summit will drive new region-wide startup activities and encourage connectivity within the Lower Mekong region. The Summit will also engage a range of partners, including government and the private sector, in collective efforts to understand the needs of and build the Mekong entrepreneurship ecosystem.
On June 15 and 16, 2015, the Lower Mekong Initiative Clean Energy Business Dialogue will bring together government decision-makers from Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam, U.S. experts in renewable energy, and U.S. renewable and clean energy companies to discuss clean energy solutions in the Mekong sub-region. Learn more and register here: http://bit.ly/1EYlE8L
***This initiative has been postponed until September 2015. Specific dates are forthcoming***
Extraordinary Friends of the Lower Mekong
Conference on Mekong Sustainability
Summary of Joint Discussion
This year the ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue will be held in Washington, D.C. ASEAN and U.S. officials will meet to discuss political and security, economic and trade, social and cultural, and development cooperation.
This Distance Learning Course is for Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Professional Communications Skills for Leaders (PCSL) Seminar #6 Environment participants only.
The Professional Communications Skills for Leaders (PCSL) project is one of the signature Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) programs. Each seminar addresses a different LMI development program. This LMI Professional Communications Skills for Leaders seminar will address the LMI Environment Pillar. This is the 6th seminar of the PCSL program series.
Nineteen representatives from civil society organizations working with local communities on forests and climate change issues in the Lower Mekong region gathered this week in Bangkok for a third capacity development workshop as part of a series of training events organized by the USAID Grassroots Equity and Enhanced Networks in the Mekong program.