Upcoming Mekong One Health Innovation Program (MOHIP) Webinars

Michigan State University is organizing three upcoming MOHIP webinars on Biodiversity and One Health, The Importance of the One Health Approach for Understanding Infectious Diseases: An Example of a Neglected Tropical Disease, and Land Use, Climate Change, and Human Health: A One Health Approach. Please register using the QR in the flyer here.

Mekong-U.S. Partnership at Work: October-December 2023

To view the infographic, click here. The #MekongUSPartnership (MUSP) did a lot last fall!  The Mekong One Health Innovation Program (MOHIP) hosted two webinars on health security issues and funded three research projects – one each in Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam – on health concerns for humans from animal and environmental exposures.  WE Inspire…

Mekong Connections

To view the infographic, click here. Mekong Connections, a three-year program funded by the U.S. Department of State under the Mekong-U.S. Partnership (MUSP), concluded in September 2023. During the three-year run, Mekong Connections focused on governance and transparency in public decision making, along with providing financial and capacity-building resources to civil society organizations in the…

U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership Programming in the Mekong Sub-Region

To view the infographic, click here. U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP) is a Department of State initiative that promotes sustainable, resilient, and inclusive solutions to improve quality of life in Southeast Asian cities. Since 2018, USASCP has committed over $10 million to more than 20 projects to strengthen cities' capacities to improve critical urban services.…

Under Secretary Allen Opens the U.S.-ASEAN Center in Washington, D.C.

ASU Chief Operating Officer, Chris Howard, Indonesian Charge d'Affairres, Ida Bagus Made Bimantara, and Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Liz Allen cutting the ribbon at the U.S.-ASEAN Center Opening Ceremony. "We know that in the modern world, foreign policy is about relationships. And as some of you know, I'm fond of saying…

Mekong-U.S. Partnership At Work: July-September 2023

Mekong-U.S.-Partnership-at-Work-July-September-2023Download The Mekong-U.S. Partnership (MUSP) held a wide range of engaging activities across the Mekong sub-region July-September. Key events include the launch of MUSP's WE Inspire program in Cambodia through a series of informational Road Shows in the Battambang Province. Over 80 women signed up for the WE Inspire Program in Cambodia and will receive…

Mekong-U.S. Partnership At Work: May-June 2023

MUSP-May-June-Infographic-Final-Draft-4Download The Mekong-U.S. Partnership (MUSP) has held a wide range of engaging activities across the Mekong sub-region in May and June.   Key events include the Mekong Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs (WE Inspire) Healthcare Workshop, which trained 121 women on self-screening for breast cancer awareness, women’s rights, gender-based violence, and health insurance registration for migrants and stateless…

What We Do at the Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership

To mark World Water Day last year, March 22, 2022, our team in Bangkok produced a video introducing the work of the Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership. To date, there have been more than 3,500 views of the video. Enjoy this look back at the reasons why we do what we do! https://www.youtube.com/embed/j0dIGw03LRI?feature=oembed

Cooperating with the MRC on Groundwater

Countries of the Lower Mekong region are turning to groundwater resources to meet the growing needs for irrigation, industrial use and household drinking water. In the highlands, for example, groundwater resources are pumped to irrigate high-value coffee plants, while in the lowlands, groundwater provides supplementary irrigation for rice growing. Yet groundwater is “invisible” and is…

RELEASE OF JAPAN-U.S.-MEKONG POWER PARTNERSHIP ACTION PLAN

Release of Japan-U.S.-Mekong Power Partnership Action Plan MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON April 6, 2023 Today, at the Friends of the Mekong Senior Officials Meeting in Vientiane, Lao PDR, the United States and Japan, together with Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam, released the Japan-U.S.-Mekong Power Partnership (JUMPP) Action Plan  , a comprehensive document that outlines…

Mekong Research Symposium Shows Value of Local Partnerships

Civil society partners and local communities brought new dimensions to this year’s Mekong Research Symposium (MRS), which took place in Chiang Rai, Thailand, from 14 – 16 March. They spoke about the value of citizen engagement in deciding what data are useful and who needs the data, why local communities should be involved in collecting…

Strengthening Flood and Drought Forecasting

4,000 training hours, 111 trainees, and 19 government agencies in Lower Mekong countries. Those, in brief, were the numbers highlighted at the wrap-up event for a US-Republic of Korea (ROK) capacity-building project on 4 October 2022. The project, ‘Improved Hydrological and Hydraulic Decision Support for the Mekong Basin,’ took place over a 13-month period from…
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