Lower Mekong Initiative 10th Anniversary


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Viet Nam Offers Teachers Incentives to Use COMET Signature Education Approach

The benefits of dynamic teaching approaches that strengthen students' soft skills are being recognized in several of the COMET Mekong Learning Centers.  At Hue Industrial College in Viet Nam, the administration now provides incentives to instructors who use COMET's signature MekongSkills2Work approach: one credit-hour of teaching using the MS2W approach is counted as 1.2 credit-hours…

Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Senior Officials’ Meeting 8/4/2017



Through our programs, USAID in Asia is looking to new ways to tap into the energy and innovation of young people. For example, the USAID Connecting the Mekong through Education and Training (USAID COMET) program and the International Organization for Migration in the IOM X campaign engage youth to become leaders in their communities. With…

10th Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial in Manila

https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/08/273217.htm   08/07/2017 08:11 AM EDT   Press Availability Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Sofitel Hotel  Manila, Philippines August 7, 2017   SECRETARY TILLERSON: Good morning. Good morning, all. How’s everybody’s jet lag? Well, I thought I’d take a few minutes out of the series of events and give you a little bit of…

Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Senior Officials’ Meeting

EAP Assistant Secretary Danny Russel meets with LMI Senior Officials in Luang Prabang, May 2016

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts public participation workshop in Laos

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in collaboration with the Government of Laos Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), invited participants to attend a workshop delivered by experts from the USACE Institute for Water Resources on public participation, collaboration and conflict transformation in Vientiane, February 23 – 25, 2016. The workshop focused on the…

5 Things You Should Know About the U.S.-ASEAN Partnership

http://blogs.state.gov/stories/2016/02/01/ahead-us-asean-summit-5-things-you-should-know-about-us-asean-partnership President Barack Obama has made our relationship with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and engagement with Southeast Asia a key priority under his Rebalance strategy. For this reason he has invited his ASEAN counterparts to the Sunnylands estate in Rancho Mirage, California on February 15th and 16th for a special Summit. This…

Lower Mekong Initative Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange

Lower Mekong River Nations Participate in Disaster Relief Exercise and Exchange in Laos By Sgt. 1st Class Kevin P. Bell Vientiane, Laos PDR (Sept. 25, 2015) – The scenario is a familiar one in Southeast Asia, a typhoon is sweeping across the area causing massive flooding, particularly along the Mekong River and its tributaries in…

WECREATE Center opens in Cambodia


ASEAN Education Officials Approve the Signature LMI Project COMET

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…