LMI Monthly News Feed – October 2013

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USAID Plans to Help Myanmar’s Economic Development

USAID/RDMA has continued to support rapid engagement with USAID-Myanmar in support of Myanmar’s efforts to continue its economic reforms, particularly relating to strengthening the rule of law, and increasing transparency. From September 25 to October 3, consultants from the ASEAN Connectivity through Trade and Investment (ACTI) project met with officials from USAID, GIZ, the Asia…

NEWS: Cambodia to Host 5th Lower Mekong Initiative Regional Working Group Meeting

Cambodia will host the 5th meeting of regional working group of Lower Mekong Initiative to be held from 6-7 Nov in Siem Reap province, the media release said.The meeting will focus on agriculture, food safety, education, energy safety, and environment and water resource and health issues and other related issues.The meeting will be chaired by Mr.…

Integrating the ASEAN Healthcare Sector through Increased Medical Devices Harmonization

The harmonization of medical devices across the region is vital to having an integrated healthcare sector, which remains a priority as ASEAN moves towards an ASEAN Economic Community in 2015.  To boost the capacity of medical device regulators and medical device industry, more than 190 participants took part in two trainings on Medical Device Harmonization…

Lao Officials Studied Best Practices from Thailand on Law Dissemination

On October 21-22, with the support of USAID/RDMA’s LUNA Laos project, Lao officials from the Ministry of Justice conducted a study mission in Bangkok at the offices of the Thai Royal Gazette Office, the Thai Ministry of Justice, and the Baker & McKenzie (U.S. Law Firm). They learnt best practices and shared lesson learnt with…

Lower Mekong Initiative Plan of Action

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Lao PDR Launches the Electronic Official Gazette

On October 11, 2013, the Ministry of Justice launched the webpage representing the Lao PDR Electronic Official Gazette (laoofficialgazette.gov.la) at a high-level workshop in Vientiane, Laos.  The workshop was chaired by the Minister of Justice, with the Vice-Minister of Justice presenting the new procedures for operating the e-Gazette, and with around 50 participants including a…

LMI Monthly News Feed – September 2013

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USAID Brings Information Technology to Teachers in Rural Laos

The ASEAN-U.S. Technical Assistance and Training Facility (TATF) supported training for 20 Lao English and science teachers. The project collaborated with the Lao Ministry of Education and Sports (MOE) to help rural teachers use information technology in the classroom.  Most had never even touched a computer, but all learned to email, access educational materials and…

USAID’s PEER Program Looking for Researchers in LMI Countries

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is exploring new opportunities to use science and technology to meet the world’s development challenges.  As part of its science and technology strategy, USAID is supporting various mechanisms to leverage the investments that other U.S. government agencies make in scientific research and training.  In this context, USAID,…

NEWS: Mekong Region’s Innovators Welcome U.S. Support

(VOV) -Officials and stakeholders have gathered at an August 29 meeting in Ho Chi Minh City to discuss methods of supporting the Lower Mekong sub-region’s young technological innovators.The event, jointly held by the U.S. State Department and the Vietnamese branch of IDG ASEAN, involved government and private sector representatives from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and…

TIGERS@Mekong Strategy Meeting Held in Ho Chi Minh City

Thursday saw a one-day strategy meeting on an initiative to promote tech entrepreneurship kick off in Ho Chi Minh City, where government representatives and stakeholders convened to discuss ways to support young innovators in the tech sector in the Lower Mekong sub-region.The event, co-hosted by the US Department of State and IDG ASEAN, attracted government…