August 3–14, 2024

Mekong International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on Sustainable Economic Development for Mekong Community Leaders

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Resident Legal Advisor for Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) (2018-Present)

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training has a Regional Resident Legal Advisor (RLA) for Counter Wildlife Trafficking, based in Vientiane, Lao PDR, to enhance the capacity of Lao PDR, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam to combat illegal wildlife trafficking. Currently, the RLA’s primary…

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Seed Trade Capacity Program (2019-2024)

The Seed Trade Capacity Building program, led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, aims to develop the seed sector building institutional capacity for research, innovation, and new seed technologies; promoting and enabling policy environments for seed trade; and facilitating cooperation and partnerships with the private sector in the Mekong Region.

Mekong One Health Innovation Program (MOHIP) (2022-2025)

MOHIP, a program implemented by Michigan State University, is improving public health security in Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam by strengthening use of the One Health approach in Mekong countries. This program aims to connect U.S. health experts with Mekong researchers to create a transnational health security network in the Mekong sub-region to enable…

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 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.-Singapore Third Country Training Program (TCTP) (2012-Present)

The U.S.-Singapore Third Country Training Program (TCTP) is a partnership between the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the U.S. Department of State which jointly conducts capacity building course for Southeast Asian countries, in particular those in the Mekong region. TCTP supports ASEAN community-building efforts through its workshops and training seminars in developmental focused areas.

Mekong-U.S. Partnership Pathfinder Health Program (2022-Present)

A non-traditional security focused flagship initiative, the Pathfinder Health Program helps Mekong sub-regional health authorities identify and respond to future emerging infectious diseases.  After working with U.S. government experts to develop action plans, Pathfinder fellows will receive funds for pilot research programs to help communities prevent disease emergence and spread.  The Pathfinder program complements long-standing…

Joint Press Statement of the Friends of the Mekong “Recovery and Resilience”

Joint Press Statement of the Friends of the Mekong “Recovery and Resilience” - United States Department of State The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Governments and Members of the Friends of the Mekong Group on the occasion of the 2021 Friends of…

Mekong Heroes: Vietnam

Meet Ngoc Tuyet, a first-generation engineering student at Can Tho University and a participant in USAID’s Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) Program. As a first-generation student and woman in a male-dominated field, Tuyet tells viewers about her motivation behind pursuing a STEM degree and discusses how her participation in EPICS has positively shaped her life and professional aspirations. Subtitled versions available for Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand.

Happy World Water Day

Happy World Water Day on March 22! More than 70 million people rely on the Mekong River. Climate change threatens the reliability of water supplies, impacting livelihoods and disrupting critical ecosystems. The United States enhances water security by increasing access to safe drinking water and sanitation, managing freshwater resources, encouraging shared water cooperation, and strengthening water sector management.

Mekong-U.S. Partnership Track 1.5 Policy Dialogue #1

The Stimson Center and the International Union of Nature (IUCN) will host the first of six Mekong-US Partnership Track 1.5 Policy Dialogues, with the first four-day event beginning March 19 (Asia)/March 18 (U.S.). The opening plenary session will feature keynote remarks from Ambassador Atul Keshap, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs and a high-level panel. The opening plenary session is open to the public and press. RSVP to attend opening plenary: March 19, 8:30am ICT (9:30pm EDT).