Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Remarks at the 11th Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial

SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. It’s my pleasure to chair this year’s Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting. I appreciate you all being here today. Before we begin, on behalf of the United States, I first want to offer condolences to the people of Laos for the tragic dam breach. I know this is now affecting…

Professional Communications Skills for Leaders (PCSL)

The English language component of the LMI Education Pillar successfully concluded its fifth and final year, culminating with the publication of a seven-unit, open source curriculum for “English for Professional Purposes.”  During year five of the program, over 1,800 provincial and technical teachers, 528 government officials and researchers, 100 young leaders, and 20 teacher-trainers in…

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…

COMET One Pager

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LMI Professional Communication Skills for Leaders (PCSL) One-Pager Years 1-4

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Thailand’s Sustainable Development- COMET

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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…

Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership (S.I.P)- Project Workplan

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10th Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial in Manila   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…

10th Ministerial Meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative: Joint Statement

  U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  MEDIA NOTE August 6, 2017 10th Ministerial Meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative: Joint Statement Following is the text of a joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 10th Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting: Begin text:   On August 6, 2017, the…

Connecting the Mekong Through Education and Training (COMET) Fact Sheet

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