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 goals in connectivity and education in the Lower Mekong sub-region.
This study assesses the agribusiness-enabling environment for cross-border trade in the Lower Mekong region by focusing on specific indicators of four key agricultural inputs: seed, fertilizer, pesticide, and fish fry.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Singapore Land Transport Authority will conduct a Third Country Training Program/Lower Mekong Initiative Road Management Workshop to provide enhanced understanding of good design and practices in road and traffic management.
LMI Environment and Water Pillar Training Program - Best Practices for Incorporating Climate Adaptation into Environmental Impact Assessments
Lower Mekong River Nations Participate in Disaster Relief Exercise and Exchange in Laos
By Sgt. 1st Class Kevin P. Bell
Under the U.S.-Singapore Third Country Training Program (TCTP) and the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI), the Department of State will lead an interagency delegation to Singapore to implement a workshop on the Climate-Health Nexus. The course is designed to focus on climate-health co-benefits: the idea that many of the interventions that countries may institute to mitigate global climate change also improve local environmental health conditions, such as reducing health impacts due to poor air quality.
Under the U.S.-Asia Pacific Comprehensive Energy Partnership (USACEP) and U.S.-Singapore Third Country Training Program (TCTP) of the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI), the Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) will implement a Workshop on Financing Energy Efficient Buildings. Participants will gain knowledge and training to understand and address the challenges of financing the deployment of energy efficient technologies and energy efficiency in new and existing buildings.
The Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange (DREE) is an annual civil-military disaster response exercise focused on disaster risk reduction and water resource management, organized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The DREE will feature subject matter expert presentations, interactive sessions, problem-solving sessions, a site visit to the Hadsaifong District, a Table-Top Exercise (TTX) and an After-Action Review (AAR).