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.
BANGKOK, March 25, 2016 — Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new partnership with 12 leading universities and vocational institutions in the Lower Mekong sub-region to empower students with essential skills to thrive in the workplace.
Selected as part of a competitive USAID Connecting the Mekong through Education and Training (USAID COMET) grants program, the following universities and vocational schools will form a network of Mekong Learning Centers hosted at their institutions:
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