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.
Attendees to the 10th LMI RWG may be interested in participating in this all day session on November 17.
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.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
August 6, 2017
10th Ministerial Meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative: Joint Statement