The Lower Mekong Initiative
The Lower Mekong Initiative serves as a platform to address transnational development challenges. In order to effectively coalesce around this purpose, LMI stakeholders must ensure that governments in the region have capacity to meet development challenges, with technical tools and networks to agree upon sustainable solutions and approaches. This effort will help build the relevance of the LMI by growing trust between the U.S. government and government ministries in the region. This project is strengthening the ability of Lower Mekong governments to understand and manage shared natural resources, improve joint planning and coordination and deploy new technologies, approaches and methodologies concerning sustainable development, natural resources conservation and management and climate change.
USAID Green Invest Asia
Based in Thailand, USAID Green Invest Asia is supporting developing countries in Asia to achieve sustainable landscape-related climate mitigation goals as stated in the nationally determined contributions (NDCs) submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The project is catalyzing private sector finance to upscale and drive investments in agriculture, forestry, and other land use toward low emissions, yet profitable business models.