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Christy Owen

country director
cowen@pactworld.org

Megan Sullivan

senior program specialist
msullivan@pactworld.org

Pact has worked in Thailand since 2006, creating lasting change by building the capacity of local institutions to improve people’s lives. Much of Pact’s efforts in Thailand have focused on improving HIV prevention and care services, people's livelihoods, and the management of natural resources.

Through USAID Green Invest Asia, Pact is supporting developing countries in Asia to achieve sustainable landscape-related climate mitigation goals as submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. 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. Learn more on the project's website.

Through USAID's predecessor project, Mekong Partnership for the Environment, Pact advanced socially and environmentally responsible development across the Lower Mekong region. With the Lower Mekong projected to receive billions of dollars in infrastructure investments in the coming years, MPE brought together governments, civil society and the private sector to support sustainable development.

Stories and Highlights

Mangroves in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, where Pact and USAID Green Invest Asia are helping timber producers to diversify and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (Photo: Yohann Formont/GIA)

Building a better post-Covid-19 world with the private sector

June 4, 2020
Covid-19 has created one of the most widespread humanitarian and economic crises in recent history. Despite years of pandemic warnings issued, most governments, civil society, research institutions...

From data to knowledge: How Pact is working with Mekong partners to solve water policy problems

April 13, 2020
The Mekong River turned blue in the December-January dry season of 2019 and 2020. This postcard-pretty hue was not good news, however. The color change, from its regular muddy brown to a clear...

In Lao PDR, managing crucial groundwater resources is an international team effort

September 12, 2019
It’s a cloudy day in the late July rainy season in Savannakhet, a province in central Lao PDR that sits along the Mekong River and the Thai border. A group of men and women is gathered around a thick...

USAID Green Invest Asia

August 22, 2019
Commercial agriculture is responsible for 40 percent of Asia's deforestation. From 1990 to 2016, agricultural greenhouse gas emissions rose 37 percent in Southeast Asia; that's more than twice the...

Southeast Asian women champion sustainability

March 8, 2019
Tainted food, plastic pollution, global warming and climate change – these are a number of the top concerns women have as consumers and investors, according to a study released by USAID Green Invest...

Changing business as usual: How sustainable investment promotes sustainable land use

July 20, 2018
By Natcha Tulyasuwan, Sustainable Landscapes Finance Specialist, USAID Green Invest Asia & Jim Jarve, Strategic Advisor, USAID Green Invest Asia Summary Sustainable investments make good business...

New USAID program to promote smart growth and investment in Asia

October 4, 2017
Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a five-year regional program to promote private finance and investment in the agriculture, forestry and other land uses (AFOLU)...

Mekong Partnership for the Environment: Regional governments and civil society are improving public participation

March 21, 2016
As everyone filed into the meeting room, they stopped to greet familiar faces. Some shook hands, others gave friendly waves, wai’s or pats on the back. Diverse voices and backgrounds filled the venue...

World leaders pledge support for responsible growth in Mekong region

August 17, 2015
At a meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative in Malaysia this month, leaders from six nations agreed that as the region transforms, short-term growth must not come at the expense of long-term...

Mekong groups agree on environmental agenda

May 14, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 14, 2015 Mekong Governments, Civil Society Reach Agreement on Environmental Impact Assessment Agenda HANOI, May 14, 2015 – In a ground-breaking agreement, government...