Christine de Guzman
senior program manager
‘How can I afford to not work on climate change?’ Pact’s Christy Owen fosters sustainability in Southeast Asia and beyond
March 7, 2022
Christy Owen began working on environmental issues a bit by accident when she took an entry-level project assistant job with a USAID-funded water program after college. In many ways, though, it was a...
Mekong Connections program works with civil society on forests, rivers, wildlife and health
March 3, 2022
The women came proudly dressed to Ban Hat Bai village that cool January morning. In their handwoven pha sin skirts and their cotton tops, some indigo-dyed, they were ready for the first day of a...
New grants and fellowships aim to raise local voices from the Mekong region
August 26, 2021
It was a regular Wednesday morning in Bangkok. Pact’s Thailand staff, working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, kept an eye on the Zoom chat as the screen began to fill with faces. Participants...
Celebrating Southeast Asias forests and fields -- everyday
April 22, 2021
This story was originally published on USAID Green Invest Asia's website. See the original article here. By Christy Owen, Chief of Party
The private sector must step up against climate change, and foreign aid is helping companies do it
April 22, 2021
Since the late 18th century, global economic development has increased exponentially, and with it the demand for fossil fuels to power these industrial revolutions. Burgeoning populations, in turn,...
Water management capacity building in the year of Covid-19
January 25, 2021
When the first Covid-19 cases were reported, the Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership team was still closing out its biggest annual event, the Mekong Research Symposium in Hanoi, Vietnam. Almost...
Photo story: Healthy environments, better lives
December 28, 2020
In communities around the world, Pact is improving lives and protecting the environment at the same time, because the two go hand in hand.
Private sector launches coconut industry's first sustainability charter
November 16, 2020
With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Green Invest Asia, implemented by Pact, private sector leaders signed the coconut industry’s first global Sustainable...
Monitoring the Mekong drought
July 31, 2020
As part of the Mekong Water Data Initiative (MWDI), the Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership (SIP) is continuing its long-standing collaboration with Eyes on Earth in a new effort to provide near...