United States Establishes Php800-Million Environmental Conservation Fund for Civil Society Organizations in the Philippines

Manila, November 26, 2021—The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), established a five-year, Php800-million ($16 million) grant facility to help civil society organizations implement biodiversity conservation, wildlife protection, natural resource management, and local climate actions in the Philippines. 
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U.S., Global Partner Donate Tools to Improve TB Service

Manila, November 24, 2021—The United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Stop TB Partnership, donated a package of new tools to support better tuberculosis (TB) services in the Philippines.  United States Embassy Chargé d’Affaires (CDA) ad interim Heather Variava handed over the diagnostic equipment and anti-TB medicines to the Department of Health (DOH), represented by ...
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USAID Launches Two Activities to Support Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in the Philippines

Manila, November 22, 2021—The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently launched two new activities to support micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Philippines as part of Philippine Startup Week and the continuing celebrations of USAID’s 60th anniversary. 
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USAID, The Asia Foundation Launch Inaugural National Youth Leaders’ Summit

Manila, November 22, 2021—On November 19 and 20, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Asia Foundation, through the Youth Leadership for Democracy (YouthLed) project, held the inaugural National Youth Leaders’ Summit.  During the summit, more than 1,000 youth leaders from across the country heard from subject matter experts about the merits ...
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USAID Study Shows Upskilling Out-of-School Youth Will Help PH Economy Thrive Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Manila, November 18, 2021—Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) released a study showing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Filipino out-of-school youth.  USAID Philippines Acting Mission Director Sean Callahan joined Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Secretary Isidro Lapeña, Assistant Secretary for Alternative Learning ...
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U.S. Military Donates Medical Supplies to Support COVID-19 Response across Southern Philippines

Zamboanga City, November 15, 2021—Between October 2 and November 10, the U.S. military donated intensive care unit (ICU) beds and COVID-19 vaccine cold storage units, valued at over Php6.9 million ($138,600), across the southern Philippines.  The donations were made during seven small ceremonies and included equipment turnovers to hospitals in Pagadian City, Cotabato City, Sulu ...
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United States and Philippines Celebrate 60 Years of Development Partnership

Manila, November 3, 2021—Today, the U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is celebrating 60 years of development partnership with the Philippines.  USAID leads the U.S. government’s international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people progress beyond assistance.  USAID was founded on November 3, 1961, by President John F. Kennedy, ...
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U.S. Peace Corps and DepEd Train Teachers, Maximize Student Learning Amid Pandemic

Manila, October 29, 2021 – From October 12 to 29, the U.S. Peace Corps and the Department of Education (DepEd) conducted a series of virtual trainings on utilizing newly developed distance learning materials for over 1,000 teachers, principals, and supervisors from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.   This series of trainings marks the culmination of a 14-month collaboration between Peace Corps and DepEd to develop and validate learning activity sheets ...
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USAID Trains Filipino Natural Resource Managers and Researchers in Ecosystem Valuation

Manila, October 22, 2021 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Sustainable Interventions for Biodiversity, Oceans, and Landscapes (SIBOL) project, trained nearly 275 government staff and researchers from Philippine public universities on how to properly account for environment-provided benefits.  The recently completed three-month training supports the Philippine government’s work to promote economic growth through the ...
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USAID Partners with Department of Education to Produce Gender-Responsive and Socially Inclusive TV Episodes

Manila, October 18, 2021 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) celebrated the International Day of the Girl Child on Oct. 14 by deepening their commitment to produce gender-responsive and socially inclusive DepEd TV episodes.  In line with the 2021 International Day of the Girl Child theme, “Digital generation.  Our generation,” which calls for increased access to ...
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USAID and DOH Launch Philippines’ First Mobile App for Mental Health

Manila, October 15, 2021 – In celebration of National Mental Health Week, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) launched Lusog-Isip – the country’s first mobile application for mental health and self-care.    Lusog-Isip aims to expand access to culturally adapted, evidence-based tools and interventions on mental health.    Developed by USAID and DOH in response to ...
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