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Maritime Stakeholders' Workshop on CWT

Mar 09, 2021 08:30 AM to Mar 10, 2021 04:30 PM Bangkok, Thailand,
USAID Wildlife Asia and its partners--the Royal Thai Customs, United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime, TRAFFIC and WWF--are holding a Maritime Stakeholders' Workshop on “Countering wildlife trafficking and other illicit trade through Thai seaports and maritime supply chains”. This meeting will convene representatives from government agencies such as Thai Customs, Port Authority of Thailand, DNP, FD, NED and the shipping and freight sectors to identify wildlife trafficking enablers and vulnerabilities in the port/supply chain systems and operations, and the responses needed to counter them. The workshop will provide the foundation for follow up activities partly supported by specific initiatives and partly driven by public and private sector enterprises. This event is one of a series of Port/Maritime Stakeholder Workshops targeting key countries whose maritime trade chains are known to be exploited by wildlife traffickers.

2nd Demand Reduction Workshop of International Network of Engaged Buddhists

Mar 13, 2021 from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM Phitsanulok City, Thailand,
USAID Wildlife Asia and the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB) will hold the 2nd workshop at Phitsanulok City in northern Thailand. This workshop is part of social mobilization efforts that will use face-to-face channels to expand the reach of USAID Wildlife Asia’s Spiritual Beliefs campaign to decrease demand for ivory and tiger products driven by beliefs in their power to bring good luck and prevent harm. This workshop follows the first successful workshop held on October 21, 2020 and expands the participation of spiritual leaders in additional provinces in Thailand. Approximately 30 monks and nuns from various Buddhist temples in Northern Thailand will participate in this workshop. Participants will discuss wildlife trade and its relation to Buddhist teachings, and will develop an action plan to counter spiritual beliefs about wildlife products and reduce consumption of these products.

ASEAN Webinar on Risks of Zoonotic Diseases Transmission from Illegal Wildlife Trade (For AMS Government Officials and Supporting Partners)

Feb 24, 2021 from 08:30 AM to 01:00 PM Virtual,
ASEAN is holding a webinar on the risks of zoonotic disease transmission from the illegal wildlife trade. Facilitated by USAID Wildlife Asia, the webinar will include the participation of experts led by former CITES Secretary-General John Scanlon. Freeland, Asian Development Bank, World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and WWF will also provide resource speakers for the webinar. The webinar will be hosted by AWG CITES WE Malaysia Chair via the Bluejeans platform. This collaboration will also produce materials, a policy brief, and recommendations on preventing pandemics from zoonotic diseases.

Roundtable meeting to review the Vietnamese CTOC training package

Dec 18, 2020 Hanoi, Vietnam,
The Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) course was identified as a priority during a targeted needs assessment of the Vietnam People's Police Academy (PPA) undertaken by USAID Wildlife Asia. The PPA indicated that it was interested in integrating and institutionalizing relevant CTOC training materials into their curricula. This roundtable meeting with key Vietnamese law enforcement agencies is being conducted to review and discuss how to tailor the CTOC materials to the specific needs of Vietnam’s broader law enforcement community.

Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Guidebook Soft Launch (Webinar)

Dec 15, 2020 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
USAID Wildlife Asia is launching the "Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Guidebook" to the Community of Practice through the next "Changing Demands" webinar to be hosted by TRAFFIC. In this webinar, USAID Wildlife Asia’s Eleanora de Guzman will explain the five steps in the SBCC Planning Process through a case example from a USAID Wildlife Asia ivory demand reduction campaign in Thailand.

Reducing Consumer Demand for Elephant Ivory and Tiger Parts and Products: Results from USAID Wildlife Asia (Webinar)

Dec 09, 2020 from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
In this webinar, USAID Wildlife Asia will share results from social and behavior change communication (SBCC) campaigns to reduce consumer demand in Thailand driven by spiritual beliefs, especially for ivory and tiger amulets. Each part of the SBCC planning process will be highlighted and results from the recent rapid consumer survey will be shared.

Vietnam’s Central Committee for Propaganda and Education (CCPE) High-Level Meeting

Nov 27, 2020 from 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM Hanoi, Vietnam,
USAID Wildlife Asia and Vietnam’s Central Committee for Propaganda and Education (CCPE) are holding a high-level meeting to strengthen the country’s communications in addressing the illegal wildlife trade. Participants will include 50 CCPE leaders and senior government communicators from various departments of CCPE and other government agencies.

Zoohackathon 2020: Coding to End Wildlife Trafficking!

Nov 06, 2020 to Nov 08, 2020
Zoohackathon 2020 is a global competition run by the U.S. Department of State that harnesses the power of technological innovation and the raising of public awareness to combat wildlife trafficking. It brings together coders, university students, wildlife conservation experts, zoos, and other academic and nongovernmental organizations to develop wire-frame/demo technology solution ideas over 2.5 days.  We aim to turn these solution ideas into real-world technologies that can help combat wildlife trafficking into the future.  In prior years, this competition was held in-person, but as COVID-19 has made that infeasible for 2020, we have developed the Virtual Global Zoohackathon 2020.

Launch/Introduction of the updated Rapid Reference Guide on Applicable Offenses to Trafficking of Critically Endangered Species (Restricted)

Oct 27, 2020 from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
USAID Wildlife Asia, in partnership with the Office of the Attorney General and WWF Thailand, will launch the updated Rapid Reference Guide (RRG) on Applicable Offenses to Trafficking of Critically Endangered Species in Thailand through an introductory workshop to be attended by government stakeholders. The RRG has been updated to reflect recent changes in the Thai Law.

Vietnam National Assembly Meeting Series on CWT Measures

Aug 14, 2020 to Aug 25, 2020 Hanoi, Vietnam,
USAID Wildlife Asia, in collaboration with the Office of the National Assembly, is organizing a series of six internal meetings August 14-25, 2020 among selected Parliamentarians and Government leaders to strengthen CWT-focused communication and legal measures to reduce demand for illegal wildlife.

Virtual (Zoom) Launch of USAID Wildlife Asia's 2019 CWT Digest

Sep 03, 2020 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM Bangkok, Thailand,
USAID Wildlife Asia, in collaboration with TRAFFIC, the wildlife monitoring network, is organizing the launch of the 2019 Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) Digest Report. The report is a systematic compilation and analysis of open-source information and captures the status, trends and changes in patterns of the illegal wildlife trade.

Capacity-building workshop for Vietnam's CCPE leaders and government communicators on strengthening CWT-focused communications

Jul 03, 2020 from 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM Hanoi, Vietnam,
USAID Wildlife Asia, in collaboration with the Scientific Council of the Central Party Committees (the Council) of the Central Committee of Propaganda and Education (CCPE) and in close coordination with USAID Savings Species and USAID Vietnam, is holding a workshop for government communicators to strengthen CWT-focused communications in order to reduce demand for illegal wildlife products. The integrated workshop aims to engage 250 CCPE leaders/officials and propaganda reporters/officials in exploring social and behavior change communications (SBCC) best practices and exchanging views on wildlife protection strategies.

Vietnam National Assembly Second Dialogue

Jun 30, 2020 from 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM Hanoi, Vietnam,
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through the USAID Wildlife Asia project, and the Office of the National Assembly of Vietnam are bringing together top government leaders and relevant stakeholders today for a high-level dialogue with the theme “Strengthening legislation and communication to reduce demand for illegal wildlife products”. The event is the second in a series of three activities organized by the USAID Wildlife Asia project aimed at ending the illegal consumption of wildlife products in Vietnam. Vietnamese government leaders and conservation expert will discuss how Vietnam can improve its wildlife-related policies and legal system for wildlife management and protection, as well as promote demand reduction activities to bring high efficiency for wildlife conservation.

Integrated Training Workshop on CWT-Related CSR for Sustainable Tourism

Jun 08, 2020 from 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam,
USAID Wildlife Asia and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), together with the Quang Ninh Province’s Department of Tourism (DOT), will organize a half-day training workshop on early detection and management of business and wildlife-associated legal risks with a particular focus on CWT-related corporate social responsibility (CSR) for sustainable tourism on June 8, 2020 in Quang Ninh City, Vietnam.

Rollout of Chi-Themed SBCC Campaigns with Women-Led Enterprises in Vietnam

Jun 19, 2020 from 01:30 PM to 05:00 PM Hanoi, Vietnam,
USAID Wildlife Asia is partnering with the Hanoi Women Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (HAWASME) to roll out Chi-themed Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) activities by holding a half-day capacity building workshop on counter wildlife trafficking (CWT) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) for 60 leaders and managers of women-led enterprises in Hanoi, Vietnam  on June 19, 2020.

Stakeholders' Meeting to Discuss the Caucus Model

Feb 13, 2020 from 09:30 AM to 02:00 PM Bangkok, Thailand,
The Thai Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Environment and the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF) are holding a stakeholders' consultation program on February 13, 2020 in Bangkok to discuss adapting the parliamentary caucus model to the Thai context.

Interactive event with Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry Danang on wildlife-focused Corporate Social Responsibility for business leaders and CEOs

Dec 14, 2019 from 02:00 PM to 08:00 PM Rosamia Da Nang Hotel, Da Nang City, Vietnam,
USAID Wildlife Asia and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Da Nang will organize a half-day interactive business event on Wildlife-focused Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for Business Leaders and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs).

Press Conference: Chi III Public Service Annoucements Launch

Dec 18, 2019 from 02:30 PM to 06:00 PM Press Club Hanoi, Vietnam,
USAID Wildlife Asia will launch the Public Service Announcements (PSAs) of the third phase of the Chi Initiative. The two PSAs will be introduced to the media, partners from government, and private sector. Therefore, they can take ownership of these Social and Behavior Change Communication tools to further disseminate behavior change messaging to target audiences.

USAID Wildlife Asia Demand Reduction Coordination Meeting

Nov 27, 2019 from 01:30 PM to 05:00 PM USAID Wildlife Asia Office, 208 Wireless Road,
This meeting will bring together CWT stakeholders to share information and provide activity updates on consumer demand reduction for wildlife and relevant public campaigns in Thailand.

Training for CEOs on CWT- focused CSR

Oct 19, 2019 from 04:00 PM to 08:30 PM Da Nang City, Vietnam,
On October 19, 2019, USAID Wildlife Asia and VCCI Da Nang will hold a half-day training session for members of the CEOs Club on business strategy and wildlife-focused CSR for sustainable development.

Spiritual Beliefs Campaign Launch

Oct 07, 2019 from 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM Lido Connect, Bangkok,
As part of USAID Wildlife Asia’s efforts to reduce demand for ivory and tiger products in Thailand, USAID Wildlife Asia is working together with WildAid to launch the “Spiritual Beliefs Campaign”.

Behaviour Change and CWT Event at Bo De Pagoda, Hanoi

Sep 29, 2019 from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM Bo De Pagoda, Hanoi, Vietnam,
USAID Wildlife Asia and Vietnam Central Buddhist Association (VCBA) will organize a one-day interactive event for both Buddhist and non-Buddhists at Bo De Pagoda on September 29, 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam.