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Phap Van Pagoda Chi Campaign Event

Jul 14, 2019 from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM Phap Van Pagoda, Hanoi, Vietnam,
USAID Wildlife Asia is partnering with the Vietnam Central Buddhist Association (VCBA) to organize a one-day interactive event for both Buddhists and non-Buddhists at Phap Van Pagoda on July 14, 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The date falls in the middle of the lunar month, the full moon, when thousands of Vietnamese citizens go to the pagoda to hear lectures on life and ethics, and pray for health, luck, and happiness.

Integration of SBCC Activities into Vietnam Automobile Transport Association 2019 Annual Members Meeting

Jun 28, 2019 from 08:00 AM to 11:30 AM Can Tho City, Vietnam,
USAID Wildlife Asia will jointly support the Annual Member Meeting of Vietnam Automobile Transport Association (VATA) in Can Tho city. The event will promote SBCC messaging, impacting 150 businesspeople and leaders (including VATA steering board members, the Central Highland and Southern provincial automobile transport associations (from Danang city down to the Southern provinces), permanent association members from transport companies and bus station authorities of the Northern provincial automobile transport associations and company leaders.

Training Workshop for Vietnam Automobile Transport Association’s Member Transport Enterprises on Risk Management

Jun 27, 2019 from 01:30 PM to 05:30 PM Can Tho City, Vietnam,
The half-day capacity-building workshop on risk management and wildlife-related corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy will provide specialist CSR training for transport companies with an emphasis on combatting wildlife crime and reducing the demand for illegal wildlife consumption. The training session will include information on legislation governing the transport of wildlife products, updated data on wildlife consumption and tips on risk management. After this training session, transport leaders, managers and drivers are expected to become champions for wildlife protection, while some leading transport companies will be motivated to make zero-tolerance statements or display Chi messaging at relevant events.

Asia-Africa Journalists Exchange

Jun 08, 2019 to Jun 17, 2019 Dar es Salaam and Urusha, Tanzania,
USAID Wildlife Asia and USAID PROTECT have been working closely with journalists under each project to improve the understanding of the importance of wildlife in their countries and regions. Specifically, USAID Wildlife Asia is working with journalists to improve their understanding of wildlife trafficking from source to destination countries, which have a black-market demand for Africa wildlife and its products. USAID PROTECT has provided training to a select number of journalists who are interested in covering conservation and protection efforts in Tanzania for both flora and fauna, which covers many of the animals that are poached and trafficked and being sent to Asia.

Cross-Border Cooperation Training Courses for Vietnam and China Frontline Wildlife Officers

Jun 17, 2019 to Jun 28, 2019 Hekou and Pingxiang, China,
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in partnership with USAID Wildlife Asia and TRAFFIC/WWF China in cooperation with the Environmental Police Department, Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam to organize two “Cross-Border Cooperation Training Courses for Vietnam and China Frontline Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers” in Hekou and Pingxiang.

Workshop to Finalize Lao PDR CITES National Ivory Action Plan (NIAP)

May 02, 2019 to May 03, 2019 Vientiane, Lao PDR,
USAID Wildlife Asia, with partners US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) convened the Dialogue Workshop on the Draft NIAP in February 15, 2019. This workshop aims to finalize recommendations made at the February 2019 Dialogue Workshop and succeeding internal consultations by Government of Lao PDR with their various agency stakeholders, and to utilize USAID Wildlife Asia-WCS-DOJ NIAP recommendations.

Launch of the Rapid Reference Guide on Applicable Offences to Trafficking of Critically Endangered Species in Thailand

Mar 20, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM Bangkok, Thailand,
USAID Wildlife Asia Activity, in coordination with the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), has developed a Rapid Reference Guide (RRG) on Applicable Offences to Trafficking of Critically Endangered Species in Thailand. Intended as a practical tool for wildlife investigators and prosecutors, the RRG contains brief descriptions of all specialized laws/regulations as well as ancillary statutes, such as anti-money laundering, tax evasion and anti-corruption.

Air Sector Awareness Training

Mar 12, 2019 from 08:00 AM to 05:30 PM Lao Airlines Headquarters, Wattay International Airport, Vientiane, Lao PDR,
Laos has long been recognized as a major player in the supply chain of illegal wildlife. It is connected by air routes to neighboring Thailand, whose main international airport has direct flights to trafficking hotspots across Africa and Asia.

Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) Training Course

Mar 25, 2019 to Mar 31, 2019 Hanoi, Vietnam,
Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) training course is designed to help law enforcement investigators identify and disrupt transnational organized crime groups involved in wildlife trafficking. The course equips appropriate enforcement authorities with the knowledge and skills required to identify and disrupt organized, cross-border wildlife trafficking supply chains moving pangolin, elephant ivory, rhino horn and big cats. A key objective of the training is increasing and sustaining traditional multi-agency coordination and information sharing.

Lao PDR CITES National Ivory Action Plan (NIAP) and other CITES Commitments: Policy and Legislative Review for Lao PDR

Feb 15, 2019 from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM Vientiane, Lao PDR,
A party of CITES since May 2004, Government of Lao PDR is in the process of reviewing their main CITES-enabling legislation, the Wildlife and Aquatic Law No.07/NA, 2007 which is in category 3 under the CITES National Legislation Project, through the Legal Compendium to the Lao PDR Wildlife and Aquatic Law Phase 1.

Media Workshop: Reporting the Illegal Internet Trade in Wildlife

Nov 05, 2018 09:00 AM to Nov 09, 2018 05:00 PM
The Global Initiative Against Organized Crime, in collaboration with Thomson Reuters Foundation, USAID Wildlife Asia and with funding from the Government of Norway, is offering a training scheme on Reporting the Illegal Internet Trade in Wildlife for journalists from Africa and Asia. The intensive five-day workshop, taking place in Bangkok, Thailand will build the capacity of journalists to report on the issue of illegal online wildlife trade – improving both knowledge and skills and also help journalists to present new viewpoints, promote discussion and dialogue on the most strategic areas for intervention.

Integrated Training Course on Business Strategy and Sustainable Development

Nov 14, 2018 08:00 AM to Nov 16, 2018 05:00 PM Hai Duong Province, Vietnam,
Jointly organized by the Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion Center, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), Hai Duong Businesswomen Association and USAID Wildlife Asia, this three-day training course aims to improve the capacity of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) on business strategy and provide solutions for sustainable development through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Specifically, it focuses SMEs on various models of strategic management, process of developing business strategy, and techniques for applying CSR strategy with a particular focus on integrating wildlife-related activities. USAID Wildlife Asia will disseminate and display Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) messaging on Chi and the toolkit on how to integrate wildlife protection into their CSR policy.

Integrated Workshop on Competitiveness of Small and Medium Enterprises in the Digital Age 4.0

Nov 22, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM Ha long City, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam,
Aiming to promote the business sector’s commitment to combat wildlife crime, USAID Wildlife Asia will collaborate with the Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion Center, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) to partner in a workshop on "Competitiveness of Small and Medium Enterprises in the Digital Age 4.0". USAID Wildlife Asia team’s role is to introduce Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as an effective tool for elimination of business risks and increased competitiveness at the workshop. It promotes the responsible and legal development of Vietnam SMEs community including commitment for wildlife protection and consumer demand reduction for wildlife parts and products.

Training of Trainers Workshop: SBCC Techniques and Integration of Wildlife Protection into Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

Nov 23, 2018 08:00 AM to Nov 24, 2018 01:00 PM Danang, Vietnam,
USAID Wildlife Asia, in collaboration with Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Danang Branch (VCCI Danang), will conduct a Training of Trainer Workshop to introduce USAID Wildlife Asia activities and provide the latest tools and methods necessary to change consumer behavior and adopt Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies that incorporate wildlife protection.

Wildlife Inter-Regional Enforcement Meeting

Nov 19, 2018 to Nov 21, 2018 Nairobi, Kenya,
Organized by UNODC, the Wildlife Inter-Regional Enforcement Meeting aims to explore how states perceive threats posed by environmental crimes and the recognition that fostering and improving regional and inter-regional law enforcement cooperation is vital to addressing the transnational nature of the problem.

2018 ASEAN Animal Law Conference

Dec 17, 2018 to Dec 18, 2018 Le Meridien Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand,
The aim of this inaugural ASEAN Conference is to develop clear strategies for the implementation of best practice policies for the protection of the animals in the ASEAN context. The Conference will look at turning these policies into laws and regulations that will be promoted to national governments and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations).

USAID-TICA Connect

Nov 02, 2018 to Nov 04, 2018 Central World Department Store, Bangkok, Thailand,
Celebrating the 200-Years of U.S. - Thailand Friendship, USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia organizes a public event to showcase flagship projects undertaken in Thailand.

Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference: London 2018

Oct 11, 2018 to Oct 12, 2018 London, UK,
The UK government is hosting an international conference about the illegal wildlife trade on 11 to 12 October 2018. The conference will bring together global leaders to help eradicate illegal wildlife trade and better protect the world’s most iconic species from the threat of extinction.

Bank Sector Awareness Training

Sep 21, 2018 from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM Hanoi, Vietnam,
USAID Wildlife Asia will fund and implement a training course titled “Banking Sector Awareness Training” for banking officers in Vietnam. The course aims to arm banks with information and techniques to prevent their facilities being misused by wildlife traffickers. The curriculum will focus on giving trainees an overview of wildlife trafficking, information on the illicit supply chain, red flags to look out for, case studies (tailored to their location/country) and techniques on how to follow the financial trail of wildlife traffickers. The State Bank of Vietnam will be the official host.

Wildlife Trafficking Investigative Media Workshop

Sep 24, 2018 08:30 AM to Sep 27, 2018 04:00 PM
This workshop aims to enhance journalist capacity on investigative report and understanding wildlife trafficking issue in Thailand and Southeast Asia, as well as to create an informal Thai media network to combat wildlife trafficking in country.

USAID Wildlife Asia Vietnam Launch

Aug 28, 2018 from 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM Hanoi, Viet Nam,
USAID Wildlife Asia will publicly announce the implementation of the work on Demand Reduction in Viet Nam, and highlight partnership as key to the Activity's achievement.

Risk Profiling to Enhance Interception of Illegal Wildlife Trade Training Course

Aug 28, 2018 08:00 AM to Aug 30, 2018 05:00 PM Sihanoukville, Cambodia,
USAID Wildlife Asia and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will jointly fund and coordinate a training course on “Risk Profiling to Enhance Interception of Illegal Wildlife Trade” in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. This training course is the result of a collaborative partnership between the UNODC’s Global Programme for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime and USAID Wildlife Asia and will be implemented in cooperation with the General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia.

Supreme Court of Thailand-USAID Wildlife Asia Work Plan Meeting on the Development of Thailand’s Green Benches Program and CWT Awareness Initiatives

Jun 29, 2018 from 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM Supreme Court of Thailand, Bangkok,
Considered as unprecedented and unique partnership, the work program covers many collaborative initiatives which aims to increase and enhance the role of the judiciary in Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) by providing judicial reliefs to cases, with tools and innovative policies. The USAID Wildlife Asia - Supreme Court work plan covers building awareness within the Supreme Court and its specialized divisions and courts, institutionalization of knowledge and CWT curriculum development for the Judicial Institute research support on judicial policy innovations and best practices, and high-level field missions to court houses within "CWT hotspots" in Thailand.