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  • Friday, 26 June 2015
    Madang, Papua New Guinea, encompassing mature tropical rainforest and marine ecosystems, is one of the world’s most important biodiversity hotspots. On June 24, 2015, USAID LEAF, in collaboration with the Madang Provincial Government and The Nature Conservancy, launched a report “Low Emission Land Use Planning for Madang Province: Options and Opportunities.” Produced in close consultation with the Madang Civil Society Forum, Madang community based organizations, and national level stakeholders, the report provides guidance to the Madang Provincial Government on steps to achieve “green growth... read more →
  • Thursday, 21 May 2015
    Take their word for it! Beyond pure numbers of people reached through USAID LEAF capacity building, follow-up with participants shows how well regarded LEAF’s work is—and that people are readily adapting new skills to their work.
  • Thursday, 21 May 2015
    Capacity Building in numbers! USAID LEAF has reached an incredible number of people through trainings and other capacity building programs. See for yourself!
  • Wednesday, 06 May 2015
    The dense mountainous forest in Houaphan Province in Laos has been steadily decreasing over recent decades. USAID LEAF is working with government partners and local communities to reduce pressure on the forest resources of the Nam Xam National Protected Area (NPA) by raising awareness of important regulations governing use and management of forest. Eighty-three men and women from villages in Xam Tai district attended two legal dissemination workshops organized by USAID LEAF in February 2015 that focused on such topics as NPA regulations, forestry laws and laws governing terrestrial and... read more →
  • Tuesday, 21 April 2015
    What are the major impacts USAID LEAF has made in Thailand? How can USAID LEAF maximize available resources in its final year to scale and replicate successes? How can USAID LEAF project benefits continue to accrue in the future? These are some of the questions the staff at USAID LEAF had in mind when an opportunity arose through a partnership with the George Washington University (GWU)’s Elliott School of International Affairs to conduct an early outcome assessment of the USAID LEAF project in Thailand.
  • USAID ASEAN collaboration culminates in release of deforestation policy support tool
    Wednesday, 08 April 2015
    How to reduce greenhouse gas emission to slow climate change? The “Decision Support Tool on Identifying and Addressing Driver of Deforestation” is a tool to develop and implement action to reverse forest loss in the region.  
  • Scenario Modeling for Green Growth Strategies in Madang, Papua New Guinea
    Thursday, 02 April 2015
    Learn how USAID LEAF is helping the Provincial Government of Madang Province, Papua New Guinea, move closer to a final Low Emissions Land Use plan to support REDD+ and green growth in Madang Province.
  • Dr. Khamla Phanvilay of the National University of Laos speaks during the opening of the Climate Change Curriculum seminar
    Thursday, 02 April 2015
    In partnership with The National University of Laos, USAID LEAF launched its Climate Change Curriculum in Laos at an event on April 1-2 in Vientiane.  The National Seminar on Integrating Climate Change into University Curricula was attended by academics from six universities, government officials, NGOs and natural resources management professionals from around the country and followed similar country launches in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam in 2014 and early 2015.  The two day seminar was launched by Prof. Dr. Somsy Gnophanxay, Vice Rector of the National University of Laos and Mr. Paul... read more →
  • Forest management improvement conserves biodiversity and strengthens livelihoods in Lao communities
    Tuesday, 31 March 2015
    Discover how USAID LEAF’s work in Attapeu Province, Laos, is improving forest management and biodiversity conservation while supporting  enhanced well-being and livelihoods.
  • Village Livestock Improvement
    Friday, 27 March 2015
    Read how villages in rural Laos are increasing their incomes and improving their livelihood by practicing better veterinary care for their livestock - all with USAID LEAF help.