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USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah Calls for Partnerships for Rural Development in Yangon Visit

YANGON – Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), yesterday called for broad-ranging partnerships to boost the country’s agricultural development. Shah made these remarks during a keynote address delivered at the Yangon headquarters of the Livelihoods and Food Security (LIFT) Multi-Donor Trust Fund – a fund to which USAID ...
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Advancement and Development through Entrepreneurship Programs and Training (ADEPT) Launched at Yangon Institute of Economics

YANGON– Today the Yangon Institute of Economics (YECO) launched the first of several new “entrepreneurship” centers. The HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurship Center (HP LIFE) is part of a program aimed at helping Myanmar cultivate small businesses and support the country’s future business leaders.   Read More
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Ambassador Mitchell and Deputy Minister of Culture Kick off Historic Preservation of Shwe Nan-Daw Monastery

Today, U.S. Ambassador Derek Mitchell and Union Deputy Minister of Culture U Than Swe hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Shwe Nan-Daw Monastery (Shwe Kyaung) in Mandalay to formally commence a historic preservation partnership between the U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Culture.  Over the next two years, U.S.-funded specialists will train local craftsmen ...
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U.S. Ambassador Derek Mitchell Discusses U.S. Policy and Education at Mandalay University

Today, U.S. Ambassador Derek Mitchell delivered a lecture on the United States’ commitment to the Asia Pacific region, including bilateral cooperation as this country undertakes further democratic and economic reforms, to an audience of 170 students and faculty at Mandalay University. Speaking at the event attended by undergraduate and graduate students from the university’s International ...
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