Asia, Pacific Islands, and the Arctic Region

Traditional boats floating along the waters of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.

Specifically, in this region, DOI-ITAP technical assistance, at both regional and national levels, helps to strengthen:

  • Terrestrial and marine protected areas management,
  • Counter wildlife trafficking
  • Marine and coastal resource protection,
  • Climate adaptation,
  • Sustainable use of freshwater and marine fisheries,
  • Sustainable development of hydropower,
  • Community and local government engagement,
  • Sustainable ecotourism,
  • Management of endangered species.

DOI-ITAP currently works in the following API countries:

Cambodia Philippines
Indonesia Solomon Islands
Laos Thailand
Malaysia Timor Leste
Papua New Guinea Vietnam

DOI-ITAP has completed activities in:

Bangladesh Nepal
India Sri Lanka
Maldives Taiwan
Mongolia Tajikistan

Indonesia: Strengthening protected area management and wildlife protection through sister protected area partnerships and technical training on hydrology, peatland restoration, species inventory and monitoring, sustainable tourism, and interpretation and education.
DOI-ITAP Factsheet: Indonesia;  Interview: Hydrological Training with Mark Flora (NPSNews: NPS Ranger Rendezvous - Sister Protected Areas 

  • Primary Partner: USAID/Indonesia
  • Contact: Jason Riley

Indonesia: Strengthening Indonesia's Marine Protected Area (MPA) management through workshops and professional exchanges on MPA establishment, conservation planning, law enforcement, community engagement, maintenance processes, and interagency cooperation.

  • Primary Partner: USAID/Indonesia
  • Contact: Peter Fricke

Smart Infrastructure for the Mekong (SIM): SIM provides the Lower Mekong Initiative partner countries Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam) with rapid, demand-driven technical and scientific assistance to support environmental and social safeguards for infrastructure, clean energy development, and land and/or water resources use.
DOI-ITAP Factsheet: Water Management SIMInterview: Fish Migration & Hydropower Development with David Hand (FWS)

  • Primary Partner: USAID/ Regional Development Mission Asia (RDMA)
  • Contact: Jason Riley

Philippines/Partnership for Biodiversity Conservation: Supports conservation in the Philippines by strengthening the ability of national and local governments and communities to counter critical threats to the country’s coastal and upland resources and to promote good governance – transparency and accountability – in enforcing environmental laws. 
News: Wildlife Forensics to Counter Illegal Wildlife Trade (Business Mirror)

  • Primary Partner: USAID/Philippines
  • Contact: Peter Fricke

Philippines/Environmental Governance: Provides training and technical assistance in environmental governance and law enforcement, with a special focus on counter wildlife trafficking, to local government officials from selected key biodiversity areas - Zambales, Pangasinan and Palawan.

  • Funding Partner: State/Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)
  • Contact: Peter Fricke

Regional Marine & Oceans: Strengthens the organizational and administrative capacity of the Regional Secretariat of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI-CFF) to effectively function as the central coordinating entity to support a wide array of activities, as developed by the CTI member countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste).
DOI-ITAP Factsheet: Marine Conservation

  • Primary Partner: USAID/RDMA
  • Contact: Peter Fricke

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