Working Group on Minority Serving Institutions: Expanding the Role of Minority Serving Institutions in the Work of USAID

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This report reflects a new level of energy and interest for engaging the U.S. Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) of higher education in USAID’s development agenda. Building on the outcomes of the MSI workshop in Washington, D.C. in late September, representatives from the 1890 land-grant and Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Colleges and Universities, and the 1994 Land-Grant Tribal Colleges and Universities demonstrated at the BIFAD program at the World Food Prize in Des Moines in October 2010 the range of impacts they can have in global development, and the services they can offer to USAID, especially in small farmer and rural development, areas that are becoming a bigger part of the Administration’s global food strategy.

Last updated: July 16, 2013