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Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo
October 10, 2014

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, USAID's global Coordinator for Disability and Inclusive Development, and world-renowned lawyer and advocate for rights of persons with disabilities and children, visited Ethiopia this week to advance support to people with disabilities and facilitate their inclusion in the country's development process.

Ms. McClain-Nhlapo participated in an Africa-wide round table on Disability Inclusive Development sponsored by the Embassy of Finland where she highlighted best practices from countries around the world to mainstream disability into development cooperation. She also met with officials from the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the Ministry of Education, and with USAID implementing partners, Ethiopia Center for Disability and Development and Handicap International.

Charlotte McCLain-Nhlapo, USAID Global Advisor on Disability and Inclusive Development, joins Kalle Konkkola
October 7, 2014

I am profoundly honored by the invitation from the Embassy of Finland to make some remarks this morning at this roundtable. I would also like to thank Madame Ambassador Sirpa Mäenpää, USAID Ethiopia Mission Director Dennis Weller and colleagues Michelle Chen and Demissie Legesse for making my participation possible. And it would be remiss of me not to thank my friend and comrade, Kalle Könkköllä.

A certified Q-Grader demonstrates the Boerner conical sample divider to make homogeneous work samples.
October 7, 2014

Hawassa, SNNPR, Ethiopia – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Agribusiness Market Development (AGP-AMDe) project provided new tools and instruments to equip Ethiopian Commodity Exchange coffee certification laboratories in Hawassa, Jimma and Dilla required for Specialty Coffee Association of American (SCAA) Certification.

A smallholder farmer examines the new maize seed cleaning machine, which will help him improve the quality and potentially the p
September 30, 2014

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Agribusiness Market Development (AGP-AMDe) program, a U.S. Feed the Future initiative, handed over to Becho Woliso, Ambo & Errer farmers’ cooperative unions (FCU) grain grading equipment to help smallholder member farmers, notably in wheat and maize, decrease post-harvest losses and increase the crop quality.

Bishoftu Hospital Officials are joined by representatives of the Oromia Health Bureau, Bishoftu town, and USAID to cut the ribbo
September 28, 2014

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) TB CARE project, implemented by the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, handed over a newly renovated facility for treatment of Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) to Oromia Regional Health Bureau, Bishoftu Hospital today. The new MDR-TB facility is to be one of the centers of excellence for the Oromia Region delivering referral services, consultation, mentorship and supervision to all healthcare providers in the region with MDR-TB patients. Additionally, the facility will deliver practical MDR-TB training for health professionals and facilitate research on MDR-TB in the region. Oromia Regional Health Bureau officials, the Bishoftu mayor, and hospital officials joined USAID representatives at the ribbon-cutting handover ceremony.

September 25, 2014

GE Africa (NYSE: GE) and the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced 22 winners in the second round of their Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge. Selected from nearly 300 applicants, each winner will receive a grant of up to $100,000 to support the deployment of off-grid solutions that put renewable resources
to work to power increased economic activity.

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