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January 20, 2015

Nairobi / Nukuru – IL&FS Cluster Development Initiative (IL&FS Clusters) launched the India-Kenya Dairy Innovation Bridge Program (IKDIBP) on Friday, the 16th of January. The program is jointly funded by USAID India and IL&FS Clusters. Heifer International, Kenya is the technical partner and will work with IL&FS Clusters in implementing the program in Kenya.

The IKDIBP will facilitate adoption and replication of selected innovations from the Indian dairy sector through a series of interventions along the value chain wherein both backward and forward linkages would be developed in an integrated manner. The Rift Valley Province and the Central Province in Kenya have been identified for intervention since they account for most of the milk produced in the country. The goal of the program is to improve the income of smallholder farmers through increased milk productivity and reduced wastages along the dairy value chain. The activities include training and capacity building of various stakeholders, setting up of infrastructure facilities, and institutional strengthening.

January 13, 2015

The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has partnered with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance the Swachh Bharat Clean India Mission, launched by the Government of India on October 2, 2014.

January 5, 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) to jointly work on the deployment and financing of off-grid renewable energy projects. As part of this initiative, USAID will help design and implement a state level off-grid fund, and support CREDA in the development and implementation of pilot programs including smaller micro-grids (localized and decentralized electricity grids) for irrigation and other energy use.

November 29, 2014

The United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced support to a public-private partnership in India for “Girl Rising,” a global campaign to promote girls’ education. USAID previously announced $3 million to support the program worldwide.

November 25, 2014

Millennium Alliance partners including the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) jointly with the Technology Development Board (Department of Science and Technology, Government of India), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), ICCO Cooperation, ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth and the Wadhwani Initiative for Sustainable Health (WISH), today participated in an awards ceremony to celebrate the winners of the Alliance’s second annual development innovation challenge.

November 18, 2014

The United States Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall announced a new award of $3.2 million to increase access to quality preventive, primary, and secondary health care, with a focus on maternal and child health and tuberculosis, for Tibetan refugees living in India and Nepal. The announcement was made on Saturday, November 15, during her visit to Dharamsala to discuss Tibetan refugee issues.

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