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May 8, 2015

New Delhi, India – This week, U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator Alfonso Lenhardt announced a new $1.5 million, three-year award to the Indian Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), the world’s largest women’s cooperative, with a membership exceeding 1.9 million.  SEWA will partner with government and civil society stakeholders in Afghanistan and India to train more than 3,000 Afghan women across five provinces in vocational skills including embroidery, garment stitching, food processing and jewelry making, as well as in leadership and marketing.

Making the announcement during his visit to SEWA’s Hansiba store in New Delhi, Acting Administrator Lenhardt said, “The strategic partnership among the U.S., Indian, and Afghan governments is a significant contribution to regional stability and prosperity.  The empowerment of women and girls is essential for sustained peace and progress.  By partnering with such an immensely talented and committed organization as SEWA, our three governments are helping thousands of Afghan women lead healthy and productive lives.” 

April 22, 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Center for Knowledge Societies (CKS), today, announced the three winners of the READ Alliance’s Early Grade Reading Innovation Challenge 2014. The Read – Engage – Achieve – Dream (READ) Alliance is a $3.2 million initiative to help improve the reading skills of millions of primary school age children in India.

April 16, 2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP) today held an international dialogue on the emerging role of women entrepreneurs in promoting clean energy at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. The two-day dialogue called the ‘wPOWER Global Partnership Forum’ was opened jointly by Varsha Joshi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, and John Beed, Mission Director, USAID/India.

April 9, 2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced the expansion to Nepal of two successful Indian agricultural programs that promote food security and economic growth.

Ambassador Verma at the Global Sankalp Summit 2015
April 9, 2015

Just as the U.S. – India relationship has evolved, so has the way we address development challenges together.

April 8, 2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with India’s Ministry of Power (MOP) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) today organized a two-day national workshop on “Accelerating Clean Energy Deployment through Innovative Policies & Regulations.” The workshop was organized as part of the U.S. - India “Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Deployment” Technical Assistance Program (PACE-D TA Program).


Last updated: May 08, 2015

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