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April 22, 2015

New Delhi-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. 

Announcing the awards, USAID/India Mission Director John A. Beed, said, “USAID believes that together, we can identify, support, and scale new and promising Indian innovations that will benefit children in India and around the world. The READ Alliance is making great strides in establishing partnerships to further early grade reading.” 

Dr. Aditya Dev Sood, CEO, CKS said, "I'm really proud of the winners this year, but this is just the beginning. We're looking forward to some really breakthrough educational innovations and technologies coming out of the READ Alliance in the coming year."

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).

April 1, 2015

U.S. Ambassador to India Richard Verma today visited a migrant slum community of cricket bat makers to see an innovative, low-cost, decentralized solar energy home lighting system designed by the Solar Electric Light Company (SELCO) for this labor community.

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Last updated: April 28, 2015

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