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August 28, 2014

Mumbai: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) hosted the first national consultation on public-private partnerships to promote forest conservation.

Speaking at the event, U.S. Consul General in Mumbai Mr. Tom Vajda said, "Because of the key role forestry plays in climate change mitigation, it is an important area of partnership within the broader bilateral relationship between the United States and India.  The U.S. government is pleased to support this event today, which will pave the way for developing new models of collaboration between our governments and the private sector for forest conservation and management efforts here in India."

The event also marked the launch of the new Corporate Forest Responsibility (CFR) Charter.  By setting a target to invest a portion of Corporate Social Responsibility resources in forest conservation, the Charter sets the stage for a concerted private sector-led effort to promote forest and biodiversity conservation.

October 31, 2013

U.S. Ambassador to India Nancy J. Powell announced today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Girl Rising Country Partnership, which will use the power of the film Girl Rising to increase public dialogue on gender and education issues in order to encourage community-level interventions to help improve girls education.

October 30, 2013

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced three new partnerships to share successful low-cost agricultural innovations and technologies with African countries.

October 29, 2013

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced a $250,000 grant to the organization UN Women, which is a part of the United Nations' Women's Global Safe Cities Initiative.  The grant is for the ongoing program "Delhi Safe City - Free of Violence against Women and Girls," that will be implemented in partnership with Indian civil society organizations. This announcement comes in the same month as the International Day of the Girl Child and on the eve of the international community's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence beginning late November.

October 18, 2013

Jaipur - U.S. Ambassador to India Nancy J. Powell presided over a graduation ceremony today at the Chaudhury Charan Singh National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), marking the completion of the first training program on agricultural marketing management for 30 visiting African agriculture professionals.

August 27, 2013

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced a new partnership with the Centre for Knowledge Societies (CKS), one of India's leading innovation consulting firms, to implement a $3.2 million initiative to help improve the reading skills of millions of primary school age children in India. 


Last updated: August 28, 2014

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