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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."

July 31, 2014

Science and technology cooperation between the United States and India strengthens our bilateral relationship, promotes economic growth, and allows us to develop new and innovative technologies and products to address shared challenges. The United States and India believe that science, technology, and innovation are key tools that will help us address global challenges such as climate change, health, education, food, water, and energy security.

Administrator Rajiv Shah at the Acting on the Call conference
June 25, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that it is realigning $2.9 billion of the Agency’s resources to save up to half a million children from preventable deaths by the end of 2015—refocusing resources on high-impact programs with proven track records to save the most lives

June 16, 2014

U.S. Chargé d'Affaires, ad interim, Michael Pelletier, and Consul General in Kolkata, Ms. Helen LaFave, commended the important work our two countries are doing to help farmers in Bihar improve agriculture productivity and cope with climate stresses. On their visit today to one of the projects supported by the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) in Bihar, they underscored that the U.S.-India partnership is based on the joint commitment to improve agriculture productivity and climate resilience, and increase farm profits. 

May 12, 2014

The United States and India launched the program “Partnerships Beyond Borders” to promote HIV/AIDS best practices and innovations between Indian and African companies. 

April 8, 2014

 The United States,  through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is supporting recovery activities for vulnerable Cyclone Phailin-affected communities by providing $3.4 million to non-governmental organizations.

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Last updated: April 27, 2015

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