Over the past two decades, USAID has provided assistance that has helped the Russian people improve public health and combat infectious diseases, protect the environment, develop a stronger civil society, and modernize their economy. As Russia has grown into a middle income country, the nature of USAID’s work has evolved beyond primarily providing technical assistance with a large focus on collaboration. By 2012, the majority of USAID’s engagement revolved around the promotion of an open and innovative society in Russia and a strengthened partnership between the U.S. and Russia. The work led to many breakthroughs and transformations described below.
Start date: September 2012 Duration: 24 months
Anticipated Project budget (Life of Project): $1,500,000
Implementer: Milieukontakt Macedonia
Strengthen civil society and raise awareness, boost activism, and bolster local resilience to global climate change.
What is the Shujaaz.FM Multimedia Youth Communication Initiative?
The Emmy Award winning Shujaaz.FM is a research-driven multimedia project using radio, comic books, animation, and social media to inspire and motivate young Kenyans to influence the political and social issues that affect their future. Shujaaz means heroes in Sheng, an urban slang used by youth throughout Kenya. USAID has partnered with an innovative Kenyan company to engage youth in issues such as political violence, negative ethnicity, leadership, and peaceful elections.
Duration: 3 years (FY2011 - FY2014)
Total Projected Investment: $300K annually ($1.5 mil over 5 years)
Funding Source: USAID/Barbados- (GHCS-USAID Account)
Objective: To enhance the ability of the PANCAP Program Coordinating Unit (PCU) to conduct its core functions in support of the execution, coordination and management of the Caribbean Regional Strategic Framework.
The New Alliance is a shared commitment to achieve sustained and inclusive agricultural growth in sub-Saharan Africa. New Alliance efforts will help lift 50 million people out of poverty over the next 10 years by aligning the commitments of Africa’s leadership to drive effective country-led plans and policies for food security and nutrition; the intentions of private sector partners to increase investments where the conditions are right; and the commitments of G-8 members to expand Africa’s potential for rapid and sustained agricultural growth.
What is the Uongozi 2012 Campaign Project?
The Uongozi 2012 Campaign Project is a multi-media project designed to involve young Kenyans in a public discussion about leadership and inspire them to responsibly engage in the political process – as voters and candidates. The project used widespread community outreach, various multi-media channels and a national reality television show to positively influence and empower youth.
Project Duration and Budget
March 2012 – March 2013
On November 18, 2012, President Obama and Prime Minister Yingluck announced that the United States Agency for International Development Agency (USAID) and Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on joint development assistance in the region.
Start date: April 24, 2012 End date: April 23, 2016
Anticipated Project budget (Life of Project): $ 5 million
Strengthen private sector capacity to drive regional economic development and job creation within selected regions of Macedonia.
What is the Teacher Education and Professional Development program?
Grantee: The International Youth Foundation
Local Sub-Grantees: Antigua & Barbuda: Gilbert Agricultural Rural Development Center. Grenada: T. A. Marryshow Community College, Grenada Industrial Development Cooperation and NEWLO. St. Lucia: A consortium of the National Skills Development Center/RISE/CARE and the BELfund.
Duration: 5 years (September 2008 to September 2013)
Funding to date: $5,000,000 (DA and CBSI)
Total Projected Investment - $5.0 million
Last updated: May 24, 2013