The Broadband Partnership of the Americas (BPA) is designed to improve access to broadband and the Internet and other communications technologies in the Americas. It will serve as a voluntary and flexible framework through which the governments of the Western Hemisphere, multilateral organizations, the donor community and the private sector can collaborate to increase access to broadband and the Internet across the Americas.
Start date: December 2011 Duration: Three years
Project budget (Life of Project): $ 3,696,110
Implementer: Tetra Tech DPK
Strengthen the role of the judiciary in the separation of powers, and develop broad based support for rule of law and judicial sector reform.
Advocacy and Citizen Participation in Judicial Sector Reforms – Develop the capacity of justice sector professional associations to play a leadership role in justice system reform efforts.
Start date: January 1, 2012 End date: December 31, 2015
Project budget: $300,000
Implementer: Crimson Development Foundation (CDF)
Establish and manage a specialized fund to support innovation and business start-ups, addressing the access to finance constraint faced by innovation-focused entrepreneurs.
Grantee: Partners of the Americas.
Local Sub-Grantees: St. Kitts & Nevis: Community Achievers Project; St. Kitts & Nevis Football Association; Caribbean Healthy Lifestyle Program; and the Ministry of Education. St. Vincent & Grenadines: Marion House; Liberty Lodge Boys Training Center; Adult and Continuing Education Center; Casper Maria Marshall Tomorrow Women and Men Center. Dominica: Center where Adolescent learn to Love & Serve (CALLS); Dominica Youth Business Trust.
Grantee: CERMES, University of the West Indies
Beneficiary Countries: Barbados and OECS countries
Duration: 2 years (July 2011-December 2013)
Funding to date: $767,350
Objective: To develop teaching and research related to Climate Change with an emphasis on cross-sectoral adaptation including short courses in climate change, to upgrade the Centre’s existing physical infrastructure to support the region.
What is Yes Youth Can Western?
Yes Youth Can Western is a youth program that improves the social and economic status of youth in Western Province, Kenya. The program empowers Kenyan youth to exhibit leadership in peace building, social service, and economic prosperity for holistic community development.
Where does Yes Youth Can Western work?
Yes Youth Can Western works with youth in 33 constituencies within the four counties of Western Province, namely, Bungoma, Busia, Kakamega and Vihiga.
Across the globe, the United States prioritizes investments in development innovations that are low cost and have the power to improve millions of lives. USAID's Innovation Fund for the Americas (IFA) seeks cost-effective breakthrough solutions to development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Start date: April 1, 2012 Duration: Three years
Anticipated Project budget (Life of Project): $850,000
Implementer: National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Support an independent Parliament that will represent the citizens, create informed rules that govern the society, and monitor the work of the executives.
Start date: December 28, 2010 End date: December 27, 2014
Project budget (Life of Project): $ 4.8 million
Implementer: Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
Improve the business policy environment to increase private sector investment and promote increased exports of Macedonian products.
Grantee: Caricom Secretariat
Duration: 3 years
Total Projected Investment: $300,000
Countries: Barbados and OECS
Objective: To support the Directorate of Human & Social Development to work in crime and violence prevention.
Last updated: April 17, 2013