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June 17, 2010

WASHINGTON D.C. - The United States supports international efforts to facilitate peace and order in the Kyrgyz Republic and the affected border regions of Uzbekistan and supports the provision of humanitarian assistance coordinated by the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. As a key part of these efforts, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided $24.6 Million to assist the people of the Kyrgyz Republic during this humanitarian crisis.

June 17, 2010

Washington, DC - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has made its first award under the new Emergency Food Security Program. This nearly $5 million grant to Mercy Corps, a U.S. non-governmental organization, will help them assist 130,000 individuals affected by drought by providing them with locally purchased food and vouchers for the purchase of food in local markets.

June 16, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC - Today at the announcement of the 2010 World Food Prize winners, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Secretary Tom Vilsack and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah outlined the Feed the Future research strategy, which includes a new partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

June 16, 2010

Washington, D.C. - This week in Kabul, Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI) terminated 10 employees including several engineers and other staff members after months of investigation. DAI Afghanistan is a contractor with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

June 14, 2010

Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will discuss the Haiti recovery effort as the six-month anniversary of the earthquake approaches, including both success stories and remaining challenges. 

June 14, 2010

Ten thousand people around the globe took part in a recent on-line brainstorming event organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development. USAID hosted Global Pulse 2010 from March 29-31 to generate discussion of critical global issues and ideas. According to a just-completed analysis people from nearly every country on earth logged on.

June 11, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC - A delegation of Russian maternal and child health experts has just met with their USAID counterparts to discuss bilateral collaboration on key MCH issues.

June 10, 2010
Launches New Website Highlighting Sports Initiatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The 2010 World Cup "kicks off" tomorrow, and as the world watches and cheers on their respective teams, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) continues to use sports as a means to promote understanding and peace in the developing world. For many years, soccer (or football as it is known in the rest of the world) has been an integral part of the work that is done by USAID.

June 9, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This morning, the new Afghanistan mission director for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Earl W. Gast, was sworn in. Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah presided over the event and administered the oath.

"The Government of Afghanistan and USAID are partnering on critical development issues. It requires that we send only our best and brightest, and Earl truly represents both," said Administrator Shah.

June 9, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 9, 2010 - Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator, made the following statement on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month:

June 8, 2010
Access to Financial Services by Mobile Phone Can Dramatically Improve the Lives of Haitians as Country Rebuilds from Devastating Earthquake

Seattle/Washington, D.C. - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced a $10 million incentive fund to jumpstart financial services by mobile phone in Haiti and expedite the delivery of cash assistance to victims of the country's devastating earthquake by humanitarian agencies. This initiative lays the foundation for advanced banking services that could help millions of Haitians lift themselves out of extreme poverty.

June 7, 2010

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - As part of the ongoing commitment to support Africa's educational system, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will host the Africa Regional Education Workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on June 6-9. The workshop will feature His Excellency Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency Amani Abeid Karume, President of Zanzibar, opening remarks by Ambassador Alfonso E. Lenhardt, U.S.

June 4, 2010

 

Washington, DC – The U.S. Agency for International Development recently held its third annual conference to provide small business leaders an opportunity to hear about how they can participate in development assistance programs. USAID’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) arranged the May 27 meeting around the theme, ”USAID and Small Businesses: Expanding the Diversity of our Partners.”

May 24, 2010

Sabrina M. Segal, an Attorney Advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), was among those who received the first-ever Causey Award by Federal News Radio today for her outstanding contributions to the Human Capital Management field in 2009.

May 20, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC - Last week in Kabul Ahman Samim Sediqi, an Afghan citizen working on a community development project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), was arrested by Afghan law enforcement authorities, announced USAID Acting Assistant Inspector for Investigations Dona M. Dinkler. USAID's Office of Inspector General (OIG) in Kabul assisted with the investigation that led to the arrest.

May 17, 2010

Washington, DC – Dr. Rajiv Shah, the head of the United States Agency for International Development, today outlined the U.S. government’s new architecture for food security and officially released the Feed the Future Guide, the implementation strategy for the Obama Administration’s global hunger and food security initiative.

May 17, 2010

JUBA, SUDAN – The U.S. Government, acting through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), today launched a new agricultural program in partnership with the Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS). The launch ceremony was led by the Minister of Regional Cooperation, General Oyai Deng Ajak; the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), Dr. Samson L. Kwaje; USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah; U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Robert E. Whitehead; and USAID/Sudan Mission Director William Hammink.

May 12, 2010
USAID Launches Impact Blog to Inform Public on Global Initiatives and Activities

WASHINGTON, DC - United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah will make his first trip to Africa as Administrator today, visiting both Kenya and Sudan. During his six-day visit he will focus on the development and progress of President Obama's Global Health Initiative and Food Security Initiative, while gaining a deeper understanding of U.S. bilateral and regional investments in agriculture, health, and democracy and governance. He will engage with USAID and U.S.

May 7, 2010

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a diverse group of private sector representatives in San Salvador today, encouraging them to join the sea turtle conservation effort. Sea turtles, which are an endangered species, nest along the Salvadoran coastline.

U.S. Embassy Charge d'Affaires Robert Blau and representatives from USAID participated in a breakfast with business leaders and members of environmental conservation groups, along with two special guests: Biologist Wallace J. Nichols and Oceanographer and Environmental Economist Fabien Cousteau (grandson of Jacques Cousteau, the celebrated French sailor and researcher).

May 5, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC - The Inspectors General for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of State, and the Department of Defense have issued their first Quarterly Progress and Oversight Report on the Civilian Assistance Program in Pakistan. The report covers the period from October 15, 2009, when the Enhanced Partnership with Pakistan Act of 2009 became law, through March 31, 2010.

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