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June 12, 2012
Multi-Year Initiative Will Promote Affordable, Clean Energy Solutions for Farmers and Agribusinesses in Developing Countries

Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development will be held during the Frontiers in Development Forum at Georgetown University.  The Grand Challenge is a multi-year initiative focused on increasing food security and driving economic growth in the developing world through effective and affordable energy solutions for farmers. 

June 12, 2012
Public/Private Sector Collaboration Promotes Affordable, Clean, Energy Technology for Farmers and Agribusiness in Developing Countries

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is partnering with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Duke Energy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and the African Development Bank (AfDB) to address problems in the agriculture sector that stem from limited access in developing countries to modern energy services.

June 12, 2012

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Citi announced a global partnership to broaden financial inclusion by fostering the rapid adoption of “mobile money” technology in developing countries. The announcement was made at USAID’s Frontiers in Development Forum at Georgetown University.

June 12, 2012

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Vodafone, and TechnoServe launched a new partnership to increase the productivity, incomes and resilience of smallholder farmers in Kenya, Mozambique, and Tanzania.  The Connected Farmer Alliance will leverage mobile phone-enabled solutions to improve supply chain efficiency and increase farmers’ ability to access secure, timely payments and other financial services. 

June 8, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The governments of the United States, India, and Ethiopia will be convening, in collaboration with UNICEF - Child Survival: Call to Action - in Washington, D.C. from June 14-15, 2012. Over the last 50 years, child mortality has been reduced by 70 percent. However, more than 7 million children will die this year before they reach their 5th birthday.

June 8, 2012

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will hold the inaugural Frontiers in Development forum on the Georgetown University campus in Washington, DC June 11-13, 2012.

The three day event will convene world leaders, government officials, corporate executives and international development experts to address the important issues facing the future of foreign assistance and international development.

Mohamed Tekaya, Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to the United States (left) and Mara Rudman, U.S. Agency for International
June 8, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. -The United States today re-affirmed its strong commitment to the people of Tunisia and their democratic transition by signing a sovereign loan guarantee agreement with the Tunisian government.

June 7, 2012

The United States is providing over $81 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support humanitarian needs as the lean season begins in the drought affected Sahel region of West Africa. With this additional contribution, the U.S. government is reaching more than three million vulnerable people.

Nisha Biswal (left), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Asia, and Amanda Ellis (right
June 5, 2012

Nisha Biswal (left), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Asia, and Amanda Ellis (right), Deputy Secretary for the International Development Group of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, signed a partnership agreement on June 4, 2012, to support the Kiribati Solid Waste Management Initiative.

June 5, 2012

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will hold the inaugural Frontiers in Development forum on the Georgetown University campus in Washington, DC June 11-13, 2012.

The three day event will convene world leaders, government officials, corporate executives and international development experts to address the important issues facing the future of foreign assistance and international development.

June 4, 2012

 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced it will host the inaugural Frontiers in Development forum at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. June 11-13, 2012. The three-day event will convene world leaders, government officials, corporate and nongovernmental thought leaders and international development experts to address the important issues facing the future of foreign assistance and international development.

June 4, 2012

The United States is providing an additional $6.5 million in humanitarian assistance to help those most in need in Yemen. This new assistance brings the total U.S. Government humanitarian assistance to nearly $80 million in Fiscal Year 2012. This assistance includes protection, water and sanitation, emergency food aid, basic health services, and medical and other relief supplies to help over 550,000 internally displaced persons, over 215,000 refugees and migrants from the Horn of Africa, conflict victims, and other vulnerable populations.

June 1, 2012

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - The Governments of the United States and Colombia today established a partnership to jointly help countries in the region. Implemented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Colombia's Agencia Presidencial de Cooperacion Internacional (Presidential Agency for International Cooperation), the trilateral memorandum of understanding formalizes a commitment to identify Latin American countries that can benefit from this unique assistance.

May 31, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dr. Rajiv Shah will deliver remarks at the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) fifth annual small business conference on Tuesday, June 5th. 

May 30, 2012

The governments of the United States, India, and Ethiopia will be convening, in collaboration with UNICEF - Child Survival: Call to Action - in Washington, D.C. from June 14-15, 2012. Over the last 50 years, child mortality has been reduced by 70%. However, more than 7 million children will die this year before they reach their 5th birthday. Focused on ending preventable child death through survival of newborns, children and mothers, the two-day Call to Action will convene 700 prominent leaders from government, the private sector, and civil society to kick off a long-term, business-like effort to save children's lives.

May 30, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dr. Maura O'Neill, Chief Innovation Officer at the U.S. Agency of International Development, testified today before the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Development at the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa, Canada on USAID's experience in working with the private sector through public-private partnerships.

May 24, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - From June 1-3, volunteers will virtually collaborate with USAID staff to review Agency data on specific USAID economic growth activities, and help code that data with geographic information to help the Agency map its impact.

May 21, 2012

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN - The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced it will provide emergency relief to assist conflict-affected and food-insecure people in South Sudan. The $30 million contribution will be delivered through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The assistance is in response to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in South Sudan, where an estimated one million people are severely food-insecure due to a cereal deficit, high food prices and intercommunal conflict.

A woman catches a bucket in a line for rubble removal in the hilly Ravine Pintade neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Feb.
May 15, 2012

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - In a ceremony yesterday, the U.S. government, along with partners CHF International and Project Concern International (PCI), and a representative from the Haitian government, marked the conclusion of the Katye project. The project comprehensively rehabilitated the neighborhood of Ravine Pintade in Port-au-Prince, which was heavily damaged by the January 2010 earthquake. Through an $8.5 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of U.S.

May 11, 2012

Today the U.S. Agency for International Development welcomed the formal endorsement of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security. The protocol was endorsed by the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome.

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