U.S. Ambassador to India Nancy J. Powell announced that the United States is providing $150,000 through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to non-governmental organizations working in the most-affected areas of Uttarakhand. The support will provide emergency relief to the families residing in remote areas of the state in coordination with the State authorities.
As Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in India to participate in the fourth annual U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that it will partner with U.S.-based institutional investor Northern Lights Capital Group to facilitate a $100 million investment in India’s clean energy sector via Nereus Capital. This investment, through the Agency’s Development Credit Authority, is expected to create hundreds of additional megawatts of sustainable energy capacity and will help to advance India’s burgeoning clean energy industry.
The U.S. Agency for International Development yesterday launched the Feed the Future North (FTFN) project which is supported by USAID under Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. The new FTFN is an innovative project to spur economic growth in promising agricultural areas in northern Haiti while at the same time developing local firms to be direct USAID partners.
On June 23, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah will travel to New Delhi, India to promote development cooperation between the two countries.
Dr. Brooke Isham was sworn in today as the new U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director in Azerbaijan. USAID Counselor David E. Eckerson administered the oath of office.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced 54 new research projects in 32 countries. The projects are funded through a joint initiative designed to foster collaborative global research in critical areas of development. Through the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Science competitive grants program, USAID directly supports researchers in developing countries who are working with U.S. scientists who are funded by NSF.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and NewCom International today announced a partnership to increase access to broadband services via satellite to advance development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Counselor David Eckerson administered the oath of office today to Senior Foreign Service Officer Herbie Smith as the new USAID Mission Director to Yemen.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah made opening remarks at the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA) public meeting yesterday, where he announced the formation of a civil society working group who will work to develop a Feed the Future Civil Society Action Plan. Feed the Future, led by USAID, is the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative.
The U.S. Agency for International Development will hold its annual public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA) at the Ronald Reagan Building from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12. Administrator Rajiv Shah will make opening remarks, followed by a moderated panel discussions among USAID leadership and ACVFA members. The meeting is free and open to the public. Those wishing to attend are asked to bring government-issued ID.
Gregory Gottlieb was sworn in today as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mission Director for Pakistan. USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah presided over the ceremony and administered the oath in the presence of family, friends, colleagues, and the Embassy of Pakistan’s Charge d’Affaires, Asad M. Khan,
Today, during a global nutrition-focused event co-hosted by Bread for the World Institute and Concern Worldwide, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah underscored the U.S. Government’s long-term leadership in the effort to reduce undernutrition around the world. Administrator Shah made remarks along with The Minister of Trade and Development of Ireland, Joe Costello.
On June 10, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will deliver a keynote address during the opening plenary session of “Sustaining Political Commitments to Scaling Up Nutrition”.
On June 8, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah will travel to the United Kingdom to attend Nutrition for Growth: Beating Hunger through Business and Science – a high level meeting co-hosted by the governments of the United Kingdom and Brazil, and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF).
Global child survival and development partners marked the one-year anniversary of the Child Survival: Call to Action when more than 200 attendees participated in the Behavior Change Evidence Summit here this week. This summit marked a broad commitment to providing science-based tools and information to caregivers, families, communities, and health systems on how to accelerate progress on child survival in the last 1,000 days leading up to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) deadline of December 2015.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the State of Qatar Fund for the Reconstruction of Haiti (Qatar Haiti Fund) signed a partnership agreement today for earthquake reconstruction efforts, including the building of permanent houses, a vocational school and a commercial area.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and U.K.’s Department for International Development (DFID) announced plans today to build a global investment platform that reimagines how to support breakthrough solutions to the world’s most intractable development challenges.
Seventeen aspiring photographers from Pakistan’s tribal areas will share unique perspectives on their communities at an international photo exhibit at the United States Institute of Peace on Wednesday, June 12 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The exhibit is part of a broader program designed to support balanced and independent journalists in one of the most challenging operating environments in the world.
On June 3, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Devex announced the launch of the Devex Impact Strategic Advisory Council. The Council guides the development of the Devex Impact website to increase its utility as a collaborative platform for corporations, NGOs, foundations, donors and other private sector actors working on public-private partnerships for development.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), will host the Behavior Change Evidence Summit for Child Survival June 3-4 to ensure we are all doing what works best to end preventable child deaths and ensure healthy growth and development. The Summit brings together global leaders to determine what is needed to change health-related behaviors in lower and middle income countries (LMICs) to reduce under-five mortality.
Last updated: October 25, 2014