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September 16, 2010

Washington, DC -- U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah and other key figures at USAID will take part in the Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus today and tomorrow to highlight different aspects of the agency's worldwide work to bring hope to those in need.

September 16, 2010

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to note the confirmation of Mark Feierstein as Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean and Nisha Desai Biswal as Assistant Administrator for Asia.

September 10, 2010

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - The U. S. Agency for International Development, through the Major League Baseball Dominican Development Alliance (MLB-DDA), teamed up with the Major League Baseball Players Trust on September 9 to help expand medical services in underserved communities in the Dominican Republic.

September 8, 2010

Forty four years ago, the United Nations declared September 8th to be International Literacy Day and while there have been substantial improvements since then, we still have a lot of work to do. Basic literacy is vital to an individual's ability to thrive in the modern world. We know that improved literacy leads to greater economic productivity and healthier families.

September 8, 2010
USAID Provides Funding to Higher Education Partnerships to Jointly Address National and Regional Development Challenges; Build In-Country Educational Capacity; Maximize Resources and On-the-Ground Knowledge Between African and U.S. Institutions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - USAID and Higher Education for Development announced that 11 innovative new partnerships between 22 universities in Africa and the United States have each been awarded up to $1.1 million for activities to address issues including food security and agriculture, solar energy, health care, education, and water in Africa. These partnerships will maximize the resources of U.S.

September 3, 2010

WASHINGTON D.C. - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided 13 mobile water treatment units to support the Government of Pakistan's flood relief effort. These water treatment units are stationed on some of the most flood-affected districts and have produced over 7.5 million liters of clean water.

September 3, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC - Wayne R. Nilsestuen has been sworn in as the Director for U.S. Agency for International Development's Mission in Bolivia. He brings over 30 years of development experience, having worked in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. In addition to his service to USAID, Mr. Nilsestuen was a Peace Corps volunteer for two years in Sierra Leone, West Africa where he started a vocational agricultural program at a secondary school for boys.

September 2, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) held a swearing in ceremony today for Dr. Jim Barnhart as the new Mission Director for Lebanon. Counselor Hilda Arellano presided at the ceremony and administered the oath to Dr. Barnhart.

As Mission Director for Lebanon, Dr. Barnhart will oversee USAID's programs to help the Lebanese strengthen their democratic institutions, promote economic growth, improve education and health services, and support water and environment programs. The USAID/Lebanon budget totals $109 million annually.

August 31, 2010

Washington, DC - Ahman Samim Sediqi of Kabul, Afghanistan, was tried and sentenced in a local Afghan court on forgery and embezzlement charges stemming from his work on a development project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced USAID Office of Inspector General spokeswoman Dona M. Dinkler.

August 31, 2010

Islamabad, August 31, 2010 - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided nearly $2 million to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to support the humanitarian logistics operation and the provision of much-needed emergency relief supplies for health, shelter, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs. This funding is in addition to the $2.5 million previously provided through the World Food Program for the humanitarian logistics operation.

August 30, 2010

August 30, 2010 - The United States quick-impact cash-for-work programs to help rehabilitate flood-damaged infrastructure. Flood waters washed out roads and bridges, leaving many villages stranded and unable to get aid. With funding provided by USAID, workers are repairing access paths and tertiary roads so aid can reach those in need.

August 27, 2010
Pakistan, Afghanistan Assistance, and Millennium Development Goals on the Agenda

Washington, DC - Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, today conferred with Shiro Sadoshima, the Director-General of the International Cooperation Bureau in Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on matters of mutual interest such as flood relief for Pakistan, assistance for Afghanistan, the Millennium Development Goals and other areas of overlap in development efforts worldwide.

August 26, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC - Kevin Kelly has been sworn in as the Mission Director for USAID's Mission in Guatemala. He brings more than 30 years of development experience, having worked on projects in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Former Soviet Union.

In addition to over 25 years of experience as a USAID employee, Kelly has also worked with Chemonics, a USAID implementing partner, where he supervised a large development project in Peru and worked on initiatives involving legal and regulatory reform, judicial partnerships, privatization, and other issues.

August 25, 2010
First School Officially Opens Today; Project Trains At-Risk and Out-of-School Youth to Convert Shipping Containers into Primary Schools

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (August 25, 2010) - The first school built under an innovative public-private partnership was opened today by the Digicel Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). École Louis de Borno in Léogâne, the town which was epicenter of the earthquake, now stands ready to welcome 600 primary students when the new school year begins on October 4th.

August 25, 2010

Islamabad, August 25, 2010 - Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), today announced the U.S. is providing $50 million to assist the people of Pakistan in the aftermath of the country's flood disaster.

August 24, 2010

Islamabad, August 24, 2010 – Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), arrived in Pakistan Tuesday to consult with the Government of Pakistan on the extensive U.S. response to the country’s devastating floods.

August 24, 2010

NAIROBI-The U.S. Government-through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Office of the U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan-and the Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS) will host a conference August 24-25 in Nairobi, Kenya, to address challenges and priorities for revitalizing agriculture in southern Sudan.

August 23, 2010

WASHINGTON D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is furthering its commitment to local humanitarian organizations in Pakistan via the RAPID response fund. Through this fund, USAID has provided $5 million for quick-impact grants to local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) responding to the flood emergency.

August 21, 2010

WASHINGTON D.C. - USAID has provided $3 million dollars through the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to provide emergency shelter, immediate health care and access to clean water and sanitation for an estimated 25,000 families in flood-affected areas.

The PRCS has 150 trained disaster response team members, 35 disaster management cells and 20 mobile health units that can be mobilized to assist in the relief effort. And up to 150 additional staff and volunteers can be deployed to further boost its capacity.

August 20, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC - A seasoned hand at the U.S. Agency for International Development with experience in several regions of the world, Michael T. Harvey, has been sworn in as Mission Director for the West Bank and Gaza. Hilda Arellano, Counselor for the Agency, administered the oath at a ceremony on August 19.

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