Washington State University will lead a new effort to develop wheat varieties that are better at tolerating the high temperatures found in most of the world’s growing regions—temperatures that are likely to increase with global warming. The research will be supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the Directorate of Wheat Research (DWR), and is part of the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future.
Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new LGBT Global Development Partnership, a public-private partnership between the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute (GLVI), the Williams Institute, and Olivia Companies, which further promotes foreign assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality in emerging markets and developing countries.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Western Union have launched the Libya Diaspora Marketplace (LDM). The LDM will award up to four winning businesses with matching grants of between $25,000 and $50,000 with accompanying technical assistance.
Today, Gary C. Juste was sworn in as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mission Director for Mali. In this capacity he will oversee a complex program that provides lifesaving assistance in health and food security, as well as elections support in anticipation of polls later this year.
The United States Government, in coordination with the Governments of the United Kingdom, Norway and the European Union, will host a South Sudan Economic Partners Forum in Washington on April 16, 2013, to discuss the economic and fiscal challenges facing South Sudan and how the Government of the Republic of South Sudan, together with partner nations and international financial institutions, can best address them.
Tomorrow, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah will travel to Little Rock, Arkansas. During the trip, Administrator Shah will be joined by Senator John Boozman (R-AR) where together they will meet with students at the Clinton School of Public Service and Administrator Shah will deliver a speech entitled “International Development for the Real World”. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will be open to press.
The USAID-funded Nepal Economic, Agriculture, and Trade Activity (NEAT) is partnering with the Nepal Ministry of Agriculture Development (MOAD) to design and disseminate agricultural training materials nationwide. The materials—263,000 pieces covering 13 crops and 3 types of livestock—include durable handouts and flipcharts aimed at increasing the quantity and quality of agricultural production. The materials are oriented to illiterate and semi-literate populations, using a combination of photos and written descriptions in Nepali to clearly depict and explain critical agriculture practices. The materials will be distributed to Department of Agriculture Training Centres, District Agriculture Development Officers (DADOs), and extension service centers throughout Nepal.
Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg and Bangladesh’s Minister of Environment and Forests Dr. Hasan Mahmud jointly announced the launch of the new USAID Climate-Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods (CREL) program. U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh, Dan Mozena and USAID Bangladesh Mission Director, Richard Greene also attended the launch.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners announced today the winners of its Counter-Trafficking in Persons (C-TIP) Campus Challenge Tech Contest– a global call to college students to develop creative technology solutions to help prevent human trafficking, rescue victims and provide assistance to survivors.
Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Higher Education for Development (HED) announced its new Women’s Leadership Program. Five universities in the United States have been selected to partner with higher education institutions in Armenia, Paraguay, Rwanda and South Sudan to promote gender equality and women’s leadership.
Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development released a progress report on its signature reform initiative USAID Forward at an event co-hosted by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the Center for American Progress (CAP).
Today, Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), released the Agency’s third annual letter discussing ending extreme poverty and USAID’s “New Model” for development.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah will deliver remarks and release USAID’s progress report on its signature reform initiative USAID Forward Wednesday March 20th at an event co-hosted by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the Center for American Progress (CAP). At the event, Administrator Shah will deliver remarks and participate in a discussion with Danielle Pletka of AEI and John Norris of CAP.
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 Regan Building from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 14. Administrator 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.
Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a three-year elections and political processes support program in Burma to assist the country in the run-up to general elections slated for 2015.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Kiawah Trust of U.K., and Dasra, India’s leading strategic philanthropy foundation, launched a new $14 million partnership to address the healthcare needs of adolescent girls, mothers, newborns, and children in India. The announcement was made at the Dasra Philanthropy Week 2013 in Mumbai.
The Government of India and the Government of the United States , through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), today renewed their commitment to end all preventable child deaths and to strengthen India’s Call to Action on Child Survival and Development.
Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah announced a new collaboration with Cisco, a leading networking and communications firm, to set up two Cisco Networking Academies in Burma. This initiative will provide emerging information and communications technology (ICT) skills training and increase the number of job-ready graduates for the country’s ICT sector.
Despite a global effort to prevent atrocities including genocide, ethnic cleansing and mass rape, millions remain at risk. In an effort to combat future atrocities, today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Humanity United launched the second and final round of the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention and competition, an innovative approach to developing new ways to combat and prevent the worst human rights violations.
Today, the National Institutes of Health-funded Microbicide Trials Network presented final results from the VOICE HIV prevention clinical trial at the 20th Conference of Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Atlanta. The trial has been evaluating two antiretroviral (ARV)-based approaches for preventing the sexual transmission of HIV in women – daily use of one of two different ARV tablets or of a vaginal gel. While the products were found to be safe, it appears that most participants did not use the products daily, as recommended. The U.S. Agency for International Development, through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, contributed support for the VOICE trial through the technical support and vaginal gel provided by one of our partners, CONRAD.
Last updated: July 29, 2014