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September 9, 2013
Signs MOU with Walmart

On September 9, U.S.Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah traveled to Arkansas.  During his visit, he signed a memorandum of understanding with Walmart and the Walmart Foundation that will improve livelihoods around the world by promoting women's economic empowerment, sustainable agriculture, environmental sustainability and vocational and life skills training for youth.

September 6, 2013
MEDIA ADVISORY

On September 9, the Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas will host U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah as the featured speaker for its “Food for Thought” lecture series.  The Bumpers College is partnering with the Sam M. Walton College of Business to host the event.

September 5, 2013

Today, Dana Mansuri was sworn in as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s mission director for Morocco.  In this capacity she will oversee USAID development assistance to the Moroccan people. 

September 5, 2013

Today, Michael T. Harvey was sworn in as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mission Director for Nigeria. In this capacity he will oversee USAID’s vast portfolio of programs in agriculture, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, and health.

September 4, 2013
New Investments Support Sustainable WASH Service Delivery

Yesterday, at World Water Week in Stockholm, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Coca-Cola Company announced support for new programs under their Water and Development Alliance (WADA) that will provide over 190,000 people with improved clean water and/or improved sanitation services by the end of 2015.

September 2, 2013

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Sweden, through its development agency (Sida) announced a new program, Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development.

August 27, 2013

Today, Susan Riley was sworn in as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mission Director for Madagascar.  In this capacity she will oversee USAID humanitarian assistance to the Malagasy people. 

August 26, 2013

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Starbucks today announced a public-private partnership to increase coffee yields and improve livelihoods for 25,000 farmers in support of Colombia’s rural development.

August 22, 2013
Agencies will tackle critical gaps to improve maternal health

USAID, the United States Agency for International Development, and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, two of the longest-serving development agencies addressing population concerns, announced today new efforts to strengthen their collaboration to advance reproductive health, including voluntary family planning, worldwide.

August 18, 2013

United States Agency for International Development Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, & Humanitarian Assistance Nancy Lindborg is traveling to Amman, Jordan August 18-21 for meetings and site visits focused on U.S. efforts to assist those affected by Syria’s escalating humanitarian crisis.

August 16, 2013

On August 16, David McCloud was sworn in as Mission Director to South Sudan. Senior Development Advisor at the Foreign Service Institute Hilda Arellano administered the oath of office in the presence of family and colleagues.  He will begin his post in Juba on September 3.

August 15, 2013

Sherry Carlin was sworn in today as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) mission director to Sri Lanka and the Maldives. 

August 12, 2013

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Eastern Congo Initiative released an online video series detailing a database of community-based organizations located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The database is a searchable online tool, first made available in 2012, that assists aid agencies and philanthropists in identifying and directly connecting with community-based organizations that provide vital resources to populations in Eastern Congo.

August 12, 2013

Cheryl Anderson was sworn in today as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mission Director for Southern Africa. In this capacity, she will oversee USAID’s regional activities in the Southern Africa region, country-specific activities in South Africa, as well as activities in countries in the region where there is no USAID mission.

August 8, 2013

Today, USAID announces three new research grants awarded to the University of Southern California, Vanderbilt University and Texas Christian University to study human trafficking and produce evidence that could help USAID and other international development organizations combat human trafficking more effectively.

August 5, 2013

James Stein was sworn in today as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mission Director for Macedonia.  USAID Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Paige Alexander administered the oath.

August 5, 2013

Today, Alex Deprez was sworn in as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mission Director for West Africa. In this capacity he will oversee USAID’s innovative regional activities to address trans-boundary issues, as well as activities in countries where there is no USAID mission. Since West African countries often face the same problems, regional activities are designed to complement and enhance country-specific programs in agriculture, governance, environment, health, and stability.

August 1, 2013

On August 6-8, 2013, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will host a Global Education Summit in Washington, D.C.  This event will bring together more than 750 USAID education specialists and partners to focus on achievement of USAID’s Education Strategy and Millennium Development Goal 2: Universal Primary Education.  The Summit will review "state of the field" approaches and "state of the art" best practices in improving education in the developing world.

August 1, 2013

Michelle Godette was sworn in today as the U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director to Guinea and Sierra Leone. The mission is based in Conakry, Guinea, but supports programs in both Guinea and Sierra Leone in agriculture, democracy and human rights, environment, gender equality, and global health.

August 1, 2013

Today, United States Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah swore in John Groarke as Mission Director to Haiti. As Mission Director, Groarke will oversee USAID’s programs in infrastructure and energy, food and economic security, health and other basic services, and rule of law and governance.

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Last updated: September 20, 2014

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