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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 2:45am
On December 10, eleven faculty members from the Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design (PIFD) who participated in a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) capacity development training program in 2014 met at the Serena Hotel to discuss follow-up actions from their visits to the United States, United kingdom and France.
 
USAID Mission Director, Gregory Gottlieb and Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan, Federal Minister for Commerce, Government of Pakistan attended the debriefing event. Mr. Gottlieb, while speaking to the trainees said, "I am confident that these trained teachers will go back to their classrooms and continue being even better teachers. Fashion design training is important, because it adds value to the textile and gems and jewelry sector in Pakistan.  This is what essentially makes local products export worthy and will go a long way in making Pakistani fashion and auxiliary industries thrive."
 
Education
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 4:30am

The Assistant to the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Donald “Larry” Sampler and the President of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), David Miliband officially inaugurated the USAID-funded Pakistan Reading Project’s mobile bus library program at a government secondary school in Islamabad. The Mobile Bus Library Program will bring age-appropriate reading materials to communities which do not have established libraries in order to help reintroduce and re-establish a national culture of reading in Pakistan.    

United States Provides Additional $9.3 million to Assist IDPs
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 4:00am

The United States Embassy announces an additional contribution of $9.3 million to help the government of Pakistan meet the health, water, sanitation, and livelihood needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).  These funds will be provided through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  The U.S. government will provide $7 million dollars to UNICEF/Pakistan to improve health, hygiene, water, and sanitation services for IDPs with the remaining funds used to ensure the health of livestock. 

United States Contributes an Additional $8 Million to Support Pakistanis Displaced by Conflict
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 1:45am
The United States contributed an additional $8 million to help the government of Pakistan meet the food and nutritional needs of the internally displaced people (IDPs) from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).  The contribution, provided through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is part of the ongoing efforts of the U.S. government and the United Nations' World Food Program (WFP) under the Twinning Program.  
 
USAID’s Women in Trade Job Fair
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 12:45am
The USAID-sponsored Women in Trade (WIT) job fair held in Karachi ended on a high note Tuesday with more than 150 candidates from varied academic fields, over 10 universities and academic institutions, and more than 20 renowned trade organizations in attendance. USAID Provincial Director Mr. Leon S. Waskin was the Chief Guest at the full-day Job Fair, held at the city’s Avari Towers. 
 
Energy in Pakistan
Friday, June 20, 2014 - 1:45am
Twenty Pakistani engineers,  including five women from power generation companies nationwide, received certificates today for completing a thermal operations and maintenance training program funded by the U.S. government.   Since March, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided training to 60 engineers from Jamshoro, Guddu and Muzaffargarh thermal power plants. The training enhanced the engineers’ technical skills and introduced them to industry best practices to improve the operation, maintenance, and management of power plants.
 
U.S. to Foster S&T Cooperation to Help Pakistan Embrace Technology-driven Economic Growth
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 2:00am
The United States today resolved to further its cooperation with Pakistan in science and technology by promoting the commercialization of scientific and engineering research in the country.  Collaborative efforts in this direction will assist Pakistan in making its economy more competitive, dynamic, and driven by technology and innovation.
 
Modernizing Agriculture from the Ground Up: United States Supports Pakistan's Vegetable Farmers
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 2:30am
The United States, through its Agency for International Development (USAID), showcased the results of Pakistani farmers using new technology to grow high value off-season vegetables at its Vegetable Fair 2014 in Islamabad.
 
United States Empowers Future Teachers through University Scholarships
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 2:30am
Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded scholarships to 26 students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs at the International Islamic University (IIU) in Islamabad as part of the $165 million Pakistan Reading Project. The scholarships will pay for tuition and supplies as well as provide a stipend to recipients. The U.S. Government will provide more than 4,500 scholarships to aspiring teachers.
 
U.S. Supports Wildlife Conservation in Pakistan
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 2:30am

In celebration of Earth Day 2014, Walkabout Films' documentary, Deosai - The Last Sanctuary, about endangered Himalayan brown bears living on the Deosai plateau premiered on April 24 at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts in Islamabad. 

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