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.
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.
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.
The United States demonstrated its support for Pakistan's economic growth at the Central Asian Business Opportunities Conference held in Islamabad from April 14- 16.
Twenty Pakistani engineers from power generation companies around the country were presented with certificates of completion after participating in a thermal operations and maintenance training program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) at a ceremony in Islamabad on April 10. The course is designed to help engineers further develop their technical skills and provide them with industry best practices in order to improve the operation, maintenance, and management of power plants.
Last updated: November 19, 2014