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March 26, 2015

March 22 to 25, 2015 

USAID’s Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program in collaboration with USAID/Peru convened a regional meeting of nearly 50 scientists and engineers to discuss their innovative work and expand Latin America & Caribbean’s regional capacity for scientific research. The participants included 15 PEER researchers from Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic; U.S. government science agencies; the Gates Foundation; UNDP; the Japanese Science and Technology Agency; and National Instruments, who offers integrated hardware and software platforms that aid in research and innovation.

February 13, 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) delivered to the Regional Government of San Martin 230 uninterruptible power supply (UPS), as a part of the equipment needed to implement the "SIS GalenPlus", which is a integrated information system, allowed the integration and simplify data records, and provides reports to support the local management of health services.

January 30, 2015

During the week of January 19, USAID/Peru was visited by the Acting Assistant Administrator Ms. Elizabeth Hogan.
During her visit, Ms. Hogan was able to visit project sites in Huaraz and Pucallpa, meet with VIP Officials of the Peruvian Government, and learn about USAID/Peru's Environment program.

January 30, 2015

On January 20th Ms. Hogan traveled to Pucallpa to visit USAID/Peru Alternative Development programs. She visited a cocoa farm and met farmers and their families who shared their experiences transitioning from illicit coca to cocoa.  She also visited a USAID supported technology center where digital literacy training is being delivered by CEDRO, a Peruvian NGO and one of USAID's most steadfast local partners. She met program participants who explained how the training impacted their lives. 

January 27, 2015

On January 7th, USAID and ACP Group rewarded the winners of the Selva Ganadora 2014 Contest. This is a USAID initiative with the collaboration of ACP Group and DEVIDA (National Commission for Development and Life without Drugs) that promotes the entrepreneurship of communities in the Peruvian jungle. 

December 5, 2014

Peru’s 1.35 million hectare Cordillera Azul National Park (PNCAZ) has been approved for the Amazon’s largest loan by a private investment fund, secured by carbon credits to promote forest conservation and sustainable agro-forestry.

The deal was unveiled by Peru’s Environment Vice-Minister, Gabriel Quijandría, the U.S. Ambassador to Peru, Brian A. Nichols, and the Sernanp director, Pedro Gamboa, in a joint announcement at the U.N. climate talks.

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