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US Government and Philippines Aim to Boost Higher Education  and Accelerate Inclusive Growth
February 25, 2015

The U.S. Embassy of Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Philippine S&T Development Foundation-Manila, Inc. (PhilDev), and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) are coming together in Cebu City February 26 to 28 to encourage dialogue in the science and engineering communities during the second annual IDEA (Innovative Development through Entrepreneurship Acceleration) Global Entrepreneurship Symposium.

USAID’s IDEA program, a three-year partnership with PhilDev, boosts the entrepreneurial capability of Filipino engineering students, whose wealth of ideas can be transformed into viable businesses and help drive inclusive and sustainable growth throughout the Philippines.

On February 26, 2015, the IDEA Global Entrepreneurship Symposium will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City, with the theme “Building the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Foundation.” The event is a platform to create and expand dialogue among the U.S. and Philippine higher education institutions, government officials, startup entrepreneurs, and industry leaders.

July 17, 2014

The U.S. Government is partnering with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to build community resilience to floods and other disaster events in Metro Manila.

US Government Provides Assistance to Fire Victims in Zamboanga City
July 9, 2014

The U.S. Government provided assistance to families in Barangay Campo Islam, Zamboanga City who lost their homes during a fire that gutted the community on June 4. More than 1,200 individuals from 288 families were affected.

June 23, 2014

While 92% of the Philippine population had access to an improved source of drinking water in 2010, 15.7 million Filipinos are still without access. This shortfall has serious impacts on economic growth, health and the overall development of the country. There are several reasons for inadequate water supply services, including low levels of investment; poverty linked to an inability to afford services; and policy, regulatory and financing barriers.

June 20, 2014

Business leaders and officials of major water districts discussed potential partnerships and investment opportunities to help more Filipinos gain access to clean drinking water and sanitation services during the First Water Sector Forum in Makati City.

June 12, 2014

Implemented in close partnership with the Government of the Philippines and local communities, USAID Rebuild focuses on restoring access to education, health services and promoting livelihood activities, and providing technical assistance to the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery.

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Last updated: February 26, 2015

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