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May 19, 2022

National Geographic Kids Africa is an educational entertainment program being developed in Africa through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Walt Disney Company, and WildlifeDirect. It will amplify African leadership, storytelling, and innovation. Young people will be capable and creative environmental change agents. The show’s  goal is to inspire children to explore the natural world and share with them the knowledge and skills to understand, conserve, and protect it.

May 18, 2022

Internews trains journalists in effective environmental reporting. With the support of USAID and the US Department of Interior-International Assistance Program, Internews launched the East African Media Coverage of Conservation and Wildlife in 2019 and has trained over 250 journalists and issued 57 story grants. The goal of the program is to empower East African journalists to cover the environment more effectively.

May 10, 2022

The media plays a crucial role in educating the public. To increase the regional journalists' awareness on how East Africa’s most iconic wildlife and habitats are inextricably linked to its people’s survival and well-being, a trip was organized to the Albertine region in Uganda, the Maasai Mara in Kenya, and Mkomazi in Uganda for 20 regional journalists.

March 30, 2022

USAID’s Global Health Security program aims to strengthen the capacity of partner governments, universities and research institutions, the private sector, and civil society for the prevention, preparedness, detection, and response to infectious disease threats. Nearly 75 percent of emerging infectious diseases are a result of zoonotic pathogens (spread between animals and people), in addition to the threat of antimicrobial resistance.

March 21, 2022

The East African Community (EAC) is a regional economic community comprising six partner states: the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of Uganda. Its headquarters are in Arusha, Tanzania. 150 million citizens live in the EAC. It has a land area of 1.82 million km2 and a combined gross domestic product of US $146 billion. The work of the EAC is mandated by a treaty signed on November 30, 1999 and entered into force on July 7, 2000. 

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