Fact Sheets

Start date: October 1, 2014    
End date:  September 30, 2017  
Project budget:  $388,978
Implementer:   Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women in Macedonia (ESE), in partnership with two local organizations - Open Gate La Strada, and the Coalition for Sexual and Health Rights of Marginalized Communities.

Objectives
Start date: September 2, 2014
End date: September 1, 2017
Project budget: $681,194
Implementer: Macedonian Young Lawyers Association

Objectives
Advancing human rights protection in Macedonia through legal education and empowerment of legal professionals and civil society organizations (CSOs).

Components
Project Snapshot:
Total Funding: $2.5 million
Project Duration: July 2015-July 2019
Implementing Partners: Center for Media Development and Analysis, and INFOHOUSE
 
The Challenge

USAID is a leading donor agency in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and manages more than half of the total U.S. assistance program there. It is also a leader in coordinating efforts with other U.S. Government and international partners to scale development impact.

Liberia's remaining USAID/OFDA-supported Ebola treatment units (ETUs) close. Government of Guinea (GoG) reports one new case during the week of October 26. Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) approves post-Ebola virus disease (EVD) transition plan. Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone continue to address EVD survivor need.

USAID and U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv jointly invest in Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM) grants, which support Israelis and Palestinians working on issues of common concern. The CMM program is part of a worldwide effort to bring together individuals of different backgrounds from areas of conflict in people-to-people reconciliation activities. These activities provide opportunities to address issues, reconcile differences, and promote greater understanding and mutual trust by working on common goals such as economic development, environment, health, education, sports, music, and information technology. Since the program’s start in 2004, USAID and U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv have invested in 113 CMM grants.  
 

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Promote program is a joint commitment by the U.S. and Afghan governments to empower 75,000 women across Afghanistan. The largest women’s empowerment initiative in USAID history, Promote equips women with the skills, experience, knowledge and networks to lead the country forward, together with their male counterparts, through the Transformation Decade (2015 – 2024) and beyond. Musharikat, meaning ‘partnership’ or ‘participation’ in Dari and Pashto, is one of a portfolio of Promote projects and is designed to build a cadre of national, provincial and local activists and civil society organizations (CSOs) to effectively advocate for women’s equality and empowerment in Afghanistan. Musharikat will partner with more than 50 CSOs and 5,000 activists across all 34 provinces to come together to prioritize and address the most critical issues limiting women’s ability to exercise their rights and fully participate in Afghan society.

 

USAID West Bank and Gaza Mission and U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv are investing in Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM) grants. These grants bring together Israelis and Palestinians to work on issues of common concern and to promote peaceful coexistence.

One of the largest constraints to productivity in West African agriculture is the inefficiency of the regional seed system. In response, the USAID/West African Seed Program (WASP) was initiated in 2012 through USAID’s regional partner, the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD).  WASP’s goal is to increase the production of quality-improved certified seeds in West Africa’s seed supply from 12 percent to 25 percent. 

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Last updated: November 10, 2015