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June 8, 2010
Access to Financial Services by Mobile Phone Can Dramatically Improve the Lives of Haitians as Country Rebuilds from Devastating Earthquake

Seattle/Washington, D.C. - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced a $10 million incentive fund to jumpstart financial services by mobile phone in Haiti and expedite the delivery of cash assistance to victims of the country's devastating earthquake by humanitarian agencies. This initiative lays the foundation for advanced banking services that could help millions of Haitians lift themselves out of extreme poverty.

June 7, 2010

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - As part of the ongoing commitment to support Africa's educational system, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will host the Africa Regional Education Workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on June 6-9. The workshop will feature His Excellency Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency Amani Abeid Karume, President of Zanzibar, opening remarks by Ambassador Alfonso E. Lenhardt, U.S.

June 4, 2010


Washington, DC – The U.S. Agency for International Development recently held its third annual conference to provide small business leaders an opportunity to hear about how they can participate in development assistance programs. USAID’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) arranged the May 27 meeting around the theme, ”USAID and Small Businesses: Expanding the Diversity of our Partners.”

May 24, 2010

Sabrina M. Segal, an Attorney Advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), was among those who received the first-ever Causey Award by Federal News Radio today for her outstanding contributions to the Human Capital Management field in 2009.

May 20, 2010

Last week in Kabul Ahman Samim Sediqi, an Afghan citizen working on a community development project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), was arrested by Afghan law enforcement authorities, announced USAID Acting Assistant Inspector for Investigations Dona M. Dinkler. USAID's Office of Inspector General (OIG) in Kabul assisted with the investigation that led to the arrest.

May 17, 2010

Washington, DC – Dr. Rajiv Shah, the head of the United States Agency for International Development, today outlined the U.S. government’s new architecture for food security and officially released the Feed the Future Guide, the implementation strategy for the Obama Administration’s global hunger and food security initiative.

May 17, 2010

JUBA, SUDAN – The U.S. Government, acting through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), today launched a new agricultural program in partnership with the Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS). The launch ceremony was led by the Minister of Regional Cooperation, General Oyai Deng Ajak; the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), Dr. Samson L. Kwaje; USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah; U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Robert E. Whitehead; and USAID/Sudan Mission Director William Hammink.

May 12, 2010
USAID Launches Impact Blog to Inform Public on Global Initiatives and Activities

WASHINGTON, DC - United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah will make his first trip to Africa as Administrator today, visiting both Kenya and Sudan. During his six-day visit he will focus on the development and progress of President Obama's Global Health Initiative and Food Security Initiative, while gaining a deeper understanding of U.S. bilateral and regional investments in agriculture, health, and democracy and governance. He will engage with USAID and U.S.

May 7, 2010

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a diverse group of private sector representatives in San Salvador today, encouraging them to join the sea turtle conservation effort. Sea turtles, which are an endangered species, nest along the Salvadoran coastline.

U.S. Embassy Charge d'Affaires Robert Blau and representatives from USAID participated in a breakfast with business leaders and members of environmental conservation groups, along with two special guests: Biologist Wallace J. Nichols and Oceanographer and Environmental Economist Fabien Cousteau (grandson of Jacques Cousteau, the celebrated French sailor and researcher).

May 5, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC - The Inspectors General for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of State, and the Department of Defense have issued their first Quarterly Progress and Oversight Report on the Civilian Assistance Program in Pakistan. The report covers the period from October 15, 2009, when the Enhanced Partnership with Pakistan Act of 2009 became law, through March 31, 2010.

May 1, 2010
Joins Assistant Secretary of State Eric Schwartz as USAID Operations Transition from Emergency Response to Long-Term Reconstruction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Susan Reichle, USAID's Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, visited Haiti Wednesday through Friday this week to meet with key stakeholders to discuss the U.S. Government's ongoing transition from emergency response to reconstruction, continued deployment of mitigation efforts in advance of the rainy season, and plans for transitional shelter construction in the next few months.

April 29, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and IBM signed a Memorandum of Understanding this week on a new Alliance for International Corporate Volunteerism (ICV). The Alliance establishes a self-sustaining ICV facility that will help private sector firms interested in international corporate volunteerism to organize and direct their efforts in ways that will best contribute to sound development outcomes.

April 28, 2010

Washington, D.C. - On Monday, April 26, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Haiti Task Team Coordinator Paul Weisenfeld and Deputy Director of the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Ari Alexander met with the Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, the Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, and discussed the U.S. government's foreign assistance in Haiti.

April 26, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 26, 2010 - In conjunction with the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, USAID announced 13 new partnerships to advance entrepreneurship and economic growth in countries with significant Muslim populations.

April 24, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - APRIL 24, 2010 - At a high-level nutrition roundtable today co-hosted by Canada, Japan, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the World Bank, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah announced the 20 focus countries of the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future, initiative that targets the causes of hunger and aims to reduce poverty, hunger, and undernutrition.

April 22, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 22, 2010 - In conjunction with World Malaria Day, and in accordance with the requirements of the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 (Lantos-Hyde), the U.S. Government (USG), through the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), today released a comprehensive strategy to combat malaria globally.

April 22, 2010

Washington, DC -- Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) released the following statement on the occasion of Earth Day, April 22:

“For more than 30 years, this agency has supported projects that promote conservation of species and habitats in ways that reduce poverty and increase incomes. USAID works with local communities, governments and international partners to improve the management of more than 100 million hectares of natural areas annually.

April 19, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC - Donald A. Gambatesa, Inspector General for the United States Agency for International Development, announced today that Ali Mohamed Bagegni, 56, formerly of Columbia, Mo., pleaded guilty in Federal court on April 6, 2010, for his role in a conspiracy to illegally transfer funds to Iraq in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA).

April 16, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC - Fresh from his first trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan as Administrator, Dr. Rajiv Shah noted that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is partnering with civil society and government officials in the region to build a better future for its people.

April 15, 2010

BISHKEK, Kyrgyz Republic - The U.S. Agency for International Development is donating $100,000 worth of medical supplies to help hospitals that are treating victims of the April 7-8 civil unrest in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The medical supplies will be presented in an April 16 ceremony to the Bishkek City Trauma and Orthopedics Scientific and Research Center. The donation was procured by USAID's grantee CitiHope International.


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