The African Development Banks’s Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT), a new multi-donor trust fund created to increase agricultural productivity and reduce poverty, recently announced the recipients of the Fund’s first two project preparation grants. The project preparation grants will help attract investment in agricultural infrastructure projects in Cote d’Ivoire and Tanzania while strengthening links from farmers to markets to tables across Africa.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah and Dr. John Clarke, President and CEO of the Banro Corporation, announced a $4 million partnership today to help formalize legal, conflict-free artisanal gold mining at the Banro mining site in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The partnership will increase transparency and sustainability while also supporting economic opportunities for community residents and informal miners.
On December 17, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Associate Administrator Mark Feierstein will deliver opening remarks at the Atlantic Council Headquarters to announce the book launch of USAID “The Future Can’t Wait.” This event is organized by the Atlantic Council and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars.
United States Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah will travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from December 14-19.
Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Swedish Government, Duke Energy Corporation, the German Government, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, announced the 12 organizations that will collectively receive $13 million in funding under Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development. The awards will support innovative projects aimed at integrating clean energy technology into the agriculture sectors of developing countries.
Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced seven new awards worth nearly eight million dollars to address gender-based violence. USAID Chief Scientist Dr. Alex Dehgan announced the awards at an event at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars where participants discussed how innovative technology can address violence.
This week, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), with General Atlantic, Newman’s Own Foundation, The Pershing Square Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and Echoing Green announced a three-year partnership which will invest in young entrepreneurs who are pioneering innovative new models to address global development challenges.
Today, the Governments of Ethiopia, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and the Federal Republic of Germany, announced a partnership to improve rural land governance for economic growth and to protect the land rights of local citizens in Ethiopia.
On December 11, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will host an event to announce the 13 winners of Powering Agriculture: A Grand Challenge for Development in Washington, D.C. USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah will deliver remarks.
On December 9, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will co-sponsor an event along with the Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) and the Environmental Change and Security Program/Woodrow Wilson Center entitled, “Gender-Based Violence and Innovative Technologies: Opportunities, Challenges, and Ethical Considerations” at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
We join the world in mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela, one of the most exceptional and beloved leaders our global community has ever known. After enduring 27 years in prison, Mandela led his country on the path to democracy that offered a new future for all South Africans. He had the rare ability to bring unlikely partners together to solve the greatest challenges facing his nation, and USAID takes great pride in being a small part of this transformational legacy.
Beth Dunford was sworn in today as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) mission director to Nepal. USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah administered the oath.
On World AIDS Day, we join the global community to pay tribute to the millions of lives lost and families affected by HIV and AIDS. We pause to recognize the brave individuals living with HIV who continue to carry the burden of the disease every day and remember that we must remain steadfast in our vision to achieve an AIDS-free generation by investing and working together to fight the disease across the globe.
On Dec. 3, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Peace Corps will bring the service and development communities together for a conversation that explores the impact volunteers have on international development.
Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Morocco signed a Memorandum of Understanding to launch USAID’s new Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) for Morocco. This CDCS will serve the common interest of promoting sustainable development in Morocco.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today three awards made through the $1 million Fuel-efficient Cookstove Distribution in Kenya Grants Competition, a major component of USAID’s Developing a Sustainable Cookstove Sector project. This project supports the development of private sector-driven markets that will promote the widespread adoption of clean, efficient cooking solutions among the 2.8 billion people worldwide who lack modern cooking stoves and fuels.
On November 21, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will deliver opening remarks at Demand Solutions, a two-day event that will bring together some of the world’s most creative minds to share practical ideas on how to improve people’s lives around the world. Dr. Shah’s address will focus on USAID’s commitment to using science, technology, innovation, and partnerships to solve the world's most intractable development challenges and end extreme poverty in the next two decades.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah announced partnerships with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Volvo Group in Sweden today.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah is traveling to Denmark and Sweden to announce partnerships with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Volvo Group. The collaboration is a mutual commitment to develop more efficient methods to solve today’s development challenges.
Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Humanity United announced the winners of the Model Challenge, the final round of the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention. Managed in collaboration with the Harvard-NASA Tournament Lab, the NASA Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation, and TopCoder, the Model Challenge asked problem solvers to create algorithmic models that can help forecast when and where mass atrocities are likely to occur. The winning algorithms will help human rights organizations and governments create tools that make it easier to identify at-risk regions, leading to more effective atrocity prevention efforts.
Last updated: November 30, 2015