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July 19, 2013

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Brasserie Nationale d’Haiti S.A (BRANA), a Haitian brewery owned by Heineken, have signed a memorandum of understanding  (MOU) to improve the livelihoods of Haitian farmers by sourcing locally grown sorghum.

July 18, 2013

The Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development partners announced today the 53 finalists in its third global call for innovative ideas to save the lives of mothers and newborns in developing countries.

July 18, 2013
USAID’s Largest Gender Program Will Build Upon Afghan Progress From The Past Decade

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a five-year program targeting the education, promotion, and training of a new generation of Afghan women, aged 18-30.  Named “Promote,” the program’s goal is to increase women’s contributions to Afghanistan’s development by strengthening women’s rights groups, boosting female participation in the economy, increasing the number of women in decision making positions within the Afghan government, and helping women gain business and management skills.

July 17, 2013

William Hammink was sworn in today as the U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director to Afghanistan, USAID’s largest country program in the world.  Hammink will direct projects to support sustainable economic growth, good governance, and support for maintaining critical development gains in health and education.

July 16, 2013

John A. Beed was sworn in today as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) mission director to India. Beed assumes leadership as USAID's India program engages in a new model of development cooperation.  

July 11, 2013

U.S. Agency for International Development recently released its new Strategy on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance. The strategy's overarching goal is to support the establishment and strengthening of inclusive and accountable democracies to advance freedom, dignity and development around the globe.

July 10, 2013
Nine Winners from Around the Globe Recognized for Creative Tech Solutions to Stop and Prevent Human Rights Violations

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Humanity United today announced the winners of the second round of the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention, unveiling a new wave of promising technologies with the potential to save lives and assist communities at risk in conflict.

July 9, 2013

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator for Middle East, Alina Romanowski, announced the signing of the Tunisian-American Enterprise Fund (TAEF). The fund will invest in small and medium enterprises to promote inclusive economic growth and employment, critical to Tunisia’s transition to democracy. 

July 8, 2013

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will participate in a discussion with Center for Global Development (CGD) President Nancy Birdsall regarding President Obama’s recent trip to Africa. 

July 1, 2013

 On behalf of President Obama, Secretary Kerry and the American people, I offer my deepest condolences to the family of Antoinette “Toni” Beaumont Tomasek, a USAID Foreign Service Officer who died in Haiti on Saturday, June 29, 2013. Toni had been in a car accident on June 26.

July 1, 2013

The Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, a whole-of-government initiative led by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of State, welcomed three global civil society groups as new partners in this public-private partnership to address tropical deforestation. At the same time, USAID announced a major new investment in a separate initiative that will support TFA 2020 goals by helping to monitor tropical deforestation.

June 28, 2013

John Mark Winfield was sworn in today as the U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director to Liberia.

June 28, 2013

Today, USAID and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) announced the Scaling Seeds and Technologies Partnership, a $47 million, three-year partnership intended to accelerate smallholder farmer access to transformative agricultural technologies. The Partnership will work in four countries within the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security -- Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, and Tanzania -- where it will help governments strengthen their seed sectors and promote the commercialization, distribution and adoption of improved seeds and other key technologies.

June 27, 2013

I am pleased to join President Obama and Secretary Kerry in applauding the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. Their decision is especially significant during the month of June as the President, Secretary of State and I celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month.

One of the winners receiving the award certificate from Honorable Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Mr. S.
June 25, 2013

The United States Government, Government of India, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum today announced the winners of the Millennium Alliance and U.S.-India Science and Technology Endowment Fund awards.

June 25, 2013

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah, announced the Pakistan Private Investment Initiative with the Abraaj Group and JS Private Equity Management.

June 24, 2013

On Tuesday, June 25, Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will travel to Dubai for the "U.S.-Pakistan Business Opportunities Conference" where he will make an announcement about the Pakistan Private Investment Initiative, a USAID sponsored program designed to attract private sector investment to Pakistan.  He will also meet with business leaders and government officials.

June 24, 2013

U.S. Ambassador to India Nancy J. Powell announced that the United States is providing $150,000 through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to non-governmental organizations working in the most-affected areas of Uttarakhand. The support will provide emergency relief to the families residing in remote areas of the state in coordination with the State authorities.

June 24, 2013

As Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in India to participate in the fourth annual U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that it will partner with U.S.-based institutional investor Northern Lights Capital Group to facilitate a $100 million investment in India’s clean energy sector via Nereus Capital. This investment, through the Agency’s Development Credit Authority, is expected to create hundreds of additional megawatts of sustainable energy capacity and will help to advance India’s burgeoning clean energy industry.

June 21, 2013

The U.S. Agency for International Development yesterday launched the Feed the Future North (FTFN) project which is supported by USAID under Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. The new FTFN is an innovative project to spur economic growth in promising agricultural areas in northern Haiti while at the same time developing local firms to be direct USAID partners. 


Last updated: October 19, 2017

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