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April 17, 2013

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) selected Hervé Thomas and Jacob Morrin as its first Donald M. Payne International Fellows. The selection follows a rigorous competition that included a review of over 200 applicants from the United States and around the world, in addition to interviews, timed essays, and group exercises.  "I am delighted to congratulate two impressive students on receiving the first USAID Payne fellowships," said Administrator Rajiv Shah. "We look forward to welcoming them to our Agency after they have completed their studies.”

April 16, 2013

The Governments of the United States and the Republic of South Sudan, in coordination with the European Union, Norway and the United Kingdom, met April 16 with more than forty other governments and international organizations at the South Sudan Economic Partners Forum in Washington, DC. The forum marked the start of an enhanced partnership to strengthen governance, political inclusiveness and sustainable development in South Sudan. Hosted by the U.S. Government, the Partners Forum reviewed South Sudan’s progress over the challenging past 18 months, welcomed the Government’s fiscal and economic strategy, and agreed on the outlines of a compact based on mutual commitments to reform and international engagement.

April 15, 2013

This week, a delegation of Yemeni coffee producers and exporters, as well as Yemeni government representatives, attended the Specialty Coffee Association of America Workshop in Boston to help introduce Yemen’s unique beans to America and other countries.

April 15, 2013

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah will hold a Twitter Chat to answer questions about U.S. food assistance efforts worldwide and President Barack Obama's proposal for food aid reform in the 2014 budget request. The online event will begin at 2:30 p.m.. Twitter users will use #AskUSAID and @RajShah to submit questions.

April 12, 2013
Initiative Will Expand Successful Monitoring and Management System to Combat Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today the first breakthrough social enterprise to be supported by the Innovation Investment Alliance—a new Global Development Alliance with the Skoll Foundation.

April 11, 2013

Tomorrow, April 12th, USAID will be hosting a launch event at the National Press Club for the new integrated Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhea (GAPPD) from UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m..  This event will be in conjunction with launch events taking place in Geneva, and will also include the London release of The Lancet Series on pneumonia and diarrhea.

April 11, 2013

To increase educational and employment opportunities for at-risk youth, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will expand its “A Ganar” program in Central America. Currently, the “A Ganar” (“To Win”) program, co-funded by USAID and the Inter-American Development Bank, helps at-risk youth in 15 Latin American and Caribbean countries.

April 10, 2013

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Chief Innovation Officer Dr. Maura O’Neill and Mobile Solutions Director Priya Jaisinghani will address the 2013 Skoll World Forum in Oxford, England. 

April 10, 2013

Janina Jaruzelski was sworn in as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mission Director for Bolivia. Mark Feierstein, USAID’s Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, administered the oath of office.

April 9, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Tomorrow, April 10th, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah will deliver a keynote address on U.S. food assistance efforts worldwide hosted by Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Global Food Security Project from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Administration Shah will be introduced by former Senator Richard Lugar.

April 8, 2013
WSU to Lead Development of Heat-Tolerant Cereals

Washington State University will lead a new effort to develop wheat varieties that are better at tolerating the high temperatures found in most of the world’s growing regions—temperatures that are likely to increase with global warming. The research will be supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the Directorate of Wheat Research (DWR), and is part of the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future.

April 8, 2013

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new LGBT Global Development Partnership, a public-private partnership between the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute (GLVI), the Williams Institute, and Olivia Companies, which further promotes foreign assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality in emerging markets and developing countries.

April 8, 2013

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Western Union have launched the Libya Diaspora Marketplace (LDM). The LDM will award up to four winning businesses with matching grants of between $25,000 and $50,000 with accompanying technical assistance.

Gary C. Juste being sworn in as USAID Mission Director to Mali
April 5, 2013

Today, Gary C. Juste was sworn in as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mission Director for Mali. In this capacity he will oversee a complex program that provides lifesaving assistance in health and food security, as well as elections support in anticipation of polls later this year.

April 5, 2013

The United States Government, in coordination with the Governments of the United Kingdom, Norway and the European Union, will host a South Sudan Economic Partners Forum in Washington on April 16, 2013, to discuss the economic and fiscal challenges facing South Sudan and how the Government of the Republic of South Sudan, together with partner nations and international financial institutions, can best address them.

April 3, 2013

Tomorrow, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah will travel to Little Rock, Arkansas. During the trip, Administrator Shah will be joined by Senator John Boozman (R-AR) where together they will meet with students at the Clinton School of Public Service and Administrator Shah will deliver a speech entitled “International Development for the Real World”. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will be open to press.

March 28, 2013

The USAID-funded Nepal Economic, Agriculture, and Trade Activity (NEAT) is partnering with the Nepal Ministry of Agriculture Development (MOAD) to design and disseminate agricultural training materials nationwide. The materials—263,000 pieces covering 13 crops and 3 types of livestock—include durable handouts and flipcharts aimed at increasing the quantity and quality of agricultural production. The materials are oriented to illiterate and semi-literate populations, using a combination of photos and written descriptions in Nepali to clearly depict and explain critical agriculture practices. The materials will be distributed to Department of Agriculture Training Centres, District Agriculture Development Officers (DADOs), and extension service centers throughout Nepal.

March 27, 2013

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg and Bangladesh’s Minister of Environment and Forests Dr. Hasan Mahmud jointly announced the launch of the new USAID Climate-Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods (CREL) program.  U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh, Dan Mozena and USAID Bangladesh Mission Director, Richard Greene also attended the launch.

March 22, 2013

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners announced today the winners of its Counter-Trafficking in Persons (C-TIP) Campus Challenge Tech Contest– a global call to college students to develop creative technology solutions to help prevent human trafficking, rescue victims and provide assistance to survivors.

March 21, 2013
Higher Education Partnerships Will Promote Gender Equality and Female Empowerment in Critical Development Sectors

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Higher Education for Development (HED) announced its new Women’s Leadership Program. Five universities in the United States have been selected to partner with higher education institutions in Armenia, Paraguay, Rwanda and South Sudan to promote gender equality and women’s leadership. 


Last updated: October 16, 2017

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