The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will co-host the Higher Educations Solutions Network's TechCon 2016 in Cambridge, Massachusetts from November 10 - 12. TechCon 2016 will convene the students, faculty, and staff that make up USAID's Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN), as well as social entrepreneurs, private sector representatives, government officials, and development practitioners focused on highlighting cutting-edge solutions to critical development challenges.
Today, as the Paris Agreement on climate change takes effect, we are reminded that clean water, healthy farms and forests, and dependable rains are the basic resources that all people require to rise out of poverty and hunger toward stability and prosperity. The Agreement's rapid entry into force also reminds us that incredible global cooperation is possible when we focus on our shared humanity.
Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations announced a combined investment of up to $22 million in the next five year phase of their sector-leading Water and Development Alliance (WADA), providing safe water access and sanitation services to communities in developing nations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.
As we look back over the last 55 years, the world has come a long way. We have seen extreme poverty cut by more than half, the elimination of deadly and debilitating diseases, declining rates of mortality and malnutrition, more children enrolling in school, and more families with safe drinking water. USAID has been at the forefront of this progress, proving time and time again that, together, we can tackle tremendous global challenges.
USAID is turning practice into policy by instituting a new rule that explicitly prohibits contractors from discriminating against any foreign aid beneficiaries on the basis of any factor - including race, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced an additional $14 million in humanitarian assistance to further bolster the Government of Haiti's ongoing efforts to support communities affected by Hurricane Matthew. With this funding, USAID is providing nearly $28 million for Hurricane Matthew relief efforts in Haiti, Jamaica, and The Bahamas, making the United States the single largest donor of humanitarian assistance to date.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance R. David Harden is visiting Ethiopia October 19-23.
The U.S. Agency for International Development committed more than $2 million Wednesday to help cities finance sustainable infrastructure projects. These projects will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and withstand the impacts of climate change.
The U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) U.S. Global Development Lab today announced $5 million to Living Goods, an organization building local networks of health entrepreneurs who provide their communities with quality, low-cost healthcare. Funded through the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program, the award will help expand Living Goods' community health service in Kenya. USAID Kenya will support Living Goods' expansion strategy, and help it leverage existing USAID health programming.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality & Women's Empowerment Susan Markham will travel to Argentina and Paraguay October 19-26.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Director of the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives J. Mark Brinkmoeller will travel to Abuja, Nigeria on October 18-20, 2016.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean Marcela Escobari and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mari Carmen Aponte will travel to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, October 16-17
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced more than $12 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help communities affected by Hurricane Matthew. With this funding, the United States is providing nearly $14 million for immediate Hurricane Matthew relief efforts in Haiti, Jamaica, and The Bahamas.
Today as leaders and experts from around the world gather in Des Moines, Iowa, for the annual World Food Prize, the U.S. Agency for International Development announced impressive progress toward achieving the goals of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative. The initiative's annual progress report notes that since the start of the initiative, poverty has dropped up to 36 percent in many areas where Feed the Future works and child stunting -- a measure of malnutrition -- has dropped by as much as 40 percent.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced $3.3 million for five more winners of the Combating Zika and Future Threats Grand Challenge, bringing the total investment to $30 million. From unmanned aerial vehicles delivering critical medical supplies in remote areas to the use of big data and machine learning to prevent future disease outbreaks, innovators across the globe are responding with solutions to better address and manage outbreaks of Zika and other infectious diseases.
The U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) U.S. Global Development Lab has announced $6.2 million in new grants to 12 organizations from around the world. The awards are funded through the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program, an open innovation fund that sources, tests, and scales breakthrough ideas that address global development challenges.
Today, on International Day of the Girl Child, we celebrate girls' unique contributions to our societies and reflect on the challenges they continue to face around the world. This year's theme - Girls' Progress = Goals' Progress: A Global Girl Data Movement - reminds us that gathering gender-sensitive data is critical to achieving gender equality. That means it's critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, too.
As countries throughout the Caribbean and humanitarian agencies on the ground begin to assess casualties and damage caused by Hurricane Matthew, USAID joins millions of Americans and people around the world in expressing our deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones. The United States is committed to supporting our neighbors in the aftermath of this disaster, and we are working around the clock to save lives and meet urgent needs.
The U.S. Agency for International Development has requested the unique capabilities of the U.S. Department of Defense to help support USAID-led efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to communities cut off by the storm, especially in the hard-hit southwestern peninsula. As a result, the U.S. military stood up a Joint Task Force from U.S. Southern Command to support USAID's disaster relief efforts by providing logistics and airlift capacity to deliver critical supplies and humanitarian personnel.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced an additional $1 million in humanitarian assistance for communities in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew. This brings total USAID humanitarian assistance for regional hurricane relief efforts to $1.5 million.
Last updated: March 30, 2017