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September 27, 2011
Agency Joins Gates, Gatsby, J.P. Morgan, Rockefeller and Others to Help Agriculture-Based Businesses in Africa

As East Africa struggles with skyrocketing food prices and the region's worst drought in 60 years, the U.S. Agency for International Development, together with six partners, today announced a first-of-its-kind effort to invest $25 million in small and medium sized enterprises.

September 26, 2011

A team of three from American University was selected the Washington winner of the first U.S.-Russia Codeathon, a weekend-long, trans-Atlantic gathering of volunteer computer programmers and civil society experts taking place in both Moscow and Washington, D.C. The 30-hour-long, timed event saw software designers or computer science students in both locations work to address challenges and issues related to open governance in both countries that had been raised by civil society groups as part of the expanded dialogue between U.S. and Russian civil society organizations, which is part of the Obama-Medvedev Bilateral Presidential Commission (BPC).

September 26, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On September 26th, Mara Rudman joined the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as the Assistant Administrator for the Middle East Bureau, having been confirmed by the United States Senate on September 13, 2011.

Nominated by President Obama in February, Rudman joins the USAID leadership team with an aim to ensure that the best and most innovative initiatives are implemented effectively in the Middle East region.

September 23, 2011

On September 21, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State hosted a half-day conference that brought together 50 representatives from the private, academic, and not-for-profit sectors involved in promoting and spurring entrepreneurship around the world.

September 23, 2011

On September 27 the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, will host a photo exhibit and book launch in the Amazon Science Gallery of the National Zoo to celebrate achievements of the Initiative for Conservation in the Andean Amazon (ICAA).

September 21, 2011
Innovative Public-Private Partnership Aims to Produce Ready-To-Use Food Supplement, Increase Crop Productivity, and Develop Domestic and Export Market for Chickpeas

The U.S. Agency for International Development, PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP), the PepsiCo Foundation, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today a groundbreaking public-private partnership to dramatically increase chickpea production and promote long-term nutritional and economic security in Ethiopia. The initiative, called Enterprise EthioPEA, is being unveiled today by the partners at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York City.

September 21, 2011

NEW YORK, N.Y. - At a high profile event during the UN General Assembly in New York, Dr. Rajiv Shah, head of USAID, and Andrew Mitchell, UK Secretary for International Development, highlighted a set of programs as bringing about a significant step towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The MDGs are a set of internationally agreed targets on reducing global poverty by 2015.

September 20, 2011

The three Saving Lives at Birth transition grant nominees with the most promising solutions to address the causes of maternal and newborn deaths in rural areas of the developing world were announced this evening at the Every Woman Every Child reception hosted by UN Special Envoy Ray Chambers.

September 20, 2011

Please join USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah and Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State for International Development at the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) on September 23, 2011. The two leaders will lead a lively discussion of how their agencies are approaching reform.

September 20, 2011

Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered the following statement on behalf of the United States at the United Nations General Assembly.

September 20, 2011

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the American Peanut Council announced that $4.4 million of Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTFs) have been awarded to three American firms and are expected to benefit more than 70,000 malnourished children. 

September 19, 2011

In response to the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has partnered with the Ad Council to launch a national public awareness campaign. The campaign will encourage Americans to spread awareness of the crisis, support the humanitarian organizations conducting the relief operations, and learn more about the solutions through President Obama's Feed the Future initiative to prevent these types of disasters from happening again. 

September 16, 2011

At the 2011 Australia-United States Ministerial in San Francisco, CA, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd announced areas of development cooperation between our two countries in several regions around the world, including South East Asia, Central Asia and Africa.

September 15, 2011

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will host an event in association with the 66th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York City entitled "In the Arena: Sport as a Catalyst for International Development." USAID is engaging strategic partners through the innovative platform of sport to accomplish global development goals. Organizations worldwide have been able to harness the power of sport to address societal challenges related to health, hunger, education, gender equality and citizen security. Sport is a universal language that inspires in a way that few activities can. 

September 15, 2011

Andrew Mitchell, UK Secretary of State for International Development, and Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development, will host a special event to showcase progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. MDG Countdown 2011: Celebrating Successes and Innovations will feature innovators from across the development community who will share their experiences of transformative programs and policies.

September 15, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator, and U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron Munter, will speak at the Asia Society in New York City on Monday, September 19th. Dr. Shah and Ambassador Munter will provide a brief look at U.S. diplomacy and development assistance to date, and will focus on the future of the U.S.-Pakistan relationship.


September 8, 2011

Today, Stephen Haykin was sworn in as Mission Director for Georgia for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia Paige Alexander administered the oath.

September 6, 2011
Space Station Astronauts Will Deliver Video Greeting from Orbit During Ceremony

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah will open a celebration of international literacy on Thursday, September 8 at USAID headquarters in Washington, D.C.

September 1, 2011

Yesterday, Dr. Rajiv Shah, the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, announced an increase in United States humanitarian assistance to East Africa. In total, the United States is now providing more than $600 million in aid that is helping more than 4.6 million people suffering from drought and famine in the Horn of Africa.


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