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Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 1:15am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted the first-ever ‘Modernizing Agriculture through Innovative Technologies Conference 2020’ in Islamabad today.  The event showcased the transformational impact of the U.S.-Pakistan partnership to advance agricultural commercialization in Pakistan through strategic partnerships with 30 dynamic agricultural technologies businesses.

The conference is part of USAID’s four-year Pakistan Agricultural Technology Transfer Activity (PATTA).  This initiative enables the private sector to give Pakistani farmers access to innovative agricultural products and management practices, which improve productivity and enhance competitiveness.

Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Ahmed Ali Khan Dareshak received the U.S. delegation.
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 7:00am

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Julie Koenen signed a tripartite MoU with Mundri Sheep Breeders Welfare Society and DG Khan Chamber of Commerce and Industry to formally launch the second phase of the Women Empowerment in South Punjab through Investment in Rural Economy (WEinSPIRE) during a three-day trip to Multan and Bahawalpur.

USAID Mission Director Julie A. Koenen joins Speaker of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani and distinguished guests to celebrate the success of the U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy.
Thursday, November 14, 2019 (All day)

The United States is a steadfast and long-term partner of Pakistan, especially in the area of energy sector development.  On Thursday, November 14, leaders from academia, the private sector, and government celebrated the successes of this partnership: the U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E).

Mission Director Julie Koenen at the Olive festival
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 2:45am

The recently completed Center of Excellence for Olive Research and Training (CEFORT) was inaugurated during the National Olive Festival held at the Barani Agricultural Research Institute (BARI). The new research and innovation facility will increase olive production and employment opportunities. The two-day event also featured the installation of a U.S.-funded mobile olive oil extraction unit designed to increase efficiency and affordability for small farmers. 

USAID Grants
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 7:15am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is building the future of entrepreneurship in Pakistan by offering Challenge Fund grants of up to $200,000 to motivated entrepreneurs and innovators.

Student performance
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 12:30am

School children, their parents, teachers and community members from Sukkur, Khairpur, and Jacobabad gathered at a school in Sukkur for a day packed with fun-filled activities, as part of a community funfair hosted by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Education
Friday, August 25, 2017 - 4:30am

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Jerry Bisson joined President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain today for the inauguration ceremony of the USAID-funded $1.5 million Faculty of Education building at the Karakoram International University (KIU).  KIU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Khalil Ahmed was also present at the event.

American Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Christina Tomlinson, USAID's Mission Director Jerry Bisson in a group photo with the GEP team at the closing ceremony.
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 12:00pm

The United States and the Aurat Foundation today celebrated seven years of achievements in enhancing gender equity in Pakistan at the closing ceremony of the Gender Equity Program (GEP).  The program implemented by the United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development, was the largest stand-alone gender initiative since the founding of Pakistan 70 years ago. 

 

USAID Mission Director Jerry Bisson tasting Pakistani mangoes
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 11:30am

The Mango Gala showcased USAID’s commitment to supporting Pakistan’s mango sector. The event also brought together public and private mango sector stakeholders to discuss export trends and explore new opportunities.  Leading mango producers and exporters displayed Pakistan’s many mango varieties.

USAID Pakistan
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:30am

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director John Groarke, Secretary of the Ministry of National Health Services Muhammad Ayub Shaikh, Executive Director Health Services Academy Dr. Assad Hafeez, and Secretary Health Department Government of Sindh Dr. Fazlullah Pechuho signed the three new project commitment letters for the U.S. Government to provide budgetary support for Pakistani public health endeavors..

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Last updated: January 09, 2020

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