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Last updated: August 08, 2022

Research, technology, and innovation are critical tools for international development, particularly for unprecedented challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic. People around the world are still reeling from one of the greatest health challenges we have ever faced. The pandemic impacts all our lives, and exposes the shortcomings in our health systems. READ MORE >>

February 2015 marked the first celebration of International Day of Women and Girls In Science after a resolution of the United Nations created it to encourage greater participation of women and girls, promote career development, and recognize the achievements of women in science. READ MORE >>

Drawing from diverse backgrounds, USAID brings scientists and engineers into development to help uncover data-driven answers to today’s complex global issues. READ MORE >>

Alumni networks are a powerful tool for bringing new ideas, connections, and resources to universities and alumni alike. Many universities in high income countries cultivate robust alumni programs to tap into these networks, but this practice is less common in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC). READ MORE >>

The increasing threat of climate change highlights the importance of reusable, efficient energy sources and power grid resilience. Severe power outages caused by climate-driven events have become more frequent and disproportionately affect lower- and middle-income countries. The emerging technology of microgrids offers a competitive, practical, and decentralized option.  READ MORE >>