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September 19, 2016

Today the U.S. Agency for International Development announced funding to help educate children impacted by humanitarian crises in Africa and called on innovators to develop solutions to global hunger.  The two announcements, which coincided with the 71st UN General Assembly and President Obama's Leaders' Summit on Refugees, demonstrate USAID's ongoing commitment to improving livelihoods and creating opportunities for people around the world.

September 19, 2016

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith will travel to New York City to lead the USAID delegation at the 71st UN General Assembly from September 19-22. Administrator Smith will also attend President Obama's Leaders' Summit on Refugees, the U.S. - Africa Business Forum, and several high-level meeting and events.

September 12, 2016

The U.S. Agency for International Development Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) and California-based Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® launched a partnership to improve the traceability of seafood products entering the North American market. The partnership's goal is to increase sustainable fisheries management in the Asia-Pacific region, the world's largest seafood exporter and home to rich marine ecosystems.

September 12, 2016

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Thomas O. Melia will travel to Ukraine and Moldova from September 13-21, 2016.

September 7, 2016

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith announced a new report in Nairobi, Kenya today that expands the U.S. Government's vision for ending global hunger, poverty, and undernutrition over the next 15 years.

September 6, 2016

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith will travel to Nairobi, Kenya, from September 6 to 8 to participate in the 10th African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF). Administrator Smith will lead a U.S. delegation, which includes Feed the Future Deputy Coordinator for Development and USAID Bureau for Food Security Assistant to the Administrator Beth Dunford, to the event and participate in meetings with leaders from foreign governments, NGOs, the business community, and the media.

September 2, 2016

The U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) U.S. Global Development Lab today announced more than $10 million for 49 new research partnerships to address critical areas of development. Funded through the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program, the individual projects will address gaps in scientific knowledge ranging from disaster preparedness to maternal and child health to food security.

September 1, 2016

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced the four Grand Prize winners of the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge. With a combined award of more than $900,000, these Grand Prize winners' groundbreaking innovations will impact illegal trafficking in marine and terrestrial wildlife and are a testament to the power of science and technology to combat wildlife crime.

August 25, 2016

Today, Power Africa announced a new partnership arrangement with the Government of Japan focused on reducing energy poverty and increasing access to sustainable energy in sub-Saharan Africa. The Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between the United States and Japan -- signed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) -- includes commitments to share strengths, expertise and resources in an effort to accelerate access to renewable energy in Africa.

United States Announces Nearly $138 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for South Sudan
August 22, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry announced nearly $138 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the South Sudanese people who have suffered through almost three years of brutal fighting. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian contribution to more than $1.7 billion since the conflict began in December 2013. 

August 22, 2016

 U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean Marcela Escobari will travel to Central America from August 22-September 1, 2016.  On her visit to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, she will meet with public officials, the private sector, and USAID partners on the ground to review USAID's progress in implementing the U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America.  

August 19, 2016

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator R. David Harden will visit Iraq, Jordan, Turkey, and Kuwait from Aug. 22 - Sept. 1, 2016.

August 19, 2016

Every year, we come together on World Humanitarian Day to honor the women and men who have given their lives in service of others, and express appreciation for the selfless dedication of those who put everything on the line to help those whose lives have been shattered by unimaginable shocks.

August 19, 2016

The United States announced nearly $35 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the people of Ethiopia face the impacts of the worst drought in fifty years

August 15, 2016
$7.5 million competition seeks innovations to improve water and food security, gender equality, and reduce poverty to receive up to $2 million in funding and acceleration support

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (MFA-NL) and the government of South Africa today announced a fourth call for groundbreaking innovations under Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development

August 10, 2016
USAID Invests Over $15 Million to Accelerate Development and Deployment of 21 Innovations to Combat the Spread of Zika

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today 21 potentially game changing solutions to mitigate the spread and impact of the Zika virus.  These award nominees underwent a rigorous review process, and have been selected for accelerated development, testing and deployment.  

August 1, 2016
International Partnership Invests $3.4 Million to Accelerate Innovations that Prevent Maternal, Newborn Deaths and Stillbirth in the Hardest to Reach Regions of the World

After fierce competition, 12 of the world's most promising ideas to save lives at birth in developing countries have edged out nearly 650 other applicants, securing millions in new funding to develop and refine their innovations.

July 25, 2016

The U.S. Agency for International Development announced $127 million in additional humanitarian and recovery assistance to people affected by severe drought in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar, Lesotho, and Swaziland. With this announcement, the United States has provided nearly $300 million in humanitarian assistance to the region. In addition, the United States has also provided development investments to mitigate the drought's impacts and build resilience in Southern Africa.

July 20, 2016

Today's White House Summit on Global Development celebrated a milestone in the U.S. Government's commitment to ending global hunger, poverty and child malnutrition. Earlier this month, Congress passed the Global Food Security Act, important bipartisan legislation that institutionalizes Feed the Future, the Obama Administration's successful approach to increasing food security and nutrition. Through Feed the Future, the U.S. Government is working to increase the incomes, nutrition and resilience of small-scale farmers, particularly women, by expanding farmers' access to local and international markets. President Obama signed the bill into law today.

July 18, 2016

 Members of the press are invited to attend and cover the White House Summit on Global Development and President Obama's speech on July 20 in Washington, D.C. The Summit will bring together development leaders, public and private sector partners, civil society, diplomats, and entrepreneurs to discuss the progress achieved by the Administration's approach to development and chart a course forward to continue the progress in the years ahead. There will be a series of panel discussions throughout the day that highlight President Obama's global development initiatives. Strive Masiyiwa will introduce President Obama, who is expected to speak at the summit.

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