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July 14, 2016

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator Ariel Pablos-Mendez will visit Durban, South Africa July 16 - July 17 for the 2016 International Conference on AIDS (AIDS 2016).  

July 14, 2016
The five-year, $62 million dollar project will expand and improve comprehensive and integrated HIV/AIDS care and treatment services in six districts

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is pleased to announce the launch of the new United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Providing Universal Services for HIV/AIDS (PUSH) Project in Lesotho.  This five-year, $62 million dollar program will provide resources to dramatically expand comprehensive and integrated HIV/AIDS care and treatment services to children and adults affected by HIV. Utilizing a prioritized district approach, the project aims to rapidly expand service coverage to 80 percent of people living with HIV in three scale-up districts by 2018, while sustaining services across a total of six districts in the country, further advancing Lesotho’s HIV response towards achieving universal treatment coverage.

July 7, 2016

Today at the Girls' Education Forum in London, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a commitment of $25 million through Let Girls Learn to help sustain a teacher apprenticeship program in Afghanistan for adolescent girls, as part of a new partnership with the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) Girls Education Challenge (GEC).

July 6, 2016

Today, the United States Congress passed the Global Food Security Act of 2016, marking a historic step toward ending global hunger and malnutrition. This bold display of bipartisan leadership sends a clear message that the United States is committed to empowering smallholder farmers and strengthening communities and economies through agricultural development.

July 5, 2016

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant to the Administrator for the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs Larry Sampler will participate in the July 7, 2016 Girls' Education Forum in London.

Scaling Off-Grid Energy: A Grand Challenge for Development
June 23, 2016

Today at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced four new investments totaling more than $38 million that will help mobilize the power of global entrepreneurs and innovators in the fight to end extreme poverty.  These investments will connect innovators around the world with investors and capital to increase access to energy and expand food security in developing countries.

June 22, 2016

As part of the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will host a press conference on Thursday, June 23 at 12:30 p.m. PDT. USAID Administrator Gayle Smith, Assistant Administrator for Africa Linda Etim, USAID Chief Innovation Officer Ann Mei Chang and partners will announce new investments to help mobilize the power of entrepreneurs and innovators in the fight to end extreme poverty. These investments will connect innovators around the world with investors and capital to increase access to energy and expand food security in developing countries. 

June 21, 2016

Today, USAID released the third annual Acting on the Call report, which details how a renewed focus on the poorest 40% of the population can save the lives of 8 million women and children by 2020. The report also announces Burma as the twenty fifth priority country for USAID's effort to end preventable child and maternal death.

June 20, 2016

We are facing unprecedented challenges as record numbers of people flee their homes due to conflict, hunger, and persecution around the world. On World Refugee Day, we renew our commitment to support refugees and their families in their search for safety, dignity, and opportunity.  And I am proud to count among the talented men and women of USAID those who have themselves been refugees.

June 18, 2016

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently announced a Legacy Fellowship program at a ceremony honoring Anita Datar and other fallen staff of USAID's Implementing Partners. In partnership with Palladium, USAID will host the inaugural Legacy Fellows as a tribute to Anita Datar who tragically died in the line of duty while furthering the work of Palladium and USAID's mission in Mali in November 2015.

June 17, 2016

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Thomas O. Melia will travel to Georgia June 20-22, 2016 for the annual U.S.- Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission's Democracy Working Group.

June 15, 2016

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith announced during her meeting with Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman several new programs designed in partnership with the Government of Ukraine to further energy sector and judicial reforms in Ukraine.

June 14, 2016

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean Marcela Escobari will make her first official visit as a USAID representative when she travels to Colombia on June 14-19. She will attend the World Economic Forum Latin America in Medellin, Antioquia.  

June 10, 2016

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith will participate in a development policy roundtable discussion at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition's (USGLC)  2016 State Leaders Summit.

June 10, 2016

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Associate Administrator Eric Postel will travel to Atlanta, Ga., Brussels and Cairo June 12 - 21, 2016.

June 9, 2016

This Friday, June 10, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith will accept the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) International Award for Public Service at the University's Tenth Anniversary Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C. 

June 3, 2016

Today, Tunisia signed a loan guarantee agreement with the United States that will allow Tunisia to access up to $500 million in affordable financing from international capital markets, delivering on President Obama's discussions with Tunisian President Caid Essebsi in May 2015.  The loan guarantee underscores the United States' enduring commitment to the people of Tunisia and their democratic transition.  It is designed to support Tunisia as it pursues important economic reforms that will provide the foundation for growth and prosperity, while also furthering Tunisia's ability to access global capital markets.

June 2, 2016

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Gayle Smith announced at USAID's first-ever Ag Innovation Investment Summit this week the launch of two new open competitions for entrepreneurs with promising, innovative solutions to food insecurity in Latin America, the Caribbean and Zambia. Winners of the competitions will receive funding and mentoring from the U.S. Government's Feed the Future initiative to pilot, market and scale their proven solutions to benefit smallholder farmers in developing countries. Feed the Future will invest up to $5.75 million through these two competitions.

May 31, 2016

On June 2, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will host a showcase for the 16 prize winners of the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge during which winners will demonstrate brief overviews of their contributions to combat wildlife crime.

May 27, 2016

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners will host their first Agriculture Innovation Investment Summit from June 1- 2 in Washington, D.C. The Summit will connect investors with innovators to accelerate game-changing technologies that can help smallholder farmers improve their productivity and competitiveness, in line with the goals of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future.

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Last updated: December 03, 2016

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