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Archives for 2010

USAID Attorney Honored for Contribution to “Human Capital”

Federal News Radio has just recognized the contributions to public service of one of USAID’s own: Sabrina M. Segal, an Attorney Advisor, is among a number of people being honored with an inaugural Causey Award. Ms. Segal is being recognized for her outstanding contributions to the Human Capital Management field.  The new award is named after Mike Causey, who spent a long […]

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Investing in food security with the Bangladeshi government, private sector, NGOs

I’m in Bangladesh today to participate in the Food Security Investment Forum. What a crowd! The Prime Minister, Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, who has shown a strong commitment to food security, spoke this morning, as well as luminaries such as Dr. David Nabarro, Dr. Shenggen Fan, and Dr. John Mellor. We’ve all come together in […]

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USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Jonathan Hale Visit to Russia – May 2010

This marks my first trip to Russia since I took on the role of Deputy Assistant Administrator for USAID’s Europe and Eurasia Bureau. I’m very pleased to be back here, at a time when there is a lot of optimism about the “reset” in U.S.-Russia relations. Today I met with Russian experts and NGOs that […]

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President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) website wins Gold Screen Award

The PMI website, managed by USAID, earned The Gold Screen Award in the 2010 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition, held by the National Association of Government Communicators. The awards competition recognizes superior government communications products and their producers in 51 categories. Gold Screen Award categories are reserved for audiovisual and multimedia products, including […]

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This Week at USAID – May 24, 2010

Currently in Beijing, Administrator Shah is taking part in development-specific talks led by Secretary Clinton at the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. Later this week, Administrator Shah will be in Dhaka to participate in the Food Security Investment Forum hosted by the Government of Bangladesh.  This forum is a country-specific element of Feed the Future, the […]

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Development as a discipline in China

I’m in Beijing to take part in the Strategic and Economic Dialogue along with other Obama Administration leaders. First stop: China Agricultural University where the Agriculture Cadres Training College is preparing the next generation of development professionals. This is the only university In China to have a discipline in development; it offers both undergraduate and […]

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USAID in the News – May 21, 2010

USAID in the News … Administrator Rajiv Shah said in Nairobi, Kenya that the agency is working to make Africa a bigger priority. USAID currently funds and runs programs to improve health, food security, democracy and entrepreneurship in Africa. In Southern Sudan, Dr. Shah announced that USAID and its local partners are launching the $55 […]

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Meet and Greet with Djibouti President

Just after launching the Obama Administration’s Feed The Future strategy to fight global hunger, Administrator Shah met with H.E. Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti, to discuss concerns and ideas for future USAID assistance and to to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to partnership with his country.  Djibouti is home to the only warehouse outside the United States that prepositions American food aid for […]

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Stay Informed with Global Health E-News

USAID is happy to offer a free e-mail subscription to its bimonthly Global Health e-newsletter, along with periodic e-mail updates on special events. The e-newsletter provides subscribers with the latest news, developments, events, speeches, and resources on global health from USAID. Subscribe to Global Health E-News now. Read the May edition of Global Health E-News, […]

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USAID launches Feed the Future Website

USAID, on behalf of the U.S. Government, is proud to launch the Feed the Future website. “We are all impatient because we are acutely aware that today the lack of adequate food will result in the premature deaths of about 25,000 people,” Dr. Shah said during a speech today where he outlined the U.S Government’s […]

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