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Archives for 2011

USAID and Partners Kick Off LAUNCH: Energy

There is something incredibly powerful about working alongside innovators and entrepreneurs who are on the brink of deploying products and technologies with the potential to solve longstanding development problems.  As USAID and our partners prepare to kick off the LAUNCH: Energy Forum this Friday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, we are eagerly awaiting […]

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Veterans at USAID: Continuing to Serve America and the World

In 1978, I was “roaming” the North Atlantic on a guided missile destroyer (USS Luce DDG-38) as a young Naval Officer. During my four years with the Navy, I saw much of what the military’s finest branch had to offer–first as an electronic warfare officer, then as a damage control officer in the engineering department […]

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For the Hungry, Raising Awareness = Action. We are the Relief.

The sun was beaming down on us. Some were clearly starting to feel tired, hungry, and thirsty. “Are we there yet?” joked a young man a few feet ahead of me. “Apple cider?” asked a man standing behind a table set up along the road just for us. “We have cookies, too. Take what you’d […]

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Share Hope by Helping Us Reach 13 Million Forwards

Right now, 13.3 million people are in need of emergency assistance in the Horn of Africa, more than the populations of New York and Los Angeles combined.  To help raise awareness, we have dedicated today – Wednesday, November 9th – FWD>Day.  Today, we want to help 13.3 million people forward facts about the crisis to […]

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FWD: USAID’s First-Ever Public Awareness Campaign

Jon Carson is the Director of the Office of Public Engagement at the White House. Originally posted on the White House blog. Right now 13.3 million people are in crisis because of Famine, War, and Drought in the Horn of Africa. It is the worst drought in 60 years and the worst famine in 20 […]

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New Mission Director Sworn in for Jamaica

Denise A. Herbol was sworn in on Friday, November 4, 2011 as the Mission Director for USAID’s mission in Kingston, Jamaica.  Herbol, a career Senior Foreign Service Officer, leaves her post as Senior Deputy Mission Director for USAID’s mission in Islamabad, Pakistan.  Ms. Herbol has been with the Agency since 1987 and has served in […]

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Partnering on the Ground: USAID and the Millennium Challenge Corporation

Julia Gitis is a Presidential Management Fellow in the Bureau of Economic Growth, Agriculture & Trade. She recently visited Senegal, Ghana, and Mozambique with a focus on donor coordination in the field. USAID celebrated its 50th birthday last week, thereby also celebrating half a century of successful partnerships in global development. One of the more […]

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When Early Interventions Make All the Difference

Many observers of the crisis in the Horn of Africa have asked what progress has been made since the last famine. As a part of our FWD public awareness campaign we’ve been going through some of the stories from our partners in the field to help lend a face to stories of famine. We will […]

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From the Field

In Iraq, we will be participating for the first time in the Baghdad International Trade Fair.  Seventeen countries total will be in participation.   We are planning a powerful social media campaign to engage with visitors about opportunities to partner with U.S. companies and USAID.  We are anticipating half a million visitors to the fair. In […]

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Decentralization in Africa

On July 9, 2011, the national flag was raised for the first time in the new country of South Sudan.  Even as official ceremonies were underway in the capital Juba, the country began to confront fundamental dilemmas about how to establish the basic patterns of governance.  What should the system of government look like?  Should […]

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