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Archives for 2012

In Celebration of Men: Stepping up for Male Circumcision

Emmanuel Njeuhmeli serves as Senior Biomedical Prevention Advisor at the Office of HIV/AIDS.

On November 19, the first ever International Men’s Day was celebrated in over 60 countries around the world. It was an occasion to put the spotlight on men’s health Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Administrator Shah Travels to Turkey to Visit Syrian Refugees

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This week, USAID Administrator Shah traveled to Turkey where he met with senior officials to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria and assistance for those affected by the crisis. While in Turkey, Administrator Shah met with senior Turkish Officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) along with […]

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Video of the Week: Improving Property Rights One Mine at a Time

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What started as a small pilot project in the remote mining regions of the Central African Republic (CAR) is now influencing the highest levels of government and has the potential to affect historic legal reforms that will improve land and property rights for land holders and miners throughout the region. Read more >>

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16 Day Challenge: Let’s Eliminate Gender Violence

Carla Koppell serves as Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment at USAID

One young rape survivor in a camp for the internally displaced in Goma, a city in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is one of the strongest people I have met since joining USAID as Senior Coordinator. Read more >>

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Leading the Way in Enterprise Development

Svetkul Akmatova (center, in the traditional blue Kyrgyz jacket) and members of her organization, Altyn Kol Women's Handicraft Cooperative, busily prepare wool for their handmade carpets. Photo Credit: B. Jakypova, American Council for International Education

Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting U.S. small businesses, is a good opportunity to highlight the importance of women-owned and managed small businesses around the world. Read more >>

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Enough Isn’t Enough: Why Food Security Matters to Me

Roger Thurow, Global Affairs Senior Fellow, The Chicago Council

Traditionally centered around a big meal to celebrate good harvests and time with family, Thanksgiving is also an opportunity to reflect on what we’re thankful for and our wishes for the future. At the top of our list is the hope for a future in which no one goes to bed hungry. Read more >>

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A New Milestone in Child Protection

Children at a school damaged by the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 2010.  USAID, through the International Medical Corps, helped ensure that children were safe and protected when attending classes. Photo credit: Ron Libby, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

Disasters impact the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world every year. Half of those affected are children, who often bear the biggest brunt of humanitarian crises. Nowhere have we seen this more clearly than in the wake of the January 2010 Haiti earthquake. Read more >>

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VIDEO of the Week: President Obama

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Yesterday, President Barack Obama was the first sitting U.S. President to visit Burma. There, he officially opened the USAID mission after a 24-year hiatus. “Today, I was proud to reestablish our USAID mission in this country, which is our lead development agency,” said President Obama. The President affirmed the United States’ partnership  in helping Burma, […]

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Development Labs Launch at Seven Universities

Administrator Rajiv Shah speaks at USAID's Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) Launch on November 9, 2012.  Photo Credit: Rodney Choice

Last week, OSTP Director John P. Holdren joined USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah in launching the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) Read more >>

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The US-Burma Partnership

On November 19, President Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. President to visit Burma. It was a historic visit, not just because it was inaugural but because it underscored the truly remarkable journey on which Burma has embarked. Read more >>

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