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Archives for 2013

Young Communicators Promote Climate Change Awareness

High schoolers in Samana, Dominican Republic learn about climate change so they can help educate others in their community, in a USAID mission funded adaptation project. Photo credit: Nora Ferm, USAID

Climate change is impacting life in the Dominican Republic. Read more >>

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Rebuilding Haiti One Concrete Block at a Time

Luis Garcia speaks about the importance of basic building materials like concrete when he described his work in Haiti to an OPIC delegation in February 2013. Photo credit: OPIC

Governments, private businesses and NGOs all have an important role in the rebuild of homes, roads and even an airport runway in Haiti. Read more >>

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Embracing Innovation and Discovery to Accelerate Global Health Progress

Ariel Pablos-Mendez, PhD, is the Assistant Administrator for Global Health

Improving women’s and children’s health is critical to the development of successful economies and stable communities. Read more >>

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Pounds of Prevention – Focus on Money & Microfinance

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What does having access to savings and credit have to do with disaster risk reduction? In this Pounds of Prevention series, we discuss the important role that financial services play in reducing vulnerability to disasters and facilitating post-disaster recovery. Read more >>

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A New Partnership with South Sudan, A New Way of Promoting Development in Fragile States

Earl Gast serves as assistant administrator for Africa

Last month, USAID helped to spearhead a New Partnership between the government of South Sudan and the international community to focus international assistance and host country resources on strengthening governance, political inclusiveness and sustainable development in South Sudan. Read more >>

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Light Above Darkness – The Global Struggle for Democracy & Human Rights

Sarah Mendelson serves as deputy assistant administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance

We have a duty to remember those who do not live free and to work tirelessly to ensure that one day they can. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Nancy Lindborg Speaks at InterAction Forum

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Yesterday, Nancy Lindborg joined the InterAction Forum’s opening plenary panel, “Facing Vulnerability in a Changing World,” to talk about the importance of resilience in addressing current crises. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Department of Choco in Colombia Celebrates 200 Years of Independence

Department of Chocó celebrated the bicentenary of its independence

USAID is working on several initiatives aimed at improving the living conditions of the Afro-Colombian and Indigenous population in Colombia. Read more >>

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Who Stole My Cow? Open Data and Praedial Larceny

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Relevant and timely access to data for not only policy makers and data scientists, but also farmers, innovators and other intermediaries, will help create the solutions needed to prevent threats to food security. Read more >>

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Half the Sky: Building a Movement Through Media & Technology

USAID joins Half the Sky, the Ford Foundation, Show of Force, and Games for Change to launch the Half the Sky Movement Media & Technology Engagement Initiative, an integrated media campaign to create behavior change toward gender issues in India and Kenya. Photo credit: Half the Sky

USAID joins Half the Sky, the Ford Foundation, Show of Force, and Games for Change to launch the Half the Sky Movement Media & Technology Engagement Initiative, an integrated media campaign to create behavior change toward gender issues in India and Kenya. Read more >>

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