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USAID Announces #Popcorn + International Development Winners

At the end of January, we asked our partners for videos that showcased the creative ways digital space is used for development, and you delivered. Read more >>

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Advancing Development Through Social Media

Kathleen Reen (right) of Internews explains the importance of digital security at USAID's panel on social media and development. Photo credit: USAID

For the first time, USAID participated in Social Media Week and hosted a panel on the role of social media plays in the development world. Read more >>

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Improving Hygiene for Displaced Syrians

Using clean water from her family’s new  bucket, Haneen* brushes her teeth with the  toothbrush received from a USAID partner in  Olive Grove Camp (Photo: USAID Partner)  *Name changed to protect identity Improving Hygiene for Displaced Syrians

Basic personal hygiene is critical to help prevent the spread of illness and disease among displaced
Syrians. Read more >>

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USAID Helps Timor-Leste Communities Keep Kids in School

Students in Timor-Leste play a learning game with the SDPP team at Ramahana Elementary School. Photo credit: Milca Baptista, USAID

USAID’s School Dropout Prevention Pilot project works with more than 10,000 kids in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in Timor-Leste to keep them in school. Read more >>

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Photos of the Week: International Mother Language Day

Mali Teacher Mother Language Day

USAID celebrates the 14th anniversary of International Mother Language Day on February 21, 2013. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: USAID Participates in Social Media Week

SMW

For the first time, USAID will participate in Social Media Week. In this week’s Video of the Week, Administrator Raj Shah talks about the importance of social media to further international development goals. Read more >>

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USAID Welcomes Secretary of State John Kerry

Administrator Rajiv Shah welcomes Secretary of State John Kerry to USAID. Photo credit: Pat Adams, USAID

This morning, USAID hosted Secretary of State John Kerry for his first visit with USAID staff at the Ronald Reagan Building. Read more >>

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Meeting the President’s Challenge to End Extreme Poverty

Progress in the most impoverished parts of our world creates new markets and stability. Photo credit: USAID

We are advancing President Obama’s critical agenda to eradicate the scourge of extreme poverty through Feed the Future, the President’s signature global hunger and food security initiative. Read more >>

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Getting to Zero and Eliminating Extreme Poverty

Climate change drives population problems in Uganda. The population lives largely in poverty. And with increasing droughts and heavy, erratic rains destroying farmland and spreading disease, it is important to establish alternative livelihoods for food and create awareness of adaptation for environmental changes – both priorities to protect the wildlife and wild lands.  Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher, Wildlife Conservation Society

During his State of the Union address, the President articulated a vision that represented one of the clearest, most direct calls to development action in recent years. At USAID, we’ve spent considerable time analyzing what it would take to eradicate extreme poverty. Read more >>

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Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention: Introducing Our 1st Round of Winners

TechChallenge

In the fall, Humanity United partnered with USAID to launch the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention. We are incredibly excited to announce the winners of the first round of the Challenge. Read more >>

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