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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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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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America Extends a Hand to Burma

Yesterday, the streets of Rangoon were lined with huge crowds of enthusiastic well-wishers, holding signs welcoming President Obama Read more >>

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From the Field: Gender Equity through Education in South Sudan

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Regina Anek, a deputy director for gender at South Sudan’s Ministry of Education in Eastern Equatoria, just saved a 14-year old girl Read more >>

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Thai Students Win Mobile App Contest

U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Kristie A. Kenney, USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia Director Michael Yates, and KMUTT Vice President Assistant Professor Bundit Thipakorn posed with the Students with Solutions 2012 winner, Team Optimo, and members of six finalist teams after the final presentations at Hitech Digital Live Studio, Digital Gateway, Siam Square.  Photo credit: Jakkapong Mangmool

A group of five first-year Thai engineering students won the USAID Asia Students with Solutions 2012 Mobile App Contest Read more >>

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USAID Fall Semester Review

It seems this semester is flying by and exams are fast approaching, making this the perfect time to step back and review everything that has happened so far during the USAID Fall Semester. Read more >>

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Mobile Games Bring Social Change to Developing Worlds

Children play the Half the Sky mobile games in Kenya. Photo credit: Ed Owles, Worldview

The Half the Sky Movement is excited to announce the release of three mobile phone games in India and Kenya. Read more >>

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From the Field: Giving At-Risk Youth a Chance in Guyana

Photo: Tomaisha Hendricks, SKYE Program Officer, and these are fully owned by EDC and the SKYE Project

For many at-risk youth, workforce development training is the key to gaining the necessary skills to enter the workforce Read more >>

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