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Ordinary People Make Extraordinary Contributions to Combat Trafficking

About the author: Holly Burkhalter is Vice President of Government Relations for International Justice Mission The sheer size of the State Department’s 11th Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, released this week, is a reflection of the enormity and ubiquity of the crime of modern day slavery. Yet there is much to celebrate in the document […]

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The Young African Women Leaders, the First Lady, and Me

Nicole Goldin is Senior Advisor in USAID’s Policy, Planning and Learning Bureau I made my way to Johannesburg along with 76 bright and dynamic young women – 44 from across South Africa and 32 from other countries in sub-Saharan Africa – for the U.S. Government-sponsored Forum for Young African Women Leaders.  Ranging in age from […]

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From the Field

In Tajikistan, the Youth Theater for Peace tour will kick-off. The USAID Youth Theater for Peace project uses an arts-based approach, which aims to advance sustainable peace promotion at the community level by encouraging changes in attitudes and behaviors among young people. In Senegal, we will participate in the 6th Annual Fight AIDS Day. In […]

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Working to End Modern Day Slavery

Sarah Mendelson, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance Today Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will release the eleventh annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report and the world’s attention will turn to the global fight against human trafficking and the persistence of this problem in at least 181 countries around the world. […]

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Senior Leadership Highlight the Importance of Research to the Success of Feed the Future

by Meaghan Murphy, Agriculture and Food Security Portfolio Manager at The QED Group.  This item was originally posted at Agrilinks. Peter McPherson, President of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities, opened the Feed the Future Research Forum welcoming the over 300 participants in the room. He highlighted the 10 themes raised through the e-consultation […]

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Innovating Our Way to a Second Green Revolution

Robert D. Hormats serves as Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs. Originally posted on DipNote, the U.S. Department of State official blog. Nearly one billion people — one seventh of the world’s population — suffer from chronic hunger. Because of extreme hunger and poverty, children, adults, and indeed entire societies are […]

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Feed the Future: Innovative Mobile Banking Unit to Give Access to More Than 300,000 Farmers

By Renuka Naj, Supervisory Development Outreach and Communications Specialist As part of Feed the Future, USAID in partnership with Centenary Bank launched a state-of-the-art mobile banking unit.  This unit will bring financial services to more than 300,000 farmers and agri-business enterprises in Amolatar and Amuru districts of northern Uganda. Under a 50-50 cost-sharing partnership, USAID […]

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USAID in the News

Weekly Briefing (6/6/2011–6/10/2011) June 14 Numerous media outlets covered the GAVI summit that was held in London. The coverage concentrated on the fact that the international vaccine organization exceeded its fundraising goal.  The Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report and The UK’s Daily Mail highlighted USAID and included quotes from USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah. […]

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Photo blog: If countries lead will donors follow?

Originally posted on the Ministerial Leadership for Global Health (MLI) Blog All five MLI countries were represented Thursday afternoon at the MLI event, “If Countries Lead Will Donors Follow?” at the Global Health Council’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. Delegates spoke on a panel moderated by John Donnelly in The Ambassador Room, sharing stories about […]

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Renewed Commitment to Global Vaccines and Immunizations Will Save Lives

Originally posted on the White House Blog During a time when we all – including the federal government – need to live within our means and find places to cut spending, any investments made by your government need to meet the test of whether it is an effective and efficient use of taxpayer dollars. Immunizing children […]

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