The State Department and USAID released the second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, a blueprint for advancing America’s interests in global security, inclusive economic growth, climate change, accountable governance and freedom for all.
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From record droughts in Kansas to deadly wildfires in California, the United States is feeling the effects of climate change. These same conditions have a dire impact across the developing world, especially for poor, rural smallholder farmers whose very lives are threatened every time the rains arrive late, the floods rush in, or the temperature soars.
Last week, USAID and partners NASA, NIKE Inc., and the Department of State, held a LAUNCH 2020 Summit to kick off a new LAUNCH focus on systems innovation. LAUNCH is aimed at identifying, showcasing, and accelerating innovative approaches to specific global challenges. LAUNCH searches for visionaries whose world-class ideas, technologies, or programs show great promise for making tangible impacts […]
Secretary Clinton’s superb remarks from tonight’s closing conference dinner are included below: Secretary Clinton co-hosted Transforming Development through Science, Technology, and Innovation with Administrator Shah and Dr. Holdren, the Director of the White House Offiece of Science and Technology Policy.