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Obama Administration Launches Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture

A boy and a woman struggle with the dusty wind looking for water in Wajir, Kenya

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.

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Video of the Week: LAUNCH Systems Challenge 2013

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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 […]

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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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FrontLines Year in Review: Fighting Modern Day Slavery

Since 2009, USAID’s Actions to Combat Trafficking-in-Persons program has been working closely with the Government of Bangladesh to help survivors of human trafficking through counseling and life skills training. Photo credit: Winrock International

Since 2005, USAID and the Government of Bangladesh have collaborated to address human trafficking on two fronts: by preventing it and by alleviating the suffering of its victims. Read more >>

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Taking Risks & Developing Partnerships with Burma

Administrator Shah addresses ...... Photo Credit: Pat Adams, USAID.

Higher Education Partnerships are one of many ways that USAID—and U.S. development assistance more broadly—will support the path of development and reform that the people of Burma are undertaking. Read more >>

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An “IdEA” That Runs Deep: Engaging America’s Diaspora Communities

The U.S. Department of State, and IdEA host the second Global Diaspora Forum, an annual celebration of America’s diaspora communities, July 25-26. Read more >>

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Sec. Clinton Stresses Importance of Science, Tech, Innovation in Development at USAID Conference

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.

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