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A Renewed Focus on Institutional Strengthening in Kenya

Lisa McGregor-Mirghani, Local Capacity Team Lead for USAID in Kenya, speaking at the Institutional Strengthening Symposium in Nairobi. Photo credit: USAID

Kenya’s major reforms include a devolved government in which civil society organizations have an enhanced contribution to strengthening health and social systems. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

Administrator at at The George Washington University’s Feeding the Planet Summit, where he announced the Feed the Future Innovation Labs. Photo credit: Joslin Isaacson, HarvestPlus

USAID news highlights during week of October 28, 2013. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Food Assistance in Kenya

A young child benefits from food aid in Dadaab, Kenya. Photo Credit: World Food Programme

The Office of Food for Peace (FFP) provides emergency food assistance to those affected by conflict and natural disasters and provides development food assistance to address the underlying causes of hunger. FFP’s programs cover a broad array of activities designed to help communities build their resilience so they can prevent or mitigate shocks, make sure they have food during a crisis and provide them the tools to recover and build the foundation for their long-term development.

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Photo of the Week: Teaching Special Needs Students a Vocation

John Nyanjui and students

The USAID-funded Nutrition Kitchen Garden Program launched at Maria Magdalena Catholic Parish School in Thika, Kenya cares for the special needs of mentally handicapped children.

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FrontLines Releases Special Issue on USAID Results

Swaziland mother Zanele is thankful that 2-month-old son Nkosingphile was born HIV-free

Read the latest edition of USAID’s FrontLines for a special issue reviewing 20 projects the Agency counts among its most successful. Here are the first five. Read more >>

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A Day to Celebrate Youth’s Contribution to Development

Young people in the village of Bunyakiri, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). By helping young people to develop positive beliefs and attitudes, a USAID project can prevent future acts of violence, and can ultimately contribute to a more peaceful and equitable future for DRC. Photo credit: J. Harris, International Medical Corps

Today is International Youth Day, a day to celebrate youth and their numerous contributions to their communities, nations and the world. Read more >>

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International Youth Day: My Experience as a “Youthful” USAID Intern

Youth Bunges (swahili word for parliament) are helping improve their community through a variety of charitable and economically empowering activities. The Bunge is a part of USAID’s Yes Youth Can, a nationwide program that empowers Kenyan youth to improve their lives and communities. Photo credit: Nichole Sobecki, USAID

In celebration of International Youth Day, an intern recounts her experience at USAID. Read more >>

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Yes, Youth Can: Empowering the Voices of Youth in Kenya

Members of Yes, Youth Can, work with tin and recycled materials to make jewelry and boxes. Photo credit: Christie Vilsack

Through Yes, Youth Can, young adults are starting up their own small businesses in Kenya. Read more >>

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On the Front Lines in Africa

FrontLines: Spotlight on Africa

FrontLines editor shares some of her favorite FrontLines stories about our work in Africa. Read more >>

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Maryan’s Milk Mustache

Three-year-old Maryan drinks milk. Her mother Habiba (left) enrolled her in Save the Children's milk voucher program when she showed signs of malnutrition. Photo credit: Susan Warner. February 2013

A little girl recovers from malnutrition thanks to an USAID-funded milk voucher program in northeastern Kenya. Read more >>

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