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Celebrating Peace Corps Week: Those Extraordinary Ordinary Volunteers!

A Peace Corps volunteer trains his local community in Malawi on the nutritional benefits of growing soy. Photo credit: Peace Corps

This week, we’re celebrating our partner agency the Peace Corps during it’s annual Peace Corps Week. Read more >>

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USAID and Peace Corps Partner for Volunteers’ Return to Nepal

USAID joined Peace Corps this month in Washington and Kathmandu to celebrate the return of its volunteers to Nepal for the first time in seven years. In Kathmandu, Nepal’s Prime Minister, Dr. Babarum Bhattarai, said at an event at his offices that “I am very pleased with the return of the Peace Corps to Nepal. […]

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International Education Week: USAID and Peace Corps Expand Reach in Global Education

To mark both agencies’ 50th anniversaries, USAID and the Peace Corps signed the Global Education Framework (GEF) agreement to encourage and enhance collaboration in global education activities. GEF gives both agencies a flexible way to implement joint education initiatives at the local, national, regional, and global levels in basic education, higher education, youth development, and […]

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A Partnership for Progress in Ghana

Note: USAID and Peace Corps are both celebrating their 50th anniversaries this year, as well as their ongoing collaboration.  Both agencies have been active in Ghana since 1961. Currently, USAID is supporting volunteers’ innovative work in nutrition and food security as part of the Feed the Future Initiative. In the very north of the Volta […]

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Mobilizing Against Malaria in Africa

USAID and the Peace Corps celebrated World Malaria Day by announcing a collaboration to help reduce the burden of malaria in Africa.  Here’s a rundown of the event from guest blogger Ben Brophy of the Malaria Policy Center. Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator, Aaron S. Williams, Peace Corps Director, and Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer, U.S. […]

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Week 11: Working in Development

Submitted by Kimberly Ocheltree, Community Health Educator in Peace Corps Cameroon. Before joining the Peace Corps, Ms. Ocheltree worked as a Policy Fellow in USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health. I used to work at USAID and answer mission’s questions surrounding 13 various policies and statutes related to family planning assistance. My life has […]

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Pic of the Week: “A Historical Look Back”

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The work of USAID has been far-reaching and long-standing with the help of the Peace Corps. Read more >>

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University of Michigan and the Call to Action that Changed the World: USAID Congratulates Peace Corps

JFK’s call to action, 50 years ago today, inspired one of the most successful service projects in American history, the Peace Corps. Read more >>

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USAID in the News – August 30-September 3

USAID partnered with the Uganda Electoral Commission to post Uganda’s voter registry online.  The system is designed to make the process more accessible and transparent. East African Business Week reports the program was supported through a USAID grant to the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). In an interview with the Washington Post Peace Corps Director […]

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