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The Transformational Power of Science

Christa Hasenkopf (third from left) with PEER group at an air quality monitoring station in Ulaanbaatar in 2012. Photo credit: Christa Hasenkopf

In celebration of Women’s History month, USAID interviews Christa Hasenkopf, NSF International Research Fellow, who has been working on mitigating air pollution in Mongolia.

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Women Working in Innovation is Not Rocket Science

Le-Marie Thompson is the founder of Nettadonna, LLC, a product development company. Photo credit: Le-Marie Thompson

Le-Marie Thompson, from Bowie, Md., won a first place prize in USAID and Humanity United’s Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention. Read more >>

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Conscious Tourism: Plan Your Next Vacation

Fiona Mati is founder of Yipe!, a resource portal for young Kenyan entrepreneurs. Photo credit: Fiona Mati

Fiona Mati, from Kenya, wins second prize in the second round of the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention. Read more >>

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Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention: Introducing Our 1st Round of Winners


In the fall, Humanity United partnered with USAID to launch the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention. We are incredibly excited to announce the winners of the first round of the Challenge. Read more >>

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USAID Contest to Recognize Pioneers in Science and Technology for Development

USAID-related science programs assist in expanding training for people around the globe. Photo credit: Zahur Ramji (AKDN)

USAID Office of Science and Technology (OST) is excited to announce the Agency’s first-ever Science and Technology Pioneers Prize contest Read more >>

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World TB experts convene, work to blaze the trail to slow disease spread

As featured in Science Speaks by Meredith Mazzotta “As you and I both know, people that dedicate their lives to global health are special,” said U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah at the opening session of the Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board Meeting, taking a moment to recognize the passing of […]

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USAID Partner Hosts Scientific Writing Program for African AIDS Researchers

During his fellowship from September 2010 to March 2011, Mr. Randy Kaja, a Pfizer Global Health Fellow based at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) Regional Office in Kenya, has been coaching IAVI-partner scientists to develop and publish scientific articles from their research results. This effort is a part of the ongoing training and support […]

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Using Science to Accelerate Progress on Global Health

Originally posted on the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Blog Speaking at the National Institutes of Health yesterday, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Raj Shah delivered a compelling vision of global development: that we can accelerate progress on global health by harnessing science, technology, and innovation. This vision builds on […]

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USAID @ UNGA: “Science Fair” Reveals New Promise for Water and Technology

Submitted by Chris Holmes USAID and the New York Academy of Sciences are currently hosting a display of innovative technology at New York City’s  Millennium Hotel. The hotel is just around the corner from the United Nations. This is General Assembly week and participants at the UN activities are filtering into the display room to, […]

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New Video Debuts on USAID’s Game-Changing Use of Science, Technology & Innovation

Science, technology, and innovation are core to USAID’s work around the globe. This new video lends some fascinating insight into USAID’s efforts in these areas as well as how we can even further unpack their power to leapfrog development hurdles and the game-changing potential of science, technology and innovation. USAID premiered the below video at […]

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