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If Development Were Soccer

Rakesh Rajani is the Head of Twaweza (meaning ‘we can make it happen’ in Swahili), a 10-year initiative to enhance access to information, citizen agency, and public accountability in East Africa. He will speak this afternoon at the Frontiers in Development Forum. Below is his contribution to the Frontiers in Development essays. If there were a prize for global organizations  most […]

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USAID/Nepal Supported Women’s Football League Tournament Comes to a Glorious End

By: Stuti Basnyet, USAID/Nepal On January 12, Jed Meline, USAID’s Acting Mission Director in Nepal, and I flew down to Dhangadi, a district in Nepal’s far-western region, to attend the championship of an eight-day women’s football (soccer) league tournament. This was a unique outreach opportunity. Most field trips we embark on are meant to either […]

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USAID – From the Field

In Kenya the Finals of Laikipia and Beyond Unity Cup, a culmination of 32-team youth soccer tournament designed to promote environmental awareness and unity among youth. USAID partnered with the Laikipia Wildlife Forum (LWF) to organize. In Pakistan, an event organized by USAID’s Economic Growth Program for Ambassador Patterson to hand over assistance checks to […]

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Harnessing the Power of Soccer to Fight HIV

Submitted by USAID/Zimbabwe When Fortune’s mother died, Fortune says that she was too young — at age six — to understand the loss. When she lost her father to AIDS six years later and had to live with her uncle, she felt the loneliness that goes along with having no parents. She received scholarships to […]

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USAID – From the Field

submitted by Abby Sugrue In Kazakhstan: An event to raise awareness about the risks of drug abuse, HIV/AIDS and TB among at-risk youth – the event will include an awards ceremony for a drawing competition, a football match, and educational sessions on prevention of drug-use, HIV/AIDS and TB.  Local NGOs, youth groups and local media […]

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Landon Donovan scores one for empowering South African youth

Submitted by Saba Hale, Development Outreach Communication Intern/Southern Africa Landon Donovan and Clarence Goodson may be winning the hearts of Americans, but they are also inspiring the youth of South Africa. A group of young people met the two rising stars only weeks before Donovan scored the winning goal that advanced the U.S. team to […]

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Football – A Universal Language

submitted by Chris Thomas The World Cup is underway in South Africa — the first time an African nation has ever hosted the quadrennial event. Joining Brazil, Spain, Argentina, Germany, England, the U.S. and other football powers in the 32 team field include five from sub-Saharan Africa — Ghana’s Black Stars; Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions; Ivory […]

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Kicking off the World Cup

The FIFA 2010 World Cup kicks off tomorrow, June 11th and USAID has created a webpage dedicated to all things soccer.  Check out videos, stories and pictures from our missions and partners around the world.  Find out what a vuvuzela is and what it means to communities around the world. We will also publish blog […]

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