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Tracking Tigers for Conservation

A large adult male tiger seen in the Terai Arc Landscape. Tiger conservation is a top priority in Nepal, a source and transit point of poaching and the illegal trade of wildlife. Photo credit: Christy Williams, WWF

Over the last two years, the USAID-funded “Nepal Tiger Genome Project” has used an innovative genetic technology to track, identify and protect the remaining 125 tigers in Nepal. Read more >>

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Saving Lives at Birth Innovator Named CNN Hero of the Year

Midwife in Samaru Clinic using typical kerosene lighting. Photo credit: We Care Solar

In March, Saving Lives at Birth innovator, Dr. Laura Stachel of We Care Solar, was named a CNN Hero of the Year. Read more >>

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Mapping Lebanon

Grace Abou-Jaoude Estephan, Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering at the Lebanese American University. Photo credit: Grace Abou-Jaoude

In celebration of Women’s History month, USAID interviews Grace Abou-Jaoude Estephan, Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering at the Lebanese American University.

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Young Albanian Women Set Sights on IT

Egi Shikaju at the 2nd Annual Microsoft Imagine Cup held in Tirana, Albania on March 15. Photo credit: USAID

In celebration of Women’s History month, USAID recognizes 20 year old, Egi Shikaju, whose team competed in this year’s competition of innovative software applications in Albania.

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Paying It Forward – How Education Can Create a Better Environment for Future Generations

Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, PhD, is a professor of Environmental Engineering and Management at Asian Institute of Technology. Photo credit: Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh

In celebration of Women’s History month, USAID interviews Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, PhD, a professor at Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand. Read more >>

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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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Digitizing Education

Students play a mobile game in Kenya. Photo credit: Ed Owles, Worldview

In celebration of Women’s History month, USAID interviews Catherine Oliver Smith, COO and Co-Founder of Urban Planet Mobile, aimed to develop and distribute digital education worldwide. Read more >>

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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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USAID and CISCO to Establish Networking Academies in Burma

Maura O'Neill, Chief Innovation Officer,l at 2013 Mobile World Congress. Photo credit: Visa

Last week in Burma, USAID hosted a technology delegation with the top American companies in the industry. Read more >>

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