Recent Site Articles
The Next Generation of Scientists
by Sara Cardelle on 27th June 2018
During the 2018 Intel ISEF, USAID recognized 12 students for the Science for Development Award. Learn how USAID is dedicated to investing into high school students who are helping to solve development challenges.
Communities on the Road to Recovery and Healing In Post-Ebola Sierra Leone
by Abdul Samba Brima on 25th June 2018
In post-Ebola Sierra Leone, community healing dialogues are transforming communities. They have become a forum where communities can talk about a range of issues, from stigma related to Ebola to broader concerns, and find solutions to those issues themselves, leading to resiliency and reintegration.
Closing the Gender Digital Divide: WomenConnect Challenge Brings 20 Semi-Finalists to DC for Solver Symposium
by Michelle Bekkering on 22nd June 2018
This week, USAID welcomed 20 WomenConnect Challenge semi-finalists to Washington, D.C. for a symposium to strengthen their innovations to bridge the gender digital divide in the developing world. Interested in learning more? Follow #WomenConnect on Twitter.
Mapping the Journey to Self-Reliance
by Chris Maloney on 13th June 2018
USAID is reorienting its policies, strategies and program practices to better support countries to plan, finance and implement solutions to their own development challenges.
Diving with Decapods: the Smithsonian-Indonesia PEER Partnership
by Sara Cardelle on 18th May 2018
Current estimates predict that by 2050, nearly all coral reefs on Earth will be at a highly threatened status. Two researchers backed by USAID are working to protect coral reefs in Indonesia.
Witnessing Hope and Health for Kenyan Orphans and Vulnerable Children
by Rachel Golin, Teresa Simiyu, S. Katherine Farnsworth on 8th May 2018
Funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief helps staff at Kenya’s Children of God Relief Institute manage the facility and evaluate the project’s aim—to deliver high quality, high impact pediatric and adolescent HIV care.
Where It’s Risky to Tell the Truth: Press Freedom Declines in Too Many Countries
by Josh Machleder on 3rd May 2018
Youth energize the crowd in attendance for the National Elections Commission’s USAID-supported “Elections and You” radio broadcast, in Bong
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Keeping the Peace: Her Work Helps Prevent Crises Around the World
by Scott Hochenberg on 1st May 2018
USAID is committed to working with this U.S.-based, women-owned small business to counter violent extremism around the world.
Generating Trade With — and Within — East Africa
by Scott Cameron on 27th April 2018
Kenyan flowers are about to become more prevalent in the U.S. market with new direct flights from Nairobi to
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Sweet Rewards for Peruvian Farmers Who Trade Coca for Chocolate
by Lawrence Rubey on 24th April 2018
USAID partners with the Government of Peru to disrupt the operations of criminal networks, eradicate coca and help farmers develop lucrative, legal crops that can be exported to U.S. markets and beyond.