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Archives for 2011

Public-Private Partnership Week: Towards “High Performance” Partnerships

Chris Jurgens is Director of Global Programs for Accenture Development Partnerships, a group within Accenture, the global consultancy, whose mission is to channel the company’s skills and capabilities to have an impact on solving global development challenges.  Operating as a not-for-profit corporate social enterprise, Accenture Development Partnerships provides management and technology consulting services to development […]

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Public Private Partnership Week: The Strategic Value of Connecting Business and Development

Dr. Maura O’Neill is Senior Counselor and Chief Innovation Officer and leads Innovation & Development Alliances at USAID As part of USAID’s 50th Anniversary, the Agency is celebrating Public-Private Partnership Week October 17-21, 2011 to highlight the mutual benefit that development and business have in establishing public-private partnerships (PPP) and to celebrate the 10th anniversary […]

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USAID Recognizes Excellence in Disaster Risk Reduction

On October 17, 2011, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) recognized two non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for excellence in disaster risk reduction programming. USAID/OFDA Director Mark Bartolini presented the organizations with commemorative plaques at the 2011 Annual OFDA NGO Partner Consultations. Dominic MacSorley accepted on behalf of Concern Worldwide (U.S.) for its program to […]

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Public-Private Partnership Week: General Mills Partners with USAID to Fight Hunger in Africa

Kim Nelson is Senior Vice President for External Relations at General Mills , based in Minneapolis, Minn. She oversees the General Mills Foundation, Corporate Communications, Government Relations, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. As part of USAID’s 50th Anniversary, the Agency is celebrating Public-Private Partnerships Week October 17-21, 2011 to highlight the mutual benefit that development […]

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Public Private Partnership Week: Partnering to Promote Social Innovation

Gabi Zedlmayer is Vice President of Hewlett Packard’s Office of Global Social Innovation. As part of USAID’s 50th Anniversary, the Agency is celebrating Public-Private Partnerships Week October 17-21, 2011 to highlight the mutual benefit that development and business have in establishing public-private partnerships (PPP) and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Global Development Alliance […]

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Public Private Partnership Week: The Future of Partnerships

Jason Saul is author of the book,  Social Innovation, Inc: Five Strategies for Driving Business Growth Through Social Change and CEO of Mission Measurement, a social impact consulting firm. Cheryl Davenport, leads Mission Measurement’s corporate and government practice and is author of a forthcoming USAID report, “Models and Metrics for Private Sector Engagement.”  The views in this […]

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Public Private Partnership Week: Performance with Purpose

Dr. Derek Yach is Senior Vice President of Global Health and Agriculture Policy at PepsiCo, Inc. As part of USAID’s 50th Anniversary, the Agency is celebrating Public-Private Partnerships Week October 17-21, 2011 to highlight the mutual benefit that development and business have in establishing public-private partnerships (PPP) and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the […]

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Rebuilding a City, and Lessons of Post Disaster Urban Recovery

Charles A. Setchell is Senior Shelter, Settlements, and Hazard Mitigation Advisor in USAID’s Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance. In the field of disaster relief and recovery we face a growing challenge of urbanization. This was the focus of a recent panel discussion at the Brookings Institution. Urban areas account for perhaps one percent of […]

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FWD: The Faces Behind the Crisis

It is hard to imagine summoning the courage to walk up to 100 miles toward an unknown refugee camp in another country.  That more than 700,000 refugees from Somalia already made this journey is remarkable. Of course many who started the journey did not make it to the end. Others perished at home, either too […]

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From the Field

In Nicaragua, we joined the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Nicaragua to celebrate World Food Day.  Three important USAID food security programs will be highlighted in the celebration. In Kenya, we will launch the first of a series of county youth forums to engage Kenyan youth. […]

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