A program to share lessons learned in building resilience to climate change brings together city officials from two very different parts of the world — Somerville, Massachusetts and La Ceiba, Honduras. The two share more in common than meets the eye.
Archives for 2016
Q&A with an AAAS Researcher: Funding Great Ideas & Helping Talent Flourish
In this series, we interview Cameron Bess, a senior research advisor working on a competitive grants program, who shares why he became a AAAS fellow and the role that scientists and engineers can play in accelerating international development outcomes.
More Community Health Workers Needed for a Healthier World
Community health workers are vital in the effort to achieve global goals and help women and children survive, thrive and transform for the better the communities in which they live.
Innovative HIV-Prevention Product for Women Could Be New Tool in the Fight for an AIDS-Free Gen
A new USAID-supported monthly vaginal ring is the first HIV prevention method designed specifically for women to be confirmed effective in two large clinical trials. This innovative product has the potential to contribute to the goal of an AIDS-free generation.
When The Sweet Potato Goes Viral: A New Approach to Nutrition Programming in Northern Ghana
USAID’s new nutrition strategy is creating life-changing results. Read on to learn how integrating sectors like agriculture into nutrition programs has had a big impact on communities in Northern Ghana.
Sharing the Land: Using Mapping Technology to Resolve Disputes
University students in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are building a database on land ownership, hoping it will lead to a more peaceful future.
Healthy Beginnings: New Evidence Cites Breastfeeding’s Health Benefits for Moms, Babies and Economies
New evidence reveals the health and economic benefits of breastfeeding. At USAID, breastfeeding is an important component of our work to promote adequate nutrition among some of the world’s most vulnerable women and children.
Young Entrepreneurs Develop Startups in Serbia
In Serbia, USAID is partnering with the private sector to increase economic opportunity for young entrepreneurs in the ICT sector.