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PEPFAR/USAID Kicks off Webinar Series to Strengthen the Social Welfare Workforce

On July 14, over 100 people from 18 countries logged on for our first ever Social Service Workforce Strengthening webinar! The webinar session entitled, “Lessons Learned from the Global Healthcare Workforce,” kicked off the first in a series of webinars intended to encourage the sharing of information, expertise and promising practices for addressing the needs […]

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President Obama Isn’t the Only One Turning 50

President Obama isn’t the only one turning 50 this year. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) was born out of a spirit of progress, innovation and a reflection of Americans’ values, character and fundamental belief in doing the right thing. Since 1961, USAID has been a quiet force, fostering a more peaceful and secure […]

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Bringing Science and Technology Expertise to USAID

Recognizing the Importance of Science & Technology in Development, USAID attended The Space Coast Job Fair and Hands-On Training Event in Cape Canaveral, Florida on July 26th. This event was part of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) continuing effort to promote Federal hiring in areas most adversely affected by current economic conditions. OPM […]

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The Multiple Roles of Police in Combating Trafficking in Persons

Eric Beinhart, Associate Director, Department of Justice, International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP). Eric has been detailed to USAID as a Senior Criminal Justice Advisor since February 2009. People typically associate police with the investigation and prosecution of Trafficking in Persons (TIP) cases, but they often do not know the critical role that police […]

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Horn of Africa Drought: Immediate Crisis Requires Long-Term Solutions

Paul Weisenfeld, Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Food Security In the eastern Horn of Africa, a massive drought has left over 11 million people vulnerable to severe food insecurity and in need of emergency assistance. USAID is working with the international community to ensure that critical assistance is mobilized to support those in need. […]

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From the Field

Our weekly feature highlighting upcoming events at USAID Missions around the globe. In Sierra Leone this week, we will launch the “We Pikin Network”.  In commemoration of this year’s World Breastfeeding Week celebration, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in collaboration with its partners will embark on public sensitization, advocacy, and the national launching of […]

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USAID Legacy Sworn in as Mission Director

Friday afternoon, Diana Putman vowed to protect the constitution of the United States against all enemies as she accepted her new assignment as the Mission Director for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Previously, Diana served as the Humanitarian and Health Activities Branch Chief at the U.S. Africa Command, where she has served since August […]

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A Conversation with Brian Atwood – Part One

In the quiet basement of USAID’s headquarters, towards the end of a winding hallway, USAID’s image library sits among meeting rooms and storage space.  Sturdy, tightly packed boxes line the walls of this secured space. The files within contain official portraits and snapshots that help illustrate the Agency’s history with focal points that vary by […]

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TechCamp “Jump Starts” the Open Government Data Initiative in Moldova

On July 15 – 16, 2011, TechCamp Moldova brought together representatives of civil society, media, government and the private sector to explore how the government can make much of the data it holds public, and how civil society, utilizing the latest information technology applications, can use that information for the benefit of Moldovans. TechCamp Moldova […]

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Picture of the Week

This photo was among the top vote-getters in the recent environment-themed photo contest sponsored by FrontLines and USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade. To see this photo and more than 50 images from recent photo contests, visit the new FrontLines Photo Contest Archive. Learn more about the next FrontLines photo contest, which marks […]

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