Ten years ago today the Indian Ocean tsunami hit land in Aceh province, Indonesia. As we mark this tragic anniversary, we also reflect on some valuable lessons learned about how we respond to disasters. Here are five.
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Indonesia’s Chamber of Commerce and four of the world’s biggest palm oil companies announced a zero-deforestation palm oil pledge at the U.N. Climate Summit 2014 in New York. The U.S. supports this historic announcement and will stand with Indonesia as the country pursues a future of cleaner, more sustainable growth.
In recent years coral reefs have increasingly come under threat from climate change, overfishing, pollution and disease. To tackle complex global issues such as this, USAID is tapping into the vast potential of the science and technology sector.
Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with partners Qtel Group and AusAID, announced the winners of the GSMA mWomen Design Challenge, which aims to redefine the smartphone user experience for resource-poor women in emerging markets. The GSMA mWomen Design Challenge was created to simplify the smartphone user interface to help overcome reading and technical literacy […]
Great progress is being made toward achieving the Millenium Development Goals, and the global community can be inspired by the innovations and successes we are seeing around the world.