A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of February 25, 2013. Read more >>
I am excited to have just returned from the kick-off of the Equal Futures Partnership to expand women’s opportunities around the world. The event was held in New York City and part of a number of events USAID is participating in during the United Nations General Assembly this week.
USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah announces additional humanitarian assistance in response to the ongoing violence in Syria while visiting the Za’atri refugee camp in Jordan with Jaafar Hassan, Jordanian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation. The United States is committed to helping the innocent children, women, and men affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria. […]
In Batticaloa, Sri Lanka we held a friendly cricket tournament between youth from the East and South to mark International Peace Day. In Jaffna, Sri Lanka we opened a collection center and distributed “freezer trucks” to farmers as part of USAID’s public-private alliances program. This hand over of equipment, tools and grants will improve productivity […]
More than 650 youth from across the Kingdom of Jordan gathered at a mountain top over looking Petra last week to celebrate International Youth Day. The day long celebration included Jordanian music and folk dances, contests, sketches, and workshops. During his remarks to the participants, USAID|Jordan Mission Director Jay Knott quoted King Abdullah II saying […]
In Jordan, the Petra New Wonder of the World Celebration, the third anniversary of Petra being selected as a New 7th Wonder of the world. The USAID Tourism project will celebrate this with an evening of entertainment in the park itself. The project will use this occasion to provide background and build support for critical […]