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Saving Mothers, Giving Life

Imagine that you are a young woman who is pregnant, lives in a remote location far from a hospital, and you have a husband and mother-in law who think giving birth at home with an untrained attendant will suffice. Read more >>

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Designing for Women: The Mobile Challenge

Imagine if you picked up a smartphone and didn’t know how to use it. What must it be like to have such a powerful device in the palm of your hand and not be able to utilize it? For many technically illiterate women in the developing world, navigating a smartphone or even a more basic feature phone is a real challenge. Read more>>

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The Pursuit of Peace on Wheels in Uganda

On most days, Oscar Okello can be found hunched over a metal wheel, adjusting brake cables, or simply plying his skills as a technician in Gulu, northern Uganda.  With his steady, dexterous hands and sharp mind, he designs, assembles and rolls out dozens of wheelchairs made to order for aid organizations, including the U.S. Agency […]

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Peace, Recovery, and Development in Northern Uganda

Northern Uganda experienced one of Africa’s longest running conflicts from 1987 through 2007. The Lord’s Resistance Army terrorized communities, and abducted tens of thousands of children to train as child soldiers. The conflict exacted severe economic losses, leading to mass displacement of people, a breakdown in infrastructure, and severely weakened governance and social structures. In the […]

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From the Field

In Iraq, we will be participating for the first time in the Baghdad International Trade Fair.  Seventeen countries total will be in participation.   We are planning a powerful social media campaign to engage with visitors about opportunities to partner with U.S. companies and USAID.  We are anticipating half a million visitors to the fair. In […]

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From the Field

Our weekly feature highlighting upcoming events at USAID Missions around the globe. In Indonesia, the U.S. government, through a USAID Development Credit Authority facility, will provide a guarantee to a new student loan program funded by the Putera Sampoerna Foundation and two financial institutions, UBS AG and Raiffeisen Bank International AG. The program will provide […]

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From the Field

In Uganda, we supported a youth festival to demonstrate the spirit of entrepreneurship.  USAID organized a national youth festival with 18 youth organizations and 26 youth clubs from local universities. More than 7,000 youth attended the event and three Members of Parliament who represent youth. The event was used to showcase entrepreneurial activities that youth […]

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Feed the Future: Innovative Mobile Banking Unit to Give Access to More Than 300,000 Farmers

By Renuka Naj, Supervisory Development Outreach and Communications Specialist As part of Feed the Future, USAID in partnership with Centenary Bank launched a state-of-the-art mobile banking unit.  This unit will bring financial services to more than 300,000 farmers and agri-business enterprises in Amolatar and Amuru districts of northern Uganda. Under a 50-50 cost-sharing partnership, USAID […]

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Technology to Encourage Stability in Volatile East African Regions

Most people are familiar with how information can be used to promote conflict.  Media control and propaganda can spread misinformation, fear, and violence.  Purposeful jamming or outright destruction of communications lines during attacks can prolong the length and severity of conflict.  But can information and technology be used to promote peace instead?  In East Africa, […]

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Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods and Nutritious Meals

We are concerned with not only feeding those in need around the world, but making sure they have access to healthy and nutritious meals on a regular basis. Read more >>

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