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ARNTD/USAID African Scientists’ Little Grants Program 2019 (Roughly $25,000)

Due Date: September 30, 2019 The African Research Study Network for Neglected Tropical Illness (ARNTD) with assistance from the U.S. Firm for International Advancement (USAID) and UK help from the UK federal government, through the Union for Operational Research Study on Neglected Tropical Illness (COR-NTD), is looking for propositions for both functional and social science…

How USAID Is Working to Avoid Sexual Misbehavior and Exploitation

David Moore, USAID acting deputy administrator, center, addresses the International Safeguarding Summit on the importance of building organization accountability on issues of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment, Oct. 18, 2018. Moore is flanked by Yves Daccord, director general of the International Committee of the Red Cross, left, and Aneeta Williams, a development practitioner and expert…

It’s All In the Proof: Water Obstacle Shows the Power of...

Five years ago, USAID and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency came together at World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, to ask a crucial question: How can we grow more food with less water while supporting small farms? Sustainable agriculture was, and remains, an important part of the answer. According to our Agency’s own findings,…

Temperature Level Inspect: Border Screening of Travelers Secret to Preventing Ebola...

A health worker dons personal protective equipment. / Alma Golden, USAID With confirmation of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s 10th outbreak of the Ebola virus in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, health officials have focused on border screening as a method to identify travelers who could pose a danger to local communities. Recently, I traveled…

The Nature of Self-Reliance: Charting 20 Years of USAID’s Operate in...

Posted by  Megan Hill on Friday, August 31st 2018      This summer is an exciting time for me—how often does a donor get to go back and see what happened 20 years after support ended? I’ve spent a significant part of the last two years working on an evaluation of USAID’s conservation enterprise investments. Conservation enterprises are community…

Youth Continue to Drive Modification in Belgrade

Team Georgia created a board game designed to enhance children’s motor skills. Different closures – buttons, zips, etc – conceal new scenes behind the big picture. Photo Credit: Junior Achievement/USAID As we celebrate International Youth Day this month, we can look to the entrepreneurial spirit of young people in Serbia for inspiration. I first noticed…

Developing the Next Generation of Business-Minded Global Health Leaders

Graduate students from all over the world joined partners GlaxoSmithKline, Northwestern University and USAID to apply their business and private sector expertise to global health challenges. Sherif Hassane of GSK, far left, and David Milestone of USAID, far right, flank the first-place winners of the competition, from left: Teertha Arora of Harvard University’s School of…

In Belarus, Women Blaze A Trail

Posted by  Margot Ellis on Monday, July 23rd 2018      Margot Ellis speaking at Venture Day Minsk 2018. / Imaguru One thing I’ve learned from working at USAID is no matter what the data says, you need to see what’s happening on the ground, too. This proved to be the case in Belarus, where USAID is transforming the…

The Next Generation of Researchers

Posted by  Sara Cardelle on Wednesday, June 27th 2018      For young scientists, going to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) feels like a trip to the Olympics. These bright kids are filled with pride at the opportunity to represent their country. Some students dress up in cultural attire and others carry signs to represent…

Neighborhoods on the Roadway to Healing and Recovery In Post-Ebola Sierra...

Bintu Sandy explains how the CHD group helped pay her daughter’s school fee – Photo: Abdul Samba Brima I’ve lived in Sierra Leone all my life, including during the Ebola outbreak in 2014 that left communities battered and hopelessness. Today people here are finding a way to heal and to address community issues, which is…

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