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USAID - US Agency for International Development Our work advances U.S. national security & economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity & promotes a path to recipient self-reliance & resilience.

Privacy: http://go.usa.gov/3G4xN The United States has a long history of extending a helping hand to people overseas struggling to make a better life. It is a history that both advances U.S. foreign policy interests as well as reflects the American people's compassion and support of human dignity. Privacy Notice: This is USAID's page on Facebook, which provides information for the public. Because Facebook is not owned and operated by USAID, we cannot control what personal information is being collected and or how its is being used by Facebook. For more information, please refer to Facebooks's Privacy Notice for what information they are collecting about you and how it is being used. Please see USAID's Privacy Policy at http://www.usaid.gov/privacy-policy

Mission: On behalf of the American people, we promote & demonstrate democratic values abroad, and advance a free, peaceful & prosperous world. In support of America's foreign policy, the U.S. Agency for International Development leads the U.S. Government's international development & disaster assistance through partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance & help people emerge from humanitarian crises & progress beyond assistance.

Through USAID’s Climate and Agriculture Program in the Dominican Republic, we are supporting small business initiatives,...
12/23/2020

Through USAID’s Climate and Agriculture Program in the Dominican Republic, we are supporting small business initiatives, especially for women and young adults. By strengthening small businesses we are strengthening communities.
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NEWS: USAID Designates Morocco🇲🇦 as Regional Hub for a New Program in Trade and Investment under Prosper Africa.This new...
12/22/2020
USAID Designates Morocco as Regional Hub for a New Program in Trade and Investment under Prosper Africa | Press Release | U.S. Agency for International Development

NEWS: USAID Designates Morocco🇲🇦 as Regional Hub for a New Program in Trade and Investment under Prosper Africa.

This new center of operations for regional trade and investment will create jobs, drive economic growth, and foster shared prosperity in Morocco, the rest of North Africa, and countries across the African continent.

More here ⬇️

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will designate the Kingdom of Morocco as a regional hub for the new, continent-wide Trade and Investment Program funded by USAID under Prosper Africa. This new center of operations for regional trade and investment will create jobs, drive economi...

By the time the Belarusian people went to the polls for the Aug. 9 presidential election, widely condemned as fraudulent...
12/22/2020
The Way Forward in Belarus

By the time the Belarusian people went to the polls for the Aug. 9 presidential election, widely condemned as fraudulent by international organizations and dozens of countries, including the United States, the EU, and Canada, the wheels of change were already in motion.

Five months later, Belarusian citizens continue to call for free and fair elections and a democratic Belarus that respects human rights and fundamental freedoms ⤵️

USAID support for a democratic movement

In Latin America, only 52% of women contribute to the labor force. With support from #WGDP, innovative partners such as ...
12/21/2020

In Latin America, only 52% of women contribute to the labor force. With support from #WGDP, innovative partners such as Laboratoria are transforming the tech industry in Latin America and advancing women’s economic empowerment globally ➡️ http://usaid.link/b8h

Across the Caribbean, USAID is collaborating with the private sector to promote energy resilience and energy independenc...
12/21/2020
Caribbean Energy Initiative

Across the Caribbean, USAID is collaborating with the private sector to promote energy resilience and energy independence through the Caribbean Energy Initiative. http://ow.ly/NNBL50Cqsvd
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USAID’s Caribbean Energy Initiative (CEI) focuses on building energy sector resilience across the region, in recognition of the critical role that a steady, reliable energy supply plays in the daily economy of the region and in post-disaster recovery.

Across the Caribbean, USAID is working with the private sector to support young people with opportunities to lead and li...
12/20/2020
Behind the Scenes with Alicia Glasgow Gentles

Across the Caribbean, USAID is working with the private sector to support young people with opportunities to lead and live more meaningful lives.
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How a foundation director helps put Jamaica’s youth on the right trajectory

Peru is home to the Amazon rainforest and nearly 500,000 Indigenous Peoples. Some, like the Shipibo Conibo people, are f...
12/20/2020

Peru is home to the Amazon rainforest and nearly 500,000 Indigenous Peoples. Some, like the Shipibo Conibo people, are finding new ways to conserve the forests. Learn more: usaid.link/ia0

12/19/2020

USAID fulfilled the President's promise to deliver nearly 9,000 ventilators to 43 countries around the world. This contribution is part of the broader U.S. Government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tigray, Ethiopia: Humanitarian organizations need full, safe & unhindered access to provide emergency assistance. U.S. p...
12/18/2020

Tigray, Ethiopia: Humanitarian organizations need full, safe & unhindered access to provide emergency assistance. U.S. partners have a long history of delivering aid in these regions and USAID stands ready to scale up assistance once full access is allowed.

More information here: http://bit.ly/3mr05ek

Family and cocoa are the base of Jenny and Fernando’s business: Natural Hispaniola.When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Do...
12/18/2020

Family and cocoa are the base of Jenny and Fernando’s business: Natural Hispaniola.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Dominican Republic, the couple had to find ways to keep their business and products afloat. With the help of USAID, this couple found the necessary support to thrive. Learn more about their amazing story and how we assisted, here: usaid.link/fc2.
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In the deep interiors of Odisha, one of India's poorest states, lives Sulochana who picked up a fishing net and broke so...
12/18/2020

In the deep interiors of Odisha, one of India's poorest states, lives Sulochana who picked up a fishing net and broke social taboos to give her daughters access to nutritious food. Read how USAID India and WorldFish supported Sulochana and many desperate mothers like her in their search for food and happiness for their daughters and their families: http://usaid.link/5hb

Looking for good news? We’ve got it! Check out our December newsletter to find out more about how we are:🌀 Responding to...
12/17/2020

Looking for good news? We’ve got it! Check out our December newsletter to find out more about how we are:

🌀 Responding to the impact of hurricanes in Central America and Colombia

👪 Helping migrants know their rights

🍕 Encouraging entrepreneurs -- including the owner of a pizzeria -- to build resilience

Click here to read the latest issue: usaid.link/mnn

GOOD NEWS:  50 ventilators to support Mongolia as it combats the COVID-19 pandemic have arrived in country! These high-q...
12/17/2020

GOOD NEWS: 50 ventilators to support Mongolia as it combats the COVID-19 pandemic have arrived in country! These high-quality machines have been produced to respond to Mongolia’s needs in this time of crisis.
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12/17/2020
USAID Provides Support to Pančevo Hospital

Through a USAID energy efficiency program, this COVID-19 hospital in Serbia now has round-the-clock heat and sanitary hot water for the first time. Watch how this critical upgrade is benefitting surgeons, nurses, OB/GYNs and patients alike.

Meet Patty Mira-Hunter, an international human rights lawyer who has spent 20 years fighting against rights abuses and p...
12/17/2020
The Foundation for Human Rights

Meet Patty Mira-Hunter, an international human rights lawyer who has spent 20 years fighting against rights abuses and promoting forgiveness in Colombia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Learn how she is driven by her conviction that forgiveness is a foundation for reconciliation and human rights respect globally ⤵️

A USAID advocate’s testament to forgiveness, resilience, and reconciliation

EVENT: USAID invites you to a virtual roundtable to discuss the threats posed by Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IU...
12/16/2020

EVENT: USAID invites you to a virtual roundtable to discuss the threats posed by Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) Fishing by China’s Distant Water Fleet (DWT) and how the international community can protect marine resources going forward.

WHEN: Thursday, December 17 at 9:00 AM EST and Friday, December 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST.

REGISTER HERE: https://lnkd.in/gwSj4Wb

NEWS: The United States has provided 65,000 metric tons of wheat to Sudan through a $20 million USAID grant to the Nobel...
12/16/2020

NEWS: The United States has provided 65,000 metric tons of wheat to Sudan through a $20 million USAID grant to the Nobel Peace Prize winning World Food Programme.

This donation will help alleviate a significant shortage of affordable wheat as the Sudanese people face growing needs due to a challenging economy, historic floods earlier this year, and the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s supportive collaboration.

More here: https://www.usaid.gov/news-information/press-releases/dec-16-2020-united-states-delivers-20-million-wheat-sudanese-people

Disinformation has proliferated during the COVID-19 pandemic. The simplest way to counter it is to fact-check and use cr...
12/16/2020

Disinformation has proliferated during the COVID-19 pandemic. The simplest way to counter it is to fact-check and use credible sources of information.

Meet Bagila, a media studies professor from Kazakhstan, who partnered with USAID to create a media literacy manual that has been adopted in 21 of 23 universities in Kazakhstan that offer journalism and mass communications programs: usaid.link/1qg

Among the Vy'apavẽ, an indigenous community of Paraguay, nearly ⅔ of the community live in poverty. Economic opportuniti...
12/15/2020

Among the Vy'apavẽ, an indigenous community of Paraguay, nearly ⅔ of the community live in poverty. Economic opportunities are scarce, and lack of identity cards make it difficult for leaders to support their communities with basic necessities.

Using honey– a natural resource commonly used by the Vy'apavẽ for medicinal purposes– USAID has stepped up to provide effective opportunities for economic growth. Through various training sessions with technical staff from USAID, community members have become equipped with the necessary skills of effective beekeeping.

Now, the community sells their honey products to make profit, and have made three successful harvests and increased their production tenfold! USAID has also provided them with identity documents, which allow for greater access to social programs and stronger stability.

Read more here: https://usaidpubs.exposure.co/the-sweet-taste-of-success

In the Peruvian Amazon, indigenous Shipibo Conibo communities are finding new ways to earn income while protecting their...
12/15/2020

In the Peruvian Amazon, indigenous Shipibo Conibo communities are finding new ways to earn income while protecting their forests. These communities know that forests are life. If the forest dies, the culture dies, and if the culture dies, the community dies.

USAID’s Forest Alliance is supporting the Shipibo Conibo people to build local skills to develop sustainable and inclusive businesses. These practices are helping to address the underlying economic drivers of deforestation and forest degradation. Learn more: usaid.link/ia0.

NEWS: Sudan's state sponsor of terrorism designation has been rescinded. "Today is a historic day in the U.S.-Sudanese b...
12/14/2020
U.S. Department of State

NEWS: Sudan's state sponsor of terrorism designation has been rescinded.

"Today is a historic day in the U.S.-Sudanese bilateral relationship, as Sudan’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism is officially rescinded." Secretary Pompeo

Read the Secretary's full statement here: https://go.usa.gov/xAaZ5.

Secretary Pompeo: "Today is a historic day in the U.S.-Sudanese bilateral relationship, as Sudan’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism is officially rescinded. I congratulate Sudanese Prime Minister Hamdok and the Sudanese people and look forward to building a stronger U.S.-Sudanese partnership."

Read the Secretary's full statement here: https://go.usa.gov/xAaZ5.

During the 2019-2020 school year, Haitian students were unable to go to school 50 percent of the time due to political u...
12/13/2020

During the 2019-2020 school year, Haitian students were unable to go to school 50 percent of the time due to political unrest and COVID-19. In response, USAID produced a pioneering radio program to serve over 36,400 students through distance learning! usaid.link/e02 #NeighborsPartnersFriends

12/12/2020

Catch up on what happened this week at USAID ⤵️

After studying to become a geologist, Zulfa had a goal of bringing water to her neighbors in her home community in Mozam...
12/11/2020

After studying to become a geologist, Zulfa had a goal of bringing water to her neighbors in her home community in Mozambique. Thanks to training from USAID that supported her business, she has hired a team of nine and is providing reliable drinking water to more than 1,100 homes in her area. -- https://usaidpubs.exposure.co/more-water-for-everyone

On International Mountain Day, meet Zafar and Eraj, who are building their tourism business in the mountainous area of T...
12/11/2020

On International Mountain Day, meet Zafar and Eraj, who are building their tourism business in the mountainous area of Tajikistan. With USAID’s support, they learned new online marketing skills to attract more tourists. Despite the travel industry being hit hard due to COVID-19, Eraj and Zafar are optimistic about the next season.

USAID’s work to highlight remote destinations for post-pandemic adventure travelers is elevating Central Asia on the global tourism market. Read our story to learn how Lonely Planet ran ked the Central Asian Silk Road as the best region in the world to visit: http://usaid.link/278d5

133 million Indonesian women experience gender-based violence during their lifetime. #EndGBV #16Days
12/09/2020

133 million Indonesian women experience gender-based violence during their lifetime.
#EndGBV #16Days

USAID works worldwide to make sure the world’s most vulnerable children have the same access to quality education as the...
12/09/2020

USAID works worldwide to make sure the world’s most vulnerable children have the same access to quality education as their peers. In Tajikistan, we’ve been providing books printed in Braille so young students with visual impairments can read, learn, and imagine through books designed especially for their needs. -- https://usaidpubs.exposure.co/making-reading-accessible

To build a more peaceful world free of gender-based violence, USAID is partnering with the private sector, faith-based o...
12/08/2020

To build a more peaceful world free of gender-based violence, USAID is partnering with the private sector, faith-based organizations, governments, and civil society to enhance women and girls’ access to technology.

Learn more: https://www.usaid.gov/usaid-digital-strategy
#16days #EndGBV

Land is the most important economic resource for the vast majority of the rural poor who depend on agriculture for their...
12/08/2020

Land is the most important economic resource for the vast majority of the rural poor who depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. Yet, throughout much of the developing world women have less access, control, and ownership of this key asset than men. Women’s land rights are less secure which can limit their economic opportunities and leave them more vulnerable to poverty, hunger, and displacement.

Championed by Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, the W-GDP Initiative seeks to reach 50 million women in the developing world by 2025. The Initiative established the W-GDP Fund, now in its second year and totaling $200 million. The W-GDP Fund works across more than 60 countries to finance innovative programs and partnerships, including a $9.1 million investment in women’s land rights that is supporting reforms to national policies and customary practices through local capacity-building in Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Ghana, Zambia, Tanzania, and India. https://www.usaid.gov/w-gdp/fact-sheet/aug-2020-womens-global-development-and-prosperity-fund-announces-122m-progress-partnerships

Times of crisis and stress, like during COVID-19, can increase the risk of violence for women and girls. USAID’s partner...
12/07/2020

Times of crisis and stress, like during COVID-19, can increase the risk of violence for women and girls. USAID’s partners are working hard to help gender-based survivors with health care, counseling, legal advice, and relocation.
#16Days #EndGBV

USAID Mali's Girls Leadership and Empowerment through Education initiative increases access for adolescent girls and imp...
12/06/2020

USAID Mali's Girls Leadership and Empowerment through Education initiative increases access for adolescent girls and improves their safety in schools. Between 2018-2019, it reached 17,727 girls!
#EndGBV #16Days

Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.S...
12/06/2020

Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

See how USAID supports our partner countries by improving access to water and promoting proper handwashing with soap to prevent diseases like the novel coronavirus: https://www.usaid.gov/coronavirus?page=1

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