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December 2, 2016

Kenyan Microfinance NGO Unveils Plans to Reach 1 Million Women by 2021

Kenyan social enterprise Joyful Women Organization (JOYWO) recently announced an ambitious five-year strategic plan, which was developed with the support of the Financial Inclusion for Rural Microenterprises (FIRM) project, led by DAI and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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November 22, 2016

DAI’s MorSEFF Promotes Sustainable Energy Finance Facility at COP22

Representatives from nearly 200 countries recently gathered at the COP22 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Morocco and pledged to move forward on the implementation of the Paris Agreement. More than 50,000 delegates attended multiple events. DAI’s Morocco Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (MorSEFF) programme shared a booth with the Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency in the Innovation Section at the conference.

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November 16, 2016

Following Private Sector Advocacy, Kenya Repeals Law That Deterred Foreign Investment

A 2015 Kenya law that required 30-percent Kenyan ownership of businesses registered by foreign firms was recently repealed after successful advocacy by the business community with direct support from an economic growth program led by DAI.

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November 3, 2016

DAI Global Health Celebrates One Health Day

DAI Global Health celebrates globally the first annual One Health Day on November 3.

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November 3, 2016

Ten Years Later: Steven Rosenberg, “Creative Father” of Serbia’s Association for Local Economic Development

Ten years after DAI helped Serbia launch its National Association for Local Economic Development (NALED), NALED stands as an example for local institution building and deep-rooted development that endures.

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October 21, 2016

DAI Raises $6,882 for the Linda Norgrove Foundation

DAI staff recently raised $6,882 for the Linda Norgrove Foundation during annual activities to observe the October 8, 2010, passing of the DAI staff member. The foundation gives grants to assist programs in Afghanistan that help women and children affected by the war.

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October 18, 2016

DAI Global Health Welcomes Susan Scribner

Susan Scribner has joined the firm as Vice President of Health Systems Solutions and Director of the Preparedness and Response project, a U.S. Agency for International Development program that facilitates pandemic preparedness across three regions and 16 countries.

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October 11, 2016

DAI Named Prime Partner of the Year for 2016

DAI is delighted to announce that it has been named Prime Partner of the Year by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC). The award is designed “to recognize a prime contractor who demonstrates excellence in sub-contracting and support to small businesses to accelerate their success.” Past winners include Northrup Grumman, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Lockheed Martin.

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October 7, 2016

DAI Conference Highlighted by Addresses from CEO James Boomgard and Former USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah

The DAI Global Staff Conference launched Monday, October 3, convening more than 600 staff from DAI headquarters in Washington and London and from project locations all over the world.

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October 4, 2016

Gunning Service Award Winners for 2016 Announced at DAI Global Staff Conference

On October 4, at the DAI Global Staff Conference in Rockville, Maryland, DAI was delighted to announce the 2016 winners of the David H. Gunning Award for Community Service. They are Samuel Njakai, who volunteers at a rescue center and home for orphans and vulnerable children near Nairobi, Kenya, and Rocio Sanchez, who supports a small charity dedicated to assisting marginalized Mayan villages.

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September 26, 2016

Innovation into Action Challenge Winners Begin to Implement Their Solutions in the Field

In May 2016, DAI and its partners announced four winners in the Innovation into Action Challenge, a competition to identify and support products and services that will help people in developing nations tackle social and economic challenges. The four winners and two subsequent awardees have deployed—or will soon deploy—to field-test their innovations through DAI projects and contacts, with a tailored package of mentoring and technical assistance.

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September 21, 2016

Ten Years and Counting: Serbia’s Local Economic Development Association Throws a Birthday Party

Ten years after DAI helped Serbia launch its National Association for Local Economic Development (NALED), NALED celebrated the milestone with a gala in Belgrade that attracted more than 600 political and business leaders, mayors, representatives of state institutions and international organizations, and diplomats.

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September 12, 2016

DAI and Partner IMC Honoured for Outstanding Relationship with Subcontractors

DAI Europe Ltd. and joint venture partner IMC Worldwide recently won top honour from the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) for supplier excellence in the category of “Fair Treatment of Subcontractors.”

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August 31, 2016

DAI Biodiversity Expert Jim Tarrant Speaks on Integration Panel

Jim Tarrant, Chief of Party of the Biodiversity Results and Integrated Development Gains Enhanced (BRIDGE) project, was a featured panelist at a recent discussion on the need for integrated development approaches. 

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August 11, 2016

Ethiopian Tax Team Visits Counterparts in Rwanda and Tanzania

A high-level team from the Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA), led by Ato Desta Bezabh Gebrehiwet, Deputy Director General and Head of Domestic Tax Department, and facilitated by the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID)-funded Tax, Audit and Transparency (TAUT) programme led by DAI, visited revenue authorities in Rwanda and Tanzania during the past two weeks.

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