November 25, 2015
Jordan’s Customs Department—A Middle East Model—Launches Regional Training Center
Jordan Customs last week inaugurated its newly-certified regional training center in Amman, a forum for customs staff from more than 10 Middle East countries to train, strengthen ties, and improve cross-border commerce and traffic.
November 24, 2015
DAI Announces Winners of Gunning Service Awards for 2015
DAI is delighted honor the two winners of this year’s David H. Gunning Award for Community Service. They are Caity Campos, who founded and runs a nonprofit for at-risk youth in South and Central America, and Katie Prowse, who works for an education charity in Zambia. Matt Woodhouse, a trustee and founder of Katapult Kilimanjaro, a U.K. charity that promotes sustainable development in Tanzania, was selected as the winner of an “honorable mention” prize.
November 20, 2015
Honduran NGO Wins White House Award
The Organization for Youth Empowerment (OYE), a Honduran nongovernmental organization, was honored November 19 at a reception at the home of Joe Eldridge and DAI Board Member Maria Otero. Earlier this week, OYE was presented with the International Spotlight Award in a White House ceremony with First Lady Michelle Obama.
November 18, 2015
LIFT Programme Issues Second-Level Land Certificates in Ethiopia
DAI’s Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) programme in Ethiopia recently issued second-level land certificates to farmers for the first time at an event in Dejen Kebele, Emba Alaje Woreda, Tigray.
November 16, 2015
DAI’s Roggemann: Know Local Mobile Realities Before Designing, Implementing ICT4D Programs
Speaking at the 2015 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit in Washington, D.C., DAI’s Kristen Roggemann emphasized that ongoing market research is essential to ensuring that international development practitioners are developing relevant, user-centric mobile services for their targeted populations.
November 16, 2015
Health Informatics Leader Chris LeGrand Joins DAI
DAI today announced the appointment of Christopher A. LeGrand to its global leadership team. LeGrand, the former CEO of Futures Group, will assume the role of President, DAI Global Health. In this newly created position, he will focus on advancing DAI’s global health portfolio, with an emphasis on emerging health markets and services.
November 5, 2015
Fall 2015 Issue of DAI’s Developments Newsletter Available Online
The Fall 2015 issue of DAI’s Developments newsletter, featuring six articles by members of the DAI team, is now available online.
October 19, 2015
DAI Raises More Than $5k for the Linda Norgrove Foundation
DAI recently hosted a number of events to raise funds for the Linda Norgrove Foundation, a grant-giving trust that provides funding for women, families, and children in Afghanistan, focusing on education, health, childcare, and scholarships to help Afghan women go to university. The events—a Cocktail Hour, Workout Wear Friday, a Raffle, and our annual 5k Run/Walk—raised a total of $5,453.77.
October 13, 2015
Philippines Recognized for Recent Government Reforms
The Philippines, a founding member of the international Open Government Partnership (OGP), has been recognized as one of the leading OGP participants. The OGP is an international organization promoting transparency, civic participation, the fight against corruption, and new technologies to make government more open, effective, and accountable.
September 29, 2015
African Union, Africa Lead Agree to Collaborate on Support for Malabo Declaration and New Alliance
The African Union Commission’s Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (AUC/DREA) recently signed a letter of agreement with Africa Lead, a top program of the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative. The Letter of Agreement between the two organizations commits to the selection and seconding of professional staff to AUC/DREA for up to three years to assist in facilitating the continental commitment to transform agriculture.
September 24, 2015
Sir Malcolm Bruce Joins DAI as a Senior Advisor
DAI is delighted to announce that Sir Malcolm Bruce has joined the firm in an advisory capacity.
September 8, 2015
Programme Launches Interactive Database of Education Innovations from Across Pakistan
The U.K. Department of International Development (DFID)-funded Ilm Ideas—Pakistan Education Fund recently launched an interactive database of innovations designed to increase access for Pakistanis to quality education.
August 31, 2015
DAI Mexico Transferred to Local Team, Doing Business as INTEGRO
DAI is delighted to announce the sale of its Mexico City-based regional consulting practice, DAI Mexico, to the outstanding team of local managers and technical specialists who have run the operation since it was started in 2009.
August 17, 2015
DAI Welcomes Second Fellow from President Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship
DAI is delighted to welcome Alueshima Utsaha as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Alueshima will work through September at DAI, focusing on Health governance and leadership in addition to, conducting desk research in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programming as well as how enhanced domestic resource mobilization could be used to bolster HIV programs in developing countries.
August 11, 2015
Video: Longtime DAI Employee Offers Perspective on Development in Gaza
Halim Halabi has worked for DAI on various economic development programs in Palestine since 1994. He currently works on the DAI-led Palestinian Market Development Programme (PMDP), funded jointly by the U.K. Department for International Development and the European Union. He recently sat down with PMDP Team Leader Maher Hamdan and spoke about the Gaza of his childhood, its recent conflicts, and prospects for its economic future.