May 22, 2015
Chuck Chopak to Co-Chair SID Workgroup on Food Security & Agriculture
DAI Vice President for Technical Services Chuck Chopak has been chosen to co-chair the Society for International Development (SID) Washington, D.C., Chapter’s workgroup on food security and agriculture.
May 21, 2015
DAI Helps Meet Urgent Need for Shelter in Hard-Hit Nepalese Village
DAI has contributed £2,000 to support pressing reconstruction needs in Nepal following the earthquakes and aftershocks that devastated the country in late April and early May.
May 18, 2015
DAI Staff Donate to Kathmandu Orphanage in Wake of Nepal Earthquakes
In the aftermath of Nepal’s recent earthquakes, DAI staff have raised £1,000 to support a Kathmandu orphanage home to 12 children.
May 14, 2015
DAI to Present Microfinance and Land Tenure Programming at 2015 European Development Days
DAI is pleased to be hosting two labs—on microfinance and land tenure—at the annual European Development Days event in Brussels on June 3–4.
May 6, 2015
DAI Workshop Explores Systemic Market Development
More than 90 practitioners from around the world convened April 28–29 in London for a workshop titled “Pushing the Frontier: DAI’s Experience in Systemic Market Development for Inclusive Economic Growth.”
May 5, 2015
USAID Preparedness & Response Project Hosts One Health Workshop
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Preparedness and Response (P&R) project, led by DAI, recently brought together 30 representatives from 10 countries to learn what the project and its partners are doing to build national and regional One Health capacity to emerging and re-emerging zoonotic diseases.
April 23, 2015
DAI to Host Two Labs at 2015 European Development Days
DAI is pleased to be hosting two labs at the annual European Development Days event in Brussels on June 3–4. DAI’s First Lab explores pro-poor access to finance, consumer empowerment, capacity building, and support of equitable and efficient local markets. The second lab is on land tenure issues.
April 23, 2015
Space Apps Challenge Seeks Solutions for Adaptation to Climate Change
The Regional Climate Change Program (RCCP) recently supported the Instituto Tecnologico de Costa Rica (TEC)’s participation in the annual International Space Apps Challenge, sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
April 21, 2015
DAI’s Jim Winkler Highlights Higher Education and Workforce Development at North America-Mongolia Business Council
In a speech April 21 to the 25th Anniversary Annual General Meeting of the North America-Mongolia Business Council, Jim Winkler, DAI senior trade and investment advisor and AUM board member, noted that the poorly trained workforce in Mongolia has created a significant barrier to economic growth and sustainable development.
April 17, 2015
DAI Convenes Global Experts to Explore Systemic Market Development
Economic development programs that seek to help people lift themselves out of poverty are increasingly adopting systemic market development approaches. On April 28–29 in London, DAI will convene 80 top practitioners to explore this trend at a workshop titled “Pushing the Frontier: DAI’s Experience in Systemic Market Development for Inclusive Economic Growth.”
March 16, 2015
DAI to Present at 2015 World Bank Conference
DAI’s Land Tenure and Property Rights team will make two presentations—one looking at the emerging trends and recent initiatives for improving land tenure in Africa and the second looking at how the Mozambican private sector, international investors, and donors are working to introduce more flexibility into land rights transfers—at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2015, on March 23–27.
March 9, 2015
Spring 2015 Issue of Developments Now Available
The Spring 2015 issue of DAI’s Developments online newsletter is now available.
Leading off, Simone Anzboeck and Inez Couzinet describe how banks in Poland are issuing high-quality loans so small and medium-sized enterprises can invest in more efficient energy systems. The Poland Sustainable Energy Finance Facility has financed more than 2,000 projects worth a total of €185 million.
March 8, 2015
DAI Project Sponsors Appmaker Event in Cambodia with Mozilla and Souktel
The Cambodia Development Innovations project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), recently hosted a mobile application-building event that brought together youth and staff members of Cambodian civil society organizations (CSOs).
February 23, 2015
DAI Raises Funds to Help Ebola Orphans Return to School
DAI’s UK offices recently held a fundraiser on behalf of Street Child, a charity focused primarily on achieving universal access to education.
February 20, 2015
Thai Scientist Goes From Microscopes to Policy-making
From examining microbes under a microscope to pitching policy recommendations that could affect the sharing of biological resources within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellows Program gave Honglada “Lada” Thoetkiattikul the skills, experience, and connections to help her shift her career and apply her expertise to improve science-based policy-making in the region