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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
August 8, 2016
DAI Mourns the Passing of J. Peter Morrow
DAI is deeply saddened to mark the passing of J. Peter Morrow, who led the dramatic turnaround of the Agricultural Bank of Mongolia (rebranded as Khan Bank) under a DAI project and went on to become one of Mongolia’s most respected business leaders and most honored foreign citizens. Morrow, who worked for DAI from 2000 to 2010, died on August 4 in Seattle. He was 68 years old.
August 1, 2016
DAI Europe Earns ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Certifications
DAI Europe has achieved the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards, establishing it as an operations leader in international development consulting and implementation.
July 5, 2016
Polish Sustainable Energy Financing Facility Wins Clean Energy Award
A DAI-led project that provides credit to hundreds of small businesses in Poland to improve energy efficiency was recently honored with the Financing Deal of the Year award at the 2016 Central and Eastern European (CEE) Clean Energy Awards.
June 22, 2016
DAI Presents Gender Case Studies at European Development Days 2016
DAI recently hosted a lab session and stand on gender equality at the annual European Development Days conference in Brussels.
June 10, 2016
DAI’s Kanini Mutooni Appointed to Global Innovation Fund Board
DAI’s Kanini Mutooni, director for investment at the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Global Innovation Fund. The $200 million London-based fund invests in evidence-based innovations with strong potential for social impact, supports innovators, scales up successes, and provides financing options.