News & Publications


January 28, 2016

DAI and Partners Launch Innovation into Action Challenge

DAI and three key partners announced the launch of the Innovation into Action Challenge, a new challenge designed to support innovations with the potential to make a difference in the lives of people in emerging and transitioning nations.

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January 12, 2016

Top Newspaper Names Farmer Assisted by Feed the Future Liberia FED Project as its Person of the Year

A former businessman who took up farming to help Liberia become more self-sufficient at generating food was chosen as Person of the Year by the Daily Observer, one of the country’s top newspapers. John Selma is part of a group that harvested 1 million tons of rice in Lofa County in 2015.

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January 5, 2016

New Headquarters Improves Service Delivery by Somaliland’s Ministry of Interior

An effort that began in 2011 recently came to fruition in Somaliland at the end of 2015. A newly constructed facility to house the 145 employees who work for the region’s Ministry of Interior was completed and handed over.

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December 22, 2015

Winter 2015 Issue of DAI’s Developments Newsletter Now Available

The Winter 2015 issue of DAI’s Developments newsletter is now available, featuring articles from Cambodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia, and Vietnam.

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December 10, 2015

Jordan Fiscal Reform Project Produces Video on Youth Development Programming

The Fiscal Reform Project (FRP), funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, supports young Jordanians, current students and recent graduates, through its Internship and Volunteer Program.

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November 25, 2015

Jordan’s Customs Department—A Middle East Model—Launches Regional Training Center

The Jordan Customs Department 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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