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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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June 1, 2016

Afghanistan Holds National Gender Summit

A national summit on gender equality was recently held in Afghanistan that brought together activist and civil society groups to set priorities and establish coalitions.

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May 27, 2016

Innovation into Action Challenge Winners Chosen

Last night, DAI and its partners announced four winners of the Innovation into Action Challenge, a competition designed to find and support products and services that will help people in developing nations tackle social and economic development problems.

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May 13, 2016

Nine Finalists Selected for Innovation into Action Challenge

Nine organizations have been chosen as finalists for the DAI Innovation into Action Challenge, a global competition designed to find and support products and services that will help people in developing nations tackle social and economic development problems. Finalists will come to the Washington, D.C. area during the week of May 23 to compete for three Challenge prizes, each offering $20,000 in seed funding, an opportunity to field-test their product or service, and a tailored package of coaching and technical assistance.

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April 29, 2016

ICT4D Leader Bobby Jefferson Joins DAI’s Global Health Team

DAI today announced that Bobby Jefferson has joined DAI as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for DAI Global Health, effective May 1. A leader in the field of information and communications technology for development (ICT4D), Jefferson will focus on expanding DAI’s range of digital health services.

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April 22, 2016

DAI’s Employee Ownership Initiative Wins Prestigious Award

DAI was yesterday named an award winner at the 17th annual conference of the Global Equity Organization (GEO), a professional membership organization dedicated to advancing understanding of employee share plans. DAI won in a new award category, Best Use of a Share Plan in a Private Company.

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April 21, 2016

DAI Empowers Young Colombian Innovators via NASA Space Apps Challenge

DAI is working with the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, its on-campus technology and innovation hub, Centro Ático, and the Centro Internacional de Agriculture Tropical (CIAT) in Cali to harness the entrepreneurial power of young Colombians to tackle climate change with the aid of NASA satellite data, mobile phones, and their own ingenuity.

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