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  • Announcing the National Impact Initiative at the UK’s G8 Social Impact Investing Forum

    Yesterday, at the G8 Social Impact Investing Forum in London, the Obama Administration launched the National Impact Initiative (NII).

  • President Obama Announces Additional Humanitarian Aid for the Syrian People

    President Obama announced today that he has approved a new round of humanitarian assistance, an additional $155 million to provide for the urgent and pressing needs of civilians in Syria and refugees forced to flee the violence of the Assad regime. This brings America’s contribution to date to $365 million, making the United States the largest single donor of humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people.

  • USAID Launches Development Labs at Seven Universities

    Last week, OSTP Director John P. Holdren joined USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah in launching the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) – a groundbreaking partnership between USAID and seven top universities that is designed to harness the ingenuity of faculty and students to help solve global development challenges.

  • Paying it Forward to Build Food Security

    In 2010, Erik Schultz helped launch Thriive, a nonprofit organization that pursues an innovative approach to food security in diverse worldwide locations such as Vietnam, Kenya, Palestine, and Nicaragua. Focusing on the growing needs of small-scale agricultural and food products businesses, such as, smallholder farms and livestock operations, Thriive helps grow the entire food chain, from producers to consumers, making them more resilient and self-reliant.

  • Feed the Future: Together We Can

    USDA was honored to join forces with USAID and Islamic Relief USA to host the department’s 4th annual Iftar celebration. The event welcomed over 170 guests, including representatives from humanitarian organizations, faith-based groups and federal employees. This year’s Iftar called attention to the importance of reducing food insecurity abroad with the theme “Feed the Future: Together We Can.”

  • Building a More Inclusive USAID

    Mr. Malnak’s swearing-in took on special significance as it marked the first time a same-sex partner of a new USAID Mission Director participated in the event by holding the copy of the U.S. Constitution.

  • White House Hosts Meeting on Global Health Security

    This first-of-its-kind meeting reflects the Obama Administration's deepening commitment to building relationships across sectors and with other nations in recognition that the response to health threats must be global

  • Peace Corps: Helping Feed the Future

    The Peace Corps reaffirms its commitment to food security and discussed our joint efforts to make sustainable change.

  • Putting Data to Work for Food Security

    The USAID is launching a Food Security Open Data Challenge to bring together technologists, food security experts, entrepreneurs, and others to work with key datasets and determine how many can support solutions to the most pressing issues in food security.

  • Healthy Food, Digital Tools at G8 Food Security Events

    In advance of the G8 Summit at Camp David last weekend, President Obama joined four African Heads of State, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, private-sector leaders, and Bono from the band U2 and the ONE Campaign at the 3rd Annual Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security.