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Public Meeting

By: William S. Reese

Excerpt: William S. Reese, ACVFA Chair, welcomed the ACVFA members, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) staff, and meeting participants. Mr. Reese remarked that this is only the second ACVFA Public Meeting that Andrew Natsios has not attended during his tenure as Administrator of USAID. He said that Mr. Natsios very much wished that he could participate in this meeting. However, he is chairing the Tidewater Conference, the annual meeting of the developm...

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Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: William S. Reese, ACVFA Chair, welcomed the ACVFA members, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) staff, and the meeting participants. Mr. Reese presented a brief overview of the day's agenda, which included updates on two Presidential Initiatives, the Millennium Challenge: Account and the Emergency Plan for HIV/AIDS Relief. He noted the timely discussions of post-conflict reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan, and reminded the audience that post...

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Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid Public Meeting October...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: In 1988 and 1989 the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), the representative of the South, and the Government of Sudan (GOS) were moving towards a peace agreement. That movement allowed the creation of Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS), which provided humanitarian assistance. The peace agreement was aborted after a coup in 1989.

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Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid Public Meeting-October...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Speaking about the current challenges for women, particularly in post-conflict environments, Ms. Taft point-ed to disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) of ex-combatants as a critical issue. UNDP is trying to ensure that women qualify for benefits and reentry assistance under DDR programs, as well as working to include women in issues such as property rights, resettlement, micro-credit, education, and governance institutions.

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Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid Public Meeting-Februar...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Advisory Committee On Voluntary Foreign Aid Public Meeting: February 25, 2004 - ...

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Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid Public Meeting Februar...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Supporting fragile states is important for a number of reasons. First, fragile states have the potential to create humanitarian disasters that dwarf even the greatest natural calamities. Second, as the National Security Strategy of 2002 described, ?America is now threatened less by conquering states than we are by failing states.?

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Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: William S. Reese, ACVFA Chair, welcomed the ACVFA members, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) staff, and meeting participants. Mr. Reese introduced the new members of the ACVFA: Benjamin Homan, President and CEO, Food for the Hungry Iqbal Noor Ali, CEO, Aga Khan Foundation USA Michael J. Nyenhuis, President, MAP International John Sullivan, Executive Director, Center for International Private Enterprise and Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, Hoover...

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Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: William S. Reese, ACVFA Chair, welcomed the ACVFA members, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) staff, and the meeting participants. Mr. Reese remarked that this is the third ACVFA Public Meeting of 2004. The agenda includes discussions of crisis management and reconstruction, the Global Development Alliance, and the Millennium Challenge: Corporation. These issues have been on the agenda over the last four years since Andrew Natsios was sworn in a...

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Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: 9:00 am Welcome and Overview of Public Meeting Format Washington Ballroom Ben Homan, ACVFA Chairman, and President and CEO, Food for the Hungry 9:05 am Overview of the President?s Foreign Assistance Budget for FY 07 Introduction: Ben Homan, ACVFA Chairman, and President and CEO, Food for the Hungry Presentation: James Painter, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Policy and Program Coordination, USAID ...

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Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: 9:00 am Welcome and Overview The Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre Ben Homan, ACVFA Chairman, and President and CEO, Food for the Hungry 9:05 am African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum: USAID?s Role as Implementing Partner The Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre Introduction: Ben Homan, ACVFA Chairman, and President and CEO, Food for the Hungry Presentation: Lloyd Pierson, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Africa, USAID ...

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Avian Influenza and Its Global Implications

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Key Constraints to containment: Poultry farming is largely a ?backyard? enterprise -- High ?kill-offs? of poultry is common -- Poor public awareness -- Culling is a major disincentive to reporting -- Migratory birds and unregulated ?bird trade? are major channels for spreading the virus into new areas -- Inadequate preparedness plans -- Lack of timely or reliable information ...

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Building a Global Brand

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: GRAPHIC STANDARDS MANUAL -- Sets the standard for all USAID public communications -- Compulsory for all Agency employees and contractors -- Communications funded in whole by USAID ...

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Usaid Marking Initiative : The Legal Framework

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: USAID?s Framework Legislation. 1961 Foreign Assistance Act (FAA), Section 641, requires all overseas programs be identified as American Aid USAID?s new Standard Graphic Identity, with the tagline, ?From The American People,? does so almost literally ...

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Avian Influenza and Its Global Implications

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: A coordinated USG approach A coordinated USG approach -- DoD -- Lab capacity, commodities, and training for U.S. military -- HHS, CDC -- Surveillance and diagnostics, pandemic planning, research, communications USDA -- TA for animal surveillance and diagnostics, containment &prevention measures, planning State -- Public diplomacy, diplomatic engagement, delivery of donated supplies, coordination (drafting joint USG international strategy) USAID -- Surveillance a...

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The Presidents Emergency Plan for Aids Relief

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Increase the Emergency Plan?s ability to reach people with needed services: -- Identify potential new partner organizations and increase the total number of Emergency Plan partner organizations -- Increase their organizational and technical capacity to provide prevention and care services -- Build capacity in host nations: -- Develop indigenous capacity to address HIV/AIDS to promote the sustainability of host nations? efforts ...

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Presidents Malaria Presidents Malaria Initiativeinitiative

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Jump Start Activities: IRS with synthetic pyrethroids to cover IRS with synthetic pyrethroids to cover one million residents of four epidemic one million residents of four epidemic -- Prone provinces in southern Angola prone provinces in southern Angola Distribution of free long Distribution of free long--lasting ITNs: lasting ITNs -- As part of nationwide measles as part of nationwide measles immunization campaign in Angola; immunization campaign in Angola -- T...

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Usaids Support for Democracy and Governance May 25, 2005

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom worldwide. U.S. policy is to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny.?

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Usaid Dod Relations

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: USAID Approach Establishment of USAID Military Policy Board Membership: AAs plus one Focus on long-term strategic relationship with DOD Secretariat: PPC Creation of the Office of Military Affairs DCHA lead Operational link to DOD ...

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U. S. Agency for International Development Business Transformation...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Business Transformation Executive Committee. Guide business transformation efforts and ensure broad-based cooperation, ownership and accountability for results. Initiate, review, approve, monitor, coordinate, and evaluate projects and investments to improve the performance of business processes, organizational structures and information systems that support the mission and programs of USAID. Set standards for and monitor the performance of critical processes and...

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Btec Bulletin News from the Business Transformation Executive Comm...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: At its meeting, the BTEC saw a demonstration of the Phase I prototype for the EIS, a key new priority. The prototype provides financial management information for commitments, obligations, and disbursements for both operating expenses (OE) and program funds. The initial users of the EIS will be limited to two people per bureau since the tool is a web-based software that requires users to have a license and dedicated password. Training on the software began on Fe...

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