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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 9:15am

Nairobi, Kenya. Tuesday, October 29, 2019 – The U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching a new joint initiative with the East African Community (EAC) to protect the region’s natural resources.

The initiative, Conservation and Management of Natural Capital in East Africa, will provide decision makers with the information and tools they need to protect the region’s precious natural resources. Success for this program will mean improved collaborative management and conservation of transboundary natural resources, reduced wildlife poaching and trafficking, and increased perception of the value of living wildlife.

“Effective conservation and management of natural capital in the East African Community is crucial to the region’s long-term economic growth and development, and its journey to self-reliance,” said USAID Kenya and East Africa Environment Office Director, Aurelia Micko

Economics of Resilience
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 3:15am

According to the “Economics of Resilience to Drought” study,  disseminated yesterday by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and National Drought Management Authority, an earlier and more proactive response to drought in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia could save development partners and governments 30 percent on humanitarian aid spending.

East African Community Headquarters, EAC, USAID, EAST AFRICA
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 1:45am

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, March 2, 2018: The East African Community (EAC) Secretariat in collaboration with the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), held Regional Learning Event and Investors Forum/Donors Roundtable on Environment and Natural Resources Management under the theme: Building Resilience in East Africa: Bridging the Gaps in Policy & Practice at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 8:15am

Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) signed a grant with Generation Program Kenya Limited, a local subsidiary of the McKinsey Social Initiative, to create 2,000 full-time jobs and provide over 100,000 hours in skills development for young people in the apparel industry.

Postharvest Technologies Competition Winners
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 10:30am

Today, panelists for the East Africa Postharvest Technologies Competition 2017 selected three innovators to split $30,000 in seed capital to scale up and disseminate their technologies to reduce postharvest food losses. Poor postharvest practices currently result in the loss of 60 percent of all food that is produced in Africa.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 2:15pm

Today in Nairobi, U.S. Ambassador Robert F. Godec helped launch East Africa’s agribusiness reality TV show “Don’t Lose the Plot,” which was supported by the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative and the United States Agency of International Development (USAID).