US-AID

USAID Distributes Computer Tablets to Support Pakistani Teachers’ Professional Development

Islamabad, January 19, 2016: The United States Agency for International Development is distributing 23,800 computer tablets through its Pakistan Reading Project to public school teachers of grades 1 and 2 to support teacher t

USPCAS-E ANNOUNCES ENERGY SPECIFIC RESEARCH GRANTS

Islamabad -The U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) at the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), University of Engineering and Technology (UET), and Arizona State University (ASU), funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), have recently announced energy-specific research grants through a nationwide call for research proposals.

Pakistan - 16th on Climate Change Vulnerability Index, 10th most affected as a result of climate change

Islamabad (Staff Reporter)Agro-ecological monitoring of ecosystems is an essential component for management of natural resources. Efforts are needed to assess and document the status of rangelands in the country by using the latest techniques. Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (ARC) has established Rangeland Research Institute at NARC for various research and development activities relating to rangelands in the country. This was stated by Chairman PARC Dr.

USAID AND TELENOR JOIN FORCES IN PAKISTAN

Islamabad - The United States Agency for International Development(USAID) and Telenor have joined hands to work for the socio-economic progress of Pakistan. Their main aim would be to support initiatives in the fields of Health, Governance, Education and Agriculture.

USAID'S COOPERATION PIVOTAL IN BOOSTING AGRI PRODUCTION - BOSAN

Islamabad - Pakistan’s partnership with USAID is destined to explore new avenues in agri-development. USAID’s cooperation in agricultural sector has been pivotal in boosting agricultural production through development of new crop varieties, better irrigation and management practices. In addition to research, USAID’s assistance in agri-business has contributed much towards investment, revenue and employment generation.

Consumers in Mardan to get increased power supply as USAID helps to improve transmission system

Rawat (Rawalpindi) - U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director to Pakistan John Groarke inaugurated two new autotransformers for the Mardan Grid Station in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and presented tools and trucks to power distribution companies in a ceremony held today at the Rawat Grid Station.  The U.S. government is helping the National Transmission and Dispatch Company upgrade its network to accommodate Pakistan’s increasing demand for electricity.

United States Assisting Pakistan to Develop Standards for Urdu Reading Skills

Islamabad, June 12, 2015 - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training concluded a week-long workshop to establish national standards for Urdu reading skills.  The program was led by the Pakistan Reading Project, a program funded by USAID.  Thomas LeBlanc, USAID Pakistan's Education Office Director, and Mr.

U.S.A TRAINS FARMERS FOR BETTER WATER MANAGEMENT

Islamabad - On October 28, 32 Pakistani professionals from the water management and agriculture sectors who participated in a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) training program in 2012 and 2014 met at the Serena Hotel to discuss follow-up actions from their visits to the United States and Australia. Representatives from both the public and private sectors were able discuss how they would apply the techniques they learned from the training to improve irrigation practices in Pakistan.

 

USAID INCREASES INCOME OF 75000 FAMILIES

Islamabad; The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Entrepreneurs Project, has helped increase the incomes of 75,000 beneficiaries over the past three years. From June 2011 to August 2014, USAID’s Entrepreneurs Project led strategic economic development initiatives in 26 districts across Pakistan’s four provinces to foster the development of Pakistan’s honey, medicinal and aromatic plants, hand-embellished fabrics, and dairy sectors.

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