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People in Nepal sitting in chairs at a conference
USAID/Nepal Hitting the Road for Localization
USAID/Nepal's team has initiated localization roadshows to serve as a platform for USAID to connect with local organizations to answer questions and create relationships. Take some lessons from how the Mission is reaching local partners and how local partners can work with USAID.
Sep 7, 2023
A man rowing a canoe in a river through a forest.
Empowering Indigenous Collaboration: Insights from USAID’s Co-Creation Journey
A Q&A with Vy Lam and Sandra Lazarte on USAID’s Co-Creation with Indigenous Partners (IP) Learning Document How did the idea for USAID’s Learning Document on “Co-Creation with Indigenous Partners” originate? What were the key factors that contributed to its creation? [Vy Lam] The idea emerged during Luis-Felipe Duchicela's tenure as Senior Advisor for Indigenous Peoples’ Issues at USAID.
Sep 5, 2023
A workstation of a laptop, notebook, and mug.
September Funding Opportunities: Mark Your Calendars
Don't miss these important deadlines in September.
Sep 2, 2023
Two canoes of Salvadorans glide across the water in La Libertad, El Salvador.
Capturing Organizational Successes with MEL: Lessons from El Salvador
USAID’s Partnerships Incubator captures lessons learned about MEL implementation from local organizations in El Salvador.
Aug 29, 2023
Big ballroom, conference room, with people sitting at round tables
Learning and Networking at USAID’s Local Partner Resource Days in India
At USAID/India, staff are working to reach more local partners by hosting a series of resources days. Read the blog to learn more.
Aug 24, 2023
Championing the LCS Policy
Author Ivica Vasev stands with a microphone and speaks to a seated group of panelists
USAID’s Local Capacity Strengthening Policy: Local Context Matters
I use a quote in my email sign-off that’s a blend of others. It encapsulates what I’ve seen over the years: “Helping a community help itself might not change the whole world, but it could change the world for that community.”
Aug 16, 2023
Photo of young Team Sayari presenters, wearing yellow shirts, with their arms in the air
The Team Sayari Partnership: Mixing Global and Local for Success
Just outside Nairobi National Park, down a bumpy, dusty road, sits WildlifeDirect’s Wildlife Warriors Field Lab. While currently the camp is composed of several temporary structures and tents, WildlifeDirect, a Kenyan non-governmental organization, has a vision: to use the power of filmmaking, media, and education to shape the next generation’s attitudes and behaviors around Africa’s environment and wildlife.
Aug 14, 2023
Six participants, 4 men (left) and two women (right) pose for a selfie during Youth Challenge 2.0 in Egypt.
How USAID Sparks Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship through Partnerships
Today’s youth have grown up in a rapidly changing world, interacting with technology throughout their formative years, accessing a vast amount of information, and persevering through a global pandemic. The skills, passions, and vision youth hold from these experiences in their own communities elevate them as critical partners for USAID. USAID believes young people should be viewed as agents of their own development, and many youth-led organizations have accepted this challenge to impact USAID and partner organizations through new ideas and innovations.
Aug 11, 2023