Anniversary Events around the World
During USAID 50th anniversary year, staff at missions around the world continue their work improving local communities, promoting economic prosperity, and fostering opportunity. Many missions are marking this historic milestone by hosting unique events and activities with the local communities. This provides a moment to reflect on the longstanding partnerships USAID has maintained with countries around the world.
USAID-Liberia will sponsor an exhibit at the Mission Director’s residence featuring a timeline of USAID, with special emphasis on USAID’s work in Liberia .
USAID-Ecuador will host a reception for 500 people with a photo display honoring USAID’s 50th anniversary.
Video from USAID’s 50th Anniversary event, held on Nov. 3 in Washington, DC.
On June 2, USAID-Mongolia hosted an event to mark 20 years of partnership between Mongolia and USAID. The event celebrated the country’s democratic transition into a free market economy over the past two decades.
In order to celebrate the joint USAID/Peace Corps 50th Anniversary, agency staff invited guests at the annual Embassy 4th of July Party in El Salvador to take a walk through history and experience the achievements of both agencies over the past five decades.
Ethiopia recognized USAID’s 50th anniversary by co-sponsoring the EVERY ONE half-marathon in Awassa, Ethiopia, along with Save the Children and the Great Ethiopian Run. The event sought to raise awareness about efforts to reduce maternal, newborn, and child deaths
To commemorate its 60th anniversary and Earth Day, USAID-Nepal teamed up with the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) to organize a trek through Nepal’s Langtang region, called the Green Hiker-Green Planet Campaign.
Mali celebrated USAID’s 50th at the seventh annual “Festival sur le Niger;” an event attracting over 24,000 participants and held to promote sustainable development through tourism, music, and cultural exchanges. Browse through the photo gallery below see highlights from the event and learn more about USAID Mali’s 50th Anniversary celebration.
On March 9, USAID joined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Government of Norway, Grand Challenges Canada, and the World Bank to launch Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development. The partners are calling on the brightest minds across the globe to identify and scale up transformative prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in rural, low-resource settings around the time of birth
On January 19th, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah delivered a major speech entitled The Modern Development Enterprise at an event hosted by the Center for Global Development.