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Seeking Applicants for the USAID MujerProspera (WomanProsper) Challenge

As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to address the root causes of irregular migration, USAID is sponsoring the MujerProspera (WomanProsper) Challenge, a regional challenge to advance gender equality in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Jan 7, 2022
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Highlights from USAID’s Quarterly Business Forecast and Partner Update Webinar

The USAID Business Forecast provides information about potential funding and partnership opportunities at USAID and offers partners the opportunity to engage with us early in the procurement process. The Business Forecast includes anticipated activities that are still in the planning phase, so the information in it may change over time.
Dec 16, 2021
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Comments Welcome: American Schools and Hospitals Abroad DRAFT Request for Applications

The American Schools and Hospital Abroad's (ASHA's) Fiscal Year 2022 draft Request for Applications (RFA) is available for public comment from December 6, 2021, until January 5, 2022, at 4 p.m. EST on
Dec 16, 2021
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USAID Statement Cites the Role of in Lowering Barriers for Partners

USAID Administrator Samantha Power released a statement on USAID's role in supporting a new Executive Order focused on streamlining service provision and the customer experience. The statement references as an example of the Agency's ongoing efforts to simplify processes for partners seeking to engage with USAID.
Dec 14, 2021
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Announcing the Public Comment Period for the Draft USAID Local Capacity Development Policy

USAID is excited to announce the public comment period for its draft Local Capacity Development (LCD) Policy. From December 8, 2021, through January 31, 2022, we are inviting external partners, stakeholders, and other interested parties around the world to review and provide feedback on the draft Policy on USAID’s website.
Dec 9, 2021
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USAID Challenge Seeks Solutions to Address Gender-Inequitable Outcomes from AI Technology

As the use of artificial intelligence (AI) proliferates, more instances of the inequitable design, use, and impact of AI-enabled tools in developing countries are coming to light. Many of these tools and approaches have the capacity for inequitable outcomes across genders due to humans unconsciously embedding bias in AI technology during data collection, model design, or end-use applications. As a result, these tools often pose the greatest risk of harm and missed opportunities to those already marginalized in low- and middle-income countries. To foster an equitable and inclusive digital ecosystem, more efforts are needed to identify innovative and creative approaches to help decision-makers address actual and potential gender biases and inequitable outcomes resulting from AI technology.
Nov 29, 2021