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USAID Recognizes Public-Private Partnership Week

USAID on Thursday made several announcements as part of its Public-Private Partnership Week:

  • The agency and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) “announced that they will work together to strengthen social, economic and environmental development in coffee growing communities throughout Latin America and the Caribbean,” according to a press release (10/20). 
  • USAID and HP signed a Memorandum of Understanding “to collaborate on projects that promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs, global health,” and other programs, another press release states (10/20).
  • The agency and Swiss Re “announced a three-year partnership to help vulnerable communities fight hunger, build resilience to climate change, and reduce the costs of natural disasters in the Americas, Africa and Asia,” according to another press release (10/20).
  • And USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah presented USAID’s 2011 Global Development Alliance Excellence Award to “Helping Babies Breathe (HBB),” “a partnership with Laerdal Medical, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Save the Children, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD),” a press release states (10/20).

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