KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Bishnu Prasad Paudel and USAID Administrator Samantha Power held a meeting on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Samantha Power, administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), came to Kathmandu this morning. After coming down from Kathmandu, she reached Adarsha Secondary School in Sanothimi, Bhaktapur.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Samantha Power, administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is arriving in Kathmandu today on a two-day visit to Nepal. Power is about to come to Nepal less than a week after Victoria Nuland, the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, returned from a visit to Nepal. USAID informed about Power's visit through a statement only last Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Director of the USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety (FSIL) and Professor at Purdue University, Haley Oliver, held a meeting with Vice Chancellor of Agricultural and Forestry University (AFU) along with the project team and University research leaders on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: The United States (US) on Tuesday launched the USAID Trade and Competitiveness activity with the objective to increase the competitiveness of Nepali enterprises in targeted sectors with high growth and employment potential.

Keeping Communities in the Lead

August 18, 2022 06:00 am

A few months ago, I visited Mugu and Jumla in the Karnali province. During my final site visit, I met with men and women farmers in a remote community with whom we had been partnering.  Simple changes had significantly increased their farm production and their income. Sitting in a circle, they told me what they had learned. I asked if they had any advice for me, struggling with my own small vegetable garden. An older woman gave me impressively thorough advice starting with the importance of owning my own land, to how far apart I need to plant the seeds, and the benefits of various types of fertilizer.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The United States has agreed to provide Rs 79.71 billion ($659 million) in grant assistance to Nepal to support its graduation to a middle-income country from a least developed country.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MoEST), USAID’s Early Grade Reading Program (USAID EGRP II), and other development partners convened a high-level event at Singha Durbar, Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, May 21: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has sent emergency assistance to help Nepal battle COVID-19 surge.

KATHMANDU, March 3: The United States on Tuesday announced a commitment of $37 million in financing from the Emergency Reserve Fund for Contagious Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for 25 countries affected by novel coronavirus COVID-19 or at high risk of its spread.

KATHMANDU, June 1: It has come to light that Prof Dr Dambar Dhoj Chemjong, head of the Central Department of Anthropology at Tribhuvan University, concealed a letter sent by the university's Executive Council regarding action against misuse of funds provided by USAID.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Officials of the Central Department of Anthropology, Tribhuvan University (TU) have been found embezzling funds provided by the USAID.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, Randy W. Berry—in partnership with the National Reconstruction Authority, the Ministry of Education, and the Asian Development Bank—handed over Gaurishankar Secondary School in Ramechhap.

Of leadership, for the leaders

October 15, 2018 00:30 am

The fictional world of Prime Minister Asha of Singha Durbar TV series mirrors the shenanigans of Nepali politics. But despite the horrendous power struggles and political mudslinging on the screen, Asha understands that collaboration is the key for the successful implementation of federalism. Dubbed as a “roadmap for governance and leadership,” the TV series made a comeback with season two in July 2018 with support from USAID, United Nations in Nepal, and Nepali diaspora—this time with a storyline which reflects the challenges and opportunities of federalism.

KATHMANDU, Aug 24: Amy Tohill-Stull has been appointed as the new Misson Director for U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The U.S. Embassy, Chargé d'Affaires Michael C. Gonzales swore in Tohill-Stull at a ceremony at the United States Embassy that was hosted by outgoing USAID Mission Director Peter A. Malnak.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Hamro Samman Project under United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has joined hand with its development partners and private sectors to counter trafficking in persons in Nepal.