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26 March 2013
On March 24, 2013, USAID/Djibouti participated in a World TB Day event sponsored by the Djibouti Ministry of Health. USAID will provide $50,000 in...
21 June 2012
The U.S. Government has donated food aid to benefit rural Djiboutians who have been affected by the chronic drought in this arid country. The $2.5...
15 December 2011
Oumalkaire Omar Djama is a dynamic and passionate 22 year old young woman from the district of Arta in the Republic of Djibouti who has...
15 August 2011
Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya
Dr. Biden travelled to the region in early August to help raise awareness about the need for more global assistance to mitigate the impact of...
8 August 2011
Djibouti is one of four countries including Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia that have been hit hard by drought. To assess the impact of the...
14 January 2011
In Djibouti, the Ambassadors Girls’ Scholarship Program (AGSP) addresses constraints to girls’ participation, retention and achievement in school. In 2006, when the program began, 43%...
22 October 2012
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Statement by SECRETARY CLINTON The United States continues to be concerned by the crisis in the Horn of Africa....
11 September 2012
USAID's regional mission in East Africa is pleased to announce the second round of review under the African Institutions Innovation Mechanism (AIIM), with concept notes...
28 August 2012
The East Africa regional mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID/East Africa) recently awarded the ACDI/VOCA Support for Food Security Activities ...
24 March 2010
World TB Day 2010 is focused on individuals around the world who have found new ways to stop TB and can serve as an inspiration...
10 December 2008
In support of the planned January, 2009 national census, the US Government recently handed over IT and office equipment to the Djibouti Census Office. USAID...
16 January 2013
USAID/East Africa’s Mission Director Jeffrey Ashley and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s (IGAD) Executive Secretary Mahboub M. Maalim, signed an agreement on September 21, 2012...
18 April 2012
The U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti, Geeta Pasi, with the Minister of Health (MoH), Ali Yacoub Mahamoud, and CJTF-HOA’s Brigadier General Eugene Haase, inaugurated...
26 September 2011
September 26, 2011: Today, the U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, H.E. Geeta Pasi, and the Delegate Minister of International Cooperation, H.E. Ahmed Ali Silay, signed agreements...
26 February 2011
The United States Ambassador in Djibouti, Ambassador James Swan, the Deputy of the Combined Joint Task Force/Horn of Africa (CJTF/HOA), General Glasgow, and the Resident...
15 December 2010
At the commercial port, the U.S. Ambassador, Mr. James C. Swan, donated food aid to the Djiboutian people worth one million dollars ($1,000,000). The Director...
6 October 2010
USAID/East Africa's Regional Director, Larry Meserve, and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development's (IGAD) Executive Secretary, Eng. Mahboub M. Maalim, have signed an agreement to continue...
19 July 2010
USAID’s new Djibouti Elections and Political Processes project was officially launched today by the Ambassador of the United States of America in Djibouti, James C....
12 August 2010
A four-party Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed today to improve access to health care services along the Djibouti - Ethiopia transport corridor. The U.S....
26 September 2009
On September 26, Ambassador James Swan and USAID/East Africa Acting Regional Director Larry Meserve signed three bilateral agreements with the Government of the Republic of Djibouti (GORD),...
USAID is assisting the Ministry of Education (MOE) to implement educational reforms throughout the nation. The purpose of USAID’s activity is to improve the quality of teaching and learning, strengthen education strategies and systems; advance the Ministry of National Education’s (MOE) management capacity; increase opportunities for out-of-school youth; and address gender in all activities. The four major components will: (1) improve education systems through decentralized teacher training; (2) strengthen Djibouti’s strategic information capacity; (3) increase community participation and (4) increase opportunities for out-of-school youth.
Ambassadors Girls Scholarship Program (AGSP): In the past four years, the Ambassadors Girls Scholarship Program has provided comprehensive support to disadvantaged children (1,000 girls and 338 boys) via scholarships, mentoring, parent and community awareness programs, supplies, transport, clothing, tutoring, and HIV/AIDS education. Activities cover the five districts and the capital city. It has issued a total of 3,542 scholarships (2,874 girls and 668 boys) to AGSP scholars in 56 primary and middle schools throughout Djibouti.
American Educators for Africa Program: The International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (IFESH) recruits, deploys, and supports a cadre of highly experienced and trained American educators to deliver technical assistance and transfer knowledge and competencies to African teachers, students, school administrators, and policy makers. Qualified volunteers work in teacher training and curriculum development at the Ministry of Education and teach English at the University of Djibouti.
USAID-supported tuberculosis (TB), polio and malnutrition programs are detecting, treating, and mitigating these diseases. USAID provides TB technical assistance and training to build laboratory capacity to ensure that Djibouti has a functional and decentralized laboratory network. This is important because Djibouti has the third highest TB prevalence rate in the world. USAID’s polio support emphasizes training and communication activities to maintain high quality work of the health staff delivering polio immunizations to each district.
RELATIONS WITH THE MILITARY AT CJTF/HOA: USAID works with the U.S. military at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti on civil affairs activities that focus on school and health infrastructure.
We won! Winners of the Djibouti annual national reading contest show off their prize books.
USAID’s basic education program is boosting literacy skills for thousands of young Djiboutians.
Thanks to a USAID training program, an unemployed young woman got a job at one of Djibouti’s largest construction companies.
She now supervises dozens of men in a country where women in authority are rare.
A family strolls through the Al Addeh refugee camp in Djibouti
Children in Al Addeh waiting at a USAID-supported health center
USAID supported food warehouse at the Al Addeh refugee camp
Mentoring session (mentor seated in the middle with AGSP scholars)
Officials Gather in Djibouti to Mark the Food Aid Ceremony.
Left to right: Stephanie Funk, USAID Djibouti Representative; James C. Swan, U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti and the Djiboutian Minister for International
Cooperation, Mr. Ahmed Ali Silay at the signings of four bilateral agreements in Djibouti.
From left to right: Johannes de Jong, Chief Executive Officer, Djibouti Port and Doraleh Container Terminal, DP World; James C. Swan, U.S. Ambassador and M. Ahmed Ali Silay, Minister of International Cooperation, Djibouti.
From left to right: From left to right : Tom Cromier, Democracy International; Rachid Hassan Saban, Government of Djibouti; James C. Swan, U.S. Ambassador and Stephanie Funk, USAID Djibouti Representative at the launch of USAID’s new Djibouti Elections and Political Processes project.
Ms. Stephanie Funk, USAID/Djibouti Representative; Mr. James Swan, U.S. Ambassador; Mr. Moussa Mohamed Omar, Director of Communication, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Mrs. Nimo Boulhan Housein, Minister of Women’s Affairs; and Mr. Mario Touchette, Representative, World Food Program.
Parents, school administrators and teachers in Ali Sabieh, Djibouti are consulted before finalizing the legal framework.
Photo: Radio/Television of Djibouti
Women in Djibouti being trained in computer equipment maintenance.
Photo: La Nation newspaper
A scene from the September 2009 audit workshop in Djibouti.
USAID/Djibouti is sponsoring anti-corruption public service announcements (PSAs) that are being aired on Djiboutian radio over the next four months in four languages—Somali, Afar, French and Arabic.
Photo: U.S. Embassy, Djibouti
Sitting, (left): USAID/East Africa Acting Regional Director Larry Meserve, (center): U.S. Ambassador James Swan and (right): Djiboutian Minister Delegate for International Cooperation, Mr. Ahmed Ali Silay.
USAID/Djibouti and the Combined Joint Task Force/Horn of Africa recently collaborated in support of the Medical Civil Affairs Program (MEDCAP) in the remote area of Guistir on the boarder of Djibouti, Somalia and Ethiopia. MEDCAP works in part to deliver medical assistance to remote, hard-to-reach communities in Djibouti.
Interior clinic view after the rehabilitation at Dalley-Af village within Djibouti's arid north.
Idriss Arnaoud Speaker of the Assembly, center U.S. Ambassador James Swan, and Stephanie Funk, USAID/Djibouti Representative at the
Strengthening the Role of Parliamentarians and the Performance of Public
Organizations in Djibouti seminar.
Photo: Kanni Osman, USAID
Inspectors on the last day of the USAID sponsored performance audit
training with U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, James C. Swan, the Director of the Prime Minister’s Office, Rashid Hassan, General Inspector, Hassan Issa and the USAID/Djibouti Resident Representative, Stephanie Funk.
Photo: US Embassy, Djibouti
USAID Representative in Djibouti Stephanie Funk (2nd from left) with CJTF-HOA officers during the handing over of surgical equipment to surgeons at Peltier Hospital in Djibouti.
During the signing of Assistance Agreements in Education & Health on Sept 25, 2008; Sitting from left to right: Stephanie Funk - the USAID Representative, Cheryl Anderson - USAID/EA Director, the Chargé d’affaires Eric Wong, and M. Ahmed Ali Silay - Minister Delegate for International Cooperation.
During the signing ceremony of two Assistance Agreements in Education and Health respectively on September 25, 2008, the Chargé d’affaires Eric Wong shaking hands with the Minister M. Ahmed Ali Silay.
Photo: Janet Bland
Workers load bags of Corn-Soya Blend at the Pre-Positioning Warehouse in Djibouti's port. The food aid is destined for distribution in countries as far away as Myanmar.
Djiboutian men perform a traditional dance at the opening ceremony of the new USAID-funded health clinic in Asseguila. Working in partnership with the Djiboutian government, USAID has worked to build or renovate 23 clinics in rural areas.
USAID trains Peer Educators to teach truckers about HIV and AIDS. At this truck stop in Djibouti, over 500 trucks pass through each day. Many of the truckers stay for up to two weeks, waiting for their cargo to be loaded.
Djiboutian men perform a traditional dance at the opening ceremony of the new USAID-funded health clinic in Asseguela. Working in partnership with the Djiboutian government, USAID has worked to build or renovate 23 clinics in rural areas.
In May 2008, USAID opened a new health clinic in Asseguella, complete with maternity wing, nutrition center, generator and incinerator. The clinic is one of 23 clinics USAID has built or renovated in Djibouti.
Photo: John Snow Inc.
Through skits and songs in three local languages, USAID-trained health volunteers create awareness of how to prevent diseases and stay healthy.
Trainees receive certificates after six-month apprenticeship programs in sewing, plumbing or electrical work.
Photo: Mohamed Ahmed
Dr. R.J. Donovan, CJTF/HOA; Janet Schulman, USAID Rep.; Abdallah Abdillahi, Minister of Health; Ambassador Symington; Dr Koulibali, MOH Medical Materials Procurement Department.
Youth receive training in operating heavy equipment through USAID/Djibouti's 'Employment for Out-of-School Youth' Activity.
Participants receive certificates following a conference on Djiboutian Women's Participation in the Electoral Process. USAID is working to increase voter awareness, especially among women.
In Djibouti USAID Assistant Administrator Kate Almquist and Djibouti Prime Minister Dileita open the first food pre-positioning warehouse in Africa. Food For Peace supports vulnerable people in Djibouti and throughout East Africa.
Photo: USAID/Boniface Makau
USAID Administrator Henrietta Holsman Fore with USAID women employees in Kenya during her first overseas visit as USAID’s first woman Administrator. Administrator Fore will also visit Djibouti in November 2007 and officiate in the opening of the new Food For Peace Pre Positioning Warehouse.
Food For Peace assists in conducting health, hygiene and nutrition education in schools, in addition to the school feeding programs.
Photo: Stanislas Nebie
Health care workers in Djibouti are provided with gas steam sterilizers and training to improve the quality of services in rural health posts.
In Djibouti, female outreach workers are helping women access health services and prevent illness. By listening to community members, they help prevent illnesses and increase the use of health services.
AFTER: New incinerators built by the PECSE Project help to manage medical waste effectively.
BEFORE: Poor medical waste management.
AFTER: Through training, nurses learn to keep instruments sterile to prevent infection.
BEFORE: Before nurses were trained, medical instruments were maintained in a haphazard way.
Refugees at a UNHCR registration center in Ali Addeh camp in Djibouti
Photo: Leslie Rose/USAID
In Djibouti, a lack of school supplies and classroom resources used to keep many children from attending school. To encourage them to learn, USAID/Djibouti presented each primary school child in the country with a free school kit.
Photo: USAID/Leslie McBride
USAID helped rehabilitate 12 classrooms in this Djibouti school.
Guelleh Batal primary school did not offer an environment conducive to learning. The school lacked a boundary wall or any form of sanitation system, grossly endangering the health and well-being of students and teachers.
New computer labs in Djibouti’s rural schools allow students to communicate with each other and the rest of the world.
Last updated2 May 2013
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