USAID Mission Director Andy Karas Visits Programs in Iringa

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Andy Karas, Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Tanzania travelled to sites throughout Iringa Region November 13-17, touring U.S. Government programs in agriculture, natural resource management, conservation, economic growth, health, disability, and education.

The USAID delegation also observed the integration of gender equality and youth across USAID’s programs in the region, visiting efforts to support youth farmers under the Mboga na Matunda (“Fruits and Vegetables”) activity; involve women and young Tanzanians in water use management under the Water Resources Integration Development Initiative (WARIDI); support HIV prevention and economic empowerment for vulnerable young women under the Sauti (“voices”) project; and improve early grade reading under the Tusome Pamoja (“Let’s Read Together”) activity.

Since 2014, USAID has pursued a unique, integrated approach to its development assistance programs in Iringa, under which its partners and activities, with close support of local government, work in tandem to combine resources and maximize impact rather than implementing isolated solutions by individual programs. This has made the region a major hub for U.S. Government assistance, and enables a support system for Iringa residents that spans a wide cross-section of sectors and services.

To read more about USAID’s integrated programming in Iringa Region, visit: https://goo.gl/iQtyuG

Photos of the trip are available for media use with photo credit to USAID at:  https://flic.kr/s/aHsm9ZyarR

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