Words fall short of expressing our concern for our former Afghan and international staff, grantees, partners, and their families during these challenging times in Afghanistan. IESC completed its last program in Afghanistan in 2018, and we have not had any long-term staff or presence in Afghanistan since that time.
In recent weeks we have however been actively engaged with many of our former Afghan staff members who are seeking admission to…read more
IESC is excited to announce that it will be implementing the USAID Industry-led Skills Development Program, a five-year initiative to create pathways between skills training and high-value employment opportunities in Georgia. The program will achieve this by systematically engaging employers to equip students, professionals, and job seekers with skills demanded in sectors with high growth potential and create direct linkages between training…read more
Sri Lanka’s migrant workers have contributed enormously to the country’s economy, yet opportunities for them to advance their careers have been limited. To remedy this, the governments of Switzerland and the USA have joined hands to initiate the Skilled and Resilient Migrant Workers (SRMW) project and give migrant workers the career guidance and skills development they urgently want and need.
The SRMW project combines the strengths of…read more
The U.S. and the Dominican Republic (DR) have strong and complementary agricultural trade linkages. The U.S. is the DR’s largest export market for food and agricultural products (45 percent), and the DR is the U.S.’ 20th largest agricultural export market. As the DR’s economy grows and diversifies, advances in their sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) and food safety policies, systems, and processes are required to address the latest…read more
IESC Announces David Rockefeller Spirit of Service Award Winner – Don Layton
The David Rockefeller Spirit of Service Award recognizes outstanding and continuing contributions to IESC. Established in 1992, the award is named for American business leader David Rockefeller, who helped found IESC. The “Spirit of Service Award” honors those who, through superior and sustained performance, dedication, and commitment, work to improve the…read more
Volunteers have been a critical part of IESC’s mission since 1964. Every year, IESC recognizes individuals whose dedication and service have truly made an impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the world. The Frank Pace Award, named for one of IESC’s founders, is awarded each year to the volunteer expert who performed the most outstanding project in the previous year.
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