During these extraordinary times associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, we at IESC remain as committed as ever to fulfilling our Mission. IESC staff worldwide have persevered in carrying out their important work throughout this period, and we continue to deliver impactful results for our funders and our program participants—whether farmers, small and medium sized firms, financial institutions, private sector associations, or host country…read more
Washington, DC—February 6, 2019–International Executive Service Corps (IESC) announces the election of Ms. Wing Keith as Board Chair, and Ms. Carole Wainaina and Mr. Mark Karns as Board Directors.
The Board elected Ms. Keith, who has served on IESC’s Board since 2010, as Chair effective August 1, 2018. Ms. Keith’s career has centered on finance and banking, including both the transaction and management sides of financial services and…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. For 2017, IESC recognized John Warren for his volunteer…read more
Washington, DC—August 15, 2018–International Executive Service Corps (IESC) announces the appointment of David Hartingh as its President & CEO effective August 15, 2018. Hartingh succeeds Ambassador (ret.) Tom Miller, who had served as IESC’s President & CEO since September 2010.
“We have chosen a strong and capable leader to drive IESC’s continued transformation and success and to achieve IESC’s mission. This is an ideal…read more
November 27, 2017–In early November the European Union (EU) announced that it will lift a ban on five agricultural products from Ghana beginning in 2018, a decision that will help Ghanaian farmers and the economy more broadly. Seeing the ban lifted was one of the primary objectives of the Improving Food Safety Systems Project, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
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U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded IESC new funding to strengthen and grow the dairy sector in Sri Lanka.
October 19, 2017–Dairy is the most critical livestock sub-sector in Sri Lanka. This is due to growing demand for fresh milk and milk products and the sector’s potential to grow the rural economy. Today, just over 30 percent of fresh milk demand is met locally. The Sri Lankan government has set an ambitious target of reaching…