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Our hearts are with the Ukrainian people fleeing their homes to get their families to safety, the vulnerable groups seeking shelter underground, and the courageous men and women defending their homeland. These tragic circumstances have already impacted global markets, disrupted financial systems, and raised food and fuel prices—effects that disproportionately impact the most vulnerable populations.
While IESC does not have current presence…read more
IESC Announces Frank Pace Award Winners – Dr. Sheila Marshman and Ms. Caroline Kosgei
Volunteers have been a critical part of IESC’s mission since 1964. Every year, IESC recognizes individuals whose dedication and service have…
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 Tarek Nabhan International Achievement Award was established in 2013 to recognize staff members in the field who go above and beyond their normal job responsibilities to achieve excellence. The award is named after Tarek Nabhan, in honor of his 31 years of service to IESC.
For 2020,…read more
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