August 15, 2018

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…

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November 26, 2017

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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October 19, 2017

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…

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August 3, 2017

New member-led initiative will advocate for local constituents

Mayor of Zanzibar and ZALGA chairperson, Khatib Abdulrahman Khatib, officiated the launch held July 30, 2017, at the Annual General Meeting in Zanzibar.

ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA–The Zanzibar Local Government Association (ZALGA) has been launched. The association will act as a representative voice for Zanzibar Local Government Authorities to all governments, institutions, and…

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June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017–IESC was awarded a new three-year, $4 million project to stimulate job creation by advancing Bosnia and Herzegovina’s trade integration with and expansion into European Union and regional markets. The project is funded by USAID.

Wood processing and furniture manufacturing are two of the sectors that will receive support through IESC’s new program in Bosnia…

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June 20, 2017

Just as VEGA’s Leader with Associate Award through USAID was set to expire on June 9, 2017, USAID renewed it for another three months and adding $7.5 million to an unused ceiling of $19 million.

VEGA, of which IESC is a lead member, has been working for several months to educate members of Congress and the new administration about the extraordinary impact being made by skilled volunteers around the globe and here at home. VEGA wants to…

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