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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June 16, 2017

IESC will implement a new four-year program in Sri Lanka to improve technical and vocational training and increase the employability of young people in Sri Lanka.

Every year, nearly 300,000 Sri Lankans leave secondary school without a degree or with a degree but not admitted to a university. The country recognizes the need to develop a skilled workforce in order to address the resulting 20 percent youth unemployment.

Under the $12 million…

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June 8, 2017

This month, IESC celebrates 53 years of bringing private sector solutions to sustainble economic development. IESC’s longevity and success are made possible because of our people. Every year, we recognize employees and volunteers whose dedication and service have truly made an impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the world. Last month, IESC presented its annual awards at our triannual board meeting in Washington, D.C.

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March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017 — IESC remembers our founder and first chairperson (1964-1968) David Rockefeller, who died yesterday, March 20, at the age of 101.

“We are inspired by David Rockefeller’s legacy and guided by his belief that harnessing the American spirit of volunteerism and the power of business expertise could move people out of poverty and make countries stronger and more resilient,” said Tom Miller, president and CEO of…

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March 7, 2017

Irrigation Technician by Day, Inventor by Night: Maryam’s Story
By Ludovicka Shirima

Maryam Mwalimu designs farming tools such as aquatic weeders and harrows for rice farming.

Maryam Mwalimu is a 29-year-old product designer and entrepreneur from Zanzibar. She designs farming equipment’harrows, weeders, and harvesters. Maryam sees her business as a way to support farmers and advocate for better productivity with less effort.


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February 27, 2017

How IESC, Big Bird, and national defense are connected
Ward B. Chamberlin, Jr. Photo courtesy of WNET.

IESC is sad to hear of the passing of one of its early employees, Ward Chamberlin Jr., who died on February 23, 2017, at the age of 95.

Chamberlin’s involvement with IESC begins with Frank Pace, a former army secretary and chairman of defense contractor, General…

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