What is the role for partnerships with nonprofit organizations does USAID envision as part of this reform/innovation effort? What characteristics will make a strong nonprofit partner?
How does diversity fit into USAID procurement reform and/or development innovation? How does USAID measure diversity to ensure that a representative cross-section of available partners is engaged?
Given the US government's strong support for UN Secruity Council Reslution 1325 on women, peace and security, how will USAID ensure that international and national
CSOs supporting women's activism in conflict prevention,
peace making and peacebuilding get adequate and timely resources and ease the application process for many such new entities?
The US has over the past years shown increased support of women, peace and security issues, namely UNSCR 1325, and UNSCR 1820. How will USAID ensure support for civil society organizations to push these issue forward?
The current mechanism for getting procurement information is through the FedBizOpps.gov website. Because of the fact that many grant seekers are unfamiliar with the website is it possible to have a task force explore ways to improve and make the website more easy to use?
There are so many ways we can help and celebrate HIV/AIDS Orphan Children in Africa through music and catering for them making them feel involve in the development of their nation, thank you. Timi Robinson
How will DIV interface with presidential initiatives such as Feed the Future (FTF), where NGO partnerships should be a foundational part of all work--both in FTF focus countries and in Washington, DC?
Recent procurements from USAID continue the trend of complex scopes of work and high ceilings. In addition, many are RFAs with significant cost shares. These realities make it difficult for small businesses to compete. What will happen under this procurement reform to boost utilization of small businesses, not just for their ability to procure goods, but also for their strengths in innovation and specific technical competencies? ...more »
Concrete is the most consumed product on earth, after water. Even the poorest nations of the world use cement-based construction methods.
The concrete supply system creates millions of jobs and businesses within the industrialized nations.
Why don't we create a concrete-based economic development plan for the poor nations to use as their foundation for a better future?
I am writing to you from the Eastern part of the Congo where the actual conflict has killed more than 8 millions people and more than two millions women have been raped etc... My question are 1. Why do you still do business with the same organization when you know that they only spend $.15 on the dollar on the local population? 2. Can we make exception for organization that are on the ground in the Congo to still ...more »
www.indonesiaorganic.com Not-for-profit social project to help grow the organic environmental industry in Indonesia. How do I access USAID for funding? We are an innovative solution to a lack of accessible information.
Are there any plans to increase the number of local Inititatives made available for Faith-Based Organizations.
Are there any plans for Capacity Building Initiatives for Local CBO's.
What are the 2011 reform goals and how can local CBO's have input in the identification of needed goals on the grassroot level?