|By PR Newswire||
|August 6, 2014 07:51 PM EDT||
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama announced today that the U.S. NGO community invested over $1.5 billion in Africa last year. This is part of efforts to help empower communities to lift themselves out of poverty. An additional $4 billion is anticipated over the next three years. This funding is from individuals, foundations and corporations, passing through NGOs.
"Ultimately, Africa's prosperity depends on Africa's greatest resource—it's people," Obama said. "I also want to note that the American people are renewing their commitment to Africa. Today InterAction, the leading alliance of American NGOs, is announcing that over the next three years its members will invest over $4 billion."
"Civil society and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) play a huge role in improving the quality of life in key areas that Africans define as critical for the future of the continent," said Samuel A. Worthington, president and CEO of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based non-governmental international organizations. "They do this through partnering with local civil society organizations and African governments and businesses, strengthening the local in-country capacity of community organizations."
The funding from InterAction members supports programs like strengthening capacity for communities and health clinics to help with child survival and the introduction of vaccines; engagement with universities and other thought centers; and complimenting ministries' roles through helping African community-based organizations and other institutions reach up to their own governments or markets. Millions of Africans have been impacted, as indicated by massive decreases in mortality, improvement in maternal and child wellbeing and massive dissemination of drugs for HIV/AIDS.
InterAction has a map detailing who is investing in what, where to improve transparency and accountability of development aid. InterAction members work in every country in Africa and are increasing the transparency of their donations by mapping their projects on InterAction's NGO Aid Map.
Tweet this: @InterActionOrg member NGOs invested + $1.5 bill private funds in Africa to empower communities: http://bit.ly/XFeSaf #AfricanSummit
InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S.-based nongovernmental international organizations, with more than 190 members. Our members operate in every developing country, working with local communities to overcome poverty and suffering by helping to improve their quality of life. To learn more visit our website. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
Jul. 3, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,280
Jul. 3, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,335
Jul. 3, 2015 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 757
Jul. 3, 2015 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,144
Jul. 3, 2015 11:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,355
Jul. 3, 2015 11:15 AM EDT Reads: 913
Jul. 3, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 622
Jul. 3, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 697
Jul. 3, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 707
Jul. 3, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 781
Jul. 3, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,073
Jul. 3, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 762
"A lot of the enterprises that have been using our systems for many years are reaching out to the cloud - the public cloud, the private cloud and hybrid," stated Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Jul. 3, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 789
The Internet of Things is not only adding billions of sensors and billions of terabytes to the Internet. It is also forcing a fundamental change in the way we envision Information Technology. For the first time, more data is being created by devices at the edge of the Internet rather than from centralized systems. What does this mean for today's IT professional? In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed this very serious issue of pro...
Jul. 3, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,284
"We got started as search consultants. On the services side of the business we have help organizations save time and save money when they hit issues that everyone more or less hits when their data grows," noted Otis Gospodnetić, Founder of Sematext, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Jul. 3, 2015 08:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,111