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USAID, Intel Expand Their Collaboration
March 16, 2012

A man watches a girl using a laptop computerThe U.S. Agency for International Development and Intel Corporation have expanded their ongoing collaboration in the use of technology for economic and social development around the world.

The two organizations have launched 20 public-private partnerships over the last five years in Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Their joint activities included projects that trained teachers in the effective use of information and communications technologies, provided technology support for schools, improved the quality of education, and brought computers, connectivity and digital content to youth, USAID said in a press release.

The new agreement signed between USAID and Intel focuses their efforts on expanding access to broadband, girls’ education and women’s economic empowerment, climate change, health and entrepreneurship.

“USAID is proud to partner with Intel. We share a vision of how to address the challenges in the developing world. Intel has helped us design solutions that make our joint efforts go farther,” said Maura O’Neill, USAID’s chief innovation officer.

“Given the increasing complexity of the local and global social challenges the world faces, public-private partnerships such as this one become essential to creating both social and business value,” said Shelly Esque, a vice president with Intel and president of the Intel Foundation.