A U.S.-sponsored program to offer professional training opportunities for more than 6,000 Pakistani professionals over four years.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has signed a contract with World Learning to implement a $33.9 million program, called Training for Pakistan, which will offer short and long-term education opportunities to more than 6,000 Pakistani professionals over the next four years. The program is designed to support Pakistan's development priorities in the sectors of energy, economic growth, agriculture, health, and education.
"USAID is proud to work with World Learning on the development of human capital in Pakistan," stated Gregory Gottlieb, USAID Mission Director in Pakistan. "This program is one of the many examples of the U.S. long-term commitment to advance a shared vision that ensures a stable, secure, and prosperous Pakistan for generations to come."
The USAID Training for Pakistan Program will provide a full range of training services, including needs assessments, institutional capacity building, training design, participant recruitment and selection, technical assistance, and monitoring and evaluation. At the end of some programs, participants may also have opportunities to apply for small grants to fund development projects inspired by their training courses.
"This partnership with USAID will allow World Learning to empower Pakistani individuals and organizations to become more engaged stakeholders in their country's development," World Learning President and CEO Donald Steinberg said. "The program will help equip Pakistan's future leaders with the skills they need to advance peace, democracy and development."
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