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May 16, 2016

Supporting USAID to End Extreme Poverty in Africa

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded a five-year contract to ZemiTek, LLC and its team to provide long-term and short-term technical assistance and institutional support services to USAID’s Africa Bureau (AFR) and presidential initiatives, Power Africa and Young African Leaders Initiative, in its offices in Washington, DC and overseas. Under the contract, CAMRIS is a major subcontractor and will recruit, hire and manage staff to support the programs and operations of the aid agency bureau responsible for providing assistance to Sub-Saharan African countries on behalf of the United States. Staff will provide broad development support in the areas of macroeconomics, democracy and human rights, agriculture, education, health, gender equality and labor productivity.

About the new contract “USAID’s Africa Bureau Institutional and Technical Support Services,” Dr. Laurence Day, president and CEO of CAMRIS, said, “I’m personally thrilled to be supporting the Africa Bureau, as we know the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa remain the least developed with the lowest human development indicators. The region is important to the US and home to three of the ten fastest growing economies in the world.”

“Working with ZemiTek, we look forward to providing the same high level of service we provide other USAID bureaus, offices and missions.”

A new office for the support contract opened May 16 in Washington at 1001 Pennsylvania Ave, NW near USAID’s headquarters in the Ronald Reagan Building.

CAMRIS is a growing international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We currently provide USAID more than 230 staff members in Washington and at missions abroad.

The USAID Africa Bureau’s core mandate is to contribute to ending extreme poverty in Africa and furthering USAID’s development and policy objectives within Sub-Saharan Africa.