RTI International is one of the world’s leading institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research, development and technical expertise to governments, foundations, and commercial clients worldwide. We have more than 40 years’ experience in Africa, a regional office in Nairobi and regional staff of more than 450 professionals working in sub-Saharan Africa. Together with our many local partners, we deliver innovative, science-based solutions in support of local, regional and national goals.
Partnership Engagement Sponsors
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS programs touch more than 100 million lives. We ease suffering and provide assistance to people in need in 91 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS is efficient and effective. In 2012, 93 percent of our expenditures went to CRS programming that benefits poor people overseas. The agency works in partnership with other organizations that share our vision and has been helping people in need for nearly 70 years. We are called to save lives, address the root causes and effects of poverty, promote the sacredness and dignity of human life, and help build more just and peaceful societies outside the United States. Our relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, water, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
Engility International Development is committed to delivering sustainable, innovative solutions to the developing world’s most complex problems. Building on IRG’s 35-year legacy of success, Engility International Development has completed more than 850 contracts in over 140 countries, delivering high-quality, cost effective services that promote positive economic growth, institutional and social change, and intelligent use of resources – human, physical, environmental, and financial.
For over thirty years, ICF International has addressed critical global development issues, including health, food security, climate change, energy, governance, and urbanization. We support the full spectrum of program design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and learning at the community, municipal, national, and global levels--leveraging our experience with initiatives such as USAID's 80-country Demographic and Health Surveys; ADB, World Bank, and DFID-funded projects on climate change resilience and urban infrastructure; and programs strengthening government health information systems. Based across Africa and Asia, we share our development partners' ultimate goals: strengthening local institutions, building indigenous capacity, and fostering inclusive and sustainable growth.
One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty. Around the globe, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.
Supporting Organization Sponsors
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people's health with vaccines and other life-saving tools and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to significantly improve education so that all young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries. Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.