201810.18
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President’s Visit to East Africa and South Asia

(October 2018, Washington DC) STRAP’s President Agha Hussain was in East Africa on a one month’s visit to Ethiopia, Kenya, and Rwanda and to South Asia, Pakistan, before returning to the United States. Mr. Hussain was part of various technical missions on World Bank-funded Social Safety Net projects in East Africa. In Pakistan, he discussed the…

201806.26
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BUILD AMERICA Summit

(June 2018, Washington DC) Maria Agha from STRAP was invited to attend the BUILD AMERICA Summit with the theme: Solutions to BUILD AMERICA, at the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building. This summit was a great opportunity to know the practices and solutions required to successfully participate in large-scale infrastructure projects. Solutions to BUILD AMERICA called…

201806.12
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Summit for Success (American Express)

(June 2018, Washington DC) STRAP President and CEO Mr. Hussain attended the most well organized American Express hosted the event, in DC. The attendees included representatives from large companies, government organizations, and contractors with subject matter experts, industry mentors, leaders, corporate buyers and sellers who attended the day to network. The day featured discussions on insights on…

201805.31
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STRAP President’s Visit to East Africa

(May 2018, Washington DC) Mr. Agha Hussain (President, STRAP Consulting) concluded his visit to East Africa this month. He was on the World Bank’s technical missions to Kenya and Ethiopia. In Kenya (Nairobi), Mr. Hussain presented the proposed PFM framework for the Kenya Economic and Social Improvement Program (KESIP) to the stakeholders which included the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection…

201803.20
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Invitation to the First US and UK SME Dialogue

(March 2018, Washington DC) STRAP was invited to attend an inaugural U.S.-UK Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Dialogue under the auspices of the U.S.- UK Trade and Investment Working Group, in Washington DC.  The SME Dialogue was convened by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Small Business…

201803.14
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Applied Research Pilot by USAID

(March 2018, Washington DC) STRAP was invited to attend USAID’s Launch of the Small Business Applied Research Pilot in DC USAID office, presenting the Small Business Applied Research (SBAR) Pilot projects. SBAR, a field-based initiative seeking solutions that will readily adapt to meet some of the world’s most daunting development challenges. The Pilot will utilize a streamlined…

201803.08
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Emerging Forms of Development Alliances – SID DC

(March 2018, Washington DC) During USAID’s Global Partnerships Week (GPW), this chapter event explored how partnerships and alliances are shifting in a changing world. STRAP attended the event where panelists discussed who are new stakeholders, how are international development organizations positioning themselves to join forces with them, what are lessons learned from innovative partnerships and…

201801.16
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Applying Domestic Resource Mobilization for Health Finance

(January 2018, Washington DC) HFG associates presented Advances in Health Finance and Governance, DRM trends, challenges, and outcomes of HFG project at the Washington Learning Center. Most prominent ABT Associates’ Economists, Advisors, and Research Fellows recognized Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) for health to be at the core for improvement in achieving outcomes. STRAP participated in the…

201801.12
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ABT hosts Strengthening the Front lines of Care at the Center for Global Development, DC

(Dec 2017, Washington DC) STRAP recognizes the importance of governance and accountability within community health systems for expanding access to care, a key consideration towards realizing Universal Health Coverage. STRAP joined ABT Associates along with the prestigious partners USAID, Save the Children US, The World Bank, UNICEF and the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition for a…

201712.08
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SID’s Annual Dinner 2017

(Dec 2017, Washington DC) Society for International Development (SID) is a prestigious platform for professionals from the development workspace. It was a well attended event with more than 700 professionals and representatives of organizations from international development, defense, security and other sectors, celebrated their shared achievements. This year, SID was honoring Admiral James Stavridis (Ret.), Dean of the Fletcher School…