USAID’s P&R project is managed by DAI, and implemented by the following project team:


DAI was founded in 1970 by three graduates of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, intent on providing a more dynamic and effective brand of development assistance. This entrepreneurial approach would look beyond traditional philanthropy, to embrace the virtues of the private sector and build a company that delivers social and economic development on a competitive, cost-effective, best-value basis — a social enterprise that is self-sustaining because it is profitable. Employee-owned DAI is now a global development company with a record of delivering results in 160 countries.

DAI’s mission is to make a lasting difference in the world by helping people improve their lives. We envision a world in which communities and societies become more prosperous, fairer and better governed, safer, healthier, and environmentally more sustainable.

The Training Resources Group Inc. (TRG)

The Training Resources Group is an employee-owned management consulting and training firm located in Arlington, Virginia. Since its founding, TRG has worked in over one hundred countries providing training and organizational development services to clients in large and small corporations, international organizations, federal and state government agencies and non-profit organizations.

The goal of TRG’s work is to support efforts to improve performance and achieve results. More than providing services, TRG strives to have an impact on individual, team and organizational performance.

Palladium Group

In 1971, renowned futurist Ted Gordon established Futures Group. Through Gordon’s innovative systems analysis, Futures Group examined the impact of various factors on future outcomes. Futures Group used its analytic tools to model the impact of population factors on social and economic development.

In 2015, GRM Futures Group merged with Palladium Consulting under the Palladium Group brand, shaping policies and initiatives that lead to improved economic and social welfare the world over.

African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a Network of public health training institutions in Africa that seeks to strengthen manpower to enhance health systems on the continent. AFENET is a not-for-profit organization which works closely with Ministries of Health in member countries to develop sustainable programs and capacity to strengthen field epidemiology and ensure healthier lives for Africans.

AFENET was established in 2005 with four member programs in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Today, the organization operates in 16 African countries: Angola, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Southern Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Fondation Mérieux

Fondation Mérieux is an independent family foundation. Recognized as a state-approved charity, it fights the infectious diseases that affect developing countries. It is currently present in a dozen countries, with a strong presence in West Africa, and offers a specific model based on a long history of expertise in clinical biology and a comprehensive approach to public health issues.

Its mission is to contribute to global health by strengthening local capacities of developing countries to reduce the impact of infectious diseases on vulnerable populations.

In addition to the P&R project, EPT 2 internal partners include the PREDICT 2 project, which focuses on improving laboratory capacity and helping countries detect viruses in wildlife and animals that have pandemic potential, and the One Health Workforce project, which works with regional One Health university networks to build the skills and competencies of the future workforce.

The P&R team also extends collaboration from governments to include the U.N. World Health Organization and Food and Agricultural Organization, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as other governmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations.

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