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NRCE staff travels to Senegal to begin USAID project

NRCE’s Contracts and Grants Manager, CFO, and Business Development Manager have arrived in Senegal to begin the Senegal Projet Assainissement – Changement de Comportement et Eau pour le Senegal (ACCES) Task Order under the Water and Development IDIQ (WADI). This task order is a 5 year, $22 million program designed to achieve improvements in nutrition through investments in water, sanitation, and hygiene in the most malnourished regions of Senegal. They will be meeting with the NRCE in-country staff and partners for the project, participating in meetings, visiting field sites, and initiating the start of a successful 5 years.

NRCE President publishes book on food security in Sub-Saharan Africa

NRCE President, Dr. Woldezion Mesghinna, has published his book titled How Sub-Saharan Africa Can Achieve Food Security and Ascend Its Economy to the Initial Stages of Light Industrialization. In an effort to help SSA countries, the book provides a comprehensive guide to science-engineering-based principles and methods that, if broadly implemented in conjunction with supporting government public policies and programs, could substantially and sustainably increase domestic food production and associated improvements in living standards, poverty reduction, and foster multi-sector economic growth critical to the region’s eventual ascension to industrialization.

The book is available for purchase through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and also his Author’s Page.

NRCE wins USAID/SENEGAL Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project

NRCE is very pleased to announce the recent contract award by USAID for the Projet Assainissement – Changement de Comportement et Eau pour le Senegal (ACCES) in Senegal, which comes under USAID’s Water and Development IDIQ (WADI). This task order is a 5-year, $22 million program designed to achieve improvements in nutrition through investments in water, sanitation, and hygiene in the most malnourished regions of Senegal.  Activities will test and implement proven and state-of-the-art approaches to increase the sustainability of the USAID investment. Other activities will support achievement of the USAID/Senegal Mission’s “Country Development and Coordination Strategy” results framework. NRCE’s partners under this WADI Task Order are Catholic Relief Services, Population Services, Inc., Impaq, Montgomery Watson Harza, and Caritas/Senegal.

To see the official announcement, follow this link: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/AID/OM/SEN/Awards/AID-685-TO-16-00001.html

NRCE Leadership Staff Attends WSWC/NARF Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights Claims.

The Western States Water Council and the Native American Rights Fund held their fourteenth Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights Claims on August 25-27, at the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada. Dr. Assad Safadi, Senior Vice President, and Mr. Paul Hamai, Vice President of Water Resources, of NRCE were in attendance. The Symposium began on Tuesday, August 25, at 8:30 a.m. and continued throughout the day, with an evening reception. Discussions continued through the morning of August 26, followed by a review of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe’s settlement, a field trip to view the settlement features along the Truckee River, and a dinner hosted by the Tribe at Pyramid Lake, 40 miles from Reno. The Symposium concluded on August 27 at noon, after a morning discussion panel.

NRCE is awarded a contract under the USAID funded Water and Development IDIQ.

In August of 2014, NRCE was awarded a contract under the USAID funded Water and Development IDIQ (WADI). The main objectives of this project are to provide innovative and effective practices in the water sector supporting USAID’s work to:

  • Improve health outcomes through the provision of sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); and
  • Manage water in agriculture sustainably and more productively to enhance food security.

NRCE and its’ partners will provide cross-cutting services in the water sector, including Data Collection and Management; Assessment and Analysis; Strategic Planning and Program Design; Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening; Policy, Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Program Support; and Performance Monitoring and Evaluation.

If you are interested in working with our team, especially as it relates to overseas assignments, please submit your resume to careers@nrce.com.