On 4th November 2020, Catalyst Management Services (CMS), a part of Catalysts Group ideated COVID Action Collaborative (CAC – COVIDAction Collab), partnered with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) over a virtual event to support the COVID-19 response of India. USAID has provided 3 million USD (around Rs.22 Crore) over 2 years to support the CAC (COVIDAction Collab) partnership.
- The USAID fund will be utilised to provide support in health, livelihood and social protection for the vulnerable communities.
Dr Manohar Aghnani, Additional Secretary-Policy, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along with around 150 civil society organisations, Development partners and private sector organisations participated in the virtual event.
The participants of the event discussed the importance of using the collective expertise to create resilient communities.
About the Partnership:
i.This partnership will enable the government to scale the interventions and collaboration like CAC and support the development of customised interventions for vulnerable communities.
ii.CAC provides an opportunity to support and supplement the efforts of the government.
About COVID Action Collaborative(CAC-COVIDActionCollab):
i.CAC is a people centric multidisciplinary platform to support the most vulnerable communities who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
ii.It has around 287 partners across the 28 states and 8 Union Territoreis(UTS) of India.
iii.CAC has supported more than 3 million people and provided service to 1.5 million people in the past 7 months.
Recent Related News:
On April 6, 2020, The US (United States) Government, through its aid agency USAID (United States Agency for International Development), has announced a grant of USD (United States Dollar) 2.9 million to India to fight against Coronavirus. The US government, through USAID (one of the leading aid agencies globally), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other relevant agencies, is working closely with India to fight against COVID-19.
About United States Agency for International Development (USAID):
Acting Administrator– John Barsa
Headquarters– Washington D.C, United States of America