Celebrating 75 Years in Business, Highlights from Nathan, and Current Job Opportunities

This edition of News from Nathan was published on November 23, 2022. Subscribe on LinkedIn to receive the newsletter.

On November 16, 2022, Nathan’s headquarters in Arlington, Virginia hosted a number of local clients and partners to mark the 75th anniversary of the company’s founding. This milestone celebrated a culture of excellence in service delivery and impact around the world—and the continued commitment to support clients everywhere achieve their goals for tangible, sustainable, and impactful growth.

Highlights from the Event

(From top left to bottom center) Susan Chodakewitz, Nathan’s President and CEO welcoming guests to the event. Ed Bersoff, Nathan’s Board Chair; Gloria Steele, Chief Operating Officer of CARE and former USAID Acting Assistant Administrator for Asia; and Jim Wallar, former Nathan Senior Vice President sharing with attendees some reflections on their relationship with Nathan over time.
Ann Nathan, the daughter of late founder Robert Nathan, receiving a commemorative plaque from President and CEO Susan Chodakewitz.



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Photo credit: Participants gather at the close of the TCM training held in Hanoi on September 26-28
USAID and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Cooperate to Deliver Training on Training Compliance Measurement

Standard 6.5 of the Revised Kyoto Convention recommends that “Customs shall adopt a compliance measurement strategy to support risk management”. To support the General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) to implement this recommendation, the USAID Trade Facilitation Program and U.S. CBP co-organized a training course on TCM in Hanoi on September 26-28. Read more#compliance #customs #trade #tradefacilitation





Photo credit: A snapshot of the participants from the webinar
US-SEGA Partners with VietAI to Launch Webinar Series on Women in Artificial Intelligence

Last month, USAID’s Workforce for an Innovation and Start-up Ecosystem (WISE) and VietAI supported two events encouraging Vietnamese women to consider careers in artificial intelligence (AI). The events showcased career journeys of four Vietnamese women working in different aspects of AI whose real-life examples inspired attendees in this cutting-edge field. Read more#Vietnam #innovation #artificialintelligence #womeninai




Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce Members from various sectors such as cocoa, kava, and logging, discuss how their businesses can take advantage of specific RTAs.
US-SEGA Conducts the First Export Promotion Training with the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The US Support for Economic Growth in Asia (US-SEGA) is working with USAID Philippines, Pacific Islands, and Mongolia to implement Objective 1: Trade and Investment of the Solomon Islands Strengthening Competitiveness, Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Environment (SI-SCALE) program. US-SEGA continued its field mission to the Solomon Islands by leading a two-day training on regional trade agreements (RTAs) and trade finance and payment methods on October 4 and 5. Read more. #SolomonIslands #commerce #RTAs #trade #export




PCTA officials and members, USAID’s BEACON project and DICT officials pose for a photo on the first day of the conference.
USAID, PCTA and Partners Foster Inclusive Connectivity in Visayas Region

Press release | October 17, 2022-Bacolod, Philippines—The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Philippine Cable and Telecommunications Association (PCTA) Inc.APNIC, and PCTA IX gathered today about 200 cable TV operators, internet service providers, and local government units (LGUs) in the Visayas region for the “Connectivity and Cybersecurity Conference” on October 17-19 at Sugarland Hotel in this city. Read more. #Philippines #ICT #connectivity #cybersecurity



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