Best practices in Partnering with USAID

Start Time

11 am

28, Mar

End Time

12 pm

28, Mar



28, Mar

Date: 28 March, 2019

US Agency for International Development (USAID) is one of the largest bi-lateral development aid funding agencies in the Middle East and North Africa. USAID is facing a number of challenges and priorities, including internal USAID transformation and / or reorganization in one hand, sectoral and project’s delivery mechanisms, aid effectiveness and value-for-money on the other hand.

The webinar will present and discuss issues such as What are the current opportunities to pursue with USAID? What do businesses and organizations need to know in order to succeed as a prime contractor or sub-contractor on USAID funded projects? How can you track USAID projects and engage successfully with potential prime contractors as early as possible? What are the common characters that distinguish the working culture and identity of USAID’s contractors? 

This webinar is suitable for consulting business and non-governmental organizations which are looking to design and implement development projects funded by USAID in the Middle East.

This one-hour webinar will cover:

  • Introduction to USAID procurement process, type of contracts and agreements
  • Overview of current and coming up tenders and grants opportunities in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Yemen among other MENA regional programs
  • Who are the main USAID’s contractors to Partner with?
  • Best practices in subcontracting work with USAID’s Prime Contractors: prime and sub-contracting strategy

We will save time at the end of the webinar for audience questions. However, you may submit questions ahead of the event to

Alaa Shaheen

Founder and CEO, DARPE

Alaa Shaheen has worked in the design and delivery of USAID funded projects for more than 15 years. He started as a Construction Engineer with Louis Berger International and ANERA, a US private consulting and NGO respectively, for the design and supervision of USAID housing construction and community services projects in Palestine. Alaa then served for more than 12 years as the Near East Marketing and Partnership Director for AECOM International Development, one of USAID's Prime Contractors.  He has designed and supported proposals to win more than $100 million projects funded by USAID in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon in various markets including decentralization, municipal capacity building, water and wastewater authorities institutional strengthening, economic growth, education, youth and women empowerment programs. In 2013, Alaa founded DARPE platform with the mission to support businesses and nonprofit organization to win development aid funded projects more efficiently, effectively and thoughtfully.

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