ECODIT Spotlighted as Small Business Success Story at USAID Conference
On May 14, USAID recognized ECODIT for making a lasting impact in the development sector at the 12th Annual USAID Small Business Conference, which was hosted by USAID’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) in Washington, D.C. The event was a unique opportunity for small businesses to build relationships, share lessons learned, network, and gain insight about working with USAID and its partners. 

The conference’s theme centered around small businesses partnering to promote self-reliance, underscoring USAID’s commitment to ensuring that its development programs are supporting a country’s ability to implement solutions to its own development challenges.  The conference featured panel discussions and a networking reception hosted by the Small Business Association for International Companies (SBAIC), for which ECODIT served as a Bronze-level sponsor. ECODIT President Joseph Karam attended as a panelist in a discussion entitled “Overcoming Challenges- Small Business Success Stories.” 

“It is an honor to be recognized as a small business committed to creating a lasting impact in the lives of communities around the world,” said Mr. Karam. “Since its founding 26 years ago, ECODIT has partnered with USAID to address some of the world’s most pressing development challenges. Together, we’ve promoted clean energy, built the resilience of local communities, expanded energy access, and improved water, sanitation and hygiene services.” 

ECODIT was co-founded by Joseph Karam in 1993. At the time, the firm conducted environmental assessments, audits and training programs for such clients as the World Bank, UNDP, UNIDO, EU, Medcities, and USAID. In the years that followed, ECODIT’s business grew, and so did its impact.  Today, ECODIT is a trusted USAID contractor and leader in advancing environmentally- and socially-responsible development around the world, employing more than 100 professionals in the U.S. and abroad. To learn more about ECODIT, visit our website at and follow the firm’s accounts on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.