Tetra Tech headquarters in Pasadena.

Tetra Tech headquarters in Pasadena.

Pasadena-based engineering and consulting company Tetra Tech Inc. has been awarded a $37 million contract from the U.S. Agency for International Development to help promote the socio-economic empowerment of women and girls in Colombia.

The five-year contract, announced June 29, was awarded to Tetra Tech through USAID’s Generating Equity Activity.


Tetra Tech will work with the government of Colombia to address gender-based violence, address cultural norms and attitudes, create new economic opportunities for women and improve awareness and implementation of gender-related policies and services.


Tetra Tech hopes to achieve this goal by using its team of economic and gender specialists to engage with public and private partners to create change locally. The company believes it can encourage equity and better financial outcomes for Colombian women.


“Tetra Tech has supported USAID to enhance economic opportunity and promote conditions for peace in Colombia for more than 20 years,” Tetra Tech Chairman and Chief Executive Dan Batrack said in a statement. “We look forward to combining Tetra Tech’s focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion with our technical expertise in economic empowerment and gender integration to strengthen women’s equity in Colombia.”

In January, Tetra Tech was awarded a $25 million, five-year contract from USAID for consulting services to increase renewable energy and reduce deforestation in the African nation of Zambia.


Tetra Tech also received a five-year contract from USAID in March worth $39 million to support Indonesia's efforts to obtain reliable and sustainable renewable energy.


Tetra Tech has 450 offices worldwide and about 20,000 employees. It
 reported net income of $52.4 million in the fiscal first quarter for 2021.

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