USAID to Host Powering Agriculture Grand Challenge Event on Clean Energy Solutions

For Immediate Release

Friday, December 6, 2013
USAID Press Office
202-712-4320

Washington, D.C. – On December 11, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will host an event to announce the 13 winners of Powering Agriculture: A Grand Challenge for Development in Washington, D.C.  USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah will deliver remarks.

The program will bring together agriculture experts from around the globe to discuss major agricultural challenges in the developing world and cutting-edge solutions.  The 13 winning innovators will unveil their clean energy innovations, which range from microgrid technologies to irrigation and cold storage solutions presented in on-site booths.

Swedish Ambassador to the United States Bjorn Lyrall, Duke Energy Senior Vice President of Federal Affairs Heath Shuler, and Inventor and Author William Kamkwamba will also speak at the event.

WHO: USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah
Swedish Ambassador to the United States Bjorn Lyvrall
Duke Energy Senior Vice President of Federal Affairs Heath Shuler
Inventor and Author William Kamkwamba    
WHAT:   Event to Announce  Powering Agriculture Grand Challenge Winners
WHEN:   December 11, 2013
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
WHERE:    Ronald Reagan Building
Pavilion Room
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20523

Press interested in attending, please contact: Courtney Hamilton, GCD@GroupSJR.com;Tel: 412-736-4506.  

Last updated: July 10, 2014

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