Feed The Future Launches Civil Society Working Group

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 13, 2013
USAID Press Office
202-712-4320

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah made opening remarks at the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA) public meeting yesterday, where he announced the formation of a civil society working group who will work to develop a Feed the Future Civil Society Action Plan. Feed the Future, led by USAID, is the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative.

“We know we still have a lot of work to do to bring new problem-solvers together to deliver  game-changing results,” said Administrator Shah yesterday. “That’s the idea behind the Feed the Future Civil Society Action Plan, and the Feed the Future Working Group of ACVFA will play a critical role in helping shape the plan.”

The Feed the Future Civil Society Action Plan will provide a series of concrete actions to enhance collaboration between U.S. Government and civil society organizations as they work together to reduce hunger and undernutrition. This process follows former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s event during last year’s United Nations General Assembly where the U.S. committed to engage civil society in food security and nutrition efforts. 

Administrator Shah also announced the launch of a new Feed the Future civil society webpage, which can be found at www.feedthefuture.gov/civilsociety. It highlights civil society as a critical partner in Feed the Future's work to end global hunger, poverty and undernutrition. The page provides insight on how U.S. Government agencies under Feed the Future can and are working with civil society, including event information, resources specific to civil society, and partnership opportunities.

Last updated: September 24, 2014

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