For Immediate Release
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/
Last updated: January 22, 2015