On April 3, U.S. Agency for International Development and 32 Partner Organizations Will Launch U.S. Global Development Lab to Help End Extreme Poverty by 2030

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers keynote address at launch event in New York

For Immediate Release

Thursday, March 27, 2014
USAID Press Office
202-712-4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On April 3, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will announce the establishment of the U.S. Global Development Lab at an event in New York City. The launch event will feature a keynote address by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has been a strong supporter of the use of science, innovation, and partnerships to further U.S development goals. The Lab and its 32 inaugural Cornerstone Partners - representing $30 billion in investments - will advance a science-and-technology based approach to development, creating a new global marketplace of innovations and taking them to scale to help end extreme poverty by 2030. The event will take place at New World Stages.

Administrator Shah will discuss how the Lab will support breakthrough solutions in water, health, food security and nutrition, energy, education, and climate change, reaching 200 million people in the next five years.

Administrator Shah and key partners will be available for media opportunities following the speaking program. 
 

WHO:

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

WHAT: Launch of the U.S. Global Development Lab
WHEN:

Thursday, April 3, 2014
1:30pm - 3:45pm

WHERE:

 New World Stages
340 W 50th St,
New York, NY

Media interested in attending, please RSVP here. Please direct any questions about the event to Tiffany Drake at tdrake@usaid.gov.

The U.S. Agency for International Development is leading the U.S. Government's efforts
to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies.

Last updated: October 15, 2014

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