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Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 4:15am

DHAKA – Today, United States Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller visited Madhya Khatiamari village in Gaibandha district with Government of Bangladesh officials to observe U.S. assistance to those affected by the flooding.  Ambassador Miller spoke with families receiving emergency assistance provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), including cash grants and emergency hygiene kits.  He was joined by local administration officials from Gaibandha district and Fulchari upazila, and representatives from CARE Bangladesh and SKS Foundation who are administering this emergency assistance program.

During a stop at a relief distribution site, Ambassador Miller, local officials, and NGO representatives visited a homestead raised on an earthen plinth, a platform built after the 2019 floods as part of USAID’s SHOUHARDO III program.  Over 1,500 homesteads including homes, livestock pens, and household gardens were raised above flood levels on such plinths last year.  Today, these homeowners’ properties were protected from the flooding, and the homeowners were able to take in neighboring families whose homes were flooded.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 4:30am

Ambassador Earl Miller, accompanied by USAID Mission Director Derrick Brown, traveled to the Sundarbans from January 26-28, 2020, to support the growing partnership between the United States and Bangladesh.  Ahead of World Wetlands Day February 2, his visit to the world’s largest mangrove forest highlighted the importance of conserving the Sundarbans and its wildlife.  Healthy ecosystems and protection from natural disasters are critical to developing a resilient Bangladesh.

USAID Mission Director Derrick S. Brown and his delegation visit a watershed project in the Chattogram Hill Tracks.
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 10:15am

As part of U.S. Embassy Dhaka’s bilateral engagement with Bangladesh, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bangladesh Mission Director Derrick S. Brown visited key USAID development programs in the Chattogram Hill Tracts (CHT) this week.  During his visit, he met with residents, local government officials and community leaders to underscore the U.S. government’s commitment, through USAID, to work with the Government of Bangladesh and other development partners to improve economic opportunities and promote conservation of the unique natural resources in the Chattogram Hill Tracts.

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 4:15am

United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bangladesh Mission Director (MD) Derrick S. Brown visited key USAID development programs in Chattogram Hill Tracts (CHT) this week.  During his visit, he met with residents, local government officials and community leaders to underscore the U.S. government’s commitment, through USAID, to work with the Government of Bangladesh and other development partners to improve economic opportunities and promote conservation of the unique natural resources in the Chattogram Hill Tracts.

United States Partners with Bangladesh to Support Anti-Human Trafficking Investigation Training for Police Officers
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 11:45pm

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bangladesh’s Counter Trafficking in Persons (BC/TIP) program, partnered with the Forensic Training Institute (FTI) of the Bangladesh Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to sponsor a five-day anti-trafficking in persons (TIP) investigation skills training.  In collaboration with the FTI, the BC/TIP program developed a training curriculum on best practices for handling and investigating TIP cases and assisting trafficking victims in filing cases against perpetrators.  This training is the third anti-human trafficking investigation course held since August of this year.  Twenty-three police officers from 20 trafficking-prone districts actively participated in the classroom and scenario-based training held at the FTI in Dhaka and conducted by the BC/TIP program, which is funded by USAID and implemented by Winrock International, a U.S. non-governmental organization.

Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick unveils USAID's Comprehensive Private Sector Assessment in Dhaka.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 6:00pm

The United States, through USAID, is partnering with the Government of Bangladesh and the Bangladeshi private sector to help diversify Bangladesh’s economy and stimulate new streams of economic growth.  USAID’s Comprehensive Private Sector Assessment (PSA) identified agribusiness (food processing), health care, information and communications technology and outsourcing, light engineering, pharmaceuticals, and tourism as some of the most promising industries beyond the ready-made garments (RMG) sector for private sector engagement and investment. 

USAID/Bangladesh Mission Director speaks with factory workers at a shrimp and fish processing factory.
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 4:00pm

USAID/Bangladesh  Mission Director Derrick Brown visited USAID development programs in the Jashore-Khulna region from Sept. 18-20, including visits to key agriculture, labor and food assistance programs. The site visits were undertaken in collaboration with WordFish, WFP, Winrock International and World Vision Bangladesh among other implementing partners.

Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 12:30am

Now in Bangladesh, I am excited by the prospects of advancing USAID’s long-standing and productive relationship with the Government of Bangladesh and all Bangladeshis to achieve the impressive goal of graduating to a middle income country in the near future. Although Bangladesh is well on its way, there remains much to be done to ensure this positive trajectory continues.  We must all work together to strengthen systems and remove barriers to progress, and continue to invest in the innovative people of Bangladesh.

Derrick S. Brown
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 8:00am

New USAID Bangladesh Mission Director Derrick S. Brown arrived in Dhaka on Saturday, July 14 to take charge of his new duties.  Before joining USAID Bangladesh, he served as USAID Mission Director in Angola from 2016 to 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 12:15pm

In response to a request from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided 622,800 doses of injectable contraceptives to the Government of Bangladesh on March 25, bringing the total contribution from the United States to nearly one million doses valued at $901,232. This latest contribution of injectable contraceptives follows an earlier donation of 292,000 doses delivered in February 2018 and three million sachets of oral rehydration solution delivered in December 2017. Since August 25, 2017, the United States Government has provided more than $110 million to assist Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh.

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