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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Good morning. Thank you for the opportunity to join you here today for this important milestone.

First, I would like to congratulate you, Innocent Ntabana, on your new appointment as Executive Director of the Nile Basin Initiative. We look forward to continue working with you as you take up this new post.

I also want to congratulate you on the first Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP) investment conference that took place here in Nairobi, Kenya, in June of this year. During this conference, US $1.9 billion of priority water and power projects were presented to prospective investors for funding consideration.

I’m happy to note that the pipeline of investment projects include transformative in-country projects with regional significance and transboundary cooperative investment projects related to the common use of the Nile Basin water resources, including power generation and transmission interconnection, integrated fisheries, and water resources management and development.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Ambassador Maalim, I recall our meeting on February 18, 2016, when both our organizations shared updates on the progress in the development of our strategies. I want to congratulate you and IGAD for completing your new five-year strategy. At USAID East Africa, we have also recently completed our East Africa Regional Development Cooperation Strategy (RDCS).

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Good morning Mandela Washington Fellows and other distinguished guests from across the region. It is a pleasure to welcome you to this second YALI Regional Conference in East Africa on behalf of USAID.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

It is my pleasure to be with you this morning to recognize the commitment of the Government of Tanzania to formalize Joint Border Committees. This commitment highlights years of cooperation between the Tanzanian and United States Governments, enabled by assistance provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to reduce the time and cost of transporting goods across borders.

Last updated: November 15, 2016

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