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Jumat, 24 Juni, 2022

MR: DIAMOND: Thank you very much. It’s my great honor to be with you and I’m a longtime admirer of Samantha Power and I’ve become, more recent admirer of Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya, as a result of her extremely brave leadership of the Belarusian Democratic forces.  I don’t want to say a lot at the outset because I don’t want to steal time away from these two amazing speakers.  Before they set the stage and take our questions, I will simply say that this conference is coming really at an existential moment for Democracy in the world. We are now a decade and a half into a very deep democratic recession, and of course very near and bordering the country where Ms. Tsikhanouskaya comes from, is the most central and existential battleground of that struggle for freedom and democracy and really national sovereignty–Ukraine. So the work of USAID and united democratic forces has never been more vital in all of these regards. 

24-06-2022 14:00

USAID is currently working to increase the distribution of drought-tolerant seeds in Senegal, installing solar-power refrigerators in rural markets to avoid food spoilage in Nigeria, and using satellite imagery to help Ethiopian farmers optimize their fertilizer application so none is wasted. We want to scale these efforts as well to other communities and other nations.

21-06-2022 04:30

       (As prepared)

I wish to acknowledge the Minister of Health, Dr. Wilhemina Jallah, the President of the University of Liberia, Dr. Sarwolo Nelson, the Vice President, UL College of Health Sciences, Dr. Bernice Dahn, Acting Dean of the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine, Dr. Lawrence Sherman, and all esteemed faculty and others who have participated in this important work, as well as the U.S. Government’s implementing partners with whom we are administering these programs. Today we celebrate what our great countries can achieve together. 

16-06-2022 12:00

It will be up to Reed, with his Ohio-rooted work ethic, his can-do attitude, his long career working in Asian affairs, and his demonstrated ability to handle any challenge that comes his way, to embark upon a new chapter in our relationship with the people of Pakistan, and I am thrilled he’s taking up the charge.  

16-06-2022 09:00

Good morning. On behalf of the United States government, I am pleased to be here today as US AID launches an exciting new partnership with Absa Bank Zambia and the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (or, DFC). 

It is an honor to launch another partnership with the private sector. With this new partnership, our goal is to spur greater investment in agriculture, promote investment in clean energy for cooking, and support both the manufacturing and tourism industries. 

16-06-2022 09:00

Good morning.

It is my pleasure to be here with you today to participate in the launch of the Labour Market Assessment Report commissioned by the DREAMS Program. Protecting adolescent girls and young women from HIV is at the heart of the U.S. government’s DREAMS program, which supports young women to be Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe. 

The program is implemented in 9 districts by USAID, funded through PEPFAR, and in partnership with the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service and other ministries. 

14-06-2022 12:15

I want to be very clear, I did not just receive an award. Let me just get that on the record. The amazing public servants of USAID got the award, and we’ll talk about them in just a second. But first, let me thank Regina. I can definitely find you with that amazing blazer. Your defense of gender and LGBTQ rights here at home and around the world over the years has been nothing short of remarkable. You are a true legend in that space, and I’m so glad you are here at IFES, helping Tony and his team. 

13-06-2022 20:30

BIFAD has been a critical partner with USAID for nearly 50 years, drawing upon America’s universities—many represented here today—to support a global transformation of agriculture and food systems that now feed twice as many people as they did a generation ago, back in 1975.

13-06-2022 20:15

Being part of this swearing-in gives me enormous pleasure.  Getting to swear in Gabe Grau as our newest Mission Director for USAID Sri Lanka and Maldives.

13-06-2022 13:45

I am honored by your invitation to speak to you today about the importance of public sector reforms, particularly reforms designed to create a strong public financial management system for Liberia. A strong public financial management system, as you know, promotes efficient and accountable governance. And governments that are efficient and accountable do a better job at delivering public goods and services, providing for the poor, and creating an environment that attracts investments, spurs private sector growth, and creates jobs.

13-06-2022 10:00

A free and independent media is essential in any democratic society because media shapes public opinions and attitudes. Media is also essential for promoting good governance. By providing unbiased information to the public, the media helps citizens make thoughtful decisions on governance, leadership, and policy priorities for national development. 

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