On Friday, December 2, at 10:15 a.m. EST, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will convene the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA) for its first public meeting with its newly appointed membership.
The meeting will include remarks from USAID Administrator Samantha Power and ACVFA Chair Nisha Biswal, Senior Vice President at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as well as two panel discussions on pressing global challenges including food security, climate resilience, democracy, and anti-corruption.
The Committee, which was first established following World War II, has evolved over the decades to play a key role in fostering cooperation between the U.S. government and a range of development organizations, and it has provided a platform for civil society to engage with USAID and help inform its approach to U.S. foreign assistance.
Media who wish to attend in person must RSVP by Thursday, December 1, at 5:00 p.m.
Media wishing to attend virtually may RSVP here.