USAID to Launch New Policy on Youth in Development


For Immediate Release

Friday, October 26, 2012
USAID Press Office

*Note: Due to storms in Washington, DC, this event is postponed until further notice.

WASHINGTON, DC – USAID will release the Agency’s new Policy on Youth in Development at a launch event in Washington, DC. USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, UN Youth Champion Monique Coleman, International Youth Foundation President & CEO Bill Reese as well as youth and expert panelists will attend the launch event to discuss the new policy and the importance of youth engagement in global development. The policy launch event is co-sponsored with the Alliance for International Youth Development.

In his opening remarks to an audience of over 200 youth development leaders, Administrator Shah will highlight USAID’s new Policy on Youth in Development and the Agency’s plans to recognize, support, prepare, engage and protect youth today as well as harness the energy and creativity of young people to create development solutions. Administrator Shah’s remarks will be followed by a discussion on youth in global development with the Administrator, Monique Coleman and Bill Reese. Next, a panel with youth and expert participants will follow.

WHO: USAID and Alliance for International Youth Development
SPEAKERS: Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, USAID
Monique Coleman, UN Youth Champion
Bill Reese, President & CEO, International Youth Foundation
Maame Yankah, 10x10 & Plan International USA Ambassador
Amani Al Ogbi, One Libya Youth
Sharon Morris, Director of Youth and Conflict Management, Mercy Corps
Cornelia Janke, Senior International Technical Advisor, Education Development Center
WHAT: USAID Launches Policy on Youth in Development
WHEN: Monday, October 29, 2012, 10:00-11:30 a.m. EDT
WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue
Pavilion Room
Washington, DC
WATCH: Live stream at

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Last updated: June 21, 2017

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