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November 18, 2022
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The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing up to $20 million for the “Grain from Ukraine" initiative, announced by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the G20 Summit earlier this week, to help feed people around the world facing staggering levels of food insecurity. USAID will provide support through the UN World Food Program (WFP) to facilitate additional shipments of Ukrainian grain moving through the Black Sea Grain Initiative.

November 17, 2022
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Today at COP27, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced $33 million to provide communities at risk of climate-prone disasters – including cyclones, droughts, and floods – with access to effective early warning systems.

November 16, 2022
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Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Nadia Murad, co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, UNODC Goodwill Ambassador, and founder of Nadia’s Initiative, to discuss support for Yezidis and other survivors of atrocities in Iraq and Syria, women's empowerment, survivor-centered support, and post-conflict development.

November 16, 2022
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Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with members of the Lebanese diaspora community, in a forum hosted by the American Task Force on Lebanon (ATFL), to share observations and discuss USAID’s ongoing efforts in Lebanon following her recent visit to the country.

November 16, 2022
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Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Simon Coveney, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defence for the Republic of Ireland, to discuss deepening our partnership in key areas including global food security, acute malnutrition, climate change, and gender equality.

November 16, 2022

During COP27, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced progress USAID has made in delivering on two major commitments: President Biden’s Plan to Conserve Global Forests and a USAID commitment to build our partnerships with Indigenous Peoples.

Plan to Conserve Global Forests

At COP26, President Biden announced the U.S. Plan to Conserve Global Forests: Critical Carbon Sinks, a whole-of-government effort to protect the Amazon rainforest and other critical ecosystems worldwide that sequester large quantities of greenhouse gasses.

November 16, 2022
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The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announces today a $43.5 million award to empower young people in South Sudan, particularly girls and young women, with knowledge and skills that will enable them to lead healthy, engaged, and productive lives. This activity will build on previous USAID investments to enhance the livelihoods of youth across South Sudan.

November 16, 2022
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Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a $15 million award over five years, subject to availability of funding, for the Family Planning 2030 (FP2030) partnership.

November 15, 2022

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with journalist Sevgil Musaieva, editor-in-chief of Ukraine’s Ukrainska Pravda, along with representatives from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

November 15, 2022
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Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with exiled-Cuban journalist Abraham Jiménez Enoa, an independent journalist and co-founder of the online magazine El Estornudo, along with representatives from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

November 15, 2022
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This morning, Administrator Power met with Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States, Oksana Markarova, to discuss Ukraine’s urgent needs as conditions change on the ground and Putin’s unprovoked war stretches into another winter season.

November 15, 2022
Press Release

This week, Administrator Samantha Power announced an open call for innovations for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Countering Transnational Corruption Grand Challenge for Development, Powering A Just Energy Transition Green Minerals Challenge (JET Minerals Challenge).

November 15, 2022
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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) welcomes Professor Dean Karlan as the new Chief Economist. In this role, Professor Karlan will serve as USAID’s principal economist and top expert on economic policy and analysis.

November 14, 2022
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At COP27, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a suite of programs to advance gender-responsive climate action.

November 12, 2022
Readout

Today, USAID Administrator Samantha Power participated in events and meetings at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Administrator Power joined the Director of the National Economic Council of the United States Brian Desse to launch the President’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE) global Call to Action for businesses to make new, significant commitments to building climate resilience in partner countries.

November 12, 2022
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Administrator Samantha Power, as co-lead with Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC) John Kerry on implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE), announced today at COP27 a global Call to Action for businesses to make new, significant commitments to building climate resilience in partner countries. 

November 11, 2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power participated in events and meetings as part of COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt to speak to the progress we have made over the last year in upholding our climate commitments and supporting our partner countries who are coping with the impacts of climate change.

November 11, 2022
Press Release

Today at COP27, USAID Administrator Samantha Power reaffirmed USAID’s commitment to the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) initiative, highlighting another installment of $43 million in line with AIM for Climate objectives. This investment will advance innovations for climate smart food systems to protect the yield and quality of crops and livestock from climate change, such as climate-responsive dryland grasses that can withstand reduced rainfall and improved maize varieties that produce higher yields in harsher conditions.  

November 11, 2022
Press Release

Today at COP27, Administrator Samantha Power announced the global expansion of the 

November 10, 2022
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power concluded her multi-day visit to Lebanon with a series of meetings and events in Beirut.

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