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June 7, 2019

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green, PepsiCo Director of Sustainable Agriculture Margaret Henry, and the President of the PepsiCo Foundation Jon Banner, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on June 7, 2019, in New York, to expand collaboration between USAID, PepsiCo, and the PepsiCo Foundation.

June 6, 2019
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick traveled to The Netherlands to participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).

June 5, 2019
Remarks

 
June 5, 2019
Global Entrepreneurship Summit Global Launch Lounge
The Hague, Netherlands

June 5, 2019

Today at the Woodrow Wilson Center, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with impact-investment firm Circulate Capital, made substantial commitments to attract private capital and the development of new businesses in South and Southeast Asia. USAID announced a $35 million, 50-percent loan-portfolio guarantee with Circulate Capital that will help mobilize outside private investment to combat plastic pollution in oceans throughout the Indo-Pacific region.

June 5, 2019

Today at the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in The Hague, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Glick announced $1.5 million in new grant funding for the WomenConnect Challenge under the Women's Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative. Led by USAID, the Challenge seeks to bridge the gender digital divide so women can participate fully in the global economy.

June 4, 2019
Remarks

The Global Entrepreneurial Summit brings together entrepreneurs and business leaders, as well as government leaders, from all over the world. The United States is proud to sponsor it, and I couldn't think of a better location than The Netherlands. We've got such a long-standing partnership of almost 400 years -- one of the most entrepreneurial countries in the world, and really, an example for many of us on competitiveness and economic growth, and also, empowering of women.

June 4, 2019

Today at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in The Netherlands, the U.S. Government made substantial commitments to drive women's economic empowerment in developing markets. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced $500,000 in funding and $100,000 in technical assistance to the Women's World Banking Asset Management (WAM) blended-finance fund. Joining USAID, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) announced its intent to provide $25 million in financing to the fund. The financing will help mobilize commercial investment to benefit low-income women in Africa, the Middle East, and the Indo-Pacific.

June 3, 2019
Media Advisory

On Wednesday, June 5, Counselor Chris Milligan of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will participate in a discussion at the Wilson Center. The Counselor will highlight USAID's use of blended finance to address ocean plastic pollution, including the role private sector partnerships and investments are playing to address the growing threat to the world's environment and economy. Joining Counselor Milligan will be speakers from Circulate Capital, Procter & Gamble, Dow, and Ocean Conservancy.

May 31, 2019

The observance of Ramadan is a chance to reaffirm universal values; our interfaith Iftar brings together multiple faiths to share this celebration and demonstrates USAID's unwavering commitment to religious freedom and pluralism.  We gather for this Iftar because we share the universal values that Muslims reaffirm through their observance of Ramadan, and to demonstrate our support for the free, safe, and open practice of all faiths. Religious liberty and freedom is an inviolable principle of our country, and has been since America's very founding.  Growing intolerance and hostility towards religious minorities is increasingly threatening these long-cherished values.  While freedom of worship is not universally protected around the world, we can be proud of how it remains a core element of what it means to be an American.  At USAID, we are uniquely positioned to make a difference.

May 31, 2019

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a workshop in Erbil, in the Iraqi Kurdistan region, on May 14, 2019, to discuss USAID’s New Partnership Initiative (NPI) with 30 local and faith-based Iraqi organizations.

May 31, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Europe and Eurasia Brock Bierman will travel to Brussels, Belgium and Paris, France June 1-6, 2019.

May 31, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick will travel to The Hague, in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, June 2-5, 2019. She will participate in the 9th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), the pre-eminent annual business gathering that convenes 2,000 global leaders in entrepreneurship, innovation, investment, and policy.

May 23, 2019
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Middle East Bureau Assistant Administrator Mike Harvey visited Lebanon May 21-22. Harvey met with Lebanese business leaders and discussed mobilizing the private sector to meet immediate refugee-driven pressures, while addressing long-term development goals.

May 21, 2019

I believe we are at a crossroads moment in the campaign for democracy of which Ronald Reagan spoke. Authoritarians have new tools and tactics they are deploying to bend elections and snuff out the voices of the people. For years, the democracy community, represented here, has been a quiet lifeline that has kept the flame of democracy alive, despite the shadows that have too often crossed our paths. The shadows are darker in some parts of the world these days. And so, we have to figure out our own tools and tactics for shining a hopeful light. The next Guaido, the next Abiy, those priests in Nicaragua, so many brave souls; they're counting on us. They're counting on us to stand with them. They're counting on us to work with them and they're counting on us to remain a lifeline, a beacon of hope.

I look forward to the ideas brought forward today in this working group. I look forward to your input to help guide us. We are at a crossroads moment. Crossroads moments imply choices. And, I think we have key choices to make. Thank you.

May 21, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick will travel to South Africa May 23 to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa. The Deputy Administrator is part of the Presidential Delegation designated to represent the U.S. Government at the May 25 inauguration in Pretoria, South Africa.

May 16, 2019
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited Panamá City, Panamá on May 15. The Administrator met with the Foundation for the Refugee Education Trust (RET), a USAID partner that is helping to strengthen the resilience of schools in Panamá by working with national and local education ministries to institutionalize and improve cooperation to prepare for natural disasters.

May 15, 2019
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited Quito, Ecuador May 14-15, 2019.  The Administrator met with Vice President of the Republic of Ecuador Otto Sonnenholzner to discuss the renewal of cooperation between USAID and the Ecuadorian public, private sector, and civil-society institutions, as well as key challenges that are facing the region, including the dire situation in Venezuela and its impact on neighboring countries.

May 15, 2019
Remarks

Press Availability following MoU signing with USAID Administrator Mark Green and Ecuadorian Foreign Minister José Valencia Amores

May 15, 2019
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick met yesterday with Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath of Curaçao and Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes of Aruba in Washington, D.C. Deputy Administrator Glick discussed the regional impacts of Venezuela's man-made humanitarian crisis, and thanked the Prime Ministers for their countries' support for the thousands of Venezuelans who have fled to Aruba and Curaçao.

May 15, 2019

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Honorable José Valencia, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of the Republic of Ecuador. The MOU signifies the establishment of a new chapter of cooperation between USAID and the Government of Ecuador.

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Last updated: August 25, 2019

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