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May 6, 2019

On behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), I would like to extend warm wishes to all Muslims as you begin the observance of the month of Ramadan in the United States and around the world.

May 6, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick will travel to San Diego, California May 6-8, 2019. During her visit, Deputy Administrator Glick will give remarks at the Accord Network Executive Retreat and meet with private sector partners to explore strategic engagement opportunities with USAID in emerging markets. Deputy Administrator Glick will also meet with members of the Middle Eastern Christian diaspora to discuss USAID's efforts to engage directly with local Iraqi groups in helping their communities recover from ISIS genocide.

May 1, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Europe and Eurasia Brock Bierman will travel to Germany, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia May 1-14.

April 30, 2019

In total, the USAID request for Fiscal Year 2020 is approximately $19.2 billion.  It represents $2.4 billion, or 14 percent more than last year's request. It's an attempt to balance fiscal responsibility here at home with our leadership role and national security imperatives around the world.

April 25, 2019

On World Malaria Day, I reflect on my time as a teacher in Africa 30 years ago, when my students routinely fell ill with malaria and died. I lost students, parents lost their children, and villages lost entire generations to this deadly disease. This is why I am so proud of the transformative work the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) does each day to bring cost-effective, life-saving tools, such as bed nets, insecticides, and medicines to people where they live.

April 25, 2019
Readout

On April 24, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick met with members of the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC) and students interested in careers in foreign affairs at the University of Texas.

April 25, 2019

A fierce champion of human rights and dedicated employee of the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka, Xulhaz Mannan was brutally murdered on April 25, 2016, at the hands of extremists who espoused a hatred unknown to Bangladesh and contradictory to the warmth and hospitality of the Bangladeshi people. Xulhaz joined the Office of Democracy and Governance at the Mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Bangladesh in 2015, after serving nine years as the Protocol Specialist for the U.S. Embassy.

April 23, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick will travel to Austin, Texas on April 24. During her visit, Deputy Administrator Glick will meet with the Board of Directors for the Texas International Education Consortium and discuss the role that university partnerships play in achieving development objectives.

April 19, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Europe and Eurasia Brock Bierman will travel to Skopje and Struga, North Macedonia April 21-24.

April 18, 2019
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick traveled to the Republics of Kenya and Rwanda and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia from April 2 to April 13, 2019.

USAID Administrator in a cocoa farm with Advisor to the White House
April 18, 2019

Yesterday, USAID Administrator Mark Green and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump met women entrepreneurs at a cocoa farm in Adzope, Côte d'Ivoire to discuss the Women's Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, and overcoming economic challenges that women face. The delegation announced a renewed public-private partnership through USAID's W-GDP fund and the World Cocoa Foundation for $2 million, which will catalyze private sector investment in women workers of the cocoa industry.

April 18, 2019
Readout

Yesterday, USAID Administrator Mark Green and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump met women entrepreneurs at a cocoa farm in Adzope, Côte d'Ivoire to discuss the Women's Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, and overcoming economic challenges that women face. The delegation announced a renewed public-private partnership through USAID's W-GDP fund and the World Cocoa Foundation for $2 million, which will catalyze private sector investment in women workers of the cocoa industry.

April 17, 2019
Remarks

Empowering women to more fully participate in society is at the core of self-reliance, empowerment, and economic opportunity. We know from our experience around the world that investing in women accelerates gains all across the development spectrum.

April 16, 2019
Readout

Today, USAID Administrator Mark Green and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump met with Vice President of Côte d'Ivoire Daniel Kablan Duncan at the Presidential Palace to discuss Côte d'Ivoire's economic reform process, the White House-led Women's Global Development Initiative, and efforts to ensure women's participation in the country's growing economy.

April 15, 2019
Readout

Today, USAID Administrator Mark Green, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, and Acting OPIC President and CEO Dave Bohigian paid respects to the victims of Ethiopian Airlines 302 crash at the Holy Trinity Church in Addis Ababa. They met with religious leaders representing the diverse faiths of those who perished in the crash, laid a wreath, and observed a moment of silence.

April 14, 2019
READOUT

Today, USAID Administrator Mark Green and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump met with businesswomen in the coffee industry at Dumerso Coffee in Addis Ababa to discuss opportunities and challenges women entrepreneurs face in Ethiopia. During the meeting, Ms. Trump expressed the United States' support for improving opportunities for women to start and grow their businesses in Ethiopia. Ms. Trump announced a new award -- through the Women's Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative -- for Azalech Coffee Roasting, Grinding and Packaging, owned by Azalech Tesfaye. The loan was made possible through a joint U.S.- and Swedish- funded loan guarantee program designed to increase access to finance for women entrepreneurs in Ethiopia. The delegation also participated in a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony.

April 12, 2019
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with representatives of partner countries and organizations during the World Bank Spring Meetings. He discussed support for governments, civil society, and the private sector in partner countries on their journey to self-reliance; actions to prevent sexual exploitation, trafficking and abuse in the aid sector; stabilization and development in the Sahel; the humanitarian response to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh; assistance to vulnerable Venezuelans who have fled to neighboring countries to escape repression and deprivation; the response to the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo; support for efforts to prevent future humanitarian crises; economic and governance reforms in developing countries; women's economic empowerment; and partnerships with the private sector.

April 12, 2019
Readout

On April 11, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with the President of the Central African Republic (CAR), the Honorable Faustin-Archange Touadera. The Administrator expressed hope that the February 2019 Peace Agreement will provide a path to lasting peace in the CAR. The Administrator acknowledged the President's efforts to address his country's development challenges, and noted his desire to see peace and stability in the CAR.

April 11, 2019
Readout

On April 11, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with the Somali Prime Minister, His Excellency Hassan Ali Khayre. They discussed Somalia's efforts to mobilize greater domestic revenue; important legislation pending in the Somali Parliament, including bills regarding elections and the Auditor General; and how USAID will continue to harness the dynamism of Somalia's private sector and its vast potential for economic growth, through education, the management of natural resources, and the creation of employment.

April 11, 2019

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to Ethiopia and Côte d'Ivoire April 14-17. Administrator Green will accompany Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump to promote the Women's Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, a White House-led, whole-of-Government approach to advance global women's economic empowerment with a goal of reaching 50 million women in developing countries by 2025. USAID oversees the W-GDP Fund, which was established to support and scale up innovative programs that advance women's economic empowerment in support of the W-GDP.

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Last updated: September 20, 2019

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