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Monday, November 20, 2017 - 9:15am

I am excited to join all of you at this conference. Having traveled to many parts of this beautiful country, what I have seen over and over again is that agriculture is not just an important sector for the economy, but instrumental to Kenya's achievement of its Vision 2030 goals. Food is a key outcome of agricultural activities, and, in turn, is a key input into nutrition. However, the availability of food from agriculture doesn't necessarily ensure good nutrition.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 12:30pm

As the USAID/Southern Africa Mission Director, it is my distinct pleasure to join you on behalf of the US Government to mark the close of the 2017 SADC Seed Technical Meeting. Let me begin by thanking the Government of South Africa for hosting this important regional event. I would like to thank Chairperson Ramashala for his stewardship over the last four days.  We are also extremely grateful to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) for its ongoing leadership and its hospitality towards Member States and implementing partners.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 3:00pm

Today, I'm announcing that we are expanding the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation from its initial pilot roster of four countries to 20, and we're especially excited because we believe that the new Alliance focus countries, including Argentina, Brazil, and Sri Lanka -- they represent some of the most exciting opportunities and some of the most important emerging export markets worldwide.

This is good for business, but we believe it's just as good for development. Nothing attacks poverty, nothing lifts lives, nothing pushes back against hopelessness and despair, nothing better than inclusive economic growth. So, I hope the crux of my message is clear. The future of international development is enterprise-driven, and we at USAID, working with all of you, we will embrace it.

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 3:30pm

It's great to be here in Senator Coons' state, and constituency, and I've got to tell you, I feel blessed to be here. Senator Coons is a huge supporter of the work that we do at the USAID and also, quite frankly, he's a just great friend. We share a lot of values, and we share a passion for lifting lives and building communities. And there are very few people in Washington D.C. who are doing more for the cause than Senator Chris Coons.

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 12:00pm

It is a great pleasure to be with you today here in Soweto to share in the excitement of the launch of the Knowledge for Action website, which is part of the continued relationship between USAID, the ELMA Foundation, the Department of Basic Education, the Department of Higher Education and Training and the University of Johannesburg.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 10:30am

As former foreign policy and defense leaders have often said, and as was cited in the opening remarks, in a world as complex as ours, with our national security under greater threat than perhaps ever before, we need to be able to deploy the entirety of our statecraft toolbox. This must include our most sophisticated development and humanitarian tools. At USAID we embrace this mission.

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 8:45am

We are here to celebrate the extraordinary success of Cambodia Technovation. Over the past four years, Cambodia Technovation has helped assemble 50 teams of around 200 girls to compete in the program using the funding and support from USAID through its Development Innovation project. Today represents an important chance to share experiences and network among all the Cambodian Technovation girls and their mentors. In addition, our hope is that events like these will continue to inspire you to seek out new opportunities for careers in science technology engineering and math fields – or STEM as it is often called -- and make positive contributions to Cambodia’s development

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:00am

I am happy to be at the inauguration of Coca Cola Cambodia’s very first EKO-Center. Just five kilometers from here, stands Coca Cola Cambodia’s newly built bottling plant in the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone. This bottling plant shows the success of the Government’s hard work over many years to attract foreign investment. That success has come through an open investment framework, modern special economic zones, improved tax administration, and other business-friendly reforms.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:00am

ក្នុងបរិបទនេះ ខ្ញុំមានមោទនភាពក្នុងការនិយាយថាទីភ្នាក់ងារជំនួយអាមេរិក USAID និងក្រុមហ៊ុន កូកា កូឡា​កម្ពុជា បានឯកភាពរួមគ្នាកសាងនូវភាពជាដៃគូសាធាណៈ និងឯកជនមួយ ដើម្បីពង្រីកការងារជួយដោយ​ផ្ទាល់​​ដល់ប្រជាជនកម្ពុជាតាមរយៈការបណ្តុះបណ្តាលផ្នែកធុរកិច្ច ឱកាសការងារ និងការទទួលបាននូវ​សេវាទឹក​ស្អាត។ កិច្ចគាំទ្ររបស់ទីភ្នាក់ងារ USAID នឹងជួយធានាថាចំណុចទាំងអស់ខាងលើនឹងផ្តល់អត្ថ​ប្រយោជន៍​​​​ដល់ប្រជាជនដែលងាយទទួលរងគ្រោះដោយការជួញដូរមនុស្ស ជាពិសេសស្ត្រី។ ភាពជាដៃគូ​នេះ​ក៏នឹង​ជួយផ្តល់នូវរទេះរុញដល់ស្ត្រីចំនួន ២០នាក់នៅតាមទីជនបទ ដើម្បីឲ្យពួកគេអាចលក់ផលិតផល​កូកា កូឡា ក៏ដូចជាបង្កើនប្រាក់ចំណូលរបស់ពួកគេផងដែរ។ ប្រសិនបើការងារដំណើរការបានរលូន ក្រុមហ៊ុន​​កូកាកូឡា និងទីភ្នាក់ងារ USAID នឹងធ្វើការសិក្សាពីលទ្ធភាពពង្រីកចំនួននៃការផ្តល់រទេះរុញ​បន្ថែម​ទៀត។

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 9:00pm

I am pleased to join everyone here today at the formal launch of the Pay Tax Online service, an online electronic payment, or e-payment, facility for internal revenue taxes. This e-payment platform is the product of a strong partnership between the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Development Bank of the Philippines, with support from USAID. The U.S. government, through USAID, is delighted to support the Philippine government’s growth-enhancing tax administration and governance reforms as part of our shared goal of broad-based and inclusive growth for Filipinos.

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