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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 9:00am

This workshop is an excellent opportunity for WorldFish, the Fisheries Administration, and USAID to share with the public information about this important project. The Rice Field Fisheries Project is another example of the U.S. government’s continued commitment to help Cambodia reach three significant milestones in its economic development.

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 8:45am

On behalf of USAID, it’s my privilege to welcome you here today to this national consultation on the draft Regional Guidelines on Public Participation in Environmental Impact Assessment, or EIA. The U.S. government has been a committed and active advocate of regional cooperation on EIAs. We see EIAs as an important tool to achieve sustainable development in the Lower Mekong region.

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 8:00am

It is my pleasure to be here today for the opening of the Homa Bay Agricultural Show and Trade Fair 2016. This event provides a platform for farmers to create linkages with various stakeholders in the agricultural industry, including private sector, government and development partners. It also offers a platform to promote agricultural entrepreneurship and trade by showcasing new technologies, opportunities and skills.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 8:00am

School Milk Feeding Conference Thursday, October 27, 2016 Mombasa, Kenya Remarks by Acting Deputy Mission Director Mark Carrato

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:00am

Remarks as prepared for USAID Afghanistan Mission Director Herbert Smith

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:30am

I also want to congratulate you on the first Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP) investment conference that took place here in Nairobi, Kenya, in June of this year. During this conference, US $1.9 billion of priority water and power projects were presented to prospective investors for funding consideration.

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:30pm

But I believe that what these voices of fear and distrust, and even hatred, don’t understand – or what they refuse to see – is that the Muslim community – here in the U.S. and around the world – is an essential part of the solution. That Muslims, like others, have played an integral part in spurring decades of progress – they’ve actually made the world a safer, more prosperous place than it has ever been before. And they probably don’t know that many of those who have been targeted so violently in Aleppo over the past couple weeks and months are heroes. And that those heroes – named after the white helmets they wear as they rush toward the sites of bombings and other attacks – are inspired by a simple belief enshrined in the Quran: to save one life is to save humanity.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 3:30pm

I’m so happy to be here in Samburu this morning! We are here to participate in the hand-over of the Rapunye community water, sanitation and hygiene — or WASH — facility to help families in Samburu live healthy and resilient lives. This water facility has been supported by USAID to complement the excellent work the Government of Kenya and Samburu County are doing to improve people’s health and prosperity, and is one of the many activities USAID has supported under our APHIAplus IMARISHA project that operates across Kenya’s northern arid lands.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 3:15pm

The United States is the largest single provider of Official Development Assistance, and we are committed to focusing these resources in the contexts where they are needed most. Since 2009, the U.S. has spent on average approximately 50 percent of its ODA on Least Developed Countries and non-LDC fragile and conflict-affected states.  We are equally committed to ensuring that the quality of our aid is high, and ensuring that the aid we provide is transparent, accountable, results-focused and locally owned.

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