USAID Weekly - May 6, 2022

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On May 3, USAID commemorated one year under Samantha Power’s leadership as Administrator of the Agency. The Administrator thanked the Agency for their work to distribute half a billion COVID vaccines, lead disaster response in 68 countries, and more. Administrator Power and Internews joined three Ukrainian journalists for a conversation about their experiences reporting on the frontlines. They gathered on World Press Freedom Day to affirm the importance of journalism in fighting misinformation in the midst of war. USAID launched a new Youth in Development Policy positioning youth as meaningful, driving partners in development. To celebrate, Administrator Power joined youth Ukrainian leaders to learn about their work to empower young people in Ukraine. Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman attended the International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure. She emphasized the importance of investing in climate resilient infrastructure now to save on humanitarian assistance when disaster strikes later.

Last updated: June 22, 2022

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