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Thứ Ba, June 21, 2016

Hello friends. So today is a really good day for me, the middle was busy, hectic, crazy, insane, catch my breath, where’s lunch. But the morning and the evening, the book ends on this day, have been all about global health. And I really like your line that all health is global, and I want to thank you for that, but also for being a partner. I mean, how cool that the American Academy of Pediatrics is a partner of this enterprise. And it does mean that all health is global.

Well, my day was all global health. And I started with our guest, the Minister of Health from Afghanistan, in a really extraordinary conversation about all the dimensions of what we’re trying to do, from the outcomes we want to achieve, to the inputs we have to put in, which are not just resources as you know, but are governance, science, evidence and political will. So I want to thank you again, Minister, for our meeting this morning. But thank all of you for enabling me to close my day before I go home and pack for a trip tomorrow with something very nice and something that gives us the opportunity to celebrate.

Thứ Tư, June 1, 2016 - 12:00pm

I had the pleasure and good fortune to be there at the birth of Feed the Future early in President Obama’s first term, and it was born out of a vision that the agriculture sector should be one that enables people to thrive, and survive, and grow, and create, and build their communities and countries. And not the source of pain and hardship and hunger and inequality. And what you all are doing and what I just saw out there, for which I thank all of you and I want to thank the USAID team across a number of bureaus, is making that dream come alive. So it’s a wonderful thing to see, the amount of energy and creativity and dynamism.

Thứ Sáu, May 27, 2016 - 4:45am

The United States and India have a long and successful strategic partnership in the energy sector. In 2009, our governments held a Strategic Dialogue focusing on five pillars including energy and climate change.

One of the most significant outcomes of this Dialogue is our Partnership to Advance Clean Energy, or the “PACE” initiative, launched by President Obama and former Prime Minister Singh in November 2009.  It remains the flagship program for clean energy between the United States and India.

Thứ Tư, May 25, 2016 - 8:30am

We are at the starting point of the USAID-funded Feed the Future Asia Innovative Farmers Project. Over the next five years, the project will support South to South innovation and regional networks to bring proven technologies to smallholders in the region. In particular to countries that face the greatest threats to food security.

Thứ Năm, May 19, 2016 - 12:45pm

As graduates of a school of public policy – and one of the finest at that – you will have plenty of opportunities in front of you to seek personal pride, and to fulfill personal ambitions. But you will also have opportunities to leave the world a better place than you found it.  

I hope you’ll remember that this is a privilege, and an extraordinary one at that. And I hope you’ll remember that there is something bigger than you out there, and that it’s worth pursuing.

Because, as it turns out, when you remove yourself from the equation a bit, and when you remember that everything really isn’t about you, that’s when you do your best work. And that’s when you can have a real impact on the world.

Thứ Hai, May 16, 2016 - 11:00pm

Honorable Minister, Members of Parliament, ladies and gentlemen, It is an honor to address this gathering as you discuss the creation of a Right to Information bill designed to enhance citizens’ access to transparency and insight about their government. Any democracy requires that government officials be accountable to the citizens who elected them, and that accountability requires transparency.

Thứ Tư, May 11, 2016 - 11:00pm

We are here to inaugurate the use of the power systems modeling tool PLEXOS, by Energy Exemplar, under our joint Clean Energy Program: the Partnership to Advance Clean Energy – Deployment – PACE-D. Power systems modeling is a core element of the newest addition to PACE-D called Greening the Grid, which focuses on large-scale integration of renewable energy.

Thứ Tư, May 11, 2016 - 10:45pm

It is encouraging to see India's large and vibrant private sector focusing on new approaches to improve social and development outcomes, working together with the public sector in order to be more effective.  This is especially important because the private sector can provide critical insights on market dynamics and new opportunities while the publc sector has a mandate to make these improvements sustainable and extend them even further.

Thứ Ba, May 10, 2016 - 11:00pm

At USAID, we believe that every mother and child should be given the opportunity to survive and grow. Ending preventable child and maternal deaths means, first, giving children a healthy start by providing pregnant mothers with quality antenatal care and nutrition during pregnancy.

Thứ Ba, May 10, 2016 - 10:30am

Good morning everyone. Salam Alaikum.

First, I would like to recognize his Excellency CEO Dr. Abdullah, the Minister of Women’s Affairs, the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Dr. Sima Samar, Dr. Sorabi and other distinguished guests who are here with us today. The U.S. government is extremely proud to be partnering with you and with the Afghan Government on Musharikat, on Promote and on women's issues, more generally.

Thứ Bảy, May 7, 2016 - 9:30am

The United States Government has been pleased to intensify its efforts with the Government and people of Zambia to increase energy generation and access through clean, renewable energy.  We believe the Industrial Development Corporation, or IDC/IFC Scaling Solar program offers an excellent example, and one we have been pleased to support under Power Africa.  U.S. President Obama announced the Power Africa initiative in 2013.

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