USAID Weekly

The USAID Weekly Wrap Up video showcases the week in photos from around the Agency.

Current Weekly Wrap Up:

President Trump sent a message for the Global Vaccine Summit in London, as the U.S. announced $1.16 billion to GAVI over 4 years. It's the USG's largest-ever contribution to GAVI. In anticipation for hurricane season, USAID is stockpiling emergency food supplies in Texas and Haiti to respond swiftly when a disaster hits. USAID-funded polymerase chain reaction machines arrived in Laos, which will be essential for the accurate diagnosis of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. A second delivery of 150 ventilators arrived to help the people of Russia during their time of crisis.

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Last updated: June 05, 2020

January 24, 2020

Administrator Green met with Team Lucy Meyer to express USAID's shared commitment to an inclusive & accessible world for all persons with disabilities. Deputy Administrator Glick met with U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan and U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Michael Desombre to discuss USAID's work. Assistant Administrator for Legislative and Public Affairs Richard Parker traveled to Cambodia to visit with USAID partners and speak to senior USAID Communicators during annual training in Thailand.

January 17, 2020

Ten years later: USAID remembers the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010. USAID met with the One Campaign, urging the U.S. government to maintain its commitment to working with GAVI, the vaccine alliance, to make vaccines available. Assistant Administrator for Legislative and Public Affairs Richard Parker travelled to Laos to visit with USAID partners. USAID is contributing to Australia's humanitarian response to the wildfires impacting the country.

January 10, 2020

Administrator Green discussed updated Ebola efforts in the DRC with Ambassador Michael Hammer. Administrator Green swore in Michelle Bekkering as the new Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Economic Growth, Education & Environment. Administrator Green spoke about democracy and citizen-responsive governance during a conference at the United States Institute of Peace. Ivanka Trump thanked USAID staff for their work on the Women's Global Development & Prosperity Initiative.

December 20, 2019

Administrator Green visited Haiti and Barbados to underscore U.S. commitment to the Caribbean people. In Haiti he saw firsthand the benefits of investing in the agricultural sector and promoting economic stability. In Barbados he visited the Holetown flooding resilience site. He also announced $10 millon to improve local resilience to disasters in the Caribbean. Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick delivered closing remarks at the 2019 USAID Global Infrastructure Workshop.

December 13, 2019

USAID is continuing earthquake response efforts to Albania, dispersing food, blankets & hygiene items. Administrator Green visited Virginia Task Force I, to thank them for their efforts as part of USAID's response to recent natural disasters. Dr. Michael Kremer, co-founder & scientific director of USAID's Development Innovation Ventures program accepted the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Administrator Green visited the USAID Haiti staff, to learn about current initiatives and priorities. He also met with UN Special Rep. Helen La Lime to discuss the current development challenges in Haiti.