On Tuesday, Administrator Shah joined President Obama at the White House for the President’s Town Hall with young African leaders to discuss their vision for Africa for the next 50 years.  USAID programs highlight America’s commitment to supporting the next generation of African leaders.

On Wednesday, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah joined Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to brief the press on the latest developments in assistance to the victims of flooding in Pakistan. On Thursday, an additional $25 million in assistance was announced – bringing the overall contribution to $35 million.  USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance Acting Director Mark Ward and Daniel Feldman in the Office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan spoke with journalists at the start of the State Department’s daily briefing to detail the additional aid.

USAID continued the discussion of the importance of science, technology and innovation in global development in a joint op-ed in the Huffington Post by USAID Administrator Shah and Dr. John P. Holdren, the president’s science and technology advisor.

Ambassador Garvelink spoke at two sessions during the International Food Aid and Development Conference in Kansas City.  His keynote address underscored the U.S. commitment to addressing global hunger and food security, highlighting the whole-of-government approach and goals of Feed the Future.