Administrator Shah opens a weeklong training for over 80 USAID communications staff from USAID Missions all over the world. These communicators are in Washington, D.C. to engage with senior officials about elevating development, particularly the first-ever national development strategy issued by a U.S. President and “USAID Forward”, the Agency’s change management agenda. Sessions featured during the week include: a meeting with staff from the National Security Council, a joint session at the annual State Department Public Affairs Officer’s conference, and a panel discussion with leading foreign policy journalists at the Newseum.
Administrator Shah travels to Des Moines, Iowa to speak at the Borlaug Dialogue, which is held each year in conjunction with the awarding of the World Food Prize. The theme of the conference is: smallholder agriculture, “Take it to the Farmer“. Dr Shah will focus on how you take interest in fighting poverty to the smallholder farmer. He will also promote progress under Feed the Future, the Administration’s global hunger and food security initiative.