In Benin, we will hold a workshop on the Ambassadors Girls’ Scholarship Program (AGSP). USAID/Africa is undertaking a best practices review of the Ambassadors Girls’ Scholarship Program (AGSP), which has provided scholarships to more than 550,000 primary and secondary school students, predominately girls, since 2002 under the African Education Initiative (AEI).

In the Ukraine, we are holding a National Conference on Court Performance Evaluation. The US Ambassador to the Ukraine will be addressing an audience comprised of members of the Ukrainian Parliament and representatives of the President of Ukraine. This conference is a part of USAID’s larger effort to improve rule of law in Ukraine.

In the Philippines, we will support the opening session of the Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF). The event provides an excellent opportunity to highlight U.S. government support towards regional cooperation on clean energy and climate change mitigation both in the Philippines and in Asia as a whole. Since 2006, USAID and the Asian Development Bank have jointly organized the Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF), with the aim of sharing best practices in policy, technology, and finance to meet the region’s climate and energy security challenges. In the years since ACEF has come to be seen as Asia’s premier event for policymakers, project developers, technical experts and representatives of the private sector to come together to share knowledge and discuss up-to-date climate and clean energy developments in the region.