In Nicaragua, we joined the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Nicaragua to celebrate World Food Day.  Three important USAID food security programs will be highlighted in the celebration.

In Kenya, we will launch the first of a series of county youth forums to engage Kenyan youth. After doing thousands of village forums, these county forums are the first to cover a larger area and will be pilots that hopefully become models for such activities countrywide.

In Vietnam, we will sponsor a wildlife pathology workshop.  Technical and financial support will be provided by the Smithsonian Institution.  Smithsonian’s Department of Animal Health (DAH) and Pathology (DOP) will deliver basic training highlighting field necropsy techniques and disease pathology for Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT) to local staff and affiliates working ‘on the ground’.  Vietnam is the first country that the Smithsonian has ever visited under the EPT program.