This week has been a busy one at USAID Headquarters in Washington, D.C.! Read more >>
This year’s National Prayer Breakfast on February 2, 2012 capped off what was a very busy week of events for USAID and our faith-based friends and colleagues. But above the events and meetings, what was most important was the chance to connect with old friends and build new friendships, to hear personal stories from people […]
Administrator Raj Shah participates in a panel discussion about “Leveraging Malaria Platforms to Improve Family Health” during the The Summit to Save Lives, which is presented by the George W. Bush Institute. Later in the week, Administrator Shah heads to Haiti to meet with USAID Mission staff and to visit an agricultural training center. The […]
USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah today in Juba, Sudan, signed a communiqué on behalf of the U.S. Government to help boost private sector engagement in agriculture in southern Sudan, where the vast majority of people rely on agriculture for their livelihood. In spite of enormous potential of the agriculture sector, most southern Sudanese farmers grow only […]
This morning, the White House launched the Presidential Policy Directive on Development (PPD). This is really a great moment for the US and for the development community .
What an amazing week it’s been, with so many people from around the globe gathered in one place, intent on finding ways to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. To do so, we need innovators to dramatically change the way development is done. Today, at a forum co-hosted with the New York Academy of Sciences, USAID […]
This morning, I had the privilege to meet with leaders from Global Health Initiative (GHI) “Plus” countries: Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, Mali, Malawi, Nepal and Rwanda. I was joined by Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control, and Ambassador Eric Goosby, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, to discuss how U.S. global health programs […]
This week I’m attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York, and I’m looking forward to joining a broad and historic international body to discuss the wide spectrum of global issues we face today. My week at UNGA began with a meeting about a topic of immediate urgency – relief and recovery efforts for […]