USAID Deputy Administrator travels to Jordan, Israel, West Bank

USAID Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman
USAID Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman. (Photo: Twitter)
AMMAN — From March 8–10, USAID Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman will travel to Jordan, Israel, and the West Bank, according to a USAID press statement. اضافة اعلان

During her trip, Coleman will meet with USAID staff and beneficiaries, government officials, and partners to underscore the agency’s support of US priorities in the region, including civil society engagement, economic growth, youth empowerment, water scarcity, and climate change.

While in Jordan, she will discuss the importance of His Majesty King Abdullah’s reform agenda supported by the Bilateral Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Partnership between the US and Jordan.

Visit to Israel, West BankIn Israel and the West Bank, the deputy administrator will meet with Israeli and Palestinian officials to discuss USAID’s support for the Palestinian people and commitment to ensuring that both Israelis and Palestinians enjoy equal measures of security, freedom, and prosperity. She will also underscore the importance of the Negev Forum and the bilateral partnership between the US and Israel to advance regional priorities and build cooperation.

During her trip, Coleman will have the opportunity to visit USAID projects and meet with civil society organizations, local entrepreneurs, women leaders, and youth who are engaging with the agency to build peace and stability across the region.

Earthquake reliefIn addition, she will hear from USAID staff who have been supporting the US government’s relief efforts following the deadly earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

USAID remains committed to helping the people in Turkey and Syria recover from this disaster as quickly as possible, the statement said.

Deputy Administrator ColemanColeman is responsible for USAID program and policy oversight, including of the agency’s Regional and Pillar Bureaus, a separate statement noted. As deputy administrator, she guides USAID’s crisis response, leads its work in countering the influence of China and Russia, and supports efforts to address the root causes of irregular migration.

She is also responsible for overseeing agency efforts to prevent famine and future pandemics; strengthen education, health, democracy, and economic growth; and improve responses to climate change.

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