RSVP | U.S.-Philippines Partnership: Prosperity, Development and Security 7/28
America’s engagement with the Philippines through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead agency for development and humanitarian aid, and a vital element in U.S. foreign policy, has evolved over past decades in response to emerging challenges. Wharton Club members & guests are invited!
America’s engagement with the Philippines through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead agency for development and humanitarian aid, and a vital element in U.S. foreign policy, has evolved over past decades in response to emerging challenges. The partnership contributed to Philippine-led initiatives for small, medium business enterprise inclusive growth, farm-to-market infrastructure, improving taxation systems, access to better quality healthcare and education, and strengthening rule of law. USAID supported water, sanitation and hygiene programs in displaced communities affected by the 2017 Marawi siege. Working with local governments, private sector and civil society, USAID delivered Covid-19 assistance including deployment of vaccines and medical equipment, upgrading of laboratories, specimen transport system, training of 7,000 health workers, strengthening supply chains logistics and tracking.
Following his recent visit to the Philippines, USAID Assistant Administrator Michael Schiffer will offer his views on joint Philippine and US efforts to reduce vulnerability in marginalized communities, and explore innovative approaches to address new challenges to food security, clean energy transition, and digital connectivity. Join us for a roundtable discussion with Assistant Administrator Schiffer. US Institute of Peace Senior Program Officer for Climate Change Kayly Ober will share her views on managing the impact of climate change. This event will be co-hosted with the U.S. Institute of Peace and take place at 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC.