WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah is travelling to Nepal and Burma from February 25-28. He will attend meetings and site visits that focus on USAID’s commitment to using innovation, science, technology, and private-public partnerships to deepen development impact. While in the region, Dr. Shah will meet with local government officials, implementing partners, and U.S. Government teams.
In Nepal, Dr. Shah will visit Kathmandu, where he will tour several USAID/Nepal project sites and meet with Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and other political leaders. He will also deliver closing remarks at the Nepal Economic Summit, where he plans to highlight the private sector role in enhancing Nepal's economic growth.
In Burma, Dr. Shah will deliver the first liter of clean water under the Partnership for Healthier Burma. Dr. Shah will demonstrate how Procter & Gamble’s water purification packets can give villages access to clean drinking water. He will also meet with private sector representatives to discuss efforts to increase investment and engagement on agribusiness, deliver a keynote address to stakeholders on food security priorities, and lead a mobile technology roundtable.