WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will travel to San Francisco on Sept. 4 and 5 to attend the Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP) at Fort Mason Center. Administrator Shah will deliver a keynote address at the conference on Friday, Sept. 5 at 12:30 p.m. His remarks will focus on impact investing, and how USAID can continue to partner with the private sector to leverage private capital to address the world’s most pressing development challenges.
The SOCAP conference is dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good. The event brings together global innovators, investors, foundations, governments, institutions, and social entrepreneurs committed to addressing crises like food insecurity, child death, and women’s empowerment.
As the world’s leading development agency, USAID is focused on ending extreme poverty and promoting resilient, democratic societies. The Agency is pioneering a new model for development that promotes innovation, investment, public-partnerships, and a focus on measurable results. This approach, manifested in the U.S. Global Development Lab launched in April, strengthens USAID’s ability to reduce hunger and malnutrition, end child preventable death, double access to electricity in Sub Saharan Africa, and secure an AIDS-free generation.