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United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Washington, United States
Joined March 2012

Presence in: United States

USAID plays a vital role in promoting U.S. national security, foreign policy, and the War on Terrorism. It does so by addressing poverty fueled by lack of economic opportunity, one of the root causes of violence today. As stated in the President’s National Security Strategy, USAID’s work in development joins diplomacy and defense as one of three key pieces of the nation’s foreign policy apparatus. USAID promotes peace and stability by fostering economic growth, protecting human health, providing emergency humanitarian assistance, and enhancing democracy in developing countries. These efforts to improve the lives of millions of people worldwide represent U.S. values and advance U.S. interests for peace and prosperity.

USAID provides assistance in sub- Saharan Africa, Asia and the Near East, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and Eurasia. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID’s strength is its field offices in many regions of the world. The agency works in 100 developing countries and inclose partnership with private voluntary organizations, indigenous groups, universities, American businesses, international organizations, other governments, trade and professional associations, faith-based organizations, and other U.S. government agencies. USAID has working relationships, through contracts and grant agreements, with more than 3,500 companies and over 300 U.S.-based private voluntary organizations.

People Associated With This Organization

Alejandro Juarez

United States Agency for International... (Unverified)
Joined June 2020
Rule of Law team leader in USAID Mexico, managing a portfolio of programs devoted to the consolidation of criminal justice reform.

Andrew Solomon

United States  
United States Agency for International...
Joined March 2017
Interests: Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Right to Information, Women's Rights
Over 20 years experience in rule of law promotion including stints at ABA/CEELI. ASIL, Brookings, United Nations, and OSCE. Now a Senior Rule of Law Advisor at USAID. Looking to improve knowledge of best practices and innovations in A2J/LE for purposes of more effective design, implementation, and evaluation.

Benjamin Olagboye

Ivory Coast  
United States Agency for International...
Joined November 2016
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Right to Information
Benjamin Olagboye, Senior Governance Expert with more than 10 years experience. My areas of expertise are Democracy and Governance, Security Governance, Rule of law Human Rights, Transitional Justice. Joining network to share ideas and experience on Rule of law and human rights related work.

Devadoss Rajendran Savariaradimai

United States Agency for International...
Joined July 2015
We have been working for coastal and urban poor and also women in sustainable agriculture for the past 30 years in Tamil Nadu, South India through our organisation called Community Development Organisation Trust (CDOT).

I want to join this network to learn the innovations through success stories and develop ourselves with resources and tools.

Janet Nackoney

United States  
United States Agency for International...
Joined February 2020
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights
Land and Resource Governance Specialist, USAID E3/Land &Urban

Selam Gebretsion Beyene

United States Agency for International...
Joined October 2017
Interests: Environmental Justice
Selam Gebretsion is a committed and experienced Gender expert and a Lawyer. She has extensive worked on women and vulnerable groups’ rights at various levels. For more than 8 years, she has worked both in government and non-governmental organizations as gender expert, lecturer of gender and development, consultant and public prosecutor. She has solid experience in ensuring the gender sensitivity of numerous national policies, law, strategies and national documents.
Selam has also In-depth knowledge about women empowerment, gender mainstreaming and budgeting. She is interested in gender and law matters covering rural land administration, criminal justice and gender justice issues.

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