USAID Administrator Smith to Travel to Kenya

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith will travel to Nairobi, Kenya, from September 6 to 8 to participate in the 10th African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF). Administrator Smith will lead a U.S. delegation, which includes Feed the Future Deputy Coordinator for Development and USAID Bureau for Food Security Assistant to the Administrator Beth Dunford, to the event and participate in meetings with leaders from foreign governments, NGOs, the business community, and the media.

On Wednesday, September 7, Administrator Smith will sign a memorandum of understanding with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa to deepen the organization's mutual coordination with USAID. She will then participate in a press conference where she will preview the themes in her speech for the AGRF. Administrator Smith will later deliver remarks in the AGRF opening ceremony, where she will launch a new U.S. Government paper on global food security and nutrition and discuss the continued need for strong country leadership and more catalytic development assistance to strengthen global food security and nutrition. The opening ceremony will be broadcast live on the AGRF website from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time at and covered on social media via #AGRF2016.

While in Kenya, Administrator Smith will meet with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta to discuss bilateral issues such as USAID's development assistance, upcoming elections and refugee issues.