USAID Regional Representative Clinton White. (Image courtesy USAID)

Clinton White, the Regional Representative for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will be in this country for one week—from today, Thursday September 16th to Thursday September 23rd—meeting with government officials, leaders in the business community, and members of civil society organizations.

According to an official statement from the U.S. Embassy, the USAID Regional Representative will use the opportunity to share with local stakeholders the Agency’s 2020-2025 regional development strategy, to underline the United States’ commitment to regional and government partnerships and climate change.

“Mr. White’s meetings will underscore that the American people, through USAID, are partnering with the people of the Caribbean to move forward their education, health, economic development, and prosperity aspirations,” the Embassy’s release explains. 

“He also will highlight USAID’s regional development strategy—developed to guide USAID’s programs—which will provide critical assistance to the region.  The strategy’s focus is to support a safe, prosperous, and resilient Caribbean region that assists its vulnerable populations, withstands external shocks, and promotes accountable institutions, economic development, and private sector-led growth,” it added.

The United States Agency for International Development will celebrate its 60th anniversary on November 3rd, 2021. 

“Over the years, USAID has exemplified the best of American values abroad, while advancing the safety and prosperity of Americans at home.  In every area – from disaster response to entrepreneurship – USAID has made progress towards a world where every man, woman, and child can live with dignity and reach their full potential,” the U.S. Embassy’s release noted.