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Event Name:Honoring USAID "Sammie" Award Winner Andy Herscowitz: The Impact of Power Africa
Event Type(s):Development Dialogue at DACOR
Description:Join DACOR and UAA as we honor the prestigious Service to America Medal’s (Sammies) 2018 Winner for National Security and International Affairs: Andrew M. Herscowitz and the Power Africa Team. Two out of three people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity, stunting economic growth and trapping millions in poverty. Power Africa, an ambitious public-private partnership led by Andrew Herscowitz of the U.S. Agency for International Development, has worked with more than 20 African governments, 140 American companies and financial institutions, 12 federal agencies and a host of international organizations to bring electricity to more than 50 million people.

Starting from scratch in 2013, Mr. Herscowitz and the Power Africa team built a solid foundation for this highly ambitious foreign policy initiative designed to advance U.S. national security interests while fostering economic development and stability in Africa. Mr. Herscowitz has been the Coordinator of the U.S. Government’s Power Africa program since 2013. Prior to this appointment, he served as USAID's Mission Director in Ecuador from 2011 to 2013, and as Deputy Mission Director in Peru, from 2009 to 2011. In 2008, he served as USAID’s Regional Legal Adviser for Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. From 2002 to 2007, he was regional legal adviser for the Caribbean, providing services to Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti and Jamaica.
Event Date:3/5/2019
Event Time:12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern
Location:DACOR Bacon House
1801 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

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Contact Person:DACOR Programs
(phone: 202-682-0500 x20)
  • This event is co-hosted by DACOR and the USAID Alumni Association
  • Fee: $30/person
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Mr. Andrew M. Herscowitz
Coordinator, Power Africa, USAID

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