Speeches Shim

March 22, 2018

As an example, we are very pleased that the USAID regional East Africa office has leveraged an additional $2.5 million for the Global Sustainable Water Partnership Activity that will support water security activities in the transboundary area across the Kenya and Tanzania border in the Mara River Basin.  I am happy to hear that the program is coordinating closely with Dr. Matano and the LVBC team.

Economics of Resilience
March 15, 2018

According to the “Economics of Resilience to Drought” study,  disseminated yesterday by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and National Drought Management Authority, an earlier and more proactive response to drought in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia could save development partners and governments 30 percent on humanitarian aid spending.

 Economics of Resilience to Drought
March 14, 2018

I am pleased to join you today to learn about this study which provides evidence about the cost-effectiveness of resilience. Special thanks to our partner, James Oduor and the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA), for co-hosting this event.  And thank you all for joining us. 

East African Community Headquarters, EAC, USAID, EAST AFRICA
March 9, 2018

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, March 2, 2018: The East African Community (EAC) Secretariat in collaboration with the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), held Regional Learning Event and Investors Forum/Donors Roundtable on Environment and Natural Resources Management under the theme: Building Resilience in East Africa: Bridging the Gaps in Policy & Practice at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

March 2, 2018

Over the course of the last couple of years, USAID has been defining its strategic priorities for its East Africa regional program and formalizing its relationship with the East Africa Community.  The process has been informed by extensive consultations with our regional partners, including the EAC, with a view of aligning our organizational strategic priorities.