November 21, 2017
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to India from November 28 to December 1. He will participate in the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), a preeminent business gathering that welcomes over 1,500 entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters of innovation from 150 countries. USAID's Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator and Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Michelle Bekkering will accompany him to GES. Administrator Green will also visit several USAID programs, and meet with senior officials of the Government of India (GOI).
While at GES in Hyderabad, he will meet with female entrepreneurs, and discuss how women can become more active in the economic development of their communities. Administrator Green will also visit a diagnostics lab to meet with public health professionals, tuberculosis survivors, and corporate-sector representatives, whose joint efforts are advancing India's goal of becoming tuberculosis-free by 2025.
Administrator Green will then travel to New Delhi to meet with GOI officials to discuss strengthening the United States-India strategic partnership. He will also visit a USAID project site focused on water, sanitation, and health, which is advancing the GOI's goal of providing clean water and sanitation to all of India.
Administrator Green will conclude his visit to India in Mumbai, where he will participate in an event to commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1.