USAID Administrator to participate in GES

Updated on : Nov 22,2017   4:14 pm

Hyderabad, Nov 22 (IANS) US Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will visit India this month to participate in the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) here.

Over 1,500 entrepreneurs, investors and supporters of innovation from 150 countries will be attending GES, beginning on November 28.

He will meet female entrepreneurs and discuss how women can become more active in the economic development of their communities.

USAID Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator and Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Michelle Bekkering will accompany him to the GES, said a statement from the US Consulate General here on Wednesday.

During his India visit from November 28 to December 1, Green will also visit several USAID programmes and meet senior Indian officials.

He will then travel to New Delhi to discuss strengthening the US-India strategic partnership.

He will conclude his visit in Mumbai, where he will participate in an event to commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1.

USAID is a US government agency that works to end extreme global poverty.