USAID defines resilience as the ability of people, households, communities, countries, and systems to mitigate, adapt to and recover from shocks and stresses in a manner that reduces chronic vulnerability and facilitates inclusive growth.
On Monday, December 3, 2012, USAID held a Development Forum on the release of USAID’s new Policy and Program Guidance Building Resilience to Recurrent Crisis: One Year after the Famine in the Horn of Africa
Where: Ronald Reagan Building, Pavilion Room (1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC)
When: Monday, December 3 from 2:00 -3:30 p.m.
Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, US Agency for International DevelopmentHis Excellency Elkanah Odembo, Kenyan Ambassador to the U.S.Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA)Ms. Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director, National Security CouncilMr. David Beckmann, President, Bread for the WorldMr. Neal Keny-Guyer, President, Mercy CorpsDr. Carolyn Woo, President, Catholic Relief Services