US Embassy Addis Ababa
Please join us Tuesday, April 5, 2022, for a digital press briefing to discuss the impact the ongoing Russian aggression in Ukraine is expected to have on food security in Africa and around the world. Featured speakers are Ambassador Cindy H. McCain, the Permanent Representative of the U.S. Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome, and Mike Michener, Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Ambassador McCain recently travelled to Madagascar, Kenya, and Poland. After brief opening remarks, the speakers will take questions from participating journalists.
Speakers: Ambassador Cindy H. McCain, Permanent Representative of the U.S. Mission to the UN Food and Agriculture Agencies in Rome
Mike Michener, Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security, USAID
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Time: 2:00PM Addis Ababa | 07:00 AM Washington, D.C. Language: English.
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Ambassador Cindy H. McCain
Permanent Representative of the U.S. Mission to the UN Food
and Agriculture Agencies in Rome
Ambassador Cindy H. McCain was sworn in by the Biden Administration to serve as Permanent Representative of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Agencies in Rome on November 5, 2021. In her role, she works to bring high level attention to global food security, address the major threats to food systems, and collaborate within the UN to advance comprehensive, lasting solutions to humanitarian crises around the world.
She is the former Chair of the Board of Trustees of the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University, where she oversaw the organization’s focus on advancing character-driven global leadership based on security, economic opportunity, freedom, and human dignity as well as chairing the Institute’s Human Trafficking Advisory Council.
Full biography of Ambassador Cindy McCain
Deputy Assistant Administrator Bureau for Resilience and Food Security U.S. Agency for International Development Mike Michener currently serves as Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security, where he oversees the strategic direction and implementation of USAID’s work on agriculture-led growth and the bureau’s efforts to engage and build partnerships with the private sector and research community in support of the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative.
Prior to working at USAID, Mr. Michener most recently served as Vice President for Product Policy and Innovation with the United States Council for International Business in Washington D.C., and just prior to that as Director of Multilateral Relations for CropLife International in Brussels, Belgium.
Full biography of Mike Michener
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