• Categories
  • Archives

New USAID Director in Brazil Will Oversee US$ 11 Million Budget

 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today, June 30, the swearing in of Jennifer Adams as its new Mission Director for Brazil.

Assistant Administrator for USAID’s Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, Adolfo Franco presided at the event and administered the oath to Adams. She most recently served as Health Officer at the USAID mission in Senegal.

As Mission Director for Brazil, Adams will manage the USAID program of US$ 11.1 million for fiscal year 2006. The mission in Brazil is working to address regional and global issues focusing on the protection of Brazil’s environment and unique biodiversity, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, increased training and employment opportunities for disadvantaged youth, HIV/AIDS prevention, promotion of free trade and development of enterprises.

Adams began her career with USAID in 1989 working in the Office of Population in Washington, D.C. In 1993, she was assigned to USAID/Brazil as general development officer and later returned to Washington to become Deputy Chief, in the Division of Policy and Evaluation, Bureau for Global Health.

In 2000, Adams served as the Director of the Office of Health and Education in the Regional Mission to Central Asia in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

From 2004-2005, Adams was responsible for an annual program budget of US$ 15 million for USAID/Senegal as its Health Officer. She also had oversight responsibilities of USAID health activities in Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, Mauritania and The Gambia.

Adams holds an undergraduate degree in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University and a graduate degree from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, England. She received her Ph.D. in Economics in 1989 from Cambridge University, England.

Agency for International Development – www.usaid.gov

Tags:

  • Show Comments (1)

  • emenike okoli

    mr
    please i want to ask you something from ur web. somebody who is not from your country,can he play for a club there, please i will to hear your reply. thanks.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil Offers Low-Interest Loan for Capital Goods Purchase

Announced by the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) at the end of June, the financing ...

Kitchen on Wheels Teaches Brazilians How to Be a Frugal Chef

All 27 Brazilian states can now count on the Brazil Kitchen Project. The final ...

Boeing and NASA Interested in Brazilian Aviation Biofuel

Brazilian biofuel company, Tecbio, has linked up with NASA and US aerospace firm Boeing ...

Brazil: One More Year for School Basics

Increasing the number of years of fundamental education in Brazil should make it easier ...

Freedom of Expression Under Duress in Brazil, Says London Human Rights Group

The executive director of London-based human rights organization Article 19 and the coordinator of ...

Brazil Calls Latest Round of Global Trade Talks Pointless

The ministerial meeting in Geneva in the framework of the World Trade Organization (WTO) ...

RAPIDINHAS

Judith Kay is fascinated with Brazil and its music. After falling in love with ...

Brazil Joins 7 Amazon Neighbor Countries to Manage Common Water

An international project will promote the integration of eight different countries in the Amazon ...

Cover of January 2007 issue of National Geographic Magazine

Saving the Planet Is the World’s Duty. Not Brazil’s Alone

The January 7 issue of National Geographic features the Amazon as its cover story. ...