Donor Clinic: Working with U.S. Agency for International Development
Join BEI for an online workshop with a team from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) who will share their tips and tricks on how to work with USAID as well as the challenges suppliers may encounter and how to overcome these.
This session is part of BEI’s newly launched Clinics, a series of workshops in which we will look to explore the practicalities of working with donors, foundations, international organisations, and foreign policy affecting British businesses. In our ‘Working with USAID’ clinic we will hear from the team on how to work with USAID including tips and tricks, how to prepare for funding from USAID, and the challenges you may encounter as a supplier.
USAID is the world's premier international development agency. Their work, expanding over 100 countries, promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience, and aims to end extreme global poverty.
In the Fiscal Year 2022, USAID’s official development assistance (ODA) budget was $58.5 billion. The recent release of the President’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2023 reveals a 6% increase to $60.4 billion.
The main sectors of spend by USAID include anti-corruption, democracy, human rights and governance, humanitarian assistance, women’s economic empowerment, equality and equity, climate change, locally-led development, and health.
Our USAID speakers include Vivian Nguyen, a Communications Specialist, Rachel Chilton the Deputy USAID Industry Liaison and Deputy Communications Director, and Matthew Johnson, the Industry Liaison and Communications Director for the Office of Acquisition and Assistance.
Prior to Vivian’s current role, she worked at USAID's Partnerships Incubator to create WorkwithUSAID.org and now works in the Agency to continue efforts to lower barriers for new and local partners.
Rachel Chilton has more than nine years of communications experience with USAID working on a variety of outreach projects and activities, including: strategic communication planning, storytelling, social media, press and Hill engagement, videography, photography, graphic design, and more.
Matthew Johnson helps to connect and engage with organisations around doing business with USAID. He has led a number of initiatives in support of these efforts, including the creation of the Agency’s live-feed Business Forecast, the development of the first-ever
Acquisition and Assistance Strategy, the New Partnerships Initiative, and WorkwithUSAID.org.